Where wandering souls go
By Sunny Chang Translated by Ann Lee
Photos by Andy Lin
223, DunHua S Rd, Sec 1, B1
for reservations call: 0917-
Hours: 10 pm-4 am
ZhongXiao/DunHua Station #6 Exit
If you're on a late-night mosey near the intersection of Zhongxiao and Dunhua roads on any given weekend, you'll probably see groups of stylish party-goers, energetically shuffling their way to Pasoul, the place for "lost souls".
Opened for just over a year, Pasoul has become the "it" place for the nightlife lovers. Lava, the popular nightspot in Xinyi district, is also close by. While Pasoul reigns on two floors in the basement, its large space is sectioned off into well-decorated areas that are a bit more private than other clubs. With 50 individual rooms, it's no wonder that they are well-known for private parties and get-togethers.
Behind the bar, you'll find about half-a-dozen bartenders whipping up delicious cocktails. Pasoul is all about top-notch drinks and service. Allen, the bar manager, has had seven years of experience in the nightclub industry, and believes his guests will always be satisfied with the amount and quality of the drinks they get here. And, surely, with one of their drinks in hand, it will be no time before you're socializing and unwinding a bit.
Allen recommended their signature cocktails, Pasoul and Green Algae. The blue-and-white Pasoul is made with rum and Bailey's. The Green Algae, is, of course, green. It's made with Martini, Blue Lagoon, Sweet & Sour, and 7-Up, and is ideal for those who enjoy something more on the refreshing side. Another popular choice here is absinth. Although once prohibited, it is now totally legal for importation into Taiwan.
As far as music goes, Pasoul plays mostly hip-hop and on occasion they heat up the house with other types of music. MC Mike is the DJ here and he's always able to lead the crowd to enjoy the party. At 2 a.m., there is always a Party Queen contest, and since they offer a great cash prize, girls never hesitate to strut their stuff on stage.
Wed/Thu: Men NT$600, Women NT$300;
Fri/Sat: Men NT$800, women NT$500