By Patrick "paddyboy" Coulter Translated
by Sharon Yang
Hua Mei West St., sec. 1
Tel: (04) 2320-7010
Hours: 8 pm-4 am
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With a day I would rather forget
and put behind me, I was in the mood for a drink. Although it was
a Wednesday and I had to rise early the next morning, I was not
to be stopped in my quest. I justified it as just a few pints and
told myself I would be home in bed before I knew it.
As I was swerving through traffic
on 90 ccs of raw power, I saw a sight that was candy to the eyes.
A stunning young lady was standing outside the 89K Music Bar with
a glow around her like one of those Disney fairy tales. I did an
about- turn and darted towards the bar at a pace that only a physics
major could fathom or care about. She slinked over and asked if
I would like a Coors Lite. For reasons that will baffle me to my
last dying breath, I refused and chose an alternate brand. A look
mixed with shock and disappointment came over her face and I was
referred to a male bartender. It was then that I understood her
job and my blunder.
bartender gave me the beer and I tried to hand him the money
but he refused the amount. Due to my previous miscue, I was
in deep thought and not really in control of all my senses.
When I regained consciousness, I realized he was trying to tell
me that beer was only NT$100. This lifted my spirits and I soon
became comfortable with my surroundings.
I sat down at a table outside with
some friends as they were exercising their right to futile
conversation by talking world politics. I tried to change
the conversation to sports but it just ended up being lost
in the verbal tug of war. The night turned from a few drinks
to more and I lost track of both time and responsibility.
On the Paddyboy Bar Rating Scale, the 89K music bar gets four
beer out of a possible six. It's a small bar with good music
and a very agreeable price. 89K is located at 7, Hua Mei Street,
section 1, next to the Shark Den pub. Have a good one.