As Taipei becomes an ever-more cosmopolitan city, subcultures bubble up from under, giving birth to new music venues, bars and clandestine communes. A myriad of charismatic bars adorn the city. With a first-rate speakeasy culture, glamourous cocktails bars, dimly-lit jazz lounges and live music venues that host the underground, the indie and the internationally acclaimed, Taipei really does offer entertainment for every party palate. Within the past few years Taipei has really grown as a concert venue, becoming a more popular destination for international live music acts, as part of their Asia tour. Grungy doc martens tread the underground scene in and around Gongguan area, while the latest selection of Steve Maddens orbit the Taipei 101, settling at Xinyi district's latest bar balcony. Taipei is live with activity at all times of night and if bars and clubs aren't your taste, stroll the local wonderland of nightmarkets or sneak in a late night shopping session before swinging through Ximending's game arcade.