Photos by MJ Klein
There is a place that Hui-chen and I frequent in Kaohsiung, and we’d like to tell you about it. The name is Western Cowboys Pub. You don’t have to be a Western person, or even a cowboy to appreciate this fine place.
This is the owner, Johnson, behind the bar. Johnson’s knowledge of the finer things in life is impressive. You can ask him about wine or whiskey, and chances are he’ll have it in stock, too.
There is a second floor and this is a shot of one of the cabinets full of bottles on the lower landing.
Another shot behind the bar. Johnson says he has between 1,500 and 2,000 bottles of different alcohol on hand at any given time.
He has fine, hand crafted whiskeys from Scotland. The prices range from a few thousand for a recent vintage, to up to 160,000 NT$ for a rare 40 year old single malt. Johnson also has an impressive stock of wines, if that is your thing.
More whiskey upstairs.
I took this shot from the stairway, showing the main bar area. The glass case to the left of Hui-chen is filled with fine Cuban cigars.
I asked Johnson, who is an excellent bar tender, to make me a cocktail with Amaretto. This is the result. It’s a delightful mix of Amaretto and cherry brandy. It went down smooth and the flavor was great!
Before I forget, I also want to tell you that Western Cowboys Pub also has very excellent food. I’ve always been impressed with the menu selection as well as the quality and consistency of their food offerings. If you go there for dinner I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed! Hui-chen and I highly recommend this place to our readers!
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