What are the pubs recommended by experienced Kaohsiung residents? Here are three places you MUST go!


Hello everyone! I’m @olivertomolife, back from studying abroad in Kaohsiung!

The weather in Kaohsiung is one of the hottest in Taiwan, so I often feel like having a drink.

And surprisingly, Kaohsiung has a lot of places where you can drink!

I would like to introduce some of the bars I found during my stay in Kaohsiung that I recommend.

Recommended for
  • People who are looking for places to drink in Kaohsiung
  • Want to go to a pub in Kaohsiung and want to know the best places to go
  • Want to know about restaurants that only locals know about.

I have been on a working holiday in Kaohsiung for one year since 2020. I am currently writing a blog based on that experience.

By reading this article, you’ll get to know about the best pubs in Kaohsiung!

If you are wondering which city to go to for your study abroad in Taiwan, the following article is for you.


What are the characteristics of pubs in Taiwan?

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Pubs in Taiwan are usually in a format similar to that of the United States or England.

In Taipei, there are a variety of pubs, including those affiliated with world-famous pubs and those run by foreigners.

Basically, all the stores have foreign sports on and lots of liquor bottles on display.

In Kaohsiung, on the other hand, it is better to go to the stores on the weekends to enjoy the atmosphere, as there is often hardly anyone there except on weekends.

I have the impression that most of the bars in Kaohsiung are clustered in Judangan and Yanchengpu.

Three recommended pubs in Kaohsiung

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1 Foster Hewitt’s 2 Ka Feng Er Branch

This is a Canadian-style pub located a short distance away from the Arena Station, and it serves delicious pizza.

The inside of the restaurant is also stylish, and foreigners visit on weekends.

They have events every day, so you can get a cheap drink!

Foster Hewitt’s 2 Ka Feng Er
  • Address: No. 13, Baojing Street, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813
  • Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 18:00 – 2:00
  • Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays

2 巴尼斯英式酒吧

This is an English-style pub located near the Aozihdi train station.

You’ll feel like you’re in England inside this place, so I highly recommend it!

They have a wide variety of whiskeys, so be sure to try them out!

  • Address: No. 163, Fumin Road, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 813
  • Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 7:30 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
  • Closed: Monday

3 Niujin Bar and Restaurant

This pub is located a short walk from Yanchengpu station.

It is like a sports bar, where you can enjoy a drink while watching various sports.

There are also a variety of side dishes to choose from, which you can order along with your drink.

Niujin Bar
  • Address: No. 49, Wufu 4th Road, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 803
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Are Taiwanese people less likely to drink alcohol?

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As you all know, Taiwan is a motorcycle society.

As a result, the culture seems to be less in the habit of drinking alcohol.

In fact, my Taiwanese friends don’t drink much either.

Personally, I felt that many people drink alcohol at home instead of outside.

I think you can save money that way.

It’s interesting because the culture is the opposite of what we have in Japan!

Extra: What is a Taiwanese style tavern (hot stir-fry)?

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Hot Chili is an izakaya where you can enjoy Taiwanese home-style food, mainly seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes.

Many places charge $100 Taiwan dollars for a single menu item, which makes them popular among citizens.

All restaurants serve Taiwanese beer, and in some cases, rice is free.

However, there are some places that rip you off, so be careful.

3 Recommended Hot Fried Restaurants in Kaohsiung

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1 Asake Hot Fry Tavern

This restaurant is located near the Love River and has a Japanese-style design.

The beer is cheap and they have a Japanese menu.

They have plenty of seafood and other delicacies to choose from, so do go!

Asake Hot Fried Tavern
  • Address: No. 2-1, Hedong Road, Qianjin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 801
  • Opening hours: 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily

2 Le First Hot Fried Fish-Shaped Cakes

This restaurant is located near the Central Park and is like a Japanese izakaya.

I recommend it because it has a good balance of vegetable, meat, and fish dishes.

The portions are large, so it’s better to go with more than one person.

And the service from the staff was great!

Le One Hot Fried Fish-Shaped Cakes
  • Address: No. 90, Qingnian 2nd Road, Qianjin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 801
  • Opening hours: 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily

3 Tokyo Small Castle (Wufuku Branch)

This store is very conveniently located right outside the train station.

I recommend it because of its Japanese design and affordable prices.

The beef fried rice is especially delicious, so be sure to try it when you get there!

Tokyo Kojo (Wufuku Branch)
  • Address: No. 145, Wufu 4th Road, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 803
  • Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 5:00 p.m.-midnight Saturday-Sunday 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Taiwan Kaohsiung
  • Kaohsiung has an abundance of Western-style pubs.
  • If you want to socialize, go to a pub on the weekend.
  • If you want to enjoy Taiwanese food, hot stir-fry is also recommended.

This is a summary of the best pubs in Kaohsiung!

Stay tuned for more information on Taiwan in the future.

Thank you for reading to the end!