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Li Po Cocktail Lounge

916 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-1302
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Maybe was bad time to visit

The place has its own vibe, and I'm totally getting it. It was packed, but the owners were trying... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
VincentStark
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Ottawa, Canada
Big Trouble in Little China

Loved this place, went there several times while backpacking around San Fransisco. The Original... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James S
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916 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-1302
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 31 July 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.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We stopped in as soon as Li Po opened on a Saturday afternoon. The mai tais are delicious and no joke! The place is kitschy and cool. The service is .... direct....but it was all part of the ambiance. Definitely a fun experience in Chinatown....More

Thank Jenna B
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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
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Reviewed 6 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
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Reviewed 10 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
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Reviewed 9 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
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Reviewed 19 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
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Reviewed 16 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
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