Taipei comes alive at night, and as the sun goes down, the rhythms and beats take over the city from some of the best music nightlife spots in town. From jazz to grunge to electronica, the music scene here truly has something for everyone, and if you can't find what you're looking for, you're not looking hard enough. These ten bars, clubs, and venues represent a small sampling of the fantastic music scene in Taipei.
Coming in at the top of the list, Roxy Rocker is every music fan's wet dream. The owner has a collection of over 7000 albums for you to choose from, so you'll always have something good to listen to over a beer.
The UnderWorld has been a Taipei institution in Shida for over a decade, and for good reason. This basement hideout has a grungy atmosphere with wall art reminiscent of a 60s drug trip and plenty of local live bands.
For those looking for a place to kick off your shoes and party all night, Luxy is the place to see, be seen, and shake your groove thang. With world class DJs and second-to-none sound system, the party is hot nearly every night at Luxy.
The National Theater and Concert Hall may seem out of place on this list, but the more elegant venue plays host to some world-class classical music performers, and therefore earns a spot in the top.
B1 #177 Heping E. Rd Sec. 1
Classic rock themed bar with extensive drink and food menus... read more
No. 1-3, Lane 102, Section 1, ĀnHé Rd
Chic, relaxed jazz bar with intimate atmosphere and friendly staff... read more
21-1 Chung Shan South Road
No. 211, Sec. 2, AnHo Rd
Cozy bar with nightly live music... read more
5F No 197 Zhong-Xiao East Road
VIP nightclub for Taipei's wealthy youth... read more
B1F, No. 200, Sec 4
No. 1, Section 1 BāDé Road
Large concert venue that holds over 900 people...
No. 2, Lane 244, Roosevelt Rd., Sec. 3
Cozy basement hangout with live music... read more
B1F, No. 45 Shida Rd
Grungy underground bar in the heart of Shida...
No.92, Da An Road Section 1