Chau Fu (Chao Fu) Rd. (at the intersection of Chau Fu and
Shr Jeng [Shih Cheng] North 2nd roads)
Tel.: (04) 3602-6666
Hours: 9 pm-10 am (Disco); 5:30 pm-4 am (M-BAR); 9 pm-4 am
(BOBO); 11 am-4 am (HIDO)
is available in the outdoor and basement parking lots.)
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covers all the bases
Tammy Huang Translated by John Johnson
is large, attractive addition to Taichung that offers multiple
options for those looking to enjoy relax and unwind with some
dancing, dining and drinking. This complex, centered around
a distinct dome-shaped building behind Tiger City mall, has
over 3,000 pings of floor space. Significantly, it is the
first four-in-one, multi-purpose entertainment facility in
Taiwan that requires only one ticket for access to all venues:
The E-Power disco, M-BAR bar and restaurant,
BOBO Piano Bar and HIDO California Restaurant.
The disco is located
in the giant sphere and can hold up to 500 people. The lighting and
sound systems are state-of-the-art and the professional DJs are very
familiar with European techno music, which they are working to promote
in Taichung. Once or twice a month, the disco holds special techno
music promotions in cooperation with Mengtian Music. Plans are also
in the works to cooperate with a number of record companies to organize
concerts and autograph sessions for new artists. The goal is to establish
E-Power as a well known performance venue in Taichung.
you are looking for a quieter place, head to the next-door M-BAR
which, if anything, is even larger than the disco. Here there
are well-trained bartenders, who enjoy preparing their own unique
creations, and live performances, up to seven or eight times
a day, by a variety of musicians and bands from around the island
(see What's On "Regulars"). Those feeling a bit hungry
can also order a variety of meals and snacks from the menu.
All this has helped M-Bar draw a large and relatively-young
crowd of patrons.
The BOBO Piano
Bar specializes in jazz and music from Shanghai's heyday. To cater
to its sophisticated clientele, BOBO maintains a collection of magazines
and books in 40 different languages. This is definitely the quieter,
higher-end side of E-Power's offerings.
large HIDO California Restaurant offers a fairly complete menu
of food and drinks and is a great place for afternoon tea, as
it is open throughout the day. On the second floor there is
also a cyber cafe for those looking for some websurfing time.
wide variety of venues and activities, it is possible to stay here
all night without getting bored. The entrance fee is NT$300 during
the week and NT$500 on weekends and holidays. A membership card
costs NT$5,000 for one year, but there is now a special NT$3,000
The next time
that you and your friends can't decide or agree where to go
for an evening's worth of entertainment, look no further than
E-Power, Taichung's one-stop nightlife destination.