Clubbing in Taipei Taiwan – Hive Club

On December 28, 2013, in Taiwan - Hive Club, by James Tran

I’ve got an invite to new club opening at the ATT4FUN complex – It’s called Hive Club. I’ve missed the grand opening night but I’m here for the Invite Only event before public launch. Let’s check it out!

Hive mirrors. Taking it too far

Hive mirrors. Taking it too far

Fridays @ Hive Club, Taipei, Taiwan.

Hive club has been open since December 2013

Essentials:
Opening Hours:
10:00PM – 4:00AM

Address:
1st Floor, ATT4FUN complex, at the Taipei 101 building.

Parking:
Best to taxi it here. Or MRT and walk from Taipei 101 station.

Website:

https://www.facebook.com/hiveclubtaipei

Promoters:
Same promoters / company as of Myst nightclub.

Occurrence:
Open since December 2013, Hive club is open Tuesday nights to Sunday nights. Take that Monday off to recover.

Dress Code / Door Policy:

During weekdays Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays  it is quite easy-going and lax
Fridays, Saturdays it is recommended for both ladies and gentlemen to wear at minimum smart casual.

Entry Fee / Cover Charge:
Gentlemen if you enter the premises before 23:00PM, the prices are 400NTD (Fri/Sat is 500NTD). Otherwise expect to pay a bit more after 23:00PM
Ladies get free entry before 23:00PM.

Passouts:
Passouts allowed, you get a stamp.

Guestlist:
+886-911-439-897 for Table reservation
+886-2-7737-9990 for venue reservation

Cloak Room:
No cloak room services

Bottle Service / Table Service:
In taipei you usually order a table and pay for some bottles, but here these guys offer “All You Can Drink Tables”. The cost being $2000NTD/8 people, $2500/12 people, $3000N TD/15 people. ). This includes entry to the club.

There are also tables which do not offer all you can drink, but why are you even here? ($10,000 NTD/10 people)

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I’m on holiday. It’s a Wednesday. I lost my phone at the last nightclub and I had it returned. It’s time to celebrate at Luxy Nightclub tonight. So here we go!

Wednesdays @ Luxy Club, 

Opened in 2003, Luxy has become a staple nightclub for foreigners to visit. It’s one of the most known and I think the oldest running nightclub in Taipei. Often big international acts come to play here. It is also popular among some locals as well.

View from the front looking to wards the back

View from the front looking towards the back

Essentials:
Opening Hours:
22:00PM – 04:00AM

Address
5th Level/Floor, No. 201, Sec. 4, Zhong-Xiao East Road, Taipei, Taiwan 106
You walk into the building and the entrance is on Ground floor. You will then be whisked up the elevators to the proper club level.

Venue Website:
http://www.luxy-taipei.com/

Event Website:
https://www.facebook.com/luxy.taipei.fans

Promoters:
Self promoted.

Occurrence:
Every week since 2003.

Dress Code / Door Policy:
On Wednesday night, there is not real enforcement of any dress code. Friends got in with hoodies, hats. However inside it’s a mixed bag of well dressed guys with collared shirts and dress shoes to the casual person (myself with my running shoes, jeans, and collared shirt). Girls are also just as guilty with a mixed combination of nice dresses towards casual

Entry Fee / Cover Charge:

$500NTD ($20AUD) to enter. The entry fee includes 2 free drinks.

Passouts: N/A
We got in at 10:45PM, saw how dead it was and left. There was no problems with leaving.

Guestlist:
See website. You can also contact 0955 904 600

Cloak Room:
Luxy has self-serve lockers. Rental of a locker is $20 NTD (Just less than $1AUD)

Tonight: Wednesday is ladies night..

Assessment Time:
Dropped in at 10:45PM
Returned 12:45AM – 4:00AM (closing)

Outside Line:
Pretty much 3 or 4 people at the time. No waiting time.

Inside:
Luxy is on level 2. Enter the ground floor for security checks and head up the elevator.

Upon entry into the lobby, you’re in a laser beam light room. It’s a bit confusing when you first encounter it.

Elevator Lobby Green Lights

Elevator Lobby; Green Lights

Don’t leave the laser too long in your mouth, it actually heats the inside of your mouth up, and probably kills some cells along the way.

Head on to enter the back of the Luxy nightclub. The complex is one big room with a balcony at the back, overlooking down towards the dance floor. The circular bar is at the back and is well-lit. Surrounding the bar areas are the various lounges which are reserved for bottle service customers.

The Main Bar at Luxy Nightclub

The Main Bar at Luxy Nightclub

At the front is the dance floor, sunken from the rest of the venue to hold about 50-80 people. There is also a long dancing pole, while the DJ is an raised stage away from the rest of the crowd. I assume that the stage is used more for big bands or acts to set up and play on here while maintaining distance from the crowd.

3:00AM on the Dance Floor

3:00AM on the Dance Floor

Bar Prices / Line:
$200 NTD per shot (Approx $7-$8AUD)
Bottle service pricing: Unknown.
We did what most other smart people did and had pre-drinks at 7-Eleven, about ten minutes walk away.

Bathroom Facilities:
Little to no line at all. Clean toilet facilities

DJs:
Unknown, I think just the resident DJs playing tonight

Music Style:
EDM Tunes, RnB, Top 40. Mostly all the party tunes that people are familiar with.

Crowd:
There are quite a lot of foreigners. I met Russians, Singaporeans, Japanese, Chinese, and of course Australians. I didn’t really interact with any local Taiwanese people here as I can’t really speak Mandarin.

Ratio:

10:45PM – 12 guys when we initially had a sneak peek. Left after five minutes for pre-drinking somewhere else.
12:45PM – Girls were here! Ratio was still poor at probably 4 guys 1 girl.

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Friends have ditched me at Room 18, and have told me to join them at Spark. I say goodbye to random new friends made and get a taxi to Taipei 101 building. The next place is Spark Nightclub, so here we go!

Saturdays @ Spark Nightclub (Taipei 101 building), Xinyi district, Taipei City

Essentials:

Bar - 1:45AM

Bar – 1:45AM

Opening Hours:
The place is open everyday of the week, but the clubbing nights are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Address:

B1No. 45, Shìfǔ Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110
Pretty much just walk towards Taipei 101, and run around until you see a set of stairs. Go down and around to the left and that’s the entrance to Spark Nightclub.

Venue Website:
http://www.spark101.com.tw/101/

Event Website:
Website or https://www.facebook.com/spark101

Promoters:
Self promoted

Occurrence:
Every weekend since opening in 2009

Dress Code / Door Policy:
Most guys wore collared shirts, and girls wore dresses. However the dress code isn’t strict at all. Hoodies were allowed, and I was wearing my dirty sneakers. Inside the club it’s so crowded and dark nobody is going to see what shoes you are wearing anyway.

Entry Fee / Cover Charge:
Unknown tonight, I just scored got free entry from a friend

Passouts:
Unknown

Guestlist:
02.8101.8662 or refer to Facebook page

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Landed in Taipei at around 8PM from Sydney with some friends. So tired but we have been told that we are to go clubbing tonight. I have no say in the matter whatsoever.. oh.. alriiight. So we have come to Room 18 for ‘pre clubbing’. ie Clubbing before going to a more popular club. This tends to be normal here… here we go!

Bar staff

Bar staff


Website:
 http://www.room18.com.tw/
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Room18.Taipei

Address: b1, No. 88, Songren Rd., Taipei
Contact: +8862 23452778
Opening Days: WED / FRI / SAT : pm 10:30 ~ am 05:00 (視當日營業狀況而定). Today is a Saturday night.
Dress Code / Door Policy: People don’t give a crap what you wear. Casual is fine, because clubs get quite warm. We wore sports shoes, jeans, and a dress shirt to be safe.
Entry Fee / Cover Charge: Unknown. Our friend got us in free. We also skipped the line.
Passouts: Unknown.
Guestlist: Please refer to website
Cloak Room: Unknown if available

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