362, FuXing Rd, Sec 3, South Dist.
Hours: 11 am-7 pm (open to 10 pm Fri-Sun)
Free WiFi. Free Parking (HeZuo St entrance)
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
Part of the old Taichung Winery complex behind Taichung Rail Station, this unique venue offers not only food and drinks, but also regular live music, thanks to a big stage. Management also welcomes art/creative products exhibitions, and plans to add an outdoor bar and seating area after the Chinese New Year. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angel Pu
A. Housed in a big renovated winery warehouse, TADA Ark features seating at tables and a long bar.
B. The pictured TADA Cheeseburger (NT$190, with salad or fries) and Mexican Beef Nachos (NT$150) are among several light meals and snacks served here. Other choices include original, cheese, or black-pepper beef fries; chicken wings; and an 2-6 p.m. NT$120 afternoon tea time, pairing a dessert like Apple Pie or Tiramisu with an NT$80 drink. Teas, coffees, fresh-made juices and NT$80 beers are also served.
C. Things can get quite lively on Fridays and Saturdays, when there are usually live bands playing (see Nightlife "What's On" listings).