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Li Po Cocktail Lounge

916 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-1302
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Chinese Mai Tais, nice place

The Chinese Mai Tais are great and almost everybody who comes in orders one (or two, or three... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Hoorn, The Netherlands
Cool dive bar in China Town

Dimly lit dive bar seen by Anthony B on his San Francisco layover. The Mai Tai packs a bunch, the... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Rob S
Langley City, Canada
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“dive bar” (16 reviews)
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916 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-1302
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

The Chinese Mai Tais are great and almost everybody who comes in orders one (or two, or three :) ) Never seen a bartender making so much Mai Tais, friendly staff.

Thank Antikis
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Dimly lit dive bar seen by Anthony B on his San Francisco layover. The Mai Tai packs a bunch, the Budda Beer cold and tasty. Locals and a few tourists enjoy this bar. A good place to get local views on where to go, what...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Mai Tai was suggested by a friend and it was great. Small little vintage bar in Chinatown. Highly recommended.

Thank Don J
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Our friend recommended this place for a Mai Tai while we were in town. We liked it. Not your run of the mill bar, but more a loval dive bar in China Town. The Mai Tai was $11, but what the heck, why not? Tasted...More

Thank Lily A
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Shockingly, an older gentleman serves as the only bartender is this very cool bar in Chinatown. Known for his killer Mai Tai's somehow this gentleman serves everyone in the bar semi efficiently. Good drinks. Cash only! Smart man!!!

Thank Sockster
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Good Service, excellent bar tender on super busy Chinese New Year night. Do research on the history of the place. Cheers

Thank DAYMark
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Historical establishment in Chinatown offering a variety of cocktails and beer for a reasonable CASH price. There is an ATM at the front that charges a few bucks for the transaction should you be a plastic payer by habit like myself. We had the trademarked...More

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Buddha taking centre stage behind the bar. Friday night at 9.30pm and bar was getting busy with a youngish crowd. The bouncer at the door checking ID’s of the customers of youngish appearance. Music was good and not too loud. Drinks and cocktails were reasonably...More

Thank mingle888
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a cash only bar. Just a heads up before you go, which you should for a drink if you're in the area. We went because we had to see the little dive Anthony Bourdain enjoyed. It's small and could use some sprucing up...More

Thank Breana M
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Where Kerouac drank and discussed the meaning of life beneath the Golden Buddha. A must for every fan of beat poetry. Go there, have a cold beer and think of where next on your road trip.

Thank Henwr
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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