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TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE, Jun 2004.
 
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Jake's Bar


705, Zhong Shan North Rd., sec. 6, Tianmu
Tel: 02-2871-5289 Fax: 02-2874-7565
Hours: 6pm - 2am

 

 

By John Chang Translated by Sharon Yang

There is a a good-and-true watering hole to be found in Tienmu, one that is true to its theme. That place is Jake's Bar. All y'all rattlesnake victims know where it is, but seldom go there for more than pancakes and pies at the Country Kitchen downstairs.

Once rocking and still rolling, a near-forgotten vestige of American expatriate life in Tienmu, Jake's is where my friend Jim Buhle and I ended up as we both searched for that last whisky bar. Walking in, I felt like I was in New Mexico, the kind of place with high chaparral and rocky mountains. "Everybody knows about Jake's, but sometimes you forget that this is a fine place to get great service and great food, and have a great time...late at night," my friend replied. As a true watering hole should, I thought.

At Jake's, the burritos are excellent, the staff is friendly and the rock is distinctly American. Dr. Hook aside, for a watering hole, Jake's bar is cozy and benefits from having Jake's Country Kitchen to support it. It can be downright honky-tonking at times.

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