Nightlife in Kaohsiung is very nearly on the same level as that of Taipei, with similarly high-end lounge bars, a few lively clubs and cool live music spots. Some of the top spots even belong the brands which built their reputation in Taipei. With that reputation now extending into Kaohsiung, you can expect to find big-name DJs and bands bringing the evening to life from time to time.

Of course, it’s not all swanky clubs and pounding rhythms. As with every city in Taiwan, the night markets are the main evening hub, particularly for locals. You can expect to find a good choice of street snacks and trinkets for sale, as well as some fun fairground games. They make good places to ease your way into Kaohsiung’s nightlife.

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