TAIWAN > TAIPEI > NIGHTLIFE
FUN MAGAZINE, July 2003. VOL.3 ISSUE 7
1, Lane 112, AnHo Rd., Sec. 1
It's been two hours since I said I was going home, but my
behind won't budge. Usually I detest lounge bars, but lazily
and blissfully sunk into the gray cushioned seats, I¡¦m finding
Organo very much to my liking.
Afterwards I realized it was the music. Every time I
made up my mind to leave after ¡§this one last song,¡¨
another irresistible tune started playing. Here they
play a variety of soul-feeding music that carries you
away--jazz, latin, blues--but they're meticulously selected
so as not to put you to sleep.
Ricky Tsai, the 29-year-old manager, claims that many
patrons consider Organo their "home."
¡§Our customers, who are mostly office workers, enjoy coming
back again and again, because we're all like family. Our waiters
and bartenders don't wear uniforms, and they chat with customers
like old friends. Another important thing is those who come
also feel safe and secure.¡¨
AnHo Road's first lounge bar, Organo opened two years ago.
Local celebrities also frequently grace the place, which
is owned by Japanese star Ching Chen Woo and actor Hwang
The bar serves an array of Western cuisine, such as
German Sausages And Sauerkraut (NT$320) and Red Wine
Beef Stew With Orange Sauce (NT$480), made by a Hong
Kong chef with two decades of experience. The choice
of drinks is impressive; prices are typical for lounge
bars, and are served Japanese and American style, or
however the customer desires. Spirits range from NT$180-320,
beers from NT$150-250, cocktails from NT$180-280, and
whiskies from NT$250-650.
As you relax in Organo¡¦s sophisticated yet comfortabe atmosphere,
with its terraced ceiling where large red Chinese lanterns
hang, dark wooden paneled floors, candlelight, and a piano
against the wall, it¡¦s no wonder regulars call this place