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Cold Drinks at China Live
Photograph: Virginia MillerCold Drinks

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

A swanky Shanghai speakeasy where Scotch whisky tops the menu.

When did Scotch become whimsical? Cold Drinks, the new upstairs bar inside China Live, mixes opulence with a touch of fun, featuring velvet gray couches, metallic black-and-gold bar chairs and a Scotch-forward cocktail menu that ranges from light and creamy to boozy and neat. Take the Long Islay iced tea: Served in a giant gold pineapple, the beverage is made from silky Absolut Elyx vodka, Bruichladdich and Laphroaig Scotches, black tea with lemon and a touch of Coca-Cola. It’s as delightful to look at as it is to drink.

Written by
Virginia Miller


644 Broadway
San Francisco
Cross street:
at Stockton St
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 5:30-11pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-1am, Sun 5:40-10pm
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