FYI SOUTH Magazine, September 2006.


---By Yuta Lee Translated by Annie Liu

(07) 269-1720
31, HaiBian Road, Kaohsiung
Hours:Monday - Wednesday 8 pm- 4 am; Thursdays 10 pm-4 am;
Friday and Saturday 10 pm-5 am
(Closed Sundays.)
All major credit cards accepted.

This summer Kaohsiung welcomes Cube to the ever-evolving club circuit. Opened in June, Cube's unique outside facade is subtly lit in pink, embedded with a giant video panel and its glass front door flanked by red velvet ropes. Once inside, Cube's interior decor is minimalist, dominated by white space-aged walls with heavy accents of red and touches of exotic animal prints.

There is a generous dance floor space, with the DJ booth elevated on a platform allowing a bird's eye view. The sound quality is excellent and the decibel levels high. To one side, the sunken semi-circular bar is surrounded by space-aged egg-like red chairs, while tables and private booths make up the rest of the club. There are a total of thirteen tables, surrounded by supple white sofas, with costs for reservation ranging between NT$4000 (small) to NT$16000 (large). A central pillar divides the dance floor, bar and semi-hidden private areas.

A selection of food and snacks is served and all major credit cards are accepted. There is a specially designed storage space near the entrance, which allows guests to store their unfinished bottles of liquor until their next visit. Cube's young staff is friendly and energetic as they cater to the hip, well-dressed clientele who seem to be unafraid of the dance floor.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays feature hip hop and R&B, with a special NT$100 all-you-can-drink for ladies on Wednesdays. Thursdays (free entry) and Saturdays are all about house and breaks beats. Their standard cover charge is NT$500 for men and NT$400 for ladies, except when there is a special event. Cube is also available for private parties and events. For table reservations call (07) 269-1720 and for event listings and info visit their website at http://tw.club.yahoo.com/clubs/cube.

Alcoholic drinks are strictly prohibited for those under 18.