Pound for pound, Taipei’s as good as anything you’ll find in Asia. It’s got better service than Beijing or Shanghai. It’s more fun than Singapore and less uptight than Hong Kong. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s cheaper than all of them.
The downtown district of Xinyi is the main place to party, with dozens of clubs to choose from, often within a short distance of each other. Many of these clubs have at least a smart-casual dress code and attract the chic, elegant high society among Taipei’s young clubbers. Many are only open 3 nights a week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Wednesdays are actually getting more and quieter, even with lower entrance fees.
Here are our recommendations for the top locations to drink and dance the night away. (Note: For the most updated information on cover charges, opening hours & special events, please call in advance or check each club’s Facebook Page or website.)
Korner is one of the club in the city that does not play EDM, Top 40 or Rn’B. If you are an occasional clubber who wants listen to famous songs, you will not enjoy Korner (try instead Omni, Elektro, Myst or Room 18).
If you love hearing a good DJ who plays techno/minimal, then Korner is your place. It is similar to small clubs you would find in Europe, with a hipster design and an underground feel. The crowd is mixed with many expats, a few pretty girls and some Taiwanese guys as well. Most people come for dancing.
Since Korner closes a little late, it can be considered Taipei’s unofficial after-club.
Address: B1, No.200, Sec.4., Roosevelt Road Taipei, Taiwan.
Phone: +886 2930 0162
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 10pm to 2am/ Friday and Saturday from 11.45pm to 5.30am
Entrance Fee: From 100 TWD to 600 TWD depending on events. One drink included.
Elektro located in the ATT4 FUN building, which in front of Taipei 101 Tower. This club is a huge and modern nightclub, one of the hottest in Taipei at the moment.
Previously called Sparks, it is often the first venue people will recommend for party in the city. The crowd is a mix of rich Taiwanese and expats, with plenty of sexy and open-minded girls. It is a place to show off so make sure you dress well and bring some cash.
Since the dance floor is small and crowded, it is preferable to book a table and to fill it with drinks. You can expect to pay at least 10,000 TWD on weekends for a group of 10 people. If you are alone or you can’t afford a table, expect to be squeezed and to wait a while to get your drinks at the bar.
The best time to go to Elektro is after 2am, so you can try a few other nightclubs before visiting it. The DJs will play commercial EDM and you’ll have sexy dancers every 30 minutes.
Address: No. 12, Songshou Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110
Phone: +886 27737 9887
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 10pm to 3.30am/ Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 4.30am
Entrance Fee: 700 TWD with 2 free drinks on weekends. Ladies night on Wednesday. Free for girls.
This club was renovated in 2014 and it is the best one in the Neo 19 building. It is not as crowded as Myst or Elektro so it can be a good alternative to ATT4FUN if you are looking for a more laid-back club.
You have a main room with a very impressive design where most people party. The DJs play EDM and commercial songs there. You also have a more quiet lounge and a rooftop.
Address: Songshou Road No22, Xinyi District, Taipei 110
Phone: +88 6 958 1111 88
Hours: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm to 4.30am
Entrance Fee: 700 TWD with 2 free drinks. Ladies night every Wednesday (Free entry for ladies and free drinks before midnight).
This is one of the most famous nightclubs in Taiwan, which located inside ATT4 FUN. It was actually featured in the movie Lucy with Scarlett Johansson. It is expensive, yet it manages to be completely packed on weekends. Wednesdays (ladies night) is a busy night as well (you can get in for free before 11pm).
Address: 9F, No. 12, Song Shou Road, Taipei, Taiwan 110
Phone: +88 6 83 803 388
Hours: Wednesday from 10pm to 4am/ Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 4.30am
Entrance Fee: Wednesdays: 600 TWD for men and free for ladies. Girls get free cocktails before 12pm. Weekends: 700-1000 TWD (with two drink included). Alcoholic drinks from 250 TWD.
Address: 106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, 201
Phone: +886 83 803 388
Hours: Wednesday from 10.30pm to 4.30am/ Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm to 4.30am
Entrance Fee: 800 TWD (on average)
6. The Beat
In the location of the Roxy bar, The Beat was opened in mid-2016 and it is specializing in hip-hop, Rn’B, old school and retro music. They also have house and latin themed nights. It’s already popular. Many girls looking to meet foreigners. Prices are cheap.
Address: Fuxing S Rd, 27, B2, Taipei, Taiwan 106
Phone: +886 925 177477
Hours: Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 4am
Entrance Fee: 300 TWD after 11pm (200 TWD before) with 1 free drink.
7. Babe 18
This club located in Neo19 complex, which is a club popular among younger Taiwanese, mostly because of its all-you-can-drink concept. Many foreigners on a budget go there as well. It is quite messy and not really stylish. You’ll probably see a few people pass out during the night. If all you want is to get crazy drunk and dance, it’s not a bad place. The best night is on Sunday as other clubs are closed. Music is hip hop and Rn’B.
Address: Songshou Road No22, Xinyi District, Taipei 110
Phone: +88 6 930 78 5018
Hours: From Wednesday to Sunday from 10pm to 4am
Ladies: Free before 11.30pm, 300 TWD after
Guys: 400 TWD before 11.30pm, 600 TWD after
Ladies: Free before midnight, 200 TWD after
Guys: 600 TWD all night
Friday and Saturday:
Ladies: 400 TWD
Guys: 700 TWD
Ladies: Free before 11.30pm, 250 TWD after
Men 550 TWD (200 TWD discount for Taiwanese students before 11.30pm)
This club self-proclaimed the best open bar in Taipei, Wave is one of the nightclubs located ATT4FUN (next to Myst). It isn’t that crowded and happening, but if you are hoping to get drunk with a small budget, this is the place. Mostly a Taiwanese male crowd.
Address: No. 12, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
Phone: +88 69 0911 439 897
Hours: From Tuesday to Sunday from 10pm to 4am
Entrance Fee: The entrance fee allows you to a free selection of drinks. They offer a discount if you come before 11pm. The trick is that you have to be inside the club at that time, which can be difficult considering the queues.