Tone 56 Live Bar
56, MinQuan E Rd, Sec3 (Map: F3)
Hours: Mon, Wed-Thu
5 pm-1 am; Fri-Sat 5 pm-2 am; Sun 4 pm-12 am (closed Tue)
Credit cards accepted. 10% Service Charge.
No cover charge. Smoking section available.
Menu in Chinese & English.
MRT: ZhongShan Junior High
Many miss the party band atmosphere at the old Shannon pub, and probably none more than the musicians who got the party going. To fill that gap, one of those musicians, Robert, and a friend have opened Live 56--featuring many of the same bands and even some of the same staff. Activities and themes feature prominently here, with Monday 'drop-in-and-win' nights (lucky draw at 11 p.m.), Wednesday 'Wii Win' nights featuring Wii tournaments on a huge projection screen, and Thursday 'Retro' nights featuring 'retro prices' and disco dancers. The menu features Western & Mexican dishes. Be sure to try their Homemade Meat Pies with Mash Potatoes and Gravy (various flavours, NT$260-280) and their burritos (various stuffings, NT$260). Bottled Beers are NT$160 to NT$200, Guinness Draught is NT$240 and other draughts run from NT$180 to NT$210. --By Courtney Donovan Smith, translated by Ann Lee
A. This stage will feature bands like Loaded, Rubber Band and Kenyatta Trio that get the party hopping on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays are mellower, with jazz and blues.
B. The courtyard outside will feature tables, a fountain and barbecue on Sundays. To find Live 56, look for the giant musical notes out front.