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A pair of Coloradans met in Kaohsiung five years ago and struck up a friendship.  Five years later (August 2015) they opened a new restaurant based on their Colorado roots (the 303 area code).  It is a sharp looking establishment located around the corner from The Lighthouse Bar and Grill.  Leewei (on the left) recently moved back to Kaohsiung permanently.  Brandon (not pictured) formerly ran The Bayou and has re-entered the restaurant business.  They are using a few items from the Bayou’s menu (like the pizza) but overall it is a new menu.  There is a nice variety of popular western dishes and a large range of appetizers.

The 303 features a nice patio which would be an excellent place for drinks after work.  Leeway was especially proud of carrying a pair Brooklyn Brewery selections (Lager and East IPA).  Peter (on the right) agreed that they were excellent.  During October they are serving Samuel Adams Octoberfest along with several other beers.  They also have a dozen or so mixed drinks to pick from.

Yes, I eat my burger like a steak.

Follow them on Facebook – The-303 Kitchen and Bar

Prices – meals are mostly in the 200-350NT range

Hours – 6pm to 11pm

Location – Anji St # 422 安吉街 #422, Kaohsiung, Taiwan – near Fuguo Rd and Yucheng Rd – a 5-10 minute walk from Kaohsiung Arena MRT (R14)

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Lighthouse Bar and Grill

The Lighthouse Bar and Grill is one of Kaohsiung’s most popular western restaurants.  This is THE PLACE in Kaohsiung to watch soccer (I’m American and I call it soccer).  Brett grew up playing soccer but he has become a passionate fan after moving overseas.  If there is an important game there is a good chance that it will be on at the Lighthouse.  When soccer isn’t on they have several different sports playing on TV’s all over the bar.

The drink selection is impressive but the menu has almost everything that you might be craving from home.  I frequently stop at a few restaurants after hiking trips and the ribs at Lighthouse really hit the spot after a long weekend in the mountains.  Several times I have taken out of town or out of country guests to the Lighthouse and they cannot believe how many different options there are on the menu.  The menu includes (forgetting a few things): most bar appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, Mexican food (tacos and quesadillas), pasta, steaks, ribs and a full Chinese food menu.  All of the food is excellent.

I had ribs while my friend had a pulled pork sandwich.  Large mojitos were one of their summer drink specials and they were awesome.

You can follow their FB page for the latest specials and game schedule (Lighthouse FB).  You should expect it to be busy on the weekends but they have a lot of seating and can usually find you a place.  They have a great staff and the food comes surprisingly quick considering how complex the menu is and how busy they are.

Location: 239 Fuguo Road – It is a 5-10 minute walk from the Kaohsiung Arena MRT station (R14)

Hours – 5:30pm until really late

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