Monkey Party 3
By Monica Lin Translated by Ann Lee
Photos by Alon
27, WuFu 3rd Rd, 2F, CianJin District
(07) 221-8770, ext. 12
Hour: 7 pm-2 am
Located on the corner of WuFu and JhongHua roads, Monkey Party 3, is not just a hip night spot but also a restaurant. The number "3" represents the chain of businesses that are owned by the same company, which also owns a clothing store and another restaurant. "Monkey" fans can be seen everywhere in Taiwan, but residents in Kaohsiung are the closest to the action.
The first floor of this joint is home to a clothing store that sells solely money-themed clothes and a restaurant. The colorful display inside will keep your eyes busy surveying your surroundings. The second floor is the official Monkey Fan Club, where private seating areas are separated by beaded curtains and comfortable sofas and a huge LCD TV make guests really feel like VIPs. The music here is mostly house, hip-hop, and lounge; on Friday and Saturday nights, you may also enjoy a live performance by professional singers. After paying the admission fee (NT$250, NT$450) at the door, receive a 5% discount on clothing purchases. A Monkey Party VIP card gets you a 10% discount on all purchases within the facility.
When you get hungry, Monkey Party also has a good selection of food to choose from, including German-style Sausages (NT$200), which are served with pickled cucumber, and Tiramisu, a popular dessert that's topped with monkey-shaped coco powder. If you are keen on trying their cocktails, the staff recommends the F360 (NT$150), which is made with fresh lemon juice and red wine and tends to be a best-seller among the ladies. The Little Tap Dance (輕舞飛揚, NT$150) is another must-try drink made with gin and Blue Curacao . If you happen to fall into conversation with the bartender, then try the creation he calls Hot Summer Day (艷陽夏天), which won second place in a cocktail contest. If you want a bigger meal rather than snacks, you can simply walk downstairs and order from the restaurant.