TAIPEI Gay Bars & Clubs 2018

Taipei’s main gay district is located in the Red House District, a large outdoor complex featuring shops, bars and restaurants. All of the bars on the ground floor have large terraces, perfect for watching the boys walk by throughout the day and well into the night.

Funky is one of Taipei's longest running and most popular gay clubs - very busy at weekends.

Funky is one of Taipei’s longest running and most popular gay clubs – very busy at weekends.

Gmix Taipei

Great cocktails, hot staff, located in metropolitan Taipei, G MIX is part nightclub and lounge bar.

Our guide to gay bars in Taipei.

Many of the cafe bars in Taipei open from  5pm in the early evening. The dance bars tend to open later between 7pm and 9pm. The red house district is usually pretty full by 10pm, especially from Thursday to Sunday. There are a wide range of bars to choose from, from bijou resto-bars offering delicious local and international food to friendly bears bars and karaoke lounges.

The clubbing scene has undergone quite a change over the past two years with the closure of two large club venues leaving promoters with a lack of space to promote parties such as G5. We will keep you updated as things progress throughout 2015/16.

Beyond the Red House, if you are close to Taipei City Hall, check out Empress, a chic bar attracting guys and girls in the 20s to 30s and a trendy hang out for those looking to network and make new friends. La Boca on Zhongshan Dunhua has become one of the most popular venues along with Park. Both offer a delicious range of teas in the afternoon and mesmerizing Yellow Mojitos after sunset.

All of the bars we visited in Taipei were friendly and welcoming. English is spoken in most, however a little Mandarin can go a long way. Tipping is appreciated. There are a lot of gay and gay friendly hotels close to the Red House district offering great value for money, however rooms can be on the smaller side. The hotels near City Hall offer a more luxurious alternative and increasing your budget by just EUR 20 per night can make a big difference in room quality. Getting a taxi to the gay districts is quick and cheap.

  • Where to Stay

    If you want to be close to the gay bars, stay in the Red House District – hotels here are smaller and more economical. The downtown district is where you will find 5 star hotels and luxury shopping. Both options are easy to reach using public transport.

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Recommended Hotels in Taipei

All of the gay bars and clubs in Taipei are centred around Ximen’s Red House District. Here are our top hotel recommendations.

The Tango Hotel
4 Star Great Location

This 4 star hotel offers air conditioned rooms with a flat screen TV and a DVD player, safe and a fridge. The bathrooms have a spa bathtub.  Located in the gay area.

A Simple Place
Clean & Great Value

A simple place

The air-conditioned rooms at the 3 star SIMPLE PLACE Ximending  featur a flat-screen TV, a desk, a minibar and free WI FI. A good choice for the budget traveler.

Airline Inn Taipei
3 Star – Unique

The Airline Inn

Rooms at the 3 star Airline Inn are equipped with a flat screen TV, minibar, personal safe and Private bathrooms. This hotel is next to all the gay bars and night life of Taipei.

CityInn Hotel Plus
4 Star – Comfrot

This 4 star hotel offers Air conditioned rooms featuring colorful designs with unique artwork. Each room is equipped with tea/coffee making facilities.

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