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FUN MAGAZINE, April 2003. VOL.3 ISSUE 4
PART ONE ¡V Miss Ice Queen nights
By Yahan Wu
My girlfriend and I decided to make it a chicks-night-out.
Tired of having to fend off the occasional hopeful dreamer,
we opted for somewhere a little bit less mojo-charged.
We enjoy grooving the night away, but most clubs in Taipei
resemble mating arenas. We decided to put our money on Spin
(B1, 91, HePing E. Rd. Sec.1). Ladies' night is Thursdays,
Fridays and Saturdays, with a free drink included. So off
we went, into the relatively small, orange-painted walls of
Spin. DJ Mich was on, dishing out drum-and-bass music to the
half-dozen foreigners and Taiwanese on the dance floor. Everyone
stuck to their groups; no one seemed interested in checking
anyone else out. This suited us fine: All we wanted and got
was each others' company for the next few hours, making trips
to the dance floor when we felt inspired, and downing shots
of vodka in between.
Belle Lin, a 26-year-old accounts supervisor in Taipei and
a Spin regular, says her weekend nightlife is invaluable.
¡§We should work hard and play hard, so I choose to go out
dancing with my girlfriends. It's very good exercise. Sometimes
we don't want to be bothered by guys, and prefer to go to
A night out without the semi-dance workout, is perfect at
MOD (40, Alley 4, Lane 345, RenAi Rd. Sec. 4). A classic bar
that plays grunge and rock, then switches to R&B at around
3 am, it serves drinks with a drop of style and depth. Dimly
lit yet bright enough to clearly see each other, its bar seats
are almost never left empty. Everyone seems to be in synch--lots
of worthwhile conversation, plus great finger food. It's a
perfect haven from alcoholic and boisterous crowds.
Where should you go if you don't want to be an Ice Queen?
Next month, TAIWAN FUN will introduce some more great places!