Somebody mentioned TGI and Chilli's stay open, those places most likely have a permit and fire escape and they are obviously restaurants, not really bars.
Why are they "obviously restaurants?"
I can go in and:
--get mixed drinks
Those are the reasons the Taichung Government is closing bars. Maybe you can shed light on it....why is Londoner, which serves brunch, burgers, fish and chips, BBQ, and a variety of other foods NOT LEGALLY considered a restaurant while TGI Friday's is? Why are businesses closing because they have a TV?
From what I understand from people who know better than I, Friday's or Chili's does NOT have the required registration to do what they do because it simply does not exist. I'll check for a better explanation now and report back on exactly what that means. But I know places are closing bars for the exact same reasons other places are allowed to be open.
Why can a group of inspectors walk into a bar and say, "Your TV has sports on it, so you must close." Then go celebrate at TGI Friday's and watch La New take on Los Enphants in a heated baseball game while trying everything on the drink menu, all without them legally being allowed to serve it under current Taichung laws!?
Please share your wisdom, because the inspectors can't even answer why.
Regarding Fu Bar: yes. It's closed for now. They say it's because of vacations. I think they're smart and just realizing there is no hope for the city and waiting until this whole thing blows over.