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Traditional Beer House
3, Lane 252, JianGuo S. Rd., Sec.
Hours: 5 pm-3 am
Credit cards accepted.
MRT: ZhongXiao XinSheng or ZhongXiao FuXing
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By Cat Thomas Translated by Shanzi Chen
Hidden down an alley near the Taiwan
Sugar Corporation, this single-story, wooden beamed
beer house is located in what used to be a governor's
house. The 50-year-old building originally consisted
of three separate units which are now joined seamlessly
together to create a large, traditional beer hall space.
It serves a large range of Taiwanese, Chinese and Japanese
dishes plus a couple of Western-style beer snacks. The
menu is conveniently set out in Mandarin, Japanese and
English. Main courses start from NT$250 and side dishes
from NT$100. A selection of Chinese teas is available
for NT$150 upwards. The highlight of the drinks menu
is the selection of over 100 cocktails set out under
intriguingly quirky headings such as Joyful Cocktails,
Lover's Cocktails, Ladies Cocktails, Baron Men Cocktails
and Lewd Human Cocktails. Draft beers come in at a respectable
NT$130 for 500cc or NT$250 for 1000cc. A good selection
of spirits is available. This is an excellent place
to take groups of friends or foreign visitors for a