Indulge Experimental Bistro
11, Lane 219, Section 1, Fuxing South Road, Da’an District, Taipei
An understated outfit tucked in an alley in the Taiwan capital’s bustling East District, Indulge Experimental Bistro has long been lauded by Taipei’s discerning drinkers. The lounge and its libations are emblematic of the city’s cocktail scene as a whole, combining the global mixology trend and impeccable service standards with a singularly Taiwanese perspective.
At Indulge’s helm is Aki Wang, a three-time world champion mixologist and considered something of a godfather to Taipei’s rapidly evolving cocktail industry. A dim, intimate interior provides a fitting backdrop for a team of highly focused bartenders as they shake up the bar’s concoctions. A glance at the cocktail list reveals a dedication to showcasing the island nation’s ingredients: vermouth is infused with oolong tea in the signature Mar-Tea-Ni, fermented tea bitters feature in the Club Vieux Carre, and the beloved Taiwanese fruit takes a star turn in the Guava Mule.