The early development of Taipei city began Dadaocheng area because all the goods from China offload at Dadaocheng Wharf and send to Dihua street for sale. This neighborhood is the very first business district of Taipei and was once the most popular area of Taipei. However, Dadaocheng Wharf was inoperative and declined because of the sediment of the Tamsui River for decades until the Taipei government decides to transfer this wharf into a fascinating market by the Tamsui River.

Dadaocheng Wharf is rebranded as Pier 5

Location

Dadaocheng Wharf located in the end of Minsheng West Road. If you take Taipei Metro Red Line, just get off at Shauanglian station (R12) and walk or ride a bike toward west for 1.5km. You will see the gate of Dadaocheng Wharf.

Gate of Dadaocheng Wharf

Attraction

The fascinating attraction of Pier 5 is its scenery. You can see the skyline of the New Taipei City at the other side of the Tamsui River. The scene in the evening is breath-taken. You can enjoy the view and feel the breeze on your face with a glass of the beer. Do I mention the beer? Yes! There are a dozen food stands inside the wharf serving drinks and snakes. You can enjoy food and scene with your friends!

The skyline of New Taipei City

Recommendation

  • MJ’s PIZZA BAR serves the artisan pizzas and Italian beer with reasonable price.  This Pizza Bar is definitely the signature food of Pier 5. ☞ Fan Page
  • Bubbly serves wines at Pier 5. You can enjoy some alcohol here, but remember not to overdrink.

Events

The committee of Pier 5 curates the culture and creative events on weekends. You can expect new surprise every weekend at Dadaocheng Wharf. The event information will post on their fan page.  Remember to check it out in advance.

Operation Hour

  • Monday – Friday 15:00~22:00
  • Saturday & Sunday 14:00~23:00