Taiwan Beer Gourmet Plaza & Microbrewery
1, GuangHua St, Wurih (Wuer) Township,
(04) 2338-1216 (extensions below in
Hours: 10 am-12 am
(showroom/shop 9 am-5 pm)
Free parking lot.
Located at the Taiwan Beer Wurih Brewery, across the creek from the High Speed Rail Station, this plaza features four establishments located in an all-new building--the Taiwan Da Pai Dang Taiwanese cuisine restaurant (ext. 507, 2337-6639), the Jiou Hau Wu Japanese eatery (ext. 506, 2337-7999), Frog Pub and Restaurant (ext. 505, 2338-8669), and a Taiwan Beer showroom and shop. The Hokkaido seafood restaurant is also located right next door. Besides food, the main attraction here is Taiwan Beer's first on-site microbrewery on the island, with all three restaurants offering its Pale Lager and dark Dunkel Lager on tap. The Taiwanese and Japanese eateries feature spacious seating areas and a wide range of reasonably-priced fare, while Frog's latest branch offers a menu of Western and Mexican entrees and snacks. Regular indoor and outdoor music performances are held, too (check Compass Nightlife "What's On"). The Gourmet Plaza is on the corner of GuangHua Street and GuangRih Road (an extension of LiMing Rd.), which crosses both JianGuo and FuXing roads (heading southwest on either road, turn right onto GuangRih). See special coupons in this magazine and the www.taiwanfun.com website. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Ann Lee
A. The big metal vats of Taiwan Beer's first on-site microbrewery are visible behind glass inside the Gourmet Plaza building.
B. Besides food and beer, Frog Pub's newest branch offers three electronic dart boards, a foozball table and three small stages with live Aborigine music every Friday (7-8 pm) and Saturday/Sunday (2-4 pm), plus for-sale Aborigine handicraft products from Tribe-Asia.