Holidays in Taipei
January 30, 2008 10:46 PM   Subscribe

I've been rushed off to Taipei last-minute for a two-week project. Where can I watch the Super Bowl? What should I do during the New Year celebration?

Can anyone suggest some pubs in Taipei that will have a good Super Bowl crowd? It's hardly fun watching alone.

Also, I hear the city quiets down during the New Year's celebration period. Are there any cool ways a foreigner can experience the holiday? If not, where can I at least find restaurants that won't be closing? I doubt I'll be able to leave the city due to work constraints, but if I can, should I just skip town entirely, maybe head to the hot springs?

I'm staying at the Ambassador Hotel in Taipei, found here. I'm willing to travel for fun.
posted by bargex to Travel & Transportation around Taiwan (4 answers total)
Send an email to Native Tongues. I used to work with one of them in a different capacity and I know they'd have some solid ideas.
posted by 53B3L1U5 at 12:11 AM on January 31, 2008

I've got a friend who was in Taipei for the entire football season - he had a bar that he went to every weekend to watch the Stillers games - they replay sports in the evening. I'll check with him and let you know.
posted by god hates math at 7:27 AM on January 31, 2008

Alright - He suggests the Tavern or The Brass Monkey (FuXing between ChangChun and NanKing, near NanKing E Rd MRT station).

Apparently the Tavern has a ton of screens, and is fairly big, while the Brass Monkey is smaller, and much more of a neighborhood place (though is still not small).
posted by god hates math at 9:24 AM on January 31, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks for the help. Go Giants.
posted by bargex at 6:27 PM on January 31, 2008

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