-- By Shanzi Chen Translated by
65, JiangGuo North Rd, Sec 2,
Hours: 10 pm-3 am
(open to 5 am Fri/Sat/holidays)
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
A tiny glass of Bacardi Rum--a
hardcore, 151-proof (75.5% alcohol) liquor--heats
up your body within seconds and is the inspiration
of the bar's name. Although situated right on
a main road, it is easy to miss 151's entrance,
which looks like a randomly-erected tent with
a "151" neon sign on top. Walking down
the stairs, the bar slowly opens up to bring you
a whole different world.
Although the many tables and
chairs don't seem to leave much space for dancing,
the right atmosphere and long tables in the center
allow you to admire some great performances. DJs
play the most up-to-date dance tunes on Friday
and Saturday nights. Special activities such as
dance contests and miniskirt nights are also organized
from time to time.
Owner Tony has built many deep
relationships while running the bar. Both the
owner and staff will introduce new customers to
the regulars, giving 151 a warm, hospitable vibe
and bringing guests back for the home-away-from-home
familiarity over the past 15 years.
151 provides all-you-can-drink
beer and some cocktails. If you're brave, you
can always go for the 151 Shot (NT$50) to put
you right in the mood. While the bar has no kitchen,
it teams up with a stir-fry restaurant to offer
30 kinds of dishes (NT$50 each), with a NT$100
service fee applied to each order.
151 has also started its own
151 Club on the Net, already drawing around 900
members. During special occasions, club-member
gatherings are held in the bar. Tony especially
takes pride in the fact that these gatherings
have successfully paired up 18 couples to date.
As he notes, 151 may be a bar, but the atmosphere
makes it feel more like home.