TAIWAN > TAIPEI > NIGHTLIFE
FUN MAGAZINE, April 2003. VOL.3 ISSUE 4
B1, 218, ChinShan S. Rd., Sec. 2
YOUR RATING & REVIEW | VIEW
VISITOR RATINGS & REVIEW
By Yahan Wu
Friday night, Roxy99 was bursting with life and energy as
early-20s to middle aged homies and outsiders responded enthusiastically
to the rap/R&B/pop/house/rock/oldies music engulfing this
relatively small bar-restaurant.
first, I thought this place¡¦s success must be due to its
low entrance fee, which since March 7 has been NT$300 per
person, completely exchangeable for food and/or drinks. But
after a couple of visits, I realized Roxy99 has other things
going for it.
from serving the cheapest drinks and good food compared to
other bar-restaurants in Taipei, Roxy99 exists in an aura
of fun and laughter. Draft beer is NT$160 a mug, NT$600 a
pitcher; cocktails start at NT$150, party shooters are NT$150
to NT$450; coffee is just NT$50, and Coke NT$80.
set meal daily special from 6 pm-9 pm is NT$150, with
Fried Chicken Chops as an all-time favorite. The Chicken
Leg Spaghetti With Spicy Sauce (NT$200) and Fried Chicken
Strips (NT$160) are also popular.
Wei, Roxy99¡¦s 50-year-old owner and a retired radio
announcer, surprised me when he said Roxy has a two-decade
legacy in Taipei. Wei currently runs three Roxy clubs--Roxy99,
Roxy Vibe (B2, 155, ChinShan S. Rd., Sec. 1), and Roxy
Junior (1, Lane 80, ShiDa Rd.).
says Roxy99 is popular with many people because: ¡§Roxy has
made quite a respectable name for itself over the many years,
those that come back here understand it's a safe and comfortable
place, not like other pubs. We don't have people on drugs
or any triads. But most importantly, people keep coming back
for the good music.¡¨