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Li Po Cocktail Lounge

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Great dive bar with delicious drinks!

This is a must stop! Li Po is famous for their Mai Tais, however we stayed for the atmosphere, the... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Rough and Tumble Days of Old San Francisco

Seemingly never renovated since it first opened in 1937, this place is legendary for their Mai Tais... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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  • Average14%
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Yep. It's all about the Mai tai's. Have a couple of em and you will have a great time. Random mix of people drinking mai tai's

Thank Carl M
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This is a must stop! Li Po is famous for their Mai Tais, however we stayed for the atmosphere, the waiter, and the other cocktails. The Mai Tais were good, and they had fantastic other cocktails and beer too.The waiter was also very attentive and...More

Thank AmyC6404
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Seemingly never renovated since it first opened in 1937, this place is legendary for their Mai Tais and has an abundance of atmosphere. They proudly claim their distinction as a "dive bar." The first night, a Friday, we tried going, we could not even get...More

Thank DonnaandCraig
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Want a Chinese Mai Tai? This place is known for it. Other drinks are available, of course.....but nothing fancy....just a simple dive bar.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

We came here after dinner in China Town for Mai Tai. They were pretty good! I could have had a few but had to go. Really cool vibe in there.

Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Came to this place for the famous Mai Tais and since Anthony Bordain and other people have been here. It was very overpriced at $11 per mai tai. It was good, but not blow your socks off. The bartender was very nice and attentive.

Thank Alyssa M
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

So this place is all about atmosphere and Mai Tais. It’s dark and dingy but hip and cool. Wayne was our bartender and he was very nice. We chatted with him and he gave us other Chinatown suggestions. We really enjoyed our time here. The...More

Thank markthesharkOhio
Reviewed February 17, 2018

The place has its own vibe, and I'm totally getting it. It was packed, but the owners were trying their best to serve as much Mai Tais as they could. Because of that, the quality has somewhat suffered, and there was very little alcohol in...More

Thank VincentStark
Reviewed February 2, 2018

Loved this place, went there several times while backpacking around San Fransisco. The Original Chinese Mai Tai live here. A great way to get ready for walking around the beautiful streets of chinatown in search of dim sum. Don't expect many frills, if you love...More

Thank James S
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Greeted by a picture of Anthony Bourdain's trip as we entered the darkly lit bar. Hubby ordered a Mai Tai which was damn good and I got a Tiger beer. Plenty of seating and pop music for a different experience.

Thank Eileen D
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