Mr Bing's

Bars, Dive bars Chinatown
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Mr Bing's
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Mr. Bing's

Some call nearby Li Po and Buddha Lounge dive bars, but there’s nothing divey about a $9 Mai Tai or a beer shaped like Buddha. This tiny, old-school Chinatown bar is at the busy intersection of Broadway, Columbus and Kearny, just far enough from Grant Avenue to cut back on tourist interlopers. Sidle up to the horseshoe bar and order a beer, a shot or—if you’re feeling celebratory—a $5 martini. You’re not here for the mixology or the craft beers. (There’s nothing on tap, anyway.) You’re here for the unpretentious atmosphere and the bang-for-your-buck value. Word to the wise: Unless you can drink like a Russian or lie like a politician, do not take the bartender up on his offer of a friendly game of Liar’s Dice. 


Venue name: Mr Bing's
Address: 201 Columbus Ave
San Francisco

Cross street: at Pacific Ave
Opening hours: Daily 11am–2am
Transport: Bus 1, 10, 12, 30, 41, 45, 91
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