The Dadaocheng area in west Taipei is famous for its nostalgic charm, especially those historical buildings from nearly a century ago. Today, on the second floor of one such building, a homely space is co-managed by Caffé CityNorth and Bar CityNorth. To enjoy a mellow evening with mind-blowing cocktails, come after 7pm and find Eason, a talented but humble bartender who honed his skills in Japan, ready to show you some real magic. Ask him about those hidden bottles in the back, and you’ll have a good chance of discovering the best of his improvised recipes. With the moody lighting, comfy couches and the warmth of wood furniture, coming to this unpretentious walk-in only bar is just like dropping by an old friend’s place and being invited to stay longer.
Where to eat
Peacock Bistro is a cute and delicious place nearby.