by patrick 'paddyboy'
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Takuan Rd. across from Pig Pen
Open until Late
After having a seemingly
one dimensional bar scene in Taichung for so long, people are now
being presented with options. One of the more successful and innovative
of the new bars is the Soundgarden located on Ta Kuan Road, across
from the Pigpen. It is an outdoor late night bar that benefits from
both the constant flow of people in the 'Little Reno' area and Taichung's
pleasant weather. Soungarden's owner, Mr. Wong, a mainstay in the
Taichung club scene, has found the ingredient missing from some
of his previous ventures: location.
The Soundgarden has been open since the fall, but didn't have it's
grand opening until the last weekend in March. Mr. Wong (rumoured
to be a major shareholder in the Hong Kong Disney Land project)
took a 'build it and they will come' approach. Over the winter,
The Soungarden was converted from an empty lot to a place that has
benches, tables and a DJ booth. Judging from its success over the
winter, it looks to be set for a bumper summer season.
The menu is simple and to the point. The friendly staff are more
than happy to pour you a 100 NT draught or Jack Daniels and coke.
For those of you who need a late night hunger fix, The Soundgarden
offers (for a cheap price) some mouth-watering barbecue pork. This
bare bones approach makes for quick service that rarely disappoints.
This outdoor barbecue feeling comes with no cover charge.
The Soundgarden gives partygoers in the Ta Kuan Road area a break
from the MTV music fest that is so common in the Night Clubs and
KTV's. There have been a variety of DJ's at The Soungarden playing
anything from Techno music to 1970's funk. Occasionally, live music
is also available at the Soungarden.
With the hot summer approaching it becomes necessary to avoid the
heat during the day and take advantage of the warm nights. Since
night coincides with drinking hours, it is best to find outdoor
venues. This makes the Soundgarden an excellent choice for either
a quick drink or a long session. On the Paddyboy bar rating system,
I give The Soundgarden six Taiwan beer out of a possible six. So
put a stop to your screen staring addictions and go out for a laugh.
See ya there.