Undoubtedly, Taipa Village is one of the leading creative hubs in Macau–it’s a quaint, charming area with lots to do and see. Although it’s a relatively small area, it boasts an excellent selection of restaurants and shops, and there are always events taking place and new things to discover. Since you might not have the time or patience to explore every nook and cranny, we’ve created a guide to the best places and activities to do around Taipa Village this fall.
Autumn is perfect for taking a stroll–it is not as hot, and the rains are rare. Why not choose Taipa Village for that? Wander around the area peppered with history and gorgeous old buildings, charming temples, and tempting street food spots. Not only is a nice relaxing walk good for your health, but it is also the best way to spot new things. Make sure to take your time and don’t miss the narrow alleyways–Taipa Village has a lot of hidden gems.
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The hunt for art
Speaking of hidden gems, Taipa Village also has plenty of street art hidden all over the area, waiting for the most curious and attentive wanderers to spot it. This season, look out for the murals created by two local artists, Vitorino Vong and Jane Ieng. The playful art perfectly matches the village’s unique vibe. Should you wish to admire art in a more traditional way, stop by Taipa Village Art Space. The entrance is free, and there is always a compelling exhibition to enjoy. Starting from October 6, “Death and Rebirth – New Photography Works by Ieong Man Pan” will be on display. Take your friends to the gallery to support local talent.
Also read: Your Ultimate Macau Art Guide
Beer and live music at Paulaner Wirtshaus Macau
One of the latest additions to the Taipa Village dining scene, Paulaner Wirtshaus Macau, should be on your go-to list this fall if you haven’t visited it yet. There, you can taste the essence of German gastronomy, starting with a few pints of renowned German beer to Bavarian comfort food. While you much on pretzels and sausages, Star Duo will perform live, from rock’n’roll to pop ballads. Occasionally, they host DJ nights, and this October, Paulaner celebrates Oktoberfest. A traditional German festival at Taipa Village’s beer garden means special menus with authentic Bavarian dishes, seven varieties of Paulaner draft beer, and many fun events.
Paulaner Wirtshaus Macau 41-43 Rua dos Negociantes, Taipa Village, www.taipavillagemacau.com/paulaner-wirtshaus-macau
Signature Cocktails at Goa Nights
Not everyone is fond of beer; we get it. If you are more of a cocktail kind of pal or gal, stop by Goa Nights. Since its opening in 2018, this cozy Indian gastro bar snatched a bunch of awards, including a mention in Asia’s Best Bars 2021. Their head bartender Shobit and his team will happily mix you one of their signature Macau and Goa-inspired cocktails (we love Happy Street)! Moreover, this spot is known for its flawless hospitality and fun vibes. Besides being masters of mixology, Goa Nights also serves delicious Indian small plates, traditional recipes with a modern twist. Some nights of the week, they have theme DJ nights playing Motown, Reggae, or whatever cool tunes autumn breeze flows in the bar.
Fine Dining at Antonio
When you feel like eating out, Taipa Village often becomes the obvious area to visit. With dozens of little cafes and fine dining restaurants, it is indeed one of the city’s gastronomy hubs. One stands out among the plethora of establishments for its consistent quality and popularity among Macau foodies since 2007. We are talking about Antonio, the house of traditional Portuguese dishes and wine. Plus, since 2020 the Antonio has had a new chef, David Abreu, who brought his vision and creative ideas to this restaurant with history. As it shows, traditions and creativity blend well together, resulting in new culinary creations, hence new guests. Should you become one of them?
Also read: Best Portuguese Restaurants in Taipa Village
This article was originally written by Ksenia Kuzmina in October 2018 and updated in October 2021.