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Taiwan's First Black-Owned Restaurant & Bar Wants To Serve As A Second Home For Black Residents

Taiwan now has its first Black-owned bar and restaurant thanks to one duo. As of lately, minorities in foreign countries with a focus on culinary practices have become the subject of research as minority travelers look to find bars, restaurants, or eateries to hang out with people who remind them of home. It was this very practice that led Carl Junior and Patrick to create Arts and Crafts Bar & Art Gallery — Taiwan’s first Black-owned bar and restaurant. According to Travel Noire, both Carl and Patrick have resided in Taiwan for over a decade and have witnessed first-hand, the lack of diversity in the Taiwanese hospitality industry. Now, they’ve used their experiences to create a safe space for the Black community to connect. “It’s a place where Black people all over the island can come for good music and energy, see Black art on the walls, and enjoy craft beer and custom cocktails,” said Carl in an interview. The mission is to make Arts and Crafts Bar & Art Gallery a second home...

Shanique Yates

Apr 12, 2021