Those after a casual pub experience will find all they need at On Tap. As well as a wide selection of craft beers and pub grub, the bar has large screens playing sports, plus darts and a pool table. Regular happy hours make the evening pretty affordable, too.
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.