186, FuXing Road, Sec. 4, 10F
(Taichung Central mall)
(04) 3608-0559 or (04) 3611-8888 ext. 2176
Hours: 9 pm-3 am
(ood stops at 2 am)
--Written and translated
by Sho Huang
Conveniently situated near the Taichung
train station on Taichung Central's 10th floor, PoPin
is serious about being a top dance/party venue, boasting
NT$40 million worth of stereo equipment and special
lighting, a regular variety popular live bands, and
a spacious, 350-ping location.
"We want to be able to provide
a place where people can enjoy live music that's just
like their own living rooms, and yet be pampered with
great food and drinks like a five-star hotel,"
says manager Albert.
The stage is in the center of this place.
Energetic, well-known live bands perform daily, except
Mondays, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. (with a NT$300 minimum
charge for customers). On Tuesdays, there's an all-you-can-drink-beer
night for only NT$350. For food, tasty, traditional
stir-fried Taiwanese dishes, like three-cups chicken
and salted pork are offered. The long drinks list has
all sorts of cocktail, whiskies and other spirits. Highly
recommended ladies drinks are the Lamborghini and Paris
Strawberry by A-Mei. All-red, comfortable couches help
ensure that guests have a comfortable, enjoyable time,
whether they turn up in big or small groups.
PoPin emphasizes fun events and regularly
hosts a variety of theme parties, such as the recent
Halloween Party which featured great music from talented
DJs, who kept the crowd swinging. With Christmas coming
up this month, PoPin has come up with a three-day celebration
party on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Special DJs have been
invited on the 22nd to warm up the party, followed by
Hip-Hop music on the 23rd and, finally, the White Christmas
Night on the 24th. Great presents are also being offered
that night, including the possibility of winning yourself
an MP3 player just for showing up.
It goes without saying that PoPin is all about providing
the best music, delivered by the talented bands, which
are also willing to play your requests. However, if
you're looking for a break, you can also retreat to
quieter locations to chat with your friends, such as
the 18-person private rooms which don't require reservations
or special fees.