All posts filed under: Taipei / 來台北玩

Taipei Bar Alert: East End at Hotel Proverbs Taipei

tl;dr: Despite boasting impressive credentials (co-opened by famed Japanese cocktail master Hidetsugu Ueno of Tokyo’s Bar High Five), cocktail bar EAST END on the third floor of Taipei’s the hotel-of-the-moment Hotel Proverbs suffers from an abysmal lack of service. Could not recommend. I’ve worked in some form of service before, and am friends with many F&B entrepreneurs […]

Chess Taipei Has Closed: Collecting the Pieces

How many corny chess metaphors can I fit into a single article? As famous American rapper Silentó put it: Watch me, watch me. This past week, hip-hop club Chess Taipei  (RIP, 2012 – 2016) announced its closing, effective at the end of February. While rumors have it that the late-night shit-show spot of choice is moving somewhere with a […]

Best Taipei Cafes: with Taiwanese Menswear Label WISDOM

I was introduced to Taiwanese menswear label WISDOM through friends just this past month – and immediately loved their aesthetic, what they term “Urban Outdoor.” Very clean, very well-crafted; combining the quality of traditional outdoor gear with an urban edge: and all proudly Made in Taiwan.  I was even more intrigued when they debuted a look-book shot […]