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FUN MAGAZINE, July 2003. VOL.3 ISSUE 7
Drinking on the cheap
By Yahan Wu
Where can you get large quantities of intoxicating liquids
without emptying out your bank account?
I decided to do my binge-drinking friends a favor, and went
out to scout for affordable, yet not dodgy, places to get
Top prize goes to this watering-hole version of a buffet
restaurant: Gossip (3, Alley 20, Lane 233, ZhongXiao
East Road, Sec. 4; 02-2740-1201). Gossip's "all-you-can-drink"
nights are a dipsomaniac's dream come true. Especially
for ladies. On Thursdays, you can get stamped in for
NT$190, and devour any of the unlimited six cocktails
offered, such as gin and tonics or tequila bombs. There's
On Fridays and Saturdays, the same offer goes for NT$490
for both sexes. Not bad at all, but more so, the ambiance
is far from dodgy, and your ears can groove to R&B
and Hip Hop most nights.
If you're into your brews, TU Discotheque (249, FuXing South
Road, Sec. 1, B1; 02-2704-7288) still holds the record for
serving the cheapest beers in town--only NT$100. It works
out perfectly: You dance hard, sweat a lot, and then refresh
yourself with a cold beer...
For a wilder, more colorful night out, Cafe Fresh (7,
Jing Shan South Rd., Sec.2 , 2F; 02-2358-7707) is another
great option. This gay bar has three floors: the bar
is on the first, the dance floor on the second, and
a lounge area with a gardened verandah on the third.
Almost all their drinks are priced at around NT$150.
If you want a more laid back place, 45 Pub (45, Heping
East Road, Sec 1, 2F; 02-2321-2140) is primo. Very relaxed
and not too noisy in this hardwood pub. Cocktails are
NT$200, shooters NT$80, and beers NT$130.
Um... so, where are we off to tonight again?!