Taipei nightlife is considered by many expats as one of the best in all Asia. It is a combination of the best things the region has to offer: Modern venues, reasonable prices, friendly people and approachable girls.

The number of nightclubs is limited though. Many are only open 3 nights a week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Wednesdays are actually getting more and quieter, even with lower entrance fees.
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There are surprisingly few Westerners in Taipei and as a result, you will get more attention from normal girls compared to Singapore or even Bangkok (not to the level of Jakarta though).

Note: This review was last updated on January 8th, 2019. 

Where to Party in Taipei + Hotels
A particularity of Taipei's nightlife is that almost all the interesting bars and nightclubs are located in the central area, near the Taipei 101 Tower. Two nearby complexes have several clubs, bars and restaurants: ATT4FUN and NEO19.

----> If you are lazy to read my whole article, just go to ATT4FUN or NEO19 buildings and start partying in a random club immediately.

It is a good idea to choose a hotel near the Taipei 101 Tower. Below is a selection of the best ones:

Luxury/5-star ($300/night): W Taipei, Le MeridienShangri-La Far Eastern Plaza or Grand Hyatt
4-star ($100/night): Pacific Business Hotel
3-star/2-star (under $100/night): Just Inn Xin YiFu Hau Hotel
Dormitory/Backpacker: Work Inn 101

Even if you stay further from the city center, you have an efficient MRT system that can take you in the clubbing area quickly. Just make sure that you are within reach of Taipei City Hall MRT Station or Taipei 101 MRT Station (last train around midnight though so you'll need a cab on the way back).

Quick Tips on Taipei Nightlife
At the time of writing, it is allowed for people to smoke inside clubs. That's something I didn't really like, personally. Also, I noticed tons of girls are smoking in Taipei, which is uncommon in Asia.

Dress code
Even though some clubs allow it, don't wear shorts and sandals. You will be immediately branded as a tourist. It will not help you with girls nor to socialize. Some venues like Wave will also give you a discounted entrance fee for wearing a collar shirt (or a one-piece skirt for women).

Mixed alcoholic drinks on average: 200 TWD, Cocktails 300 TWD, Entrance Fee between 500 TWD and 1000 TWD (with 1 or 2 free drinks). You can often get a free entry by showing up before midnight or 11pm. Most ladies nights are on Wednesdays.

Several nightclubs like Wave, have cheap all-you-can-drink entrance.

Bottles and tables
Many Taipei nightclubs will suck if you don't have your own table, particularly Omni, AI and Kor. You have a minimum charge system, meaning to get a table you must spend at least a certain amount of money.

The best venues will ask around 15,000 TWD for 10 people on weekends. If your budget is tight, you can go during the week instead and pay half of that.

If you drink a lot, bottles are really an economical way to spend the night. It is also a huge plus with girls since many are just dying to get invited to a table and drink for free.

Taipei nightlife is quite clean. Few prostitutes, few naughty places. Fortunately, most clubs have sexy dancers.

Meeting Taiwanese girls
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Important - You should bring always bring an official photo ID with you, even if you look 45.  For foreigners, only the passport is accepted. Bouncers will ask you for it. Police ID checks also happen from time to time.

Taiwanese, both girls and guys, get pretty wild inside clubs. They often drink until they pass out. It is not rare to see someone throw up because he couldn't make it to the toilets.

As a foreigner, you should behave if you want to avoid problems, particularly in the streets.

Recommended Weekly Schedule
If you are in Taipei on a particular day, these are my party recommendations:

Monday: Frank
Tuesday: Wave, Bravo
Wednesday: Omni, Triangle
Thursday: Wave, Klash, Brass Monkey (it's a bar but you have a ladies night with a DJ)
Friday and Saturday: You can take your chances anywhere.
Sunday: AI

Recommended Bars and Lounges for pre-party drinking:

Expat Bars for Older Guys:
CarnegieBrass Monkey

Best Nightclubs in Taipei:

A high-end lounge/bar/club with a beautiful décor and the best sound system in Taipei. There is a nice central bar in the middle of the room, but you better arrive early if you want to get a seat. Otherwise, it's best to reserve a table and order some bottles. Wide selection of whiskies and bourbons. Music is anything but EDM, meaning hip-hop, soul, oldies, rap, RnB.

5F, No. 201, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Road Taipei, Taiwan.
Phone number: +886 966 3310 33
Facebook: Kor

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday from 9pm to 2am (4.30am on weekends)

Entrance Fee:
Free entrance, around TWD 400 per alcoholic drinks.

If you are a tourist, it is a good idea to have a few drinks at this rooftop bar on ATT 4 FUN to admire the view of Taipei 101. Drinks are quite light on alcohol and not particularly tasty. Lounge atmosphere. It's better to book a table to avoid being seated at the bar.

10F, ATT4FUN, Taipei, Taiwan, 110
Phone number: +886 909 332 333

Facebook: Frank Rooftop

Opening Hours:
Every day from 9pm to 3am

Entrance Fee:
TWD 600 with two drinks.

This is the most foreign-friendly nightclub in Taipei in terms of concept and crowd. Unlike other venues, you can easily buy drinks by the glass and you don't need to book a table to have fun. Laid-back, unpretentious vibe. They have different themed nights every day, so check their Facebook below for the latest update. Generally speaking, the choice of music can be pretty eclectic from 90s pop to Carribean songs. Student nights on Wednesdays are recommended (free entrance). A good place to meet girls. Owned by a French guy.

Note that Triangle is located about 20 minutes by car and 40 minutes by metro from Taipei 101.

They have a monthly gay party called Werk.

Yumen Street N°1 (Maji Square),  Zhongshan District
Facebook: Triangle

Opening Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday from 8pm to 2am
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 4am

Korner is the only club that specializes in techno.

If you are an occasional clubber who wants to see beautiful people, spend money on bottles and listen to famous songs, you will NOT enjoy Korner (try instead Omni or AI).

If you love hearing a good DJ who plays techno/minimal, then Korner is your place. It is similar to small clubs you would find in Europe, with a hipster design and an underground feel. The crowd is mixed with many expats, a few pretty girls and some Taiwanese guys as well. Most people come for dancing. I would guess that it's popular with LGBT.

Since Korner closes a little late, it can be considered Taipei's unofficial after-club.

B1, No. 200, Section 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan 116

Facebook: Korner Nightclub Taiwan

Opening Hours:
Wednesday and Thursday from 10pm to 2am
Friday and Saturday from 11.45pm to 5.30am

Entrance Fee:
From 100 TWD to 600 TWD depending on events. One drink included.

AI Club
This is the club that replaced the now-defunct Elektro in ATT4FUN (see below). It is a trendy venue,  medium-sized, which is visually impressive with a huge DJ podium and a great dancefloor. There are plenty of laser lights, smoke and screens. The sound system is pretty good too. It's really best to book a table here as it will be extremely packed on weekends. EDM music. They have some famous DJs once in a while (recently: R3HAB). A lot of hot girls but many are already within groups.

ATT4FUN, Taipei, Taiwan, 110
Facebook: AI Taipei

Opening Hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10pm to 4am
Friday, Saturday: 10pm to 4.30am

Entrance Fee:
TWD 1,000 for guys with 2 drinks and TWD 700 for ladies (weekends). Overall, it is expensive.

Omni is a very impressive nightclub with an award-winning design (360° LCD panel circling the club, plenty of lasers and fog, etc), an amazing sound system and a list of already several famous guest DJs (Hardwell, Skrillex, Dash Berlin, etc...).

It is a money-making business though, and money comes from tables/bottle service. If you are just a dude by yourself ordering whisky-coke at the bar, you won't feel very special and comfortable. I'd recommend Omni if you are coming with friends and don't mind spending a few hundred US dollars for the night. Bottles at 150US$. When you order champagne, sexy sailor girls will bring it to you with firecrackers.

Music is almost always EDM/trance/house. For DJs, their reference is the DJ Mag Top 100. They have some hip-hop nights too. Many foreigners and foreign-friendly girls. 

106, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, 201
Phone number: 09 83 803 388

Website: Omni Taipei

Opening Hours:
Wednesday from 10.30pm to 4.30am
Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm to 4.30am

Entrance Fee:
800 TWD (on average)

Young crowd, mostly Taiwanese. They usually have mash-up, RnB and hip-hop. Occasionally they organize live events and battles.

Neo19, Songshou Road No22, Xinyi District, Taipei 110
Phone number: +886 968 000 039
Instagram: Klash
Facebook: Klash Nightclub Taiwan

Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday from 10pm to 4am

Entrance Fee:
Wednesday: Free for all
Thursday: TWD 550 for guys (TWD 350 before 23pm), free for ladies.
Friday and Saturday: TWD 700 for guys, TWD 400 for girls (free before 23pm)
Sunday: TWD550 for guys and TWD 250 for girls

Hip-hop nightclub with a low-key atmosphere. Entrance is normally reserved for members, so it's best to send them a message on Facebook before showing up (they accept everybody). Owned by an American, among others. The dancefloor space is limited and most people are standing around tables. Few foreigners there.

Neo19, Songshou Road No22, Xinyi District, Taipei 110
Phone number: +886 905 788 321
Facebook: Chess Nightclub

Opening Hours:
Thursday from 9pm to 2am
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm to 4am

Entrance Fee:
Free as long as you are on guest list.

Pong Club
Located on the same level as Frank, this pub/club draws a large upmarket crowd on weekends (mostly local groups). The main attraction is the possibility to play digital beer pong on electronic tables. The price is around TWD1,200 (you don't pay if you win). Music is EDM and they have sexy dancers/attendants. Again, this place is more suitable for groups who reserve a sofa.

10F, ATT4FUN, Taipei, Taiwan, 110
Phone number: +886 903 826 666
Facebook: Pong Taipei

Opening Hours:
Every day from 9pm to 3am (until 4am on Friday and Saturday)

Entrance Fee:

Located one block away from ATT4FUN, it is a lesser known club with 99% locals. The DJs play mostly hip-hop and mash-up. Sexy dancers.

No. 18, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
Facebook: Franny

Opening Hours:
Wednesday until Monday morning: 10pm to 4am

Entrance Fee:
TWD 800 for guys and TWD 500 for girls (about TWD 200 less on weekdays).

1001 Nights
This shisha lounge-bar-club is about 3 kilometers from ATT4FUN. In case you are wondering, yes it does serve alcohol. It is a fun place with a different atmosphere than elsewhere in the city. Latin nights on Saturday with reggaeton are quite popular. It also serves as an after-hour club as it closes at 6am.

The owner is from Iran.

2nd Floor, No. 8, Sec. 5, Nanjing East. Rd., Songshan Dist.
Phone number: +886 2 2765 1122
Facebook: 1001 Nights

Opening Hours:
Every day from 9pm to 4am (6am on Friday and Saturday)

Entrance Fee:
First drink charge on weekends: TWD 200 for girls with 2 drinks and TWD 300 for guys with 3 drinks

Another high-end beer pong club, similar to Pong except it is located in Neo19 and not as crowded.

Neo19, Songshou Road No22, Xinyi District, Taipei 110

Facebook: VIBE

Opening Hours:
Every day from 9pm to 3am (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday) or 4am (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday).

Entrance Fee:

Best All-You-Can-Drink Nightclubs in Taipei

Taipei has several nightclubs where you can drink for free all night when you pay an entrance fee. It is only valid for some of the drinks and you should be careful not to lose your glass. The crowd in such places is generally younger and not so sophisticated. In terms of value, it is excellent if you are a heavy drinker.

Self-proclaimed the best open bar in Taipei, Wave is one of the nightclubs located ATT4FUN. It isn't that crowded and happening, but if you are hoping to get drunk with a small budget, this is the place. Mostly a Taiwanese male crowd.

Best day is on Tuesday and Thursday.

The music is EDM and house. Sometimes hip hop. Sexy dancers.

No. 12, Songshou Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
Phone number: 0911 439 897

Facebook: Wave Club Taipei

Opening Hours:
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10pm to 4am

Entrance fee:
The entrance fee allows you to a free selection of drinks. They offer a discount if you come before 11pm. The trick is that you have to be inside the club at that time, which can be difficult considering the queues.

Every day before 11pm: Free for ladies, 400-500 TWD for men
Weekdays after 11pm: 700 TWD for men and 400 TWD for women
Friday and Saturday after 11pm: 800 TWD for men and 500 TWD for women

You can get a small discount on Saturdays if you dress up (collar shirts for men and one piece dress for women)

M Taipei Club
This club is opened just two nights a week on Friday and Saturday. It has an international crowd, mostly students, who come to enjoy Latin beats: Reggaeton, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Kizomba, etc. The price includes a selection of free drinks all nights.

Miami nights on Friday, International nights on Saturday.

456, Xinyi Road, Section 4

Facebook: M Taipei Club

Opening Hours:
Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 5am (4am on Saturday). Do not come before midnight as they tend to make people wait in line for no reasons.

Entrance Fee:
TWD 750

A new nightclub, replacing Lava. It is quite small and a bit trashy, with a mostly young crowd attracted by the cheaper prices. EDM, trap and mash-up music.

ATT4FUN, Taipei, Taiwan, 110
Phone number: +886 933 869 150

Facebook: Ikon Nightclub

Opening Hours:
Wednesday to Saturday from 10pm to 4am.

Entrance Fee:
All you can drink: TWD 800 for guys and TWD 500 for girls on weekends (TWD 100 less on weekdays, girls free before 12.30).

Bravo is another venue with an all-you-can-drink offer. It is mostly crowded with students, almost all of which are Taiwanese. The main reason to visit is that it is the busiest club in Taipei on Tuesdays (ladies' night). Sexy dancers and gogo boys.

No. 217, Section 3, Nanjing E Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei, Taiwan 104
Phone number: 0938-128-188

Opening Hours:
Tuesday from 10.30pm to 4am
Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm to 4am

Entrance Fee:
Tuesdays: 600 TWD for men and 200 TWD for women with free flow alcohol
Weekends: 800 TWD for men and 500 TWD for women

Previously called Wax, Box has a terrible reputation for being low-class, yet it is quite popular. It is a small, foreigner-friendly nightclub, especially to the young ones studying in the nearby National Taiwan University. It's not very sophisticated but still decent in terms of design and facilities. The crowd gets drunk quickly and by the end of the night, the club turns into a total mess.

I would only recommend if you are in your early 20s and on a strict budget. Music is Top 40 and Rn'B. Single guys may find opportunities for one-night-stands.

67 Roosevelt Road, Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan 106
Phone number: 02 3365 30 41

Facebook: Box Taipei

Opening Hours:
Wednesday from 10.30pm to 4am
Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm to 5am

Entrance Fee:
The normal fee is 700 TWD for guys and 500 TWD for girls. If you come before 11pm, you will get a 200 TWD discount. They have other promos for students and foreigners so bring your ID and student cards. Ladies night on Wednesday.


Nightclubs close fast in Taipei. Here are a few I wrote about that have closed down since:

Elektro (CLOSED)
Located in the ATT4FUN building, just in front of Taipei 101 Tower, Elektro is a huge and modern nightclub, one of the hottest in Taipei at the moment.

Previously called Sparks, it is often the first venue people will recommend for party in the city. The crowd is a mix of rich Taiwanese and expats, with plenty of sexy and open-minded girls. It is a place to show off so make sure you dress well and bring some cash.

Since the dancefloor is small and crowded, it is preferable to book a table and to fill it with drinks. You can expect to pay at least 10,000 TWD on weekends for a group of 10 people. If you are alone or you can't afford a table, expect to be squeezed and to wait a while to get your drinks at the bar.

The best time to go to Elektro is after 2am so you can try a few other nightclubs before visiting it. The DJs will play commercial EDM and you'll have sexy dancers every 30 minutes.

ATT 4 FUN, Taipei, Taiwan, 110
Phone number: +886 27737 9887

Opening Hours:
Wednesday and Thursday from 10pm to 3.30am
Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 4.30am

Entrance fee:
700 TWD with 2 free drinks on weekends
Ladies night on Wednesday. Free for girls.

Room 18 (CLOSED)
This club was renovated in 2014 and it is the best one in the Neo 19 building. It is not as crowded as Myst or Elektro so it can be a good alternative to ATT4FUN if you are looking for a more laid-back club.

You have a main room with a very impressive design where most people party. The DJs play EDM and commercial songs there. You also have a more quiet lounge and a rooftop.

Songshou Road No22, Xinyi District, Taipei 110
Phone number: +88 6 958 1111 88

Opening Hours:
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm to 4.30am

Entrance Fee:
700 TWD with 2 free drinks. Ladies night every Wednesday (Free entry for ladies and free drinks before midnight).

Located inside ATT4FUN, it is one of the most famous nightclubs in Taiwan. So famous that it was actually featured in the movie Lucy with Scarlett Johansson. It is expensive, yet it manages to be completely packed on weekends. Wednesdays (ladies night) is a busy night as well (you can get in for free before 11pm). 

Crowded with foreigners, Myst has 3 rooms: The main one has the largest dancefloor in Taipei and DJs who play EDM, Top 40, House music. The second one is more intimate with mostly sofas and a bar. They have hip hop, Rn'B and old school music. Expats tend to prefer that one. The third one is a VIP room.

If you are more than 7-8 people, order a bottle to avoid being squeezed on the dancefloor. You'll also save money. Minimum table spending on Wednesdays is 6,000 TWD (10 people) and on weekends 15,000 TWD (10 people).

A few times during the nights, you will see amazingly sexy dancers perform on the podium. It might be the closest thing to gogo dancing in Taipei. They even have male dancers.

9F, No. 12, Song Shou Road, Taipei, Taiwan 110
Phone number: 09 83 803 388

Opening Hours:
Wednesday from 10pm to 4am
Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 4.30am

Phone number: +88 6 958914 777

Entrance Fee:
Wednesdays: 600 TWD for men and free for ladies. Girls get free cocktails before 12pm.
Weekends: 700-1000 TWD (with two drink included).
Alcoholic drinks from 250 TWD.

Lava (CLOSED, to be replaced by IKON)
Lava is an upmarket version of Babe 18, but with much fewer foreigners. They have commercial music. Sexy dancer competition on Saturdays.

B1, Songshou Road No22, Xinyi, Taipei 110, Taiwan
Phone number: +88 6 922 500 420

Opening Hours:
Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30pm to 4am
Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm to 4.30am

Entrance fee:
During the week, all you can drink for 700 TWD for guys and 400 TWD for girls (100 TWD discount on Sundays)

During the weekend, 700 TWD for 1 drink, 1000 TWD for 3 drinks

This nightclub in ATT4FUN is free and more easy-going than nearby Myst or Elektro. I'd recommend it if you are alone as you don't really need to book a table to enjoy it. Also, you have a nice balcony with a great view of the Taipei 101 Tower where it's easy to meet other people.

The music is not really my thing though as they play mostly Rn'B and Top 40 hits. It's not so busy on Wednesdays.

8th Floor, ATT4FUN, Taiwan 110
Phone number: 02 7737 9908

Opening Hours:
Open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10pm

Entrance Fee:
Normally free except for special events. Drinks inside around 300 TWD for a cocktail.

Babe 18 (CLOSED)
Located in Neo19 complex, Babe 18 is a club popular among younger Taiwanese, mostly because of its all-you-can-drink concept. Many foreigners on a budget go there as well. It is quite messy and not really stylish. You'll probably see a few people pass out during the night. If all you want is to get crazy drunk and dance, it's not a bad place. The best night is on Sunday as other clubs are closed. Music is hip hop and Rn'B.

Songshou Road No22, Xinyi District, Taipei 110
Phone number: +88 6 930 78 5018

Facebook: Taipei Babe 18

Opening Hours:
From Wednesday to Sunday from 10pm to 4am

Entrance Fee:

Ladies: Free before 11.30pm, 300 TWD after
Guys: 400 TWD before 11.30pm, 600 TWD after

Ladies: Free before midnight, 200 TWD after
Guys: 600 TWD all night

Friday and Saturday:
Ladies: 400 TWD
Guys: 700 TWD

Ladies: Free before 11.30pm, 250 TWD after
Men 550 TWD (200 TWD discount for Taiwanese students before 11.30pm)

Vogas (CLOSED)
Vogas is one of the hottest nightclubs for young, rich Taiwanese. It is busy every night, including on Mondays. One of their best features is their sexy shows (by both girls and guys). Many sexy girls but most don't seem to be into foreigners. 

B1, Songde Road, 171, Xinyi District, 
Phone number: +88 69 09 600 123

Opening Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 4am

Entrance Fee:
800 TWD for men and 500 TWD for women

The Beat (Moved to Roxy Rocker)
In the location of the Roxy bar, The Beat was opened in mid-2016 and it is specializing in hip-hop, Rn'B, old school and retro music. They also have house and latin themed nights. It's already popular. Many girls looking to meet foreigners. Prices are cheap.

Fuxing S Rd, 27, B2, Taipei, Taiwan 106
Phone number: +88 6 925 177477

Facebook: The Beat Nightclub Taipei

Opening Hours:
Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 4am

Entrance Fee:
300 TWD after 11pm (200 TWD before) with 1 free drink.

Photo Tribute: Taiwanese Sexy Dancers:
Taiwanese sexy dancers are one of the best parts of Taipei nightlife. Let me convince you with a few more pictures:

11 comments to '' Taiwan Nightlife: 15 Best Nightclubs in Taipei "

  1. Visited Korner.
    Can agree with your review, but want to add that the average age seems to be quite low (many students...), was there only one night though, so don't know if it is always like that or just that evening...
    Music wasnt bad but nothing social neither unfortunately but that for sure depends on the night...
    Entrance fee only 200 including a beer but then the next beer is 180...

  2. is there any night club that there is no sexy dancers ?

  3. This needs to be updated. The Beat, Myst, Room 18 are now closed. Halo I think now is called H Taipei

    1. I'm not going to Taipei before several months... Cannot update it at the moment but I'd love to hear your comments... Thanks

  4. I know it is an old post but as it is one of the first which shows up in google. Just wanted to precise for the ID that it is not only an ID card but your passport. I could not entry in 3 clubs (wave, elektro and neo) because of that... So it maybe worth an update

    1. Hi Katawan, thank you for your feedback, I added a note on the review...

  5. "Taipei nightlife is considered by many expats as the one of the best in all Asia."

    ^ This is PURE bullshit. Taiwanese are still very traditional (and not coming out of their shell anytime soon, like in the PRC). They're not that into drinking, and the few bars that are open are mostly full of business travelers, (foreign) prostitutes and a few local well-to-do's. Huge cover charges are universal and, as the pictures here suggest, anything "sexy" is relegated to special events attended by throngs of mostly men.

    Taipei's nightlife is, in fact, considered by many expats to be the absolute worst of any capital city's in Asia.

    1. I think you should go to a few of the clubs mentioned in the article and you'll see for yourself if Taiwanese are traditional.

  6. Hey thanks for putting this together. I absolutely abhorred IDM and House music so this list is very helpful as I do my research about where to go to dance. I'm more of a hip-hop music dancing lover. Thanks again!

  7. Korner is closed for good.
    There is a new techno club un:understand.
    And it's amazing!

  8. What's nightlife like in Taipei / Kaohsiung now?