Li Po Cocktail Lounge

Dive Bar
916 Grant Ave (at Washington St)
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 982-0072
2:00pm - 2:00am
2:00pm - 2:00am
2:00pm - 2:00am
2:00pm - 2:00am
2:00pm - 2:00am
2:00pm - 2:00am
2:00pm - 2:00am

Mai Tais worth a recommendation from Anthony Bourdain are just one of the reasons to visit this bar in Chinatown. This cash only dive bar is a hole-in-the-wall in the best way.



  • Coolest little bar in Chinatown, where tired regulars, hip locals & confused tourists meet. Tip: Get a shot of the magical Chinese elixir pronounced in-gah-pay in the clay bottle behind the bar.
  • The mai tais are deadly, but tasty.
  • I'm the mayor because I was here before Bourdain, bitches!
  • Order the house special and you will forget it !
  • The Mai-Tais, blended and served in plastic cups, are a particular favorite here. Anthony Bourdain got bombed on them. You will too. The well whiskey comes from China. Cash only.
  • A gem of a bar located smack in the middle of Chinatown. Just do it. You won't leave disappointed.
  • Seriously? You've never been here?
  • Ask for the "Chinatown Mai Tai" -- have 2 and be done for the night.
  • Love it! Chinese dive bar right up to the early 90s hip hop they play. Do a shot of Chinese whiskey for me!
  • Beware of the Mai Tai: so good you won't want to stop at just one. Though you should probably stop at just one.
  • Great drinks. Wait where am I? What's happening right now?
  • Best Mai Tais.
  • Try the mai tai
  • Say hi to awesome bartenders Jackie and Winnie!
  • Usually full of older Chinese men. Not really my kind of place (1 of 4 petals via Fondu)
  • try a Mao Tai
  • Mai tais are great..... And deadly
  • If you do anything at least once in your life, visit the Li Po Lounge and have a Mai Thai with the "special Chinese whiskey." So fun. So boozy.
  • Go downstairs
  • Mai tais :))

Nearby places

901 Grant Ave
1155 Grant Ave (at Broadway)
155 Columbus Ave (at Pacific Ave)