--By Frans Kunst Translated by
This month Taiwan Fun kicks off a new series
of features that will change from month to month.
We all know our favourite spots to go hang out,
but where does a professional bartender go when
not working at their own establishment? Taiwan
Fun tagged along and partied with Alvin Chang
, a bartender at Fresh (7, JinShan South Road,
Section 2), a bar and dance club popular in the
After sleeping in and doing afternoon shopping
it is time to get a first drink on the outside
terrace of The In House, a lounge bar on 90, SongRen
Road -- a great spot to enjoy the music and people-watch.
It is spacious enough so you can easily barge
in with a group of friends and still find a seat.
Not having eaten yet we kept it to one drink.
For a long night of bar-hopping
and clubbing the stomach needs a good layer of
protection, so we head out for dinner. We wanted
to stay in the same area in order not to waste
any money on taxis. We walked to the American
restaurant Chilli’s on the second floor
of Neo 19 on 22, SongShou Road. Had a good meal
there and of course another drink to get in the
Time to head on. Just across the
street we went to the famous jazz club Brown Sugar
at 101, SongRen Road. A dark, cosy restaurant
and club that's a good spot to sit down for a
drink (or two) and enjoy the live music on stage.
Time to kick up the pace of the
music a bit! We walk back a few blocks and head
into Bar Code, a dance club on 18, SongShou Road,
B1. No need to make a reservation on a weekday.
That’s our final destination, so we throw
down a few more beers and later investigate up
close what colour the table is.
Time to get a taxi and go home after a fun night
out. Thanks Alvin!