One of three Taihu taprooms located in Taipei, Landmark Taihu can be found close to the Eslite mall in the Xinyi Shopping District.
Functioning as a hole-in-the-wall pub with only an outdoor drinking area and no seating, it serves some fine craft ales to the many business people and shoppers in the area.
Although they mainly serve their own Taihu ales, other American brands such as Modern Times are also on the drinks menu. Ranging from IPAs, pale ales right through to the darker and heavier stouts. Their ‘Grapefruitophraphy’ ale also caters to those who prefer more sour ales.
Served in 300ml glasses, you can also purchase a ‘flight’ of four smaller sized glasses should you want to sample a range of their beers. These come in 150ml sized vessels and cost NT$400 for a tray of them plus a water to cleanse your palette between sips.
There’s only snack food available here, with mixed nuts and chilli chips (which are actually fried chillis and not chips coated in chilli) among the options.
If you’re in the Xinyi Shopping District and need a quick refreshing drink, then Taihu Landmark is undoubtedly your best bet!
- Nice outdoor area to drink
- Good selection of ales
- Standing only
- Not much food
Level of English: Good (English on menu)
Even though it’s outdoors, it’s strictly a no smoking area.
Taihu have two other very good tap rooms based in Taipei:
Closest MRT: Taipei City Hall (blue line – exit 3)