Top choice bar in Tainan

Directly opposite Matsu 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 crowd. TCRC also has a small underground live-music dive nearby that hosts weekly live music.

The wait for a seat on weekends can be frustrating. Try to get there before 8.30pm to line up.