Must see nightlife in Ximending & Wanhua

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    Herb Alley

    Just around the corner from Longshan Temple is this herb-selling area that dates back to Qing times. It's a great place to sample some of the incredible…

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    Laid out like a tiki bar with a scattering of wooden benches with thatched shelters, this is another of Taihu Brewery's outlets and it's excellent. The…

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    58 Bar

    With its bright-red painted front, the 58 Bar is hard to miss. Long and narrow like it has been slipped into the building as an afterthought, this lively…

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    Red House Bar Street

    This strip of open-air bars behind the historic Red House is a friendly and lively gay district that welcomes everyone. You will often see families with…

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    Somebody Cafe

    This bright, friendly design cafe has sanded wooden school desks for tables and is jungly with a forest of pot plants. It's known for its signature black…

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    Fong Da Coffee

    One of Taipei's original coffee shops, Fong Da dates from 1956 and still uses some of the original equipment. Service is brusque – this is a taste of old…

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    Housed in the refurbished wooden quarters of a Japanese priest, this lovely teahouse really catches the afternoon light through its windows. There's a…

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    Le Promenoir Coffee

    This cafe is set in a long gallery with lovely big windows, on the 4th floor of Zhongshan Hall. It's the perfect setting for reading or meeting a friend…

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    Milky Way Coffee

    This hole-in-the-wall is the only place to get a decent coffee near Longshan Temple. With a scattering of seats outside, get yourself a brew then sit back…

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    Commander D

    This underground and popular dungeon club is accessed by a vault-like door. Down below it's all hot and steamy, with frequent live acts – for a taster…