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FUN MAGAZINE, August, 2005.
Taiwan Beer Bar
85, BaDe Road, Sec.2, Taipei
(Entrance on Weishui Road just around corner)
Tel: (02) 2771-9131
Hours: everyday 11 am-12 midnight
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By Mark Payne Translated by Judy Chao
Despite the ever-increasing array of
fine beers importedto "la isla formosa", Taiwan
Beer still maintains a place in many a drinker's heart.
It's not just that it's so refreshingly cheap; it's
also a decent brew. The numerous awards the beer has
picked up over the years stand testimony to this. For
many, though, Taiwan Beer is the drink at home in the
refrigerator, or the lubricant of choice for a day on
the beach-while trendier, imported beers take our hard-earned
dollars in the bars and clubs.
There is a bar in town, however, in which you can enjoy
freshly brewed Taiwan Beer and nothing but-The Taiwan
Beer Garden. Opened in March, this place is a bar, beer
garden, KTV and showroom/shrine to Taiwan's very own
amber nectar. The inside is a light, airy space with
plenty of large tables for groups to sit, chat and drink.
They also have a number of trophies and awards elegantly
displayed, which helps create a unique blend of bar
and tourist attraction.
Two things make the Taiwan Beer Garden really worth
a visit. First, the beer garden. With plenty of seating,
this is an ideal place to come with friends for an afternoon
of good company, good beer and good times, all while
enjoying the fresh (ish) air and sunshine (typhoons
permitting). Taipei is a city with relatively few outdoor
drinking venues (the deck at Carnegies being a notably
excellent exception to the rule) so, if this is what
you're after, the Taiwan Beer Bar is a great choice.
Secondly, "it's the beer, stoopid!" When we
say the beer is fresh, we mean it's FRESH! In fact,
if the beer is not sold on the day it's brewed, it's
given away to local grocery stores. Not only that, the
price is also fresh! A nice cold 500cc glass will set
you back a mere NT$50, while you can get a monster 1000cc
for NT$100. All I can say is that you'd be mad not to
get to the Taiwan Beer Garden ASAP.