129, ZiYou Rd, Sec 2, Central Dist.
Hours: 9 pm-4 am
NT$300/female, NT$500/male minimum bill
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Taichung-ers starved for a good ol' late-night bar can head to this relaxing hang-out on the corner of ZiYou and GuangFu roads near Taichung Park. Any customer who shows up with a copy of Compass Magazine or Map and checks in on Facebook gets a free sparkling wine or cocktail (see Nightlife "What's On" listings for other events/specials). The menu includes beers (NT$120-200), cocktails (NT$250-300), champagne and whiskies. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Edward Lin
Many customers like sitting at the bar and chatting with the friendly bartenders and female staff, who are more than happy to hang out, talk and pour drinks.
Bartender Fly often mixes up cocktails not listed on the menu, including the pictured (left-right) Caipiroska, a popular Latin American cocktail he makes with high-end French Ciroc Vodka; the berry-flavored Devil, containing Creme de Cassis, tequila and ginger ale; and the Apple Brandy, made with two kinds of rum and cognac.
Pure's lounge-like ambiance is especially lively on weekends.