2019 Taiwan Pride: Taipei's LGBT Hotspots

2019 Taiwan Pride: Taipei's LGBT Hotspots
What you need to know

In May 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, which makes this year’s pride month all the more meaningful for the LGBT community. You can join the annual pride parade in Taipei on 10/26, with the parade route starting at the Taipei City Hall plaza and ending in front of the Presidential Office Building. If you’re planning to celebrate pride (and halloween!) in Taipei, follow our Taipei Pride Map to experience what Taipei has to offer for the LGBT community.

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description: In May 2019, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, which makes this year’s pride month all the more meaningful for the LGBT community. You can join the annual pride parade in Taipei on 10/26, with the parade route starting at the Taipei City Hall plaza and ending in front of the Presidential Office Building. If you’re planning to celebrate pride (and halloween!) in Taipei, follow our Taipei Pride Map to experience what Taipei has to offer for the LGBT community.

clubs.title: Clubs

{clubs.triangle}
name: Triangle
address: No. 1, Yumen Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 10491
description: While Triangle is not strictly a gay club, do pay attention to the events hosted by WERK. You’re guaranteed to have a good time with people dressed up in elaborate costumes and makeup.
website: https://www.facebook.com/TriangleTaipei/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/aq2977dht0g3gz5s3srsi2sa8r9uh0.jpg
phone: 0933 449 874

{clubs.b1}
name: B1
address: B1, No. 198, Section 3, Civic Blvd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
description: A queer-friendly basement techno club that’s converted from a garage.
website: https://www.facebook.com/B1Taipei/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/pzaz1ayl1i5shps2repifmy58ns4my.jpg

{clubs.gstar}
name: G*star Club
address: B1, No. 23, Longjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 10491
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/w3NLVF74KY8H9djB7
description: You can enjoy a wild night of dancing at G*star with a young, attractive crowd. The club’s layout also allows guests to dance and “be seen” on a stage.
website: https://www.facebook.com/gstarclub/
phone: 02 2721 8323

{clubs.taboo}
name: TABOO Night Club
address: No. 90, Section 2, Jianguo North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 10491
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/9TEvZ5n7oS3KqKy19
description: The only lesbian bar/club in Taipei, Taboo is known for good music and fun vibe. Some have even called it a “women’s paradise.”
website: https://www.facebook.com/TABOONightClub/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/690z52s94gchphdc397ksec30mrv8l.jpg
phone: 02 2518 1119


{}

bars.title: Bars


{bars.wonder}
name: Wonder Bar & Lounge
address: No. 28, Lane 147, Section 1, Keelung Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110
addressUrl: https://goo.gl/maps/2cBjTe7vHJCyTS8A6
description: A cozy, welcoming bar for queers to hang out. To celebrate the same-sex marriage legalization in Taiwan, Wonder is collaborating with LEZS, a women-focused party planner, to throw an <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1360247490782708/">after-party</a> for this year’s Pride parade on 10/26.
website: https://www.facebook.com/wonderbar.tpe/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/5ah24fi6wk4jkmnhf2jb984wjnbp17.jpg
phone: 02 2767 6696

{bars.fairy}
name: Fairy Taipei
address: No. 51, Lane 308, Guangfu South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
description: A trendy bar with fairylike interior decor where you’ll find the most fashionable people in town. It’s good for cocktails but the food won’t disappoint either. There’s also a basement dance floor if you want to move your body after a few drinks ;)
website: https://www.facebook.com/FairyTaipei/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/99528bxfx66ohzvk8s7yi4m4kvyhr3.jpg
phone: 02 2741 8852

{bars.abrazo}
name: ABRAZO BISTRO
address: No. 198, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
addressURL: https://www.google.com/maps/place/ABRAZO+BISTRO+%E6%93%81%E6%8A%B1/@25.0423194,121.5463091,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3442abc534bd4225:0x74b40570f988e586!8m2!3d25.0423194!4d121.5485032
description: Abrazo is always packed on weekends. It's one of the hippest LGBT bars in Taipei right now and you can catch a lot of flirty glances. If you’re down for great music and a friendly crowd, definitely come here for a fun night.
website: https://www.facebook.com/Abrazobistro/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/iip7ixluztjqx2ovhxqmsifr3msrez.jpg
phone: 02 2731 8282

{bars.goldfish}
name: GOLDFISH
address: No. 13, Lane 85, Linsen North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 10491
description: A cocktail bar with an entrance that resembles a fish tank. The clientele here mainly consists of bears and muscular types.
website: https://www.facebook.com/goldfishtaipei/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/rx1wombyx506vjenq3fx7iisadvd8c.jpg
phone: 02 2581 3133

{bars.commander}
name: Commander D
address: No. 36, Section 2, Kaifeng St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, 108
description: A kinky bar for BDSM lovers. Commander D regularly hosts BDSM-themed or costume events for the LGBT community. You can experience the boldest of Taipei in this leather-heavy bar. It also has a second location on the second floor of the Red House.
website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Wine-Bar/Commander_司令-133179766763726/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/dftdi7k40bkhg4r6dbbn9gwsjynxh0.jpg
phone: 02 2388 0440

{bars.dalida}
name: Cafe Dalida
address: No. 51, Lane 10, Chengdu Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, 108
addressURL: <https://goo.gl/maps/C1rvpipUDbWVcEas8>
description: The most popular outdoor LGBT bar in the Red House area. Cafe Dalida sometimes hosts “RuPaul’s Drag Race” viewing parties. On Friday and Saturday nights, you can even catch quality drag shows that’ll have the entire audience laughing and throwing things around. It’s best to go with a small group of friends and enjoy Taipei’s outdoor atmosphere.
website: https://www.facebook.com/cafedalida/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/ewugtyaoxxh3banfx2i8q5p68ecdg1.jpg
phone: 02 2370 7833

{bars.hunt}
name: Hunt Taipei
address: No. 7, Section 2, Guiyang St, Wanhua District, Taipei City, 108
description: An intimate gay bar with themed events like wrestling night and towel party where you’re only allowed to wear nothing but a small white towel.
website: https://www.facebook.com/HuntTaipei/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/w8aj2xdrcbw2xv1xhdim0dmys17z1o.jpg
phone: 02 2331 1069

{bars.bacio}
name: Bacio Taipei
address: No. 11, Lane 160, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/ZxcQvkmetMbUBGba9
description: If you’re looking for an intimate space for chitchats and strong cocktails, come to Bacio. Bacio is the Italian word for “love” and this bar strives to make every customer feel loved and relaxed.
website: https://www.facebook.com/baciotaipei/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/90bf7wkwkzr9why07islwzlxro10zl.jpg
phone: 02 8771 9819


{}

cafes.title: Cafes

{cafes.toasteria}
name: Drag Brunch @ Toasteria Cafe
address: No. 200, Section 2, Xinyi Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/LCxoY1fW7k38oy6G9
description: Bouncy Babs hosts a monthly drag brunch at Toasteria Cafe where guests can watch a fun drag show, play games, and drink cocktails on a Sunday. Follow Bouncy Babs’ Facebook page for fun events around the city beyond drag brunch.
website: https://www.facebook.com/bouncybabs69/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/q7we4ilc42iv0b7d17228v95hgawqy.jpg

{cafes.hours}
name: h*ours
address: No. 12, Alley 8, Lane 210, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/35Eg6j1uq4RWoQTn6
description: h*ours cafe’s owners are pro-LGBT and they proudly promote the space as “having all utensils safely washed by HIV-positive people.” You can enjoy a lazy afternoon here with a cup of coffee while playing with two kitties and one puppy.
website: https://www.facebook.com/hours.cafe/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/p09xlo308exk8jyz5i4ksxm3bufi83.jpg
phone: 02 2364 2742

{cafes.bear}
name: Bear Junkies
address: No. 192, Kunming Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, 108
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/mW84YpojPQAFM6FC6
description: You can probably guess the vibe from its name, Bear Junkies. It’s a great place to socialize with cute bears and even the tea here is served in a bear-sized mug.
website: https://www.facebook.com/Bearjunkies/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/9xrqg08ivj35wzyzumykyslez82s1d.jpg
phone: 02 2311 8525


{}

daytime.title: Daytime

{daytime.rabbit}
name: Rabbit God Temple
address: 8F, No. 50 Jingan Road, Zhonghe District, New Taipei City
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/4gjDCKdiTZmkykVR7
description: Wei-ming Temple, also known as the Rabbit God Temple, is a Taoist house of worship for gays. In history, the term “rabbit” was the equivalent of “faggot” in English. But now the Rabbit God temple is a place for gays to pray for love.
website: http://www.weimingtang.url.tw
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/ivldnflq0csadism8x94dguj8w6wjf.jpg

{daytime.228}
name: 228 Peace Memorial Park
address: 3 Ketagalan Boulevard, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/mRVQFPQVAqZkJ7ao7
description: Why 228 Peace Memorial Park? It’s historically a place for gay couples and friends to gather at night since most of their families wouldn’t have allowed those relationships back in the day. It was also a major scene in Pai Hsien-yung’s classic novel, Crystal Boys.
website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/228_Peace_Memorial_Park
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/678m0udmw68br3jgpeotulcsh8hblc.jpg

{daytime.red}
name: The Red House
address: No. 10, Chengdu Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, 108
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/sPAqJHvS9GzdMnWv8
description: Originally a theater, the Red House used to screen second-run and adult movies. Gays usually lingered around here because of its proximity to 228 Peace Memorial Park and its cheap tickets — they could buy some time and space with their lovers behind the theater seats or in the bathrooms. Today, the building is converted into a creative/designer market. It’s an iconic building situated right in the center of Taipei’s gay district.
website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_House_Theater
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/7oo6pqz4zkjblr2e9wslagyxu06xen.jpg


{daytime.boat}
name: LOVE BOAT SHOP
address: No. 11, Lane 240, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/Rv4AqUrVy4aQMTgm9
description: Love Boat is a fashion and lifestyle shop for the lesbian community and a cultural hub for people to gather in a cafe salon to chat, get a tarot reading, or attend workshops.
website: http://lesloveboat.com/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/pl6f8zxgihxn78ma2xfvxoqq8n1jes.jpg
phone: 02 2364 8757

{daytime.gingin}
name: GinGin Bookstore
address: Alley 8, Lane 210, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/MR5vUQeckiECnJjRA
description: The first LGBT-themed cultural shop in Asia. It has a unique selection of mangas, movies, and even adult toys.
website: https://www.facebook.com/ginginbooks/
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/j2o2vy1n3wqtmdizht0h15c03wml2k.jpg
phone:
02 2364 2006

{}

saunas.title: Saunas

saunas.description: Gay sauna is also part of the LGBT experience in Taipei. Explore one of these spots below for a steamy night.

saunas.image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/3zmgovm94xcf99l7jvnm07o8bpoazd.jpg

{saunas.xl}
name: XL CLUB
address: 4F, No. 104, Minzu East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 10491
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/fa2kfNwqqxn81r3z9
phone: 02 2598 8859
hours: 10:00~02:00

{saunas.io}
name: I/O Taipei
address: No. 12-1, Lane 49, Shuangcheng Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 10491
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/WRSFh2prT4unkdNF7
phone: 02 2586 3508

{saunas.soi}
name: Soi 13 In
address: No. 13, Section 1, Minsheng East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/34jKyAFXVequjDJJ7
phone: 02 2523 6270
hours: 24 hours

{saunas.aniki}
name: ANIKI
address: B1, No. 11, Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei City, 103
addressURL: https://www.google.com/maps/place/ANIKI/@25.0046101,121.2383219,11z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sANIKI!3m4!1s0x3442a94005255343:0xbeed9180298589ee!8m2!3d25.054697!4d121.515032
website: https://www.anikigroup.com/
phone: 02 7732 1069
hours: 24 hours

{saunas.royal}
name: Imperial Palace Sauna
address: No. 20, Xining Rd, Wanhua District, Taipei City, 108
addressURL: https://www.google.com/maps/place/%E7%9A%87%E5%AE%AE%E4%B8%89%E6%BA%AB%E6%9A%96/@25.0462882,121.5046579,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3442a90ec0ff8521:0xc6c1e55489805700!8m2!3d25.0462882!4d121.506852
phone: 02 2381 5900

{saunas.hans}
name: Hans Men’s Sauna
address: No. 120, Xining Rd, Wanhua District, Taipei City, 108
addressURL: https://goo.gl/maps/Wfzaa8oZPJXp85ja7
phone: 02 2311 8681
hours: 24 hours

{}


hotels.title: Hotels

{hotels.gs}
name: Gs Hotel
address: No. 322, Section 5, Nanjing East Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, 105
addressURL: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gs+Gay+Hotel/@25.0511243,121.565984,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!3m7!1s0x3442ab96dca047bd:0x5340b9234fa46f7e!5m2!4m1!1i2!8m2!3d25.0511243!4d121.5681781
description: The first and only gay hotel in Taiwan
website: gshotel.business.site
image: https://tnl-static.s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/2019/9/7jiwce2g5e2iee0wfaxws3nm01a0k1.jpg
phone: 02 2766 1116

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