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Tahq_U*+arOTVoE1s)[email protected](HRH2nxo(xPj%[email protected]+mX(iwan Pride 2019 is just around the corner and you need to know where to go to make the most of Asia’s most LGBT-friendly city. Below are of the best cafes, bars, and clubs to meet and mingle with people like us in this fantastic city.


This club is a mainstay of the Taipei gay scene and is regularly packed at weekends. Located in Zhongshan, the two-level[email protected]_36xAJwMOa club often holds themed nights as well as performances by gogo boys and drag queens.

B1, No. 23, Longjiang Road, Zhongshan.


This LGBT-friendly club is the venue of choice for mogk+k8W0r6p2wEF4wR21XZ!5mU5gR-5Q&xOm+o%P6t28D!7#qQqnthly WERK events. These high-octane parties, often encouraging elaborate dressing up and performances, take the motto “boozing, cruising, and dancing”.

No. 1, Yumen Street, Zhongshan.

Bear Junkies

As the name suggests, this cafe is the place for bears and bear-lovers to meet and minzrwN&)p$wyN(nfi0CR#[email protected][email protected]%TWEcIrfn3_ee!Dqi*[email protected]gle.

No. 192, Kunming Street, Wanhua.


This ultra-cool bar boasts the best in Taiwan hipster decor as well go=gCzzIcIbe0a*2VCRXH2mt#0Uu9WDSnKuUx4YQNz=Mtjgj2eas sumptuous cocktails and fine food. Earlier this year, the bar’s "no pants" night was a roaring success. 

No. 51, Lane 308, Guangfu South Road, Da’an.

Commander D

Taipei’s premier kink and BDSM bar has found wild appeal throughout the LGBT community anBEjxWaE08kjw(1a-m)2xuYpj%FvVoq8UjnzGnNikjCgTj38&esd is full throughout the weekend. For those looking for something a little less mainstream be sure to visit late on one of the themed nights and, if you dare, explore the venue’s very own darkroom.

No. 36, Section 2, Kaifeng St, Wanhua.

Cafe Dalida

Of the host of gay bars around Ximen’s Red House, Dalida is often the most buzzing. The outdoor venue often hosts drag shows and RuPaul’s Drag Race vi5JQFCqgVjvrap)ROwayY(%[email protected]*%GD#H&oewing parties. 

No. 51, Lane 10, Chengdu Road, Wanhua.


This Da’an queer venue is a sophisticated and intimate option to mingle with the LGBT[email protected])oR9+ZDK4hdQWMaL2NCyyq+fp community over a fine wine or custom-made cocktail.

Nx#Z0moO#[email protected]_Xbn_qhQk^xuo3sKv=DJhWLpWdAOuBS$$EsXo. 11, Lane 160, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an.

H*ours Cafe

We all know LGBT Taiwanese are keen on animals. At H*ours, you can while away an afternoon sipping coffee, indulging in a hearty breakfast and playing with the resident cats and dogs. H*ours proudly hires HIV+ staff to combat discrimination.

No. 12, Alley 8, Lane 210, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Z[email protected]#8&rF_iU6=JYuw9Ltl6WR+LW8lP28U-jM$qBRoYC$7Uujlhongzheng.

Gin Gin Bookstore

Established more than 20 years ago, Gin Gin claims to be the first LGBT-themed shop in Asia. These days, it still provides a host of LGBT novels, manga, movies and$D&jmsROWg1_d#WGE+5atKJJ0xaC([email protected] sex toys.

Alley 8, Lane 210, Section 3,[email protected]#=qyUQ!lz(TF&b=I4_wblxC1F23t&c(g-2uVieKw!tThhwQ Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng.


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