All posts filed under: Taipei Nightlife / 玩

Taipei Nightlife Guide (Updated for 2017)

Taipei nightlife has this devil-may-care, nonchalant vibe, and it’s something I look forward to returning back to, no matter how far I’ve wandered afield. I wouldn’t call it varied; I wouldn’t call it sophisticated, but whether I’ve been in Stockholm, Dubai, or Hong Kong; seeing the neon glow of Taipei at night is not just fun, […]

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 […]