Warehouse PUB LAG PUB
364, MinQuan Rd.
Hours: 9 pm-the last customer leaves
--By Niang Chen Translated by Sho Huang
When you walk into 364 Warehouse Pub, you'll see several
sacks piled up in front of the entrance as decorations.
The theme color of this place is black and "Blacky"
is the nickname of the owner. Although it's not a big
establishment--accommodating only 10 to 20 customers-it's
certainly full of energy and gets livelier as the night
Other things also make 364 Warehouse Pub rather unique.
Name cards of the place don't seem to exist. What's
more, customers can stay as late as they want.
All this adds to the pub's appeal. Customers' expressions
are usually a good indicator that everyone's blending
in and having a good time. There are three to five kinds
of beer, each costing between NT$150 and NT$180. There's
also a buy-three-get-one-free deal on Asahi, and a buy-two-get-one-free
deal on imported liquors.
Regular customers seem to have all the prices on the
top of their heads, although the pub doesn't have a
menu. When the pub is full, Blacky sets up free barbecue
outside the pub as a treat for his customers. There's
also a KTV, featuring a nice stereo system, and the
attractive bartender is always ready to sing love songs
with the customers while fixing a Screw Driver (NT$200)
or other drink. Posters with slogans like "Fight
Communism, Fight Russia" as well as old Taiwanese
movie posters are displayed on the walls, entertaining
with ideology and nostalgia, much like the exposed wires
and cables across the ceiling.
The pub's rather mundane name is attributed to the
fact that the place opened before Blacky was able to
consult with a fortune teller about an auspicious name.
In addition, because the pub is small, its stock is
piled up out front, making it look like a warehouse
from the outside. Together with an address number of
364 and you have a place that is destined to be called
the 364 Warehouse Pub.