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Why Brown Sugar Live and Restaurant is special ?
Brown Sugar Live & Restaurant is a hugely popular live music club and fine dining eatery in Xinyi District. It has an elegant New Orleans jazz club style with a hip house band, an impressive wine list and such popularity that seating is by reservation only, all of which make it one of the most refined nights out in Taipei.
There is a large and well-stocked bar right in the middle of Brown Sugar, which is surrounded by moodily-lit comfortable couches – good for small groups and dates. At one end is the big stage, which is the main feature of the venue. There isn’t a dancefloor in front of it, partially because jazz isn’t really the kind of music you dance to, but mostly because the space is filled with tables for dining or just relaxing and enjoying the music with a drink.
The set menus are quite enticing, with the Chicken Resotto set (priced at NT$700), including the chef’s salad, clam chowder, the signature risotto and Blueberry crème cake. A table is by reservation only and is often fully-booked, though snacks and finger food are also available, such as the mini Wagyu hamburger for NT$100.
How to get to Brown Sugar Live and Restaurant?
Nearest MRT stations: Xiangshan Station (7min walk); Taipei City Hall Station (11min walk)
- Great bar and restaurant, fantastic live music scene!
- Worth a Trip to Taipei just to visit BS!
- Great bar with great live jazz music
- A Lovely Live Restaurant Right In The Heart of An Upmarket District.
- Chinese singers at lounge restaurant and bar
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast YES
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Brown Sugar Live & Restaurant
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“Great food, super atmosphere and amazing live music” I went here with seven friends on a Saturday. The bar/restaurant is fairly large but it was full and had a good atmosphere. The food is great and they make amazing cocktails. The best thing about this bar is the live music- the singer on the night was sensational. The set menu offers great value for money but there is a lot of food with two starters, a main and a dessert. Brilliant for those with healthy appetites but you may want to consider sharing if you tend to stick to the recommended daily calorie allowance.
Love the music, love the vibe, and surprisingly tasty food!
Sunday - Brown Sugar (A review of Sunday Latin Nights at Brown Sugar - only) Entry fee: Free Time: 9:30PM - 12:30AM-ish (most dancers show up around 10:00PM - 10:30PM) Nearest MRT stations: Xiangshan Station (7min walk); Taipei City Hall Station (11min walk) The last day of the Taipei Salsa week ends at Brown Sugar, a lounge/restaurant in the heart of the Xinyi District. This is the only night where you can dance with a live band. Featuring the Montunos Latin Band, dancers can expect more or less the same set every week - mostly salsa, with one bachata and maybe a couple cha-chas - with the occasional guest musician and new song. In between sets, a DJ keeps the party going with more salsa, bachata, and merengue. Sometimes, depending on the crowd, the DJ will put on some Reggaeton and Latin hits after the band has finished its last set. On a related note, the bassist and his wife are regulars on the scene incredible and gracious dancers as well, make sure you dance with them! There is no entry fee, and drinks are pricey at Brown Sugar, however, I've never been pressured to buy a drink, and even have a designated spot to the right of the dance floor with couches and black mirrors where you can put your stuff, change shoes and rest. It's also the same place where the musicians hang out in between sets. A different dance experience, not only because of the live music, but the "audience" of elegant diners who usually can't help but join in on the dance floor. When you're dancing in front of the band, you get the feeling that you're on show and when you're having a good dance day - it makes for an incredible high. As a result, this is also a popular night for ballroom dancers. Similar to Tuesday Salsa Nights at Brass Monkey (Fuxing location), Brown Sugar can draw a diverse crowd on Sunday nights. Lots of tourists and business people, many who stay in the surrounding hotels, or work in multinational corporations in the vicinity like to stop by Brown Sugar for the live music and drinks. Many dancers tend to dress up more for Brown Sugar, maybe because of the venue's high-class ambiance or the "performance" element of having tables of onlookers surrounding the dance floor, but I have gone in shorts and a t-shirt without any trouble. Overall, Brown Sugar on Sunday nights is a great way to cap off the weekend with some dancing. And always makes Monday mornings more bearable.