41, DaGuan Rd, Nantun Dist.
Wed. Fri. and Sat. 10 pm-4 am;
Thur. 10 pm-3 am
Credit cards accepted. Dress code. Cover charge weekdays
NT$200 women/NT$400 men; weekends NT$300 women/NT$500 men.
Completely remodeled from what used to be the venerable Pig Pen, this modern, cube-like structure is one of the city's biggest late-night dance spots, accomodating up to 700-800 people. This place targets a classy crowd, so door guards can be selective about who gets in (leave the flip-flops at home). For hungry patrons, there's also a Jeff BBQ chain restaurant (12-4 p.m., 5 p.m.-1 a.m.) on the side of the building. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angel Pu
A. The crowd and dancing gets progressively livelier on X-Cube's second-floor dance floor, with the DJ pumping out nonstop music.
B. Bartender Neil poses with his top cocktail creation, Lover from the Last Century, made with Curacao triple sec liqueur, rum, fresh oranges and rosemary, brown sugar, coffee beans and other ingredients. Besides X-Cube's proprietary "Top 10" cocktails (NT$300-350), the second and third floor bars offer a long list of other mixed drinks (from NT$250), plus wines, whiskeys, champagne, NT$200 beers and a late-night snacks.
C. The dance floor is surrounded by sofa areas with a minimum weekday/weekend charge starting from NT$4,000/NT$6,000 for a 10-person area. The second floor also a private 24-person VIP room, and the entire third floor balcony area is a pricier VIP area with six sofa areas looking down onto the dance floor.