13 Nightclubs You Have to Know in Taipei
We offered you last time the tips you had to know before going clubbing in Taipei. If you missed them or want to refresh your memory, you can read them here: 10 Things You Must Know About Clubs In Taipei
Now that you have everything in mind, it is time to choose where you prefer to go in the numerous and diverse clubs you might find in Taipei. You can find our suggestions below to make your choice a bit easier. So here are the 13 clubs you should know in Taipei!
NEAR TAIPEI 101/ATT4FUN :
1F., No.12, Songshou Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110
Wave Club is easily noticeable as the entrance is in a corner of ATT4FUN and you will see the people queuing outside as early as 10pm. After getting inside with an elevator, you will enter this All you can drink club mostly filled with Taiwanese. The EDM music is perfect to make you dance on the large dancefloor or on the stage next to it. The barmen are pretty efficient and you never wait too long to get a drink. However, the club tends to be crowded, especially on weekends, and the police often comes to check IDs which might suddenly kill the mood (but not for long!).
7F., No.12, Songshou Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110
Elektro is another key element of the nightlife in Taipei. Located inside Att4Fun (7th floor), the club is mostly known to foreigners for his free All you can drink nights for students early on Thursdays. On those days, after queuing for a long time to be sure to get in for free (usually at 10pm although the club opens at 11pm), you might enter the beautiful and enlightened room with the dancefloor and tables on the side, and try to enjoy the drinking and dancing before the clubs gets too crowded after 1am. On the other days, the club is sadly not All you can drink and you will not see as many foreigners: the people are mostly classy (tables, champagne…) but without being too pretentious. The DJ will usually remix some famous EDM songs with an MC shouting “Put your hands up” to please the Taiwanese crowd. If you want to breathe a bit, you will still be able to go out outside on the terrace to have an amazing night view around Taipei 101 neighborhood.
9F., No.12, Songshou Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110
Chess is located inside ATT4FUN in the highest floors and is mostly famous for Hip-Hop music lovers. The club has featured a number of international and reputable artists and DJs and continue to attract many people every week but only a few foreigners. The prices are more expensive than the average Taiwanese club but you should not miss it if you want to listen to some good Hip-Hop in a nicely decorated club.
8F., No.12, Songshou Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110
Near the top of ATT4FUN, you can enter in Halo, a beautiful club with a (sadly) small dancefloor. The entrance is usually free as the club is sometimes more like a lounge bar and the drinks there are expensive. However, you can enjoy an amazing view of Taipei 101 on the terrace: if you just want to admire the view, you can just take the elevator there and go to the terrace without paying any drinks on weekdays (and it would be a shame to miss that!).
B1., No.18, Songshou Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110
Babe18 is famous among foreigners for being a cheap All you can drink club, especially on Wednesdays and Sundays and with a much younger crowd with locals often aged 18 or 19. The bar is easily to get a drink from (and with rare drinks like Jäger or Absinthe shots), and the tables are a bit further away from the dancefloor, smaller but usually not too crowded excepted on weekends. The music starts slowly with Hip-Hop and changes to the usual EDM around midnight. Special shout-out to the Lollipop distributor!
The club opens at 10pm and you should arrive there at that time to enter directly and get the early discount: arrive 20 minutes later and you may find yourself queuing for a very long time as the staff takes its time and also make the table queue enter before. Also do not forget to bring a passport (or a printed photocopy of it) as national IDs are usually not accepted.
No.88, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110
Babe18’s big brother is located not far away from it and is reserved to a classier clientele. It's two rooms have each a dancefloor and a bar with usually different music and atmosphere. The design and the lights are beautiful and this is particularly true in the restrooms, almost futuristic. The club just closed recently for renovation and is said to be reopened in the near future, this time as an All you can drink! What more could we ask for? Check out the new club Klash for more information.
B1., No.22, Songshou Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110
You can find the Lava Club halfway between Babe18 and Room18. This All you can drink club is usually given the cold shoulder by foreigners for its reputation: Lava usually organize striptease or wet T-shirts competitions where you can actually win money! So if you want a classy place, this might not be the place you would be interested in, but if you just want to have some fun, drink and stay among locals, you can definitely go there!
B2., No. 67, Section 2, Roosevelt Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Box Nightclub is less known than it deserved to be. Located near an exit of Guting MRT, a foreigner students neighborhood, the club is pretty small but offers All you can drink for a cheap entrance price. Usually not too crowded, you might even find yourself allowed to ask for your own music to the DJ and to dance with your friends to it. Not the most fancy club but definitely a good spot to have some fun in a group, or to predrink there before going to another club later.
3F., No.456, Sec. 4, Xinyi Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110
M Taipei is also pretty small and the music soundsystem is somewhat poor. However, the Latin parties on Friday with All you can drink still have a reputation to be a lot of fun. You can give it a try if you want to dance on reggaeton, salsa, hip-hop, … Try to contact PRs to get on their list before deciding to go there!
台北市中山區玉門街1號 MAJI MAJI 集食行樂
No.1, Yumen St., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104
Famous foreigners spot, Triangle is a dancing bar held by French people with different theme nights depending on the days of the week. The drinks are affordable and the music is usually good, with foreign DJs coming to mix there. The student nights on Wednesday with free entrance (and free drinks early in the night) gather a lot of people that will dance inside or sit and talk on the tables outside the club where you can sit freely (maybe with some drinks for the 7/11 nearby!).
5F., No.201, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106
Design and classy, Omni is one of the fanciest clubs in Taipei. The electronic music there changes a bit from EDM and the sound system is impressive. The entrance fee is pretty high and the drinks might be a bit expensive compared to other clubs, but the place can definitely be worth it: otherwise, you should check the Wednesday parties (Ladies Night) where the entrance is free for girls and the boys can easily be on PRs lists and not pay anything (be careful about the dress code though!): excepted on Wednesday, you generally will not find many foreigners in the club, and the locals are pretty easy to talk to (you might even get invited to a table).
No.200, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 116
Tired of the constant EDM? Miss the underground vibe of your home country? Then you should give a try to Korner near Gongguan. In the dark there, you will be able to listen to House or Techno in a gloomy atmosphere and in 3 different rooms (small, middle and big one, the big one not being usually opened though). You might also just talk to people standing outside the club to take a rest before going back in. The prices really vary depending on the nights and the popularity of the people that will mix there but you can find some of you favorite DJs (recently Ben Klock, Nicolas Jaar, …)
No.1, Siyuan St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100
Not far from Korner, Pipe is another underground club where you can listen to a different style of music that the usual commercial music you find in Taipei. The place is also relatively dark but the outside of the club is really nice for sitting and calmly listening to the music (a bit like in Triangle).
★ OUR TIMETABLE SUGGESTION
Monday : Take a rest and recover
Tuesday : Take a rest and recover
Wednesday : Triangle/Omni
Thursday : Elektro
Friday : Wave
Saturday : Korner
Sunday : BB18