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MAGAZINE, May 2005
32, SanMin Road, section
Hours: 9 pm-2 am
NT$200 minimum charge.
Credit cards accepted. No service charge.
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--By Catherine Liu, translated by Cara
This new, second-floor bar sits over an old
cafe (over 25 years old) on an alley opposite the Taichung
City Council building on MinQuan Road. Gloria Bar labels itself
as a business bar because it provides free Internet services.
You can also send and receive faxes, make photocopies and
even enjoy three free minutes of Internet telephone. This
allows business people to both relax and, if necessary, conveniently
take care of any urgent business matters that arise. Not surprisingly,
many customers are business travelers over the age of 30.
The interior is decorated in 1920s-to-1940s old Shanghainese
style. Most of the smaller decorative items have been brought
back from Shanghai by the owner himself, and theme is reflected
in the retro-style tables and chairs. Prices here are very
reasonable: Taiwan Beer is only NT$138 and Gold Label Beer
is NT$150. Whiskies and other drinks are also relatively low-priced.
Other features include karaoke equipment for you to sing your
heart out with, and a variety of cigars.