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FUN MAGAZINE, March, 2006.
want to kick off your shoes and settle back
13, FuXing South Rd, Sec. 2
Tel: (02) 2704-2770
Hours: Mon-Sun 12 pm-2 am (sometimes later on
Visa/Master Card accepted.
MRT: DaAn Station
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--By Claire Tyrell Translated by Irene
Come the weekend who isn't looking for
a place to just get away? Just a stone's throw from
the DaAn MRT station, head down a dim stairway and there
you have it: Escape.
Walking into this subtly-lit spot is like walking into
a welcoming living room of worn-in sofas, where you
want to kick off your shoes and settle back. The muted
colours and wooden furniture create a warming atmosphere.
But sinking into the cosy cushions in intimate corners
or sitting at the large central bar, and choosing a
drink from the extensive menu is a harder choice still.
The impressive selection of whiskeys
range from the American classic bourbons (NT$150/2,800
glass/bottle) to 18-year-old Pure Malts (NT$350-400/4,500-5,500).
Bottled beers range from a reasonable NT$150 to NT$220,
and wines (sold by the bottle) reflect preferences from
Europe, the Americas and Down Under. A large selection
of spirits follows and, rounding it off, tempting cocktails.
Most popular is the ever-stylish Cosmopolitan (NT$350),
or a Vodka Redbull fresh fruit combo (NT$250) -- the
essential ingredients of a good night and a healthy
goodness to ease the conscience!
Starting this month, you can enjoy
an earlier "escape", as food has also hit
the menu from lunch onwards -- with meals showing a
Middle Eastern flavour (NT$200-400) and homemade ice
creams to ease the in heat warmer weather.
Music-wise, the week is given over to a lounge bar atmosphere,
reflecting this with easy vibes and jazz. As the week
winds down, the tempo winds up. Fridays get sexy with
a salsa night, and Saturday is a mix of DJs, Hip Hop,
dance and even rock parties, offering good opportunities
to hit the dance floor.
Only party nights have a cover charge, so contact the
club for upcoming evenings.