Frank Taipei, The Best Bar in Taipei (with Tapei 101 Views!)

If you followed my Instagram, you’ll know I LOVE Taiwan, it’s a brilliant country to travel through, to eat through, to make friends in and of course, to party in. Step forward Frank Taipei! I arrived in Taiwan for 5 days, over a weekend, so I wanted to cut loose. The gorgeous, imposing Taipei 101 building, formally the highest building in the world, is Taiwan’s most famous icon so I assumed I could hop around a few bars near there and soak up the view. Wrong. There’s only one bar area allowed in that vicinity but don’t worry because it’s pretty special at Frank Bar. In fact, I’d say this is the best bar in Taipei.

I always think of Taiwan as an awesome blend of the development of Japan or South Korea and the fun, and friendliness of Thailand, a pretty awesome combo. What’s more, is you’ll be one of the relatively few foreigners there, it’s yet to be bombarded with western tourism so you’ll have a lot of the island to explore on your own. Whether that is hiking Elephant mountain in Taipei for epic city views, or eating at ‘Modern Toilet‘ the toilet-themed restaurant with Poo ice-cream!

Frank Taipei
Upstairs in Frank
Frank Taipei
Downstairs in Frank

Best bar in Taipei?

So Friday night in Taipei was screaming my name. I headed to a cool cocktail bar in the city before heading over to Frank, and once I arrived at Frank, my jaw dropped. This place is epic. The decor looks like an old-school Asian opium den meeting a plush architectural office. Super cool. I was instantly happy I had decided to dress a bit smarter than when I party in Bangkok! The place was banging by the time I arrived around 10.30pm. I started downstairs in the club section, music blaring, people dancing, Taiwan is a fun place to party, and Frank may be the best spot in the city to do just that.

As we finished our bottles, we headed upstairs to check the famous Taipei 101 view. Insane. The lounge upstairs is too stylish for words. Chill vibes, cocktails flowing, epic views. We stayed up there for an hour or 2, before heading back down to hit the dance floor, and a bit of a stumble home around 3/4am. What a night. With the 101 views, and the great atmosphere, I’d say a visit to Frank is one of the top 5 things to do in Taipei to be… ermm… frank.

Frank Taipei
Party time at Frank Taipei!

Where is Frank, Taipei?

From the pics you get a pretty good idea! It’s about 500m from Taipei 101. Which is the main reason why I think it’s the best bar in Taipei, the views are insane. It’s in a building complex call ATT4FUN on the 10F, you queue up around the side and wait for the elevator to take you up to the club. It opens at 9pm, and will be pretty busy before 11.