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TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE, May 2003. VOL.3 ISSUE 5
 

 

Eden Lounge
98, ZhongXiao E. Rd., Sec. 4

停業 Closed

J-POP Cafe
(02) 6636-5689
Hours: 11:30-2 am Sun-Thur; 11:30-3 am Fri & Sat
www.J-popcafe.com.tw

J-POP Cafe and Eden Lounge add variety to
Taipei's nightlife scene

By Cheryl Robbins

     Eden Lounge and J-POP Cafe are two very different kinds of clubs located in the same building, Bistro 98, on the corner of ZhongXiao and Da An roads.

     J-POP Cafe, on the 6th and 7th floors, takes advantage of the Taiwanese craze for Japanese pop music. From round white booths guests can watch a large screen that projects music videos featuring Japanese pop stars and bands. For a little more privacy, on each of the two floors there are six booths with silver curtains and private screens where patrons can choose the videos they want to watch.

     J-POP serves various Japanese beer brands all priced at NT$130. The cocktail menu has some unique selections, such as beer cocktails and Japanese sour drinks, as well as three specials each day. If you don't know what to order, ask one of the orange-clad servers for a suggestion.

    Eden, on the top two floors (10th and 11th), is part of the lounge bar craze. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the night starts out with lounge music followed by deep house. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the featured DJ plays hip hop and funky house.

     This is a stylish place, with modern Baroque decor, paintings of angels on the ceilings and walls, and plush sofas and oversized chairs arranged around square tables. There are two small dance floors, one on the 10th and one on the 11th floor, with an even smaller dance floor in between for the models and celebrities that seem to frequent Eden on Friday and Saturday nights. Eden is semi-exclusive: membership costs NT$100,000, but those who buy a membership are entitled to NT$110,000 worth of drinks. Members also have priority for reservations.

     Eden's prices are nonetheless quite reasonable. Beers are NT$180 to NT$200, while cocktails go for NT$180 to NT$300.

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