This area benefits from its proximity to two major universities - National Taiwan
University (NTU) and National Taiwan Normal University (“Shida” in Chinese).
The nightlife in this area is rather spread out, but focuses mostly on Shida Rd.,
Hoping E. Rd., Jinshan S. Rd. and Roosevelt Rd.
“45” (aka Number Forty-Five OLD BAR Coffee)
Hoping E. Rd., Sec. 1, #45, 2F
Tel: (02) 2321-2140
Named after its address, “45” was a rollicking, popular place in the go-go ‘90s.
It seems to have fallen a bit off the radar since then, but it still has a classic
old bar feel. The steps leading up to the bar are notorious for their smallness and
steepness, providing a sort of built-in sobriety test for those entering or leaving.
Please remember not to drink and drive. Take a taxi if you’re going to drink. Taxis
are inexpensive and widely available.
Perhaps still the most popular bar in the Shida area, the Roxy 99 offers good music
and a lively crowded atmosphere - as well as food for the hungry. It tends to be
crowded, so best to arrive before 10.
A laid back place with big screen TVs for watching sports. Jr’s is a fun and relaxing
place to go and have a beer with a friend. It’s right in the heart of Shida Road,
and the neighborhood has a good buzz of students, young people and small food outlets.
Its open-air frontage is another attractive aspect, especially as the surrounding
neighborhood provides an interesting backdrop.