111, DaYi Street, YenCheng District,
Hours:??/Weekdays 6 pm till late.
Saturday - Sunday 12 am till late.
All major credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
--By Pieter Vorster Translated
by Annie Liu
Not too long ago WuFu 4th Road was thought
to be the heart of Kaohsiung's nightlife scene. With streams
of visiting sailors looking to spend some leisure time
ashore, small bars popped up along the road, drawing people
from all walks of life. Today, however, business seems
to have moved towards the central and northern districts,
leaving behind many closed doors. Those bars that have
remained rely on regular customers and good reputation
to attract business. Oxford Music Pub is such a place.
Over the past six years, owner Luka Lu has created
a bar that makes up for its lack in size with good food,
good drinks, good music and many memories. On any given
night you will find regular customers sitting down to
an after-work drink or meal, enjoying some live sports
on the TV screen or simply each other's company. Wednesdays,
Fridays and Sundays there is live music that leans towards
the jazz variety and on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 11
p.m. they offer a NT$450 BBQ special from the grill
Other regular specials include Sunday Brunch from
12 a.m. to 5 pm (a full meal for NT$290), and Goulash
with baked potato and French bread plus a small draft
beer for NT$300. Their menu also includes a variety
of Chinese and Western dishes from NT$150, as well as
bar snacks like Mexican wings (NT$150). You won't be
stuck for choice when it comes to drinks either, as
they have a huge selection of cocktails (from NT$180),
beers and juices, coffee and tea for teetotalers.
Oxford Music Pub is involved in the community by entering
an annual team in the Dragon Boat races and being open
to group bookings and special requests. Over the years
they have remained a place for affordable good times
and seems set to keep going for a while to come.