Taipei Nightlife Guide: TOP 10 Bars & Clubs
This is my ultimate Taipei nightlife guide featuring the Top 10 bars & nightclubs which I carefully selected including places such as Vibe, PONG, OMNI, Babe18, Elektro and 1001 Nights.
- Why: Most underrated party scene in East Asia.
- Last Call: Big clubs close at 4:30am.
- Accommodation: Stay near ATT4Fun across Taipei 101 (Booking.com)
- Tips: ID check is very strict, sometimes you will need to show your passport.
- Best Taipei Bar: FRANK (Friday night)
- Best Taipei Nightclub: OMNI (Saturday night)
- Wifi: 4G Pocket Wifi rental at airport for just $1.45 USD per day!
- Related: Also, check the Hong Kong Nightlife Guide
- Book Now: Taipei Pub Crawl adventure for just $23 USD
Taipei is a hidden nightlife gem in East Asia, I had no idea prior to visiting Taipei of its excellent bars and massive nightclubs. If you are new to Taipei than I highly recommend you join the Taipei Pub Crawl to mingle with locals, expats and travellers and learn everything about the hot spots in Taipei (just $23 USD). I recommend you start your evening with a few drinks, a game of jenga at ONTAP, a laid back pub where you can meet many expats and English speaking Taiwanese locals. Another great bar is FRANK Taipei on top of the ATT4Fun party building with mesmerizing views of Taipei 101.
1. ON TAP
Great bar for beers, jenga and affordable drinks mostly visiting by expats and English speaking locals.
2. FRANK Taipei
Epic laid back lounge on the roof top of ATT4Fun with magical views of Taipei 101.
Latest nightclub to the Taipei Nightlife, VIBE has a great dance floor and many digital beer pong tables for an epic night out with friends.
Another great club at ATT4Fun with a solid dance floor, great cocktails and digital beer pong as well.
5. 1001 Nights
Shisha bar with a dark atmosphere and odd flavours for your shisha party, this place often gets busy late in the night.
6. Franny (Babe18)
Formerly known as Babe18 is a great nightclub that often hosts all-you-can-drink parties where you can drink all night for free as long as you hold onto your cup.
Fist pumping EDM club with great DJ's and a large dance floor, mostly visited by the Taiwanese locals.
8. Landmark Taproom
A hidden outdoor craft beer bar near ATT4Fun, try their fruit infused beer and chat up with the locals.
Best nightclub in Taipei for its massive dance floor, young crowd, heavy EDM and the ultimate spot for halloween.
10. KOR Taipei
Alternative to OMNI, Kor is a large cocktail bar where you can enjoy hiphop, R&B and rap.
11. BONUS: Haidilao
End you night at Haidilao, an highend Chinese hot pot experience which is open until 4am, make sure you order the noodle dance.
12. BONUS: Partyworld
For karaoke lovers, hit up partyworld to match off your singing skills in large private karaoke rooms, make sure to order the stinky tofu.
ATT4Fun is the main location for most nightclubs and bars right across the Taipei 101 tower, so make sure to book yourself an AirBnB nearby if you do not like to move around a lot.
One of the coolest events are all-you-can-drink parties at many nightclubs like Franny (Babe18), here you pay a fixed fee at the door, often around $25 USD and you'll be able to refill your cup until 4am closing time. Also, the music at many nightclubs is fantastic, lots of EDM and house DJ's.
Another great lounge is 1001 Nights where you can enjoy odd flavoured shishas and laid back atmosphere. I ordered the bizarre Banana-Gum flavour which was highly enjoyable. Make sure to check their events listings on their Facebook page but if you don't want to deal with all the planning logistics, than join the Taipei Pub Crawl which has everything arranged for an epic night out in Taipei for just $22 USD.
OMNI is the largest nightclub in Taipei with a massive dancefloor, solid EDM and an incredible light system, OMNI is open until 4:30am and a great place to meet the locals. OMNI has a young sexy crowd, bottle service, although the entrance can be expensive, this place is worth every penny.
Another great nightclub for halloween is Elektro, one of the most popular nightclubs at ATT4Fun. As you can tell from my photos, I visited Taipei during the halloween weekend. This is a compilation of my 2 trips to Taiwan, end of September and end of October.
VIBE and PONG are special nightclubs where you can play digital beer pong with friends, a date or the locals. It is a great way to socialize and interact, just download the App on your phone and have a fun beer pong match off in the middle of the nightclub.
KOR Taipei is located right next to OMNI, Kor is a great club if you are NOT into EDM. At KOR you can enjoy hiphop, R&B and rap music. Sadly, there isn't a dance floor but definitely a great place to socialize.
If you want to make new friends in Taipei, you will eventually be asked to be added to WeChat. WeChat is 'the' chat app in Taiwan, so if you do not have DATA on your phone during your stay, make sure to rent a dirt cheap pocket Wifi station at the airport. You can take these pocket Wifi stations all over the country and connect all of your devices (laptop, tablet, phone). It even fits in your back pocket. Luckily, there is a 10% discount on a pocket 4G Wifi station on Klook ($1.45 USD per day). I rent this device everytime I visit Taiwan to avoid any stressful situations.
End your night in Taipei at Haidilao, a highend Chinese hot pot restaurant open until 4am, my Taiwanese friends took me here to experience delicious Chinese dishes, my favorite being the water lotus stems, I recommend going easy on the spicy level, it could be a painful aftermath. Alternatively, karaoke it up at Partyworld located right next to OMNI nightclub to continue your nightlife adventure and show off your singing skills in a large private karaoke room. In conclusion, Taipei is definitely one of the best cities in the world for an epic night out! Hopefully I convinced you to check it out, and if you do make sure to book the Taipei Pub Crawl for just $23 USD to start off your night.