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“Vendering happiness” is the slogan owners Darren Lim and Summer Chen chose for this unique cocktail bar, hidden on the Art Museum Parkway behind a door that appears to be a vending machine. The two met in Darren’s hometown of Singapore and decided to combine their food-and-beverage experience and open this place. The classy interior includes a low bar where you can observe the skills of regular bartenders “Shao Hei” and Jean, or Summer, whose gin and rum cocktail creations respectively won two world cocktail championships sponsored by Gin Mare and St. James Rum.  There are also sofas, tables, and a cozy upstairs private room behind a secret door. After being welcomed with a complimentary Singapore Sling shot, flip open Vender’s truly special menu of proprietary specialty cocktails (NT$350-450)—a wooden box whose folding doors open to reveal a list of six cocktails (all ending in “vender”) on each side, with 12 corresponding cubby holes with samples of the key ingredients, either dried or in small bottles. Left side cocktails are better for beginners with refreshing, lighter flavors and less alcohol, while right side options are spicier, heavier and stronger.  Each also has flavor profiles graded with 1-5 stars.

Don’t drink and drive
開車不喝酒 喝酒不開車

販 Vender
西區五權西路4街118號
118, WuQuan W 4th St, West Dist
(04) 2372-5875
7 pm-2 am, 周五、六 7 pm-3 am (最後點餐時間: 12 am,最後點飲品時間: 休息前一小時)建議先訂位;每人低消500
Hours: 7 pm-2 am, Fri-Sat 7 pm-3 am (last food order 12 am, last drink order 1 hour before close)
Reservations recommended. NT$500 min. charge per person.

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Written by 何道明 Douglas Habecker

Douglas Habecker is the editor-in-chief of Compass Magazine

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