---Written and translated
by Monica Lin and Sean Cooper Photos by Jimmy Kang
10, SihWei 4th Road, B1, LingYa District, Kaohsiung
Hours:Weekdays 9 pm-3 am
Weekends 9 pm-4 am
Visa and Mastercards accepted.
10% service charge added.
Private Party is about to rock Kaohsiung's
club scene with its style and atmosphere. After their
grand opening in October they are looking to be Kaohsiung's
answer to Taipei's club scene. With over 200 ping of
space (divided into two large rooms, each with its own
DJ booth and bar) PP can accommodate over 700 people
for mixing and grooving. The two rooms (Black &
White) are separated by musical preference. White plays
House, Salsa, Jazz, Classical Disco and Latin and its
large dance floor and comfortable sofas invite you to
dance and unwind. The Black room is devoted to hip hop
and R&B grooves.
PP is a membership club, which has
definite advantages. An initial membership costs NT$400
(over and above the NT$400 entrance fee). From then
on you keep paying entrance fee each time you go, but
now all of it gets credited on a micro-chipped card
you can use towards any food or drink for that night.
For non-members, the entrance fee is NT$600, of which
NT$400 is given as credit. Once your card has less than
NT$100, you can either add more money to the card, or
let the bartender take it back to be recycled again
for the next club goer.
PP is connected with Luxy in Taipei,
which means some of Taipei's best and brightest DJs
and acts will come down south on a regular basis. They're
also associated with Taiwan music label Rolling Stone,
so PP will have performances from some of Taiwan's great
up and coming singers and groups. General Manager Jacky
is focused on quality and safety. He wants Kaohsiung
to have the same excellence of music and ambiance that
is regularly associated with Taipei's nightlife. He
is adamant that PP be a safe club for people of all
nationalities and stay that way.
FYI South is
required to remind you not to drink and drive.