Zhongzheng District Bars

Drinking in Zhongzheng District 中正區

This district of Taipei is situated between Wanhua to the west, Zhongshan to the north, and Da’an to the east; its border runs to the southwest of Line 3 along the Xindian River. It’s home to The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, the Executive Yuan, University of Taipei, and National Taiwan Museum. There’s a variety of bars and restaurants in the district that appeal to everyone, particularly some cheaper options for students in the area–mostly near Taipower Building and Gongguan MRT stations.

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station MRT (Line 2/Red, Line 3/Green)

  • Revolver (live music) – No. 2, Section 1, Roosevelt Rd.; (02)3393-1678; daily happy hour 6:30 pm-9:30 pm (NT$70 for Taiwan Beer, vodka lime, whiskey Coke, gin & tonic) (map)

Gongguan MRT (Line 3/Green)

  • James Joyce Irish Bar – No. 1, Lane 136, Section 4, Roosevelt Rd.; (02)2368-7060; limited seating  (map)
  • Pipe Live House – No. 1, (map)
  • Riverside Music Cafe (河岸留言 音樂藝文咖啡) – No. 2, Lane 244, Section 3, Roosevelt Rd.; (02)(map)

Guting Station MRT (Line 3/Green, Line 4/Orange)

  • Bar M (beer, cocktails, Japanese whiskey) – No. 20, Section 2, Roosevelt Rd.; (09)6602-4881 (map)
  • Privado (craft beer bar) – No. 35, Lane 24, Jinmen St.; (02)2362-1207 (map) (website)

NTU Hospital Station MRT (Line 2/Red)

  • Oxygen Café and Bar (O bar) – No. 100, Section 1, Chongqing South Rd.; (02)2311-1630 (map)
  • TipsyTaipei Cafe & Bar –  No. 63, Section 1, Chongqing South Rd.; 939-083-017 (map)  (Facebook)

Shandao Temple Station MRT (Line 5/Blue)

  • Trio Bitters (wine, cocktails, food) – No. 4, Lane 64, Section 2, Zhongxiao East Rd.; (02)2358-4988 (map)

Taipower Building Station MRT (Line 3/Green)

  • Another Brick (Belgian beer, food) – No. 31, Section 1, Xinhai Rd.; (02)2365-2371; NT$200-250 (map)
  • Zoo Bar & Bistro – No. 29, Section 1, Xinhai Rd., Taipower Building MRT station Exit 1; (02)2362-0291; beer: NT$90 for Taiwan Beer, Budweiser, etc. (map)

Xiaonanmen Station MRT (Line 3/Green)

  • North Italy Ratting Coffee – No. 20, Lane 75, Section 2, Zhonghua Rd.; (02)2311-7318; NT$100-400+ per bottle (NT$50 seating fee, take-out available); English menu; cash only; large beer selection (map)
  • 六國酒吧 at Taipei Garden Hotel – No. 1, Section 2, Zhonghua Rd.; (02)2314-3300 (map)

Ximen Station MRT (Line 3/Green, Line 5/Blue)

Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station MRT (Line 4/Orange, Line 5 Blue)

  • Marula Fashion Art’ery – No. 1, Section 1, Bade Rd; (02)2341-2191; Open 12:00-1:00 (map) (Facebook)

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