Entertainment in Taipei

Cinema, Nightclubs in Taipei

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Taiwanese cinema is rooted in the country's unique and complicated history. Cinema developed outside of the Hong Kong mainstream and the censorship of the People's Republic of China. Ang Lee's Eat Drink Man Woman is one of Taiwan's best known films.

Spot - Taipei Film House- This art centre used to function as the residence of the U.S. Ambassador. It now holds independent screenings and has cafes and restaurants. The book store offers difficult to find and independent films on DVD.
Open: Tues-Sun, 11AM - 10PM
Admission: free
Address: Zhongshan North Rd, Sec. 2
MRT Station: Zhongshan on the Danshui line
Tel: + 02-2511-7786
Website: http://www.spot.org.tw/index_e.htm

Red Playhouse
Address: Taipei, Taiwan 10, Chengdu Road, Wanhua, Taipei 108 Taiwan
Tel:- +886.2.23119380

Address: 88, ChengDu Rd., Taipei Taiwan
Tel: (02)2361-1222

Address: 200, Roosevelt Rd. Sec. 4, Taipei Taiwan
Tel: (02)2935-9279

Address: 219, Chang An E. Rd. Sec. 2, 2F, Taipei Taiwan
Tel: (02)2741-5991

Address: 52, OMei St., Taipei Taiwan
Tel: (02)2388-8282

Kuang Hua
Address: 289, ZhongZheng (ChungCheng) Rd., Taipei Taiwan
Tel: (02)2881-2446

Address: 83, WuChang St. Sec. 2, Taipei Taiwan
Tel: (02)2311-8628

Address: 176, ChangChun Rd., Taipei Taiwan
Tel: (02)2517-5522

Spring Cinema Galaxy
Address: 52, HanZhong Rd Hsimenting, 10-11F, Taipei Taiwan
Tel: (02)2381-1339

Warner Village
Address: 18, SungShou Rd., Taipei Taiwan
Tel: (02)8780-5566

Cinemark Core Pacific
Address: Blf, No. 138 Sec. 4 Bade Rd. Taipei, 105 R.O.C. Taiwan

Links to Taiwan Cinema


Blue Note- One of Taipei's top venues for live jazz. Hidden away at the intersection of Roosevelt Rd. and Shida Rd.
Location: 4F, No. 171, Sec. 3, Roosevelt Rd., Da-an District, Taipei 106
Telephone: 886-2-2362-2333
Open Time: Daily 18:00-02:00
Transportation: Bus: Take the No. 1, 64, 208, 208 (Overpass Line), 208 (Keelung River 2nd Term Public Housing Line), 236, 251, 252, 278, or 606 bus to Guting Elementary School Station.
MRT Station: Opposite the Taipower Building Station (Exit 3)
Web: http://www.wretch.cc/blog/bluenote716

Cellar Lounge Bar- Trendy Japanese-style lounge. The bottle-lined wall at the bar adds to the distinctive ambiance at the Cellar.
Location: B1, No. 21, Sec. 4, Nanjing E. Rd., Songshan District, Taipei 105
Telephone: 886-2-2712-9319
Open Time: Weekdays 18:00-02:30, Weekends: 18:00-05:00
Transportation: Bus: Take the No. 33, 262, 285, 292, 630, 905, 906, or 909 to the Taipei Sports Office stop.
MRT Station: Nanjing E. Rd. Station

ZIGA ZAGA -An Italian restaurant and sports bar. A trendy and versatile club space.
Location: 2F., No. 2, Songshou Rd., Taipei
Telephone: 886-2-2720-1200
MRT Station: MRT Taipei City Hall Station Exit 2 - On foot 10 min.
Web: http://www.grandhyatttaipei.com.tw/clubhyatt/Club_zigazaga.htm

Brown Sugar- Modern lounge with premier jazz. Presents a different theme event every night of the week.
Telephone: 886-2-8780-1110
Web: http://www.brownsugarlive.com/taipei/main.html

Cube Public Bar - Unusual bar which features a series of protruding and indented seating areas.
Location: No. 48, YongKang St., Taipei
Telephone: 886-2-2391-6621
Open Time: 20:00 - 2:00
MRT Station: MRT Guting Station Exit 5 - On foot 10 min.

For more places and info, go to Taiwan Fun.

Update 10/12/2010


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