Hotspots for Wireles Internet Connections
Joe Duffer Part of translation by Annie
a true road-warrior, and with the nice summer
weather returning, I find it nice to sit
outside a coffee shop or pub and do my work
Many places-McDonald's, Starbucks, Kohikan,
Lavazza and Dante coffee shops-have wireless
Internet facilities for customers. But they
use a paid subscriber service. What we are
interested in is the free connection that
comes with a cup of coffee of cold pint of
Hoegaarden. Fortunately, the trend among
Taipei pubs is to go hot. That is to provide
free wireless Internet access for their customers.
While power outlets are available in most
places, we still advise that you have your
battery fully charged.
The lists here, by no means exhaustive, are
of few of the early adopters to this trend.
Malibu West 。A friendly, Californian-themed
pub in the heart of the zone, pool table,
darts and a great selection of food. Hours
3pm to 2am. 9, Lane 25 Shuang Cheng Street.
BobwunDaye 。A cozy rock, blues, jazz
pub near the Liulichang MRT station. 26 Chongde
St., Lane 38. Hours 2pm ?2am. 02.2377.1722.
Carnegies 。Popular nightspot with
bar dancing and fun times. Quiet, open environment
with a broad patio in the day. 100, Sec.
2, An Ho Rd. Hours: 11:30am to 3am 02.2325.4433.
The Pig 。Tienmu's traditional British
style pub. Live music nightly. 78, Tienmu
E. Rd. Hours: 11:30am to 3am. 02.2874.0631.
Citizen Cain 。Popular and hip music
and art bar, nightly events and specials.
67, Dong Feng St. Hours: 5:30pm to 2am. 02.2706.2162.
The Tavern 。Self-styled "Theater
of Sports". New location corner of Hsin
Yi and Keeling Roads. Hours: 11:30am to 3am.
Alleycats 。Highly acclaimed Stone
oven baked pizza garden. B1, No. 6, Li Shui
Street. Hours: 5pm to 2am. 02.2321.8948.
Subway 。Fresh and healthy sandwiches
from the American Subway chain. Fu Hsing
North Road Branch. Hours:11am to 10pm.
Cozy Cafe 。Cold lattes and alcohol-based
coffees are a great bet as well as handmade
cookies. Yongkang Street, Lane 33, No. 23
4am Cafe 。Floor-to-ceiling windows,
comfortable seating, and lots of retro cum
modern design elements open till 4AM. Kuang-Fu
S. Rd, Lane 308, No. 38. (02) 2397.4754.
Club 75 。Bar/restaurant/lounge in
Shilin/Tianmu large outdoor patio. Zhongshan
N. Rd., Sec. 6. Hours: 5pm to 2am. 02.2836.8910.
Finally right near the exhibition hal,l many
of the spots in Warner village have free