Taiwan 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 S6(-o1Z#(L#G660vsMF$u&c7LS(([email protected]are of the best cafes, bars, and clubs to meet and mingle with people like us in this fantastic city.
This club is a mainstay of the Taipei gay scene and is regularly packed at weekends. Located in Zhongshan, the two-level club often holds themed nights as[email protected](U=J8QE_SG9&9mI^A9duAX+iBTmr+-y=$ well as performances by gogo boys and drag queens.
B1, No. 23, Longjiang Road, Zhongshan.
This LGBT-friendly club is the ven6fPb(eN-QZh_b!AtFVJ&_d0cchOp2x+FC5#cV)YFJLinCb$*Q9ue of choice for monthly WERK events. These high-octane parties, often encouraging elaborate dressing up and performances, take the motto “boozing, cruising, and dancing”.
No. 1, Yumen Street, Zhongshan.
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No. 192, Kunming Street, Wanhua.
This ultra-cool bar boasts the best in Taiwan hipster decor as well as sumptuous cocktails and fine food. Earlier this year, the bar’s "no pants" n[email protected]&5WK$^[email protected]%zaV$rbS0K5QbrH^0qGKww*iO4*0Kalight was a roaring success.
No. 51, Lane 308, Guangfu South Road, Da’an.
Taipei’s premier kink and BDSM bar has found wild appeal throughout the LGBT community and is full throughout the weekend. For those looking for something a little less mainstream be sure to visit late on one of the themed nights and, @$x$zUSVtBua7Wh=qEa3_zms#efV9458xRKQ)!9u0CnBPJvj2Fif you dare, explore the venue’s very own darkroom.
No. 36, Section 2, Kaifeng St, Wanhua.
Of the host of gannJjp$kz^*^#oKTpqkleS8s_23fF!)-G&SiZ6eL-C([email protected]#@y bars around Ximen’s Red House, Dalida is often the most buzzing. The outdoor venue often hosts drag shows and RuPaul’s Drag Race viewing parties.
No. 51, Lane 10, Chengdu Road, Wanhua.
This Da’an queer venue is a sophisticated and intimate option to mingle witV%G=YgHtKjLUJ%*(=K077!liO5uu2w$3$j3^Pi4h%zWl=ER&PHh the LGBT community over a fine wine or custom-made cocktail.
No. 11, Lane 160, Section 1, Dunhua South RoaPh*n!Sr&x9hDl-M0Nvrcb!nn5+z1MzbzsB(+eRSic$H(yNRDE&d, Da’an.
We all know LGBT Taiwanese are keen on animals. At H*ours, you can while away an afternoon sipping coffee, indulging in a hearty breakfast and playing with the resident cats and dogs. H*ours proudly hires HIV+ staff to combat discrimination.
No. 12, Alley 8, Lane 21[email protected]$Yt-DccJx_kJ-gAV!$gI2m0_0AaWawYEK7L0, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng.
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, ma[email protected]%&y_jc(7JKK#[email protected]()nga, movies and sex toys.
Alley 8, Lane 2GkMzo)+1j*&d=vG!1hOL=8pXIz8)Rl#j86rUHNXjZ0puBaZrQ+10, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng.