Beer lovers can be sure that they will find good craft beers when traveling in Taiwan. Craft breweries in Taiwan are plenty, and many are of high quality. Even the pickiest beer expert will be able to find something that will satisfy their taste buds. You would think most good beer bars and pubs are in Taipei (view our top picks here) but if you find yourself in the city of Taichung you’ll be pleased to find that there is no lack of tap rooms and breweries. Below are three best breweries in Taichung
Top Three Breweries and Beer Pubs in Taichung City Taiwan
Beer lovers can be sure that they will find good craft beers when traveling in Taiwan. Craft breweries in Taiwan are plenty, and many are of high quality. Even the pickiest beer expert will be able to find something that will satisfy their taste buds. You would think most good beer bars and pubs are in Taipei, but if you find yourself in Taichung city for a day or two, there is no lack of beer bars and breweries here. Below are 3 best beer breweries in Taichung:
3 Giants Brewing Co.
This craft brewery is the first in Taichung to have a brew bar attached to its brewery. Their beers are made authentically in Taichung. You can enjoy a variety of their beers, Lager, Dark Lager, Pale Ale, Red-X IPA, Marzen fresh from the tap. Many locals and expats in the area like to go to 3 Giant’s pub after work to watch a game, hang out, drink beer and have some good pub food. The brewery and brew bar are very close to Fengyuan Railway Station and easily accessible. Two South African brothers and their Irish friend opened this microbrewery only two years ago in 2017, and they recently just opened a new pub and restaurant in Tainan already.
Address: Fengyuan District, Feng Dong Road No. 569, Taichung
Sunday – Thursday 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
Friday – Saturday 7:00 pm – 1:00 am
Zhangmen Brewery started its operations in New Taipei City back in March 2014. They brew their beer in small batch using their original recipes and natural ingredients. Over the past six years, Zhangmen has opened tap bistros and restaurants in Taiwan’s major cities, as well as expanded into Hong Kong, and China.
Zhangmen opened 2 bar bistro and restaurant in Taichung city. The bistro on Taiwan Boulevard offers an impressive selection of 32 different craft beers for customers to enjoy. Among the most popular beers are Professor X (Imperial Stout) and 74turbo (American IPA). Experience a whole new level of craft beer tasting when you walk into Zhangmen’s tap bistro or restaurant!
Zhangmen Taichung store
Address: No.490, Sec. 2, Taiwan Blvd., West District, Taichung City
Opening Hours: Sun 3:00 pm – 12:00 am, Mon~Thu 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Fri 5:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Sat 3: 00 pm – 1: 00 am
Zhangmen Taichung Wenxin Store
Address: No.627, Sec. 4, Wenxin Rd., Beitun District, Taichung City
Opening Hours: Sun 11:00 am – 12:00 am, Mon~Thu 4:00 pm – 12:00 am, Fri 4:00 pm – 1:00 am, Sat 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Le Ble D’or (Sunmai Craft Beer)
Sunmai craft beer began brewing by using German Style techniques and initially only offered three kinds of beer: wheat beer, dark lager, and amber lager. Sunmai’s beer became famous in 2014 after they won the gold award at the World Beer Cup competition with their Honey Lager beer crafted with Taiwanese local longan honey. Since then, they continuously invent different flavors of craft beer using local Taiwanese ingredients.
Le Ble D’or restaurants serve a great variety of European and American dishes, and customers can truly enjoy their hand made craft beers paired with different seafood and meat dishes.
Taichung Parklane Outlet
Address: B1, No.68, Gongyi Rd., West District, Taichung
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs 11:00 am – 12:00 am, Fri – Sat 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Taichung Shizheng Outlet
Address: No.20, Shizheng Rd., Xitun District, Taichung
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs 11:00 am – 12:00am, Fri – Sat 11:00 am – 1:00 am
We hope you won’t get too thirsty after reading this. But if you do, and you’re on the island and would like a local guide to make your experience even more unique, be sure to book a Taichung Gourmet Experience Tour with one of our friendly locals.