Shhh! Taipei's grapevine's had a facelift !
By Joan Chang Photo by Andy Lin
Translated by David Schnell
3, Alley 20, Lane 223, ZhongXiao E Rd, Sec 4
Hours: Sun-Thu 7:30 pm-3 am, Fri & Sat 7 pm-5 am
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
Among all the bars and hangouts in town, this place has been the center of rumors and talk for 15 years. Those who've been around for any length of time know about it. Aside from plenty of menu choices suitable for all, this hotspot can house up to 200 guests. Hip Hop and House music fills the air and recent remodeling provides a DJ library with a decade of music to choose from. Experienced bartenders mix the drinks of your choice. Everywhere you look shows what all the talk is about at Hot Gossips.
Upon entering Hot Gossips, visitors are drawn in by the attractive shaded modern glass separators, curtains and air conditioning. Wallpaper and crystal lighting fixtures also lend some retro feeling to the modernity. The warm, inviting sofas also provide comfort and the VIP areas are closed off with sensuous bead curtains. The appeal of this place comes from the perfect balance of warmth and coolness provided by its retro/modern atmosphere. From the first-floor lounge to the wild basement dance floor, it's no wonder people frequently head to this special place after looking high and low for a great place to cut loose or just hang out in.
Hot Gossips has different drink specials and theme nights from Monday to Sunday. In the cocktail department, the Around the World (NT$380)--with tequila, rum and gin--comes specially recommended for its sweetness, wonderful aftertaste and a pleasing buzz. Also try the sour-sweet Peach Schnapps (NT$220), delivering a sensation of clearness, or the Cherry for a little surprise. Meals are available and hungry guests should order the Confluence Sandwich (NT$200) or try the boneless sweet chicken legs (NT$250). Finally, the VIP seating service is guaranteed to charm you and your guests for the perfect night out.