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FUN MAGAZINE, Janaury, 2006.
Hookah Bars, Part 1
5-1, Lane 49, ShiDa Rd
Hours: 7 pm-3 am Tue-Sun
(Fri, Sat until 4 am)
MRT: Taipower Bldg
Credit cards not accepted
YOUR RATING & REVIEW | VIEW VISITORS RATINGS &
--By Julia Koprak Translated by Jean
Out of the Ordinary. Occupying the Olfactory.
Obtaining the Orgasmic. Three things that come to my
mind when I think of the O in Bistro O. As the friendly
pixie-ish waitresses explained to me, the feel of Bistro
O is meant to be a bit playful and kooky. From childsize
chairs to candy-flavored drinks to a quite entertaining
ball pit, playful it definitely is. On the long list
of cocktails and martinis (NT$160-500), you'll find
funky-named items such as Love Forgetting Water, Saint
Girl's Secret, Pick Me Up, and A Fistful of Dollars.
I quickly downed the Naomi ($200), which I deemed a
lip-smacking orangina with a twist, and my friend tried
the Chapeau Framboise raspberry beer (NT$180). Bistro
O has quite an impressive beer fridge, with various
imported beers that peak at NT$180. They also have a
standard list of shisha flavors, all for NT$400. This
ShiDa bar resembles what the lounge bar used to be before
it became trendy: shabby chic and ghetto fabulous. More
importantly, it's a place where you can snuggle into
a nook or cranny with a hookah and a good magazine and
exhale a long shisha sigh of relief.