Monica Lin Translated by Ann Lee Photos by Jimmy
1, Lane 10, LinNan St, Kaohsiung City
9 pm-3 am
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge. Smoking section.
Chinese & English menu.
Ever want to escape from the hustle
and bustle of the city and explore somewhere that is
a bit closer to a space of your own? Bridge is a suitable
place for you to chill in a relaxed environment, where
you can enjoy an entire evening of serenity.
Located near the back of the park on WuFu Road, Bridge
has a simple black/grey exterior and a catchy sign that
looks like a mirror. Literature, philosophy and travel
fans alike are Bridge regulars, often gathering here
to chat about their passions. The music is mostly jazz
and the comfortable sofas are custom-made by owner Elisa.
The menu features photographs of international bridges.
A uniquely-designed "time tunnel" made of
lights is set on top of the bar, also designed by Elisa.
The beverage selection at Bridge ranges from single
malt whiskey, teas and soft drinks to sparkling wine,
champagne and beer. If you would like to try something
special, then order a glass of Dolphin Hotel (NT$220).
This glowing-blue drink is both sweet & sour, making
it great choice for summer. Perfume (NT$220), another
popular drink, has a fragrant smell and is made with
rose-flavored liqueur. Although Bridge does not serve
any warm food, you may ask the staff to order take-out
for you, or bring your own snacks, so you won't get
hungry after a night of drinking!
A former bartender herself, owner Elisa says that the
sole reason for opening a bar like Bridge is that she
wanted to fulfill her dream of creating a low-key place
with extreme personal touches and comfort. She definitely
wants to make every guest feel at home.