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“Great burgers”
Review of Bad Monkey

Bad Monkey
Ranked #11 of 114 Restaurants in Dali
Cuisines: American, Chinese, Pizza, British
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Description: Welcome to Bad Monkey, Bad Monkey is Dali's longest running foreign owned bar (open since 2003) Located in the heart of Dali Old Town, Yunnan, southwest China but set away from the jostling crowds of shoppers, Bad Monkey Brew Pub is a real gem. Bad Monkey operates its own brewery set in a stunning location with a famous ancient spring, using all imported ingredients to make southwest China's only craft beer! Bad Monkey boasts the best in craft brewed beers and exciting cocktails with an unpretentious buzzing atmosphere every night of the week. Regular live music, great food, pool table, fully stocked western bar, huge range of drinks and hookah flavors, and friendly staff coupled with the fact that we really know how to throw a party: At Bad Monkey, you're guaranteed a good night, making us one of Dali's most popular bars for years running. We are also open daily from 8.30Am, serving monster breakfasts, lunch and dinner throughout the day, with or without absinthe and beer. Come along and have a drink or two and find out what all the fuss is about.....
Reviewed 7 October 2017

After arriving to Dali late, we stumbled on Bad Monkey and were ready for some Western food. We ordered burgers and pizza. The burgers were great, the pizza was just okay. The menu was very diverse and seemed to have something for everyone. Service was a little slow and the band was so loud. Apparently there is a rooftop seating, which is quieter-note the business has two locations very near each other.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Food was very nice I suggest you to go They also have live music. The beer they serve is made by themselves.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I expected a lot from this place but was disappointed. We went together with friends in the evening to try beers and enjoy the time together. The wheat bad monkey beer was ok but music was extremely loud, of course not possible to talk but I was thinking I become death from it. Crazy. Band was very bad, I am surprised how people can stand it. Musis what they choice is ok but how it was played and singer..oh.
My friends didn't like the music so we left quickly.
Don't want to come back.

Thank ksyusha_du
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

There are two Bad Monks neat each other, I don't know the difference (even the logo was the same) buy we were in the one nearest to the east gate. Nice steampunk setting and I always like it if they have their own beers. Not everything was available though. Band was OK playing western pop songs and staff a little grumpy imo. But, nice to have a beer or two here.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

There are some other decent bars in Dali that I visited but these two spots, several doors apart, are the best. By some way. Good music, excellent food (their delicious pizzas are worth visiting for alone) and a superb atmosphere. They even have proper beer, over 4%! Plus, both bars are just undeniably cool places to be: the grimy decor, the staff drinking along with the guests, the genuinely talented cover bands. If you're in Dali for a while, this could well become your second home.

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