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FUN MAGAZINE, September, 2005.
Drink & Dance at Pig and Whistle
102, ZhongHua Rd, Sec 2, Hsinchu City
Hours: call and ask
Credit Cards Accepted. Parking Available.
YOUR RATING & REVIEW | VIEW VISITORS RATINGS &
--By Courtney Dovovan Smith Transiated
by Crystai Kuo
You can go out for dinner, head to
another spot for drinks and then off to a disco for
dancing and spend half the evening looking for parking-or
you can just go to The Pig. This place has it all!
Located one block down from the Mitsukoshi Department
store on ZhongHua Road, The Pig is a largish establishment
with a traditional English pub-style facade. Parking
is available across the street.
Start your evening in one of the comfortable booths
downstairs and order up some dinner. Popular choices
include the Roast Crispy Pig Knuckle (NT$450), the Grilled
Lamb Chops with Herbs (NT$600) and, of course, Fish
and Chips (NT$280). Sometimes a large projection screen
shows satellite sports. No pub can call itself "English-style"
without Fish & Chips and footie!
A good spot to enjoy after-dinner drinks is up at the
bar, which resembles an altar festooned with neckties,
sacrified up by many a businessman in the name of a
good time. To the back are darts and a pool table to
let out some of those competitive urges. Beers run from
NT$100 and up and cocktails start at NT$200.
Lubricated, fed and quite possibly
tie-less, it is time to work off some of those calories
with some dancing. The upstairs is a popular disco and
pub area, with its own bar area, wood decor, pool table
and more booths with good views of the dance floor.
DJs and live bands provide entertainment and keep the
party going. The Pig and Whistle is also known for their
wild theme parties. This month, for example, it's time
to dress up as a member of the opposite sex at the transvestite
party on September 30-a night sure to produce many memorable
moments, great photos and lots of laughs. Keep your
eye on the What's On in this magazine for more upcoming