HIP-HOP LOUNGE PARTY
(04) 3608-0559 / 3611-8888, ext. 2176
186, FuXing Road, Section 4, 10F (Taichung Central)
Hours: 8 pm-2 am ;
2 pm-2 am (opens 2 pm Saturdays and Sundays)
Credit cards accepted.
You're making a big mistake if you think
that PoPin is just a hip-hop music pub. Rather, this
place--located in Taichung Central mall--is the first
pub to adopt skateboard culture as a theme, complete
with a skateboard half-pipe built into the middle of
the dance floor. The goal is to create a pure setting
to experience American art, music and sports culture.
PoPin has teamed up with the Taichung Skateboard Association
and has professional instructors on hand coach guests.
With professional guidance, even beginners can experience
the fun of skateboarding. Po Ho (wild monkey) and Shu
Xiao Hai (Dead Little Kid), along with a number of original-music
bands, perform at PoPin and local and foreign DJs will
surround guests with the hottest punk and rock music.
The place also has another special feature, an executive
chef from The Splendor Hotel preparing high-quality
cuisine. Tickets are NT$300 during the opening period.
Average food and drink prices range between NT$200 and
--By Tammy Huang, translated
by Sho Huang