TAIWAN > TAIPEI > NIGHTLIFE
By C. Donovan Smith
Translated by Sharon Yang
FUN MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2002. VOL.2 ISSUE 1
Lane 38, Chungshan N. Rd., sec. 7
Hours: 7 pm -1 am
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With more bric-a-brac than you can shake a stick at, Shun
is a cozy, fun nook with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Open
for 14 years now, the place has a lived-in feel and is smooth
like an aged whiskey. This is the sort of pub one should kick
back with a whiskey or brandy, close your eyes and enjoy the
jazz or blues on offer.
Shun provides after-work relaxation for locals--basically
a neighborhood pub. Popular with Tianmu locals and Japanese
(it is located near the Japanese school), the minumium charge
is only NT$200 (in Tianmu that's not bad). Interestingly,
half the patrons were female, probably because it is the sort
of place one can relax unhassled.
Unlike most watering holes, this is a labor of love. The
boss has created a pub he likes and doesn't change it to suit
fashion. It seems many would agree with him and I personally
enjoy places that aren't chasing every buck they can get.
Under no circumstances will they serve any drinks after after
12:30 a.m.--a policy that helps keep this place safe and friendly.
Shun is open seven days a week, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
If you enjoy an establishment where you can relax and enjoy
good company, good whiskey or brandy and bit of jazz
and blues, this place is an excellent bet. Be sure to
say hi to the boss, "Yellow Beard", the friendly
bearded and pony-tailed guy behind the bar. Check it