Li Po

(415) 982-0072 | View Website

916 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94108

37.795455 -122.406442

Open Hours

Monday To Sunday From 02:00 AM To 02:00 AM

Lounges, Bars & Pubs, Dive Bars  more

More Categories: Neighborhood Bars, Restaurants

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over

Payment Methods: Cash

Neighborhoods: Chinatown, Northeast

Li Po
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Li Po
Li Po

Reviews for Li Po


If it's sad that the word is out about this Chinatown oddity, you might take comfort in the fact that at least it's still funky and has those crazy video stripper machines. You know the ones.

over a year ago

What Lee Knew – This little bar is a great place to drink and chat with cool strangers of every stripe. Like the poet the place is named after, it's all about drinking, rubbing elbows, and enjoying life. Check out the poem on the wall near the back, and if you can handle it try a shot of ng ga py (pronounced nn-gah-bay), the South Chinese moonshine with a touch of wormwood and a helluva kick. This drink is featured in Steinbeck's East of Eden--Lee recommends swirling it around the roots of your tongue.

over a year ago

Colorful Chinatown dive bar draws in-the-know night owls. – In Short
During slow evenings, a couple on a date may be engaging in dice games at the bar, while the barkeep plays cards with regulars at the far end of the snaking counter. Beneath a giant hanging lantern, a Buddha statue sits in contrast to the souvenir shop-quality photo of San Francisco's skyline. On busier nights, the red booths in back host boisterous barhoppers.

over a year ago

i love this place – this is the best bar ever. you will get a lot of value for your money. my friend and i were attracted to the bar by the fact that it looked like a cave from the outside. if you love dive bars and happen t be in the vicinity of chinaown, definitely check this out. the bartenders are very gracious and they have a lovely tabletop pacman arcade game. the drinks are great!!!!

one tip: take public transportation!!! you will be sloshed and parking's not easy to come by.

and another: watch out... the stairs down to the restroom are quite steep, so hold on to the rails

over a year ago

Great Spot – I work in the Financial District, but live in North Beach. I often walk home through Chinatown. After many hard days, I have stopped into Li Po for some cold beers and to relax while watching the game. Low-key place that is a great diversion from the SF scene. Great for after drinks with your friends.


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