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this age of slick lounge bars, it is nice to remember
a warmer era when all pubs featured plenty of heavy
wood, writing on the walls, dark lighting, name cards
stuck up over the bar, and tons of bric-a-brac. With
the recent closing of JD's and Napoli pubs, there are
few of them left in Taichung. Together with Denver Pub,
Mo Ya Tang continues to represent an older era.
Opened in 1990, Mo Ya Tang is still going strong and
is as popular as ever, so much so that there is often
a waiting list to get tables (though there is usually
space at the bar). Customers range from the young and
hip to business people. I even spotted one small child.
The atmosphere is light, lively and fun, a convivial
mix of all ages and types, and it is clearly a safe
environment to relax and unwind.
One of the big draws is the menu, largely consisting
of "shao kao" style barbeque dishes. I tried
the Boneless Beef Steak Chunks (NT$200) and was very
impressed. Another popular dish is the Chinese Chicken
Shish-kebab (NT$130). All food items range from NT$60
to NT$260. One drink that is truly impressive is the
massive 1,000cc glass of draft beer for NT$180, though
other beers are available from NT$130 and up. The cocktail
menu is very limited, as this is more of a beer-and-bites
kind of place. The music is karaoke-style but, unlike
most karaoke places, the volume isn't overwhelming and
it wasn't until I'd been there for half an hour that
I even noticed.
Customers should be aware that there is an NT$250 minimum
charge, so be prepared to stay for more than one drink,
or try some of their food.