As one of the most prosperous and central districts of Taiwan‘s capital, Daan is a lively and vibrant neighborhood. The more youthful population and high concentration of students means that Daan is constantly evolving with hip new concept bars and restaurants opening up almost overnight. Here is our guide to the 10 best.
EZ5 is an intimate performance venue which hosts three regular, local acts and live bands. The entrance fee isn’t cheap, especially for Taipei but customers get two vouchers for food and drinks included in it. The fantastic live bands and limited size of the venue means obtaining a seat is a competitive endeavor. Therefore, it is strongly advisable that you arrive before 8:30pm or visit on the weekend when EZ5 is less crowded but still has a great atmosphere.
211, Section 2, Anhe Rd, Da’an District, Taipei, +886 2 738 3995
Although R&D, which stands for Research and Development, is no secret, it certainly does challenge Ounce for the top cocktail joint in Daan district. They see good drinks as a true craft which they explore through a whole range of techniques including dehydration, fermentation, distillation, infusion and maceration. In their own words, R&D will ‘stop at nothing to surprise you, entertain your palate, and make your experience drinking with us truly memorable.’ In addition to drinks, they also serve great food and snacks, such as ceviche and sweet potato crisps to soak up some of those delicious beverages.
178, Yanji St, Da’an District, Taipei, +886 2 7789 008