Room 18 Taipei is widely considered the top nightclub in Taipei, facing down some stiff competition and coming out on top thanks to its jaw-dropping décor, great tunes and fun-loving high-class crowd. Located in the Neo19 building in the busy Xinyi District, this is the must-visit party space in the city’s thriving club scene.
The 100-metre-long room is split into two sections – Room 18 and 18 Lover. The former is the main nightclub, where the décor is bright and funky, with a slight ‘80s feel created by the Tron-like patterns and disco-like underlit dancefloor. The laser lighting, show dancers, high-quality sound systems and great resident and guest DJs spinning EDM and house music from their centrally-located pulpit bring a modern feel, as well as a young, hip and upmarket crowd.
18 Lover is a chic industrial-styled lounge bar within the club. Comfortable sofas and a large bar are set among exposed brickwork and wood, giving the area a different pace and vibe. It is a popular place for people wanting to take a break from the dancefloor, catch up with their friends and enjoy the bottle service.
Entry to Room 18 Taipei costs NT$700, making it one of the more costly clubs in Taipei, but that price includes two drinks. Wednesday is Ladies Night, when entry is NT$500 for men (still with two drinks) and free for women. The drinks menu is spirit-heavy, with an impressive selection of top-shelf tequilas, rums, brandies and whiskies sold by the glass or bottle. Generally-speaking, the prices are about NT$200 per glass and up to NT$5,000 per bottle. Classic cocktails and shots are priced between NT$200-350.
Opened in 2005, Room 18 has been is constantly listed at the top of Taipei’s nightlife for quite some time, with the only complaints being the relatively high price of drinks and the fact that it is not open for more nights in the week. Its lively and creative parties make it a big hit among the local clubbers, as proved by it being continently packed to capacity.
Room 18 Taipei
- Opening Hours: Wed, Fri and Sat 22:30 – 04:30
- Location: B1, No. 22, Songshou Road, Xinyi
- Tel: +886 (0)9 5811 1188