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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 19 June 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 14 June 2018
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

A guy who I met a year earlier while travelling in New Zealand suggested we meet for some drinks when I was travelling in town. It was a nice little bar, and their signature Chinese Mai Tai is delicious. (This bar does only take cash...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CosmoExPat
Reviewed 18 September 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank calliesmnaz
Reviewed 19 June 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AmyC6404
Reviewed 14 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 949sharonl
Reviewed 14 May 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BillyK1980
Reviewed 29 March 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank X5316WPalyssam
Reviewed 21 March 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank markthesharkOhio
Reviewed 17 February 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank VincentStark
Reviewed 3 February 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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank James_Schafer
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As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
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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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