117 Xinmei St, West Central District, 700 Tainan, Taiwan
Set in a preserved historic home in the maze of alleys near Grand Matsu Temple, TCRC – short for The Checkered Record Club, also a live music venue nearby – is one the city’s most popular and hip joints. Choose your drink from the counter-to-ceiling shelves and let the mixologists prepare a concoction with fresh fruit and refreshing flavours or any of the classics. Taiwanese barbecue can also be ordered to the bar from a nearby street food stall.
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