of Yude and Dade streets
until 2 am
Fly Piano Pub
Jung Shing St.
until 4 am
Chung Cheng St.
until 2 am or later
Shiang Shang North Rd.
until 3 am
to stray too far from the source of my next beer, I like a
pub that serves up food especially when I feel in need of
some 'stomach stabilisation' after a prolonged pub crawl.
The option farthest from the Canal District is O'Chang's (Closed) the Irish Pub situated in the Sun Mall halfway between the
freeway and Tunghai University. While the regular menu
expires at 10 pm, the appetizer menu and the sandwich menu
run until 1 am, and include their excellent deep fried chicken
fingers (NT$200), spring rolls (NT$180), salami with cheese
and olives (NT$220), kebabs
(2 for NT$80) and more. Two months ago
this writer mentioned that the menu items 'bear little relation
to the food actually served'. With the recent sacking
of their old chef, this is no longer the case the Irish stew
I tried recently was genuinely a decent Irish stew.
Down the hill and directly across from the Pig Pen is Sound
Garden, open until 5 am or whenever everyone leaves.
As of the writing of this article the menu wasn't ready but
will soon include spaghetti and pizza, among other favourites.
Be sure to check out their NT$100 500cc beers while waiting
for the food.
Near to the Canal District and just off of Mei Tsun Rd. is
the semi-newly opened Mega Beerhouse. Like O'Chang's,
the name is tongue-in-cheek, in this case referring to the
tiniest beerhouse I've ever seen. The specialty of Mega
is their barbecue menu, with a wide range of ingredients ranging
from NT$30 to NT$250. Bottled Blue Ice Beer is available
for NT$80, and large bottles of various brands are available
for NT$100 to NT$150.
A bit to the south of People's Park is Party Animal,
open until 3 am. On a Saturday night this place is packed,
and the cover band really gets the crowd going. The
menu is fairly large, mostly covering a standard range of
foods in both Chinese and Western styles. One interesting
looking item is the Mustard Octopus at NT$200. Fries
(NT$120), spaghetti (NT$200), chicken nuggets (NT$200) and
black pepper steak (NT$350) are just a few of the choices
Right around the corner from Party Animal is Fly,
open until 4 am. There is a wide range of options, including
fried clams (NT$150), fried rice (NT$150) and three cups chicken
Rounding out our list is the semi-tea house semi-beerhouse
that is Dragonfly. Dragonfly I is located near
China Medical College and only stays open until 2 am.
Dragonfly II, however, is open 24 hours and will serve you
up a whole range of noodle dishes for NT$30 to NT$60, a sandwich
for NT$70 or any of a large number of 'tea snacks' for NT$25