11, Lane 219, Section 1, Fuxing South Road, Da’an District, Taipei
In the heart of Taipei’s busy East District is Indulge Experimental Bistro, a firmly established favourite of the Taiwanese capital’s growing band of cocktail connoisseurs. As with many of the best bars from emerging scenes, this cocktail lounge embraces the best of the global drinks mixology movement but adds its own Taiwanese accent in all elements, from drinks to décor to service.
The food is modern European but the cocktails take in Asian ingredients that change with the seasons. The signature Four Season Tea is Tanqueray No.10, Four Season tea, pink pomelo reduction, lemon verbena infusion. The service at this dimly lit spot is impeccably carried out with pride, pleasure and precision. Indulge Experimental Bistro has made it two years in a row in The World’s 50 Best Bars, following a second-place finish in this year’s Asia’s 50 Best Bars – its reputation as Taiwan’s foremost cocktail bar is well cemented.
Image: Phoenix Chang