8, FuHeng 1st Rd, SinSing District
Hours: 8 pm-4 am
Credit Cards accepted. 10% service charge.
No. 8 is a cozy little bar that just opened in downtown Kaohsiung, close to MinSheng and GuangHua Roads. Ken, the owner, wanted an upscale setting for people who can appreciate the finer things in life, and he's provided a lounge bar with just the right atmosphere for when you just want an intimate experience with friends. If you buy a full bottle of fine Cognac, the staff will happily store it for you for your future visits. Wine and cocktails are also available and Tiger beer is on tap. From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., tequila, whiskey, vodka, and various beers are just NT$100. Appetizers like chicken strips, fried octopus, Japanese pork chops, stir fries, and dumplings are all NT$100. On the second floor, enjoy a traditional Japanese style lounge bar and a private KTV room. The friendly staff members at No. 8 like to chat with their customers and can speak Chinese, Japanese, and English. --Text and photos by Colin Brown, translated by Ann Lee