Taipei Nightlife

The best nightlife is found in the commercial district of Anho Rd in East Taipei and the older Shi Men Ding or West Side. Taiwanese tend to eat early and many restaurants close by 2130, but with no licensing limits many bars are open until 0200 or 0400, and some all night. Shao yen or snack bars in night life areas are popular on the way home. Shi Men Ding has an old world atmosphere with lots of tiny little bars and atmospheric tea and coffee houses in its narrow alleys and traditional night markets.

Bars in Taipei

Champagne Bar

Champagne Bar is a lounge bar with sofas for a wealthy clientele.

169 AnHer Road, Section 2

Clubs in Taipei

Room 18

The latest place for the young and pretty crowd is Room 18.

B1, Taipei 101, 45 ShihFu Road, Hsin Yi District

Live Music in Taipei

Hua-Shan Music Hall

One of the most reliable music venues in the city is in an old beer factory, Hua-Shan Music Hall, featuring everything from classical to pop.

2F, 1, BaDe Road, Section 1

Music and Dance in Taipei

National Theatre

The National Theatre and National Opera House in the grounds of the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (whose wide open plaza is often used for large scale shows and folk performances) is the most important venue for the performing arts. 800 performances annually feature both local and international performers in programmes including dance, theatre, Chinese and Western operas, dramas, and ballets, as well as vocal and instrumental concerts.

Tel: (02) 2343 1100.

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, 505 Jen-ai Road is the largest indoor auditorium in Taiwan and is used for large scale dance and musical productions.

Section 4
Tel: (02) 2758 8008.

Culture in Taipei


American-style Carnegies offers good rock music.

100 AnHo Road, Section 2

Opus Bar

Opus Bar is where the paparazzi mill to snap Taipei's A-listers.

Breeze Center, 39 FuSing South Road, Section 1

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