Turning Point

"Japanese minimalism in the heart of Taipei."

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Turning Point

By The Bootleggers List - Taipei 2018. The Top 10 cocktail bars in town.

Forget those extravagant, colourful cocktails and pricey, fancy bottles; at Turning Point, bartender Masahiro Kon serves exactly what you need, no more, no less. It’s hard to create an impressive cocktail with two ingredients only, but Masahiro’s Gin Tonic has made the impossible possible. It has a sharp twist given by the bubbles dancing in the mouth, which highlighted the taste of gin in an unexpected way, leaving us in awe. Every glass of Masahiro’s cocktail is an embodiment of quality, precision and professionalism; every glass a beautiful succinct Japanese haiku. Sitting by the large wooden bar, listening to nostalgic jazz music in the dim light while watching the mixologist perfect his work quietly…there is no better way to end a long day in this busy capital.

Where to eat

There’s a nice Soba noodles restaurant near by called 二月半そば. We also recommend BeApe, a french restaurant.

Photos:

Junyou Liu

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Design: Yi-Hsuan Li

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