SEE, MONKEY DO, MONKEY DANCE ALL NIGHT! -
Banana Chippy Lounge Bar
27, WuFu 3rd Road, 2F, Kaohsiung
Hours:Everyday 11 am-3 am (Lounge Bar opens 7:30 pm)
Visa and Mastercards accepted.
--By Dawn Reid Translated by Annie Liu
It's quite a party at Monkey Party,
the new three-part business opened by the Taiwanese
brand Banana Chippy - A Jolly Monkey. You walk in off
the street to Monkey Party I, an outlet for Banana Chippy
clothing, displaying all sorts of cute, colorful wares
tended by sales girls with tails! To the right of this
is Monkey Party II, a coffee shop selling coffee, drinks
and food. The coffee on offer ranges from normal coffee
to Americanos to Caramel Macchiatos (NT$35 - NT$60).
Tea also comes in an assortment of flavors, from Green
tea to Apple to Tangerine (NT$40 - NT$80). Meals are
fair sized and fair priced, with pasta and rice dishes
ranging between NT$120 to NT$150. They have set lunches
between the hours of 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. - 2
a.m. for NT$99. So you can stop, shop and snack all
in the same place.
If that's not enough monkey business
for you, head upstairs to Monkey Party III Lounge Bar.
The small yet inviting space is perfect for private
parties. The bartender can mix you any drink you wish
and dazzle you while he does it. Then you can proceed
down the wide walkway that runs through the middle of
large colorful sofas piled with pillows - where you
can enjoy snacks of the chicken, duck, or squid chip
variety (no English menu) and do some serious drinking.
Besides your usual cocktails (from NT$200), they have
a large selection of Belgian beers and fruit beers (NT$180
- NT$500) as well as bottles of various whiskeys (from
NT$1000), vodkas (from NT$1500), wines (from NT$1200)
and champagnes (from NT$2300). All-in-all Banana Chippy
has given you a place to make a monkey of yourself -
so go wild.