Looking for fun things to do in Taipei at night? Try this Arcade Bar.
To enter this newly opened barcade in Taipei you first have to find a way in.
Donned with a classic Akira poster and mini arcade game – the entrance isn’t too difficult to figure out (you can always ask for help if needed).
The first floor seats a small bar and restaurant, walk through to find a stairway with sweeping red light. Upstairs you’ll find the a small hallway lined with tables and classic arcade games from Tetris, Metalslug, and The Simpsons.
You get a token for every 200nt you spend on drinks or food, and each game has a challenge where you can win shots for yourself or your table! Fair warning, these challenges aren’t easy. Just in Tetris, you’ll need a score of 25000 or above to win back 4 shots. (I scored a measly 6000 on my first go, and 11k on my second).
I’m a big fan of the atmosphere, it seems like most people are there to have fun with the arcade games. However, it is a small space with only around 4 tables, if fully booked the place will be packed. Make sure to call ahead if you’re a big group (4+ people).
Since I’ve been taking a break from drinking alcohol, I ordered a couple mocktails -they have freshly-made mocktails made from fruit juices – one more sweet and one on the sour side. I enjoyed both. (300nt)
Along with their drinks, you can order food such as karage fried chicken, or shaken fries: a bag of thinly-cut french fries paired with a housemade spice packet you can shake up in the bag to flavor your fries.
Would recommend this place for people that like to play games, challenge friends, meet new gamers.
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