Bar in Tainan

Directly opposite Mazu Temple, TCRC (The Checkered Record Club) is cool in all the right places – a speakeasy vibe, indie sounds, colourful cocktails and a hip low-key following. TCRC has a small underground live-music dive nearby that hosts weekly concerts, and a new upmarket sister bar, Bar Home, that attracts a slightly older crowd.

The wait for a seat on weekends can be frustrating. Arrive at the door before 7.30pm to register with the staff then come back at the time you've been assigned.