Good Luck Bar

★★★★☆
  • 1514 Hillhurst Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90027

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  • 323-666-3524

About Good Luck Bar

Hours
Monday To Friday From 07:00 PM To 02:00 AM Saturday To Saturday From 08:00 PM To 02:00 AM

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This is a small local bar. The lighting inside is really dim. I came in and didn't like the atmosphere.

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★★★★★

This is a small local bar. The lighting inside is really dim. I came in and didn't like the atmosphere.

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Cool Asian themed decor and drink specials. Drink prices are very reasonable and this place is sort of like a "nice dive" that I am always happy to go to. I even enjoy the Chinese herb whiskey.

3
★★★★★

Cool Asian themed decor and drink specials. Drink prices are very reasonable and this place is sort of like a "nice dive" that I am always happy to go to. I even enjoy the Chinese herb whiskey.

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In December 1998 I went to the Good Luck Bar for the last time. Not because I had a bad experience, but because I met the woman who would become my wife. Once that happened my weekend destinations took a different course. When I think of

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★★★★★

In December 1998 I went to the Good Luck Bar for the last time. Not because I had a bad experience, but because I met the woman who would become my wife. Once that happened my weekend destinations took a different course. When I think of

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This is one of those Hollywood and neighborhood classics. Anytime is a great time to go, but Thursday's and Weds are some of my favorite days when crowds aren't overwhelming. Wonderful decor, tons of fun, good bartenders and fair prices.

2
★★★★☆

This is one of those Hollywood and neighborhood classics. Anytime is a great time to go, but Thursday's and Weds are some of my favorite days when crowds aren't overwhelming. Wonderful decor, tons of fun, good bartenders and fair prices.

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1. The WORST drinks I've had since I moved to Los Angeles(7 years ago). $8 and watered down to the point that even the bouncer said the drinks were bad.
2. If you like women, go elsewhere, the crowd while nice was less than desirable.
3. No hat policy? What is this Massachusetts? Well if it was MA they'd allow Gay marriage so somewhere this whole state and within this state this bar has gone HORRIBLY wrong.

Do not go here.

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★☆☆☆☆

1. The WORST drinks I've had since I moved to Los Angeles(7 years ago). $8 and watered down to the point that even the bouncer said the drinks were bad.
2. If you like women, go elsewhere, the crowd while nice was less than desirable.
3. No hat policy? What is this Massachusetts? Well if it was MA they'd allow Gay marriage so somewhere this whole state and within this state this bar has gone HORRIBLY wrong.

Do not go here.

Cons: dress code, drinks, crowd

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i have re-visited this bar for the past 10 years, it is one of the best little bars i have been to.
my husband and i had our first kiss here and many drunken nights. this is a great date night dive - plus a fun social place to gather with your trendy friends (but get there early for a good seat).
the drinks are great, the bar gets busy so i suggest you order 2 drinks at a time.

2
★★★★★

i have re-visited this bar for the past 10 years, it is one of the best little bars i have been to.
my husband and i had our first kiss here and many drunken nights. this is a great date night dive - plus a fun social place to gather with your trendy friends (but get there early for a good seat).
the drinks are great, the bar gets busy so i suggest you order 2 drinks at a time.

Pros: great date scene

Cons: parking

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Alright, so this is a really great bar. I've been here a handful of times... and I've recommended it to quite a few friends. The jukebox is good, (not f*cking incredible) the drinks are good, and the bartenders are slightly slow, but I think they always are at bars that get so crowded. (And it does get really crowded). However on a week night, it's ultra mellow for a more relaxed time... so your experience can be totally different. Only, the last time I went there the bartender charged me twice for my tab... but I took care of it and just think it was an honest mistake.
Definitely worth checking out.

2
★★★★☆

Alright, so this is a really great bar. I've been here a handful of times... and I've recommended it to quite a few friends. The jukebox is good, (not f*cking incredible) the drinks are good, and the bartenders are slightly slow, but I think they always are at bars that get so crowded. (And it does get really crowded). However on a week night, it's ultra mellow for a more relaxed time... so your experience can be totally different. Only, the last time I went there the bartender charged me twice for my tab... but I took care of it and just think it was an honest mistake.
Definitely worth checking out.

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This is a perfect bar if you like drunk clueless girls & belligerent bartenders who yell racial slurs at people!! Don't get me wrong, the decor is cute, decent music & they have a kitschy drink menu. but let me tell you, EVERY TIME i have been in there i have encountered the drunkest & most belligerent people ever. this last time was even worse, because not only did a random girl come up to me & start calling me names and yelling racial epithets at me (i am hispanic) but the bartender went crazy on me as well! he went over to "talk" to the girl (because instead of engaging her we tried to get help) and when she denied saying anything he came over and told me and my friend that we were aggressive and gh*tto. he then proceeded to call us beaners and said he would "sl*p the gh*tto right out of us." he LITERALLY said exactly that. have you heard someone called a beaner in like 15 YEARS?! i had been there 5 minutes and wasnt even a quarter of the way into my beer. they then posted a guy right behind us to guard the populous of this bar against our potentially crazy, 5 minutes in a bar with no alcohol behavior while leaving the girls who were so drunk they were practically falling down to their business. as he stood behind me, the girl and her friend continued to call us names and actually physically try and jump at us (their guy friends were holding them back) and the bouncer and the bartender did nothing. when i asked him if he could hear the insults the girl was yelling at us he said he "wasn't listening." how convenient. and scary.

i would definitely say watch your back if you are sane, professional, educated and of any ethnic culture. otherwise you may get the gh*tto sl*pped out of you by the ever diligent peace keeping forces manning the joint. honestly, i HATE to say it, but it seems to be the case. go up the street to tangier or to AKBAR or someplace divey-er but safer like coach and horses on sunset. this place ain't safe for normal people.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is a perfect bar if you like drunk clueless girls & belligerent bartenders who yell racial slurs at people!! Don't get me wrong, the decor is cute, decent music & they have a kitschy drink menu. but let me tell you, EVERY TIME i have been in there i have encountered the drunkest & most belligerent people ever. this last time was even worse, because not only did a random girl come up to me & start calling me names and yelling racial epithets at me (i am hispanic) but the bartender went crazy on me as well! he went over to "talk" to the girl (because instead of engaging her we tried to get help) and when she denied saying anything he came over and told me and my friend that we were aggressive and gh*tto. he then proceeded to call us beaners and said he would "sl*p the gh*tto right out of us." he LITERALLY said exactly that. have you heard someone called a beaner in like 15 YEARS?! i had been there 5 minutes and wasnt even a quarter of the way into my beer. they then posted a guy right behind us to guard the populous of this bar against our potentially crazy, 5 minutes in a bar with no alcohol behavior while leaving the girls who were so drunk they were practically falling down to their business. as he stood behind me, the girl and her friend continued to call us names and actually physically try and jump at us (their guy friends were holding them back) and the bouncer and the bartender did nothing. when i asked him if he could hear the insults the girl was yelling at us he said he "wasn't listening." how convenient. and scary.

i would definitely say watch your back if you are sane, professional, educated and of any ethnic culture. otherwise you may get the gh*tto sl*pped out of you by the ever diligent peace keeping forces manning the joint. honestly, i HATE to say it, but it seems to be the case. go up the street to tangier or to AKBAR or someplace divey-er but safer like coach and horses on sunset. this place ain't safe for normal people.

Pros: Great decor and drinks

Cons: the craziest staff and patrons I have ever encountered

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Love the decor. It's laquer everything, and tiny plastic dragons in your drinks. Refreshingly chill but not dead on a saturday night., and we were able to get a booth at 11 o'clock. I'm not normally one for fruity drinks, but I just told the bartender to give me his specialty, which happened to be the eponymous Good Luck, as in, "Good Luck remembering the rest of the night, you freaking idiot." i sure didn't.

2
★★★★☆

Love the decor. It's laquer everything, and tiny plastic dragons in your drinks. Refreshingly chill but not dead on a saturday night., and we were able to get a booth at 11 o'clock. I'm not normally one for fruity drinks, but I just told the bartender to give me his specialty, which happened to be the eponymous Good Luck, as in, "Good Luck remembering the rest of the night, you freaking idiot." i sure didn't.

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The whole asian feel is there, the setup is nice.....away from the Hollywood traffic. Drinks are average, so are the prices. The have their own signature drinks. Good place to start the night.

2
★★★★☆

The whole asian feel is there, the setup is nice.....away from the Hollywood traffic. Drinks are average, so are the prices. The have their own signature drinks. Good place to start the night.

Pros: Scene, crowd, location

Cons: nothing major.......

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All of the customers and bartenders are in a good mood at this bar. And who wouldn't be - with the gaudy decor and fun drinks, everyone has a good time without taking themselves too seriously.

2
★★★★☆

All of the customers and bartenders are in a good mood at this bar. And who wouldn't be - with the gaudy decor and fun drinks, everyone has a good time without taking themselves too seriously.

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I really like this bar. The dark, asian inspired atmosphere is nice and welcoming. The people who go here are normal, and the drinks, especially off the special menu, are delicious. I've gone early and gotten a seat, which to me is the best way to do it, because otherwise it gets crowded. The only problem I have with it is there is only one stall in the women's bathroom, and there's always a line.

2
★★★★★

I really like this bar. The dark, asian inspired atmosphere is nice and welcoming. The people who go here are normal, and the drinks, especially off the special menu, are delicious. I've gone early and gotten a seat, which to me is the best way to do it, because otherwise it gets crowded. The only problem I have with it is there is only one stall in the women's bathroom, and there's always a line.

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Dark Room filled with red lanterns, oriental ceilings, comfy low leather seats and chinese quilted pillows, this place is worth a visit. From the outside it looks like nothing special, but once through the mysterious door, you enter into a world of pure imagination. Thumbs up to this place's interior decorator. The ultra-white bartenders and youthful crowd do give a gentle reminder that you are in Hollywood not oldtime Shanghai. Order "a Double" from their Chinese inspired fancy drinks menu, it comes in a bigger glass with more liquor for about $10. Hollywood prices, but no pressure, no silly "are you on the list" nonsense. Better Cleaner atmosphere than Formosa Cafe.

2
★★★★★

Dark Room filled with red lanterns, oriental ceilings, comfy low leather seats and chinese quilted pillows, this place is worth a visit. From the outside it looks like nothing special, but once through the mysterious door, you enter into a world of pure imagination. Thumbs up to this place's interior decorator. The ultra-white bartenders and youthful crowd do give a gentle reminder that you are in Hollywood not oldtime Shanghai. Order "a Double" from their Chinese inspired fancy drinks menu, it comes in a bigger glass with more liquor for about $10. Hollywood prices, but no pressure, no silly "are you on the list" nonsense. Better Cleaner atmosphere than Formosa Cafe.

Pros: Atmosphere, People watching

Cons: Prices, Location

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Good Luck bar is one of the coolest bars in town! Beautiful decor, great drinks, music and service. More than anything this place is just so cool - great vibe and excellent crowd!

2
★★★★★

Good Luck bar is one of the coolest bars in town! Beautiful decor, great drinks, music and service. More than anything this place is just so cool - great vibe and excellent crowd!

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I waited patiently near 3 bartenders on a Friday night. 20 minutes after walking in and not being served or even glanced at, I walked out. Cute interior though.

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★★★☆☆

I waited patiently near 3 bartenders on a Friday night. 20 minutes after walking in and not being served or even glanced at, I walked out. Cute interior though.

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i used to love good luck bar, despite the sometimes irritating parking situation, because of the amazing jukebox (al green, rolling stones, jackson 5), friendly bartenders, rad decor and eclectic crowd.. then the creepy bouncer made a pass at me and i'm scared to go back.. but i will, because i secretly love this bar. its close to everything.. there are always cute boys.. i feel like im in some kung fu movie from the 50's.. super fun.

2
★★★★☆

i used to love good luck bar, despite the sometimes irritating parking situation, because of the amazing jukebox (al green, rolling stones, jackson 5), friendly bartenders, rad decor and eclectic crowd.. then the creepy bouncer made a pass at me and i'm scared to go back.. but i will, because i secretly love this bar. its close to everything.. there are always cute boys.. i feel like im in some kung fu movie from the 50's.. super fun.

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there's something intimate and friendly about this usually packed place. not your typical [boring] hipster crowd, it attracts a diverse crowd and loud conversations with friends and strangers alike. i never leave here sober or lonely.

sit at the bar if you're one, two or three, in the den if you're with a group.

and the doorman is so handsome!

2
★★★★★

there's something intimate and friendly about this usually packed place. not your typical [boring] hipster crowd, it attracts a diverse crowd and loud conversations with friends and strangers alike. i never leave here sober or lonely.

sit at the bar if you're one, two or three, in the den if you're with a group.

and the doorman is so handsome!

Pros: hot vibe, strong drinks, cool, friendly people

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I used to love this place. Small, dark, with martinis big enough to swim in. Bartenders were punk rock yet friendly. This was three, four years back... I came back the other day, and it had changed into:
A long line of altie kids standing and smoking.
A doorman who wanted to turn away a 40 year old tattooed biker because he didn't have proof of age.
Bartenders that were snide and appeared to hate the patrons.
Basically, all the elements of a poor night out. Hopefully, I was there on a bad night...

3
★★★☆☆

I used to love this place. Small, dark, with martinis big enough to swim in. Bartenders were punk rock yet friendly. This was three, four years back... I came back the other day, and it had changed into:
A long line of altie kids standing and smoking.
A doorman who wanted to turn away a 40 year old tattooed biker because he didn't have proof of age.
Bartenders that were snide and appeared to hate the patrons.
Basically, all the elements of a poor night out. Hopefully, I was there on a bad night...

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The Good Luck Bar is one of my new favorite bars. The atmosphere is great and the fun drink menu sets it apart. Went here last night and it started out perfectly because my group got there early and secured an area in the loungey part of the bar. The service wasn't that great from the get go but as the hours ticked by and the place went from a little crowded to packed, it was impossible to get a drink. They were extremely understaffed (ridiculous to have two bartenders for the whole bar) and the staff that they had were slow and inefficient, too busy socializing with each other than tending to their customers. The atmosphere of the place made up for the poor service. Next time I go, I will make it a point to go early and move on before it gets packed.

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★★★★★

The Good Luck Bar is one of my new favorite bars. The atmosphere is great and the fun drink menu sets it apart. Went here last night and it started out perfectly because my group got there early and secured an area in the loungey part of the bar. The service wasn't that great from the get go but as the hours ticked by and the place went from a little crowded to packed, it was impossible to get a drink. They were extremely understaffed (ridiculous to have two bartenders for the whole bar) and the staff that they had were slow and inefficient, too busy socializing with each other than tending to their customers. The atmosphere of the place made up for the poor service. Next time I go, I will make it a point to go early and move on before it gets packed.

Pros: atmosphere, good mix of people, drinks

Cons: service

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I'm not into bars much, but I really like this one. It's dark and there's always cool music playin. it also has a semi-big room with lots of couch seating so it's very comfortable and laid back atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

I'm not into bars much, but I really like this one. It's dark and there's always cool music playin. it also has a semi-big room with lots of couch seating so it's very comfortable and laid back atmosphere.

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I used to go to this bar every weekend for a year and a half. The only reason I stopped going was because the only time I went without my boyfriend they cheated me! I went with my cousin (female as well.) They overcharged us for our drinks and were totally rude! It wasn't like I wasn't tipping the guy either. My boyfriend was extra generous with the bartender every weekend when we used to go. Niether of us have gone back since.

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★★☆☆☆

I used to go to this bar every weekend for a year and a half. The only reason I stopped going was because the only time I went without my boyfriend they cheated me! I went with my cousin (female as well.) They overcharged us for our drinks and were totally rude! It wasn't like I wasn't tipping the guy either. My boyfriend was extra generous with the bartender every weekend when we used to go. Niether of us have gone back since.

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A fun place to hang out and grab a drink. I enjoy the asian motif with fun red wallpaper. There are booths to sit and chat around the bar, and another area with ample sitting room to chill.

Park in the lot behind the bar or on Hillhurst.

I recommend checking this bar out.

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★★★★☆

A fun place to hang out and grab a drink. I enjoy the asian motif with fun red wallpaper. There are booths to sit and chat around the bar, and another area with ample sitting room to chill.

Park in the lot behind the bar or on Hillhurst.

I recommend checking this bar out.

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I love this bar! I'm married and hate going to bars where the singles are all out and on display creating that uncomfortable pretentious vibe. This place is so kick-back and relaxed. It's a great hang out where you can listen to great music, have an intimate conversation with the one you love or just chill with a bunch of friends. The decor is Chinese and there's something calming about the place. We usually go see a movie at the Vista Theatre down the block. It's a great date place!

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★★★★★

I love this bar! I'm married and hate going to bars where the singles are all out and on display creating that uncomfortable pretentious vibe. This place is so kick-back and relaxed. It's a great hang out where you can listen to great music, have an intimate conversation with the one you love or just chill with a bunch of friends. The decor is Chinese and there's something calming about the place. We usually go see a movie at the Vista Theatre down the block. It's a great date place!

Pros: intimate, laid-back, funky & relaxed

Cons: parking, it does get packed, opens up late

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Opt for a house specialty called "Fist of Fury". Instead of buying small size, get a large; its more expensive but is more economical than is buying two regular size drinks. Also arrive before 10PM to avoid a long wait to get in.

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★★★★★

Opt for a house specialty called "Fist of Fury". Instead of buying small size, get a large; its more expensive but is more economical than is buying two regular size drinks. Also arrive before 10PM to avoid a long wait to get in.

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You walk through the door and you feel like you have been transported to somewhere... Reminds me of Chinese restaurants growing up (all had the word "golden" or "dragon" somewhere in the name). A great trip, nonetheless!

2
★★★★☆

You walk through the door and you feel like you have been transported to somewhere... Reminds me of Chinese restaurants growing up (all had the word "golden" or "dragon" somewhere in the name). A great trip, nonetheless!

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Love the tiny lamps on the tables; love the red Chinese deco everywhere. This place has character! OH! And, the drinks are pretty good too!

2
★★★★★

Love the tiny lamps on the tables; love the red Chinese deco everywhere. This place has character! OH! And, the drinks are pretty good too!

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Along with a great mix of music ranging from David Bowie to X, good luck's asian motif is done up to the "T" from the dragon stirers to the lights on the wall, but with all the good luck in the air it doesnt take a fortune to get a great drink, try the mai-tais!

2
★★★★☆

Along with a great mix of music ranging from David Bowie to X, good luck's asian motif is done up to the "T" from the dragon stirers to the lights on the wall, but with all the good luck in the air it doesnt take a fortune to get a great drink, try the mai-tais!

Pros: dim lighting, great music, motif to the "T"

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I've been a regular in this bar for a couple of years. This is where all the trendoids go, one of the best bars in Silverlake. Great music, drinks, ambiance & service! Order a Hong Kong Bong or a Good Luck and be sure to say hi to Richard when you walk in there, he created the place..

2
★★★★★

I've been a regular in this bar for a couple of years. This is where all the trendoids go, one of the best bars in Silverlake. Great music, drinks, ambiance & service! Order a Hong Kong Bong or a Good Luck and be sure to say hi to Richard when you walk in there, he created the place..

Pros: Drinks, Crowded, Hispters

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I came here on a Wednesday night and loved, loved, loved the 60's Asian aesthetic. Very "World of Suzie Wong." Bartender was fine, drinks were good but the atmosphere is really the star. Not sure if I would be happy on a weekend with all the other scenesters but I can definitely recommend it for a chic mid-week hang.

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★★★★★

I came here on a Wednesday night and loved, loved, loved the 60's Asian aesthetic. Very "World of Suzie Wong." Bartender was fine, drinks were good but the atmosphere is really the star. Not sure if I would be happy on a weekend with all the other scenesters but I can definitely recommend it for a chic mid-week hang.

Pros: gorgeous interiors, late 60's kitsch

Cons: average service

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Got to Good Luck late one night. Very packed. Nice set up. Cool Lanterns. We got a huge drink so i'm assuming it's was a "Good Luck." Took a while to get it. Lucky to get a table because you're tossed around when you're standing. Would have liked to get there earlier to have a seat in the back. Seems like everyone checks you out on the way to the bathrooms. As with most bars like this, the fun is in the crowd you bring.

2
★★★★☆

Got to Good Luck late one night. Very packed. Nice set up. Cool Lanterns. We got a huge drink so i'm assuming it's was a "Good Luck." Took a while to get it. Lucky to get a table because you're tossed around when you're standing. Would have liked to get there earlier to have a seat in the back. Seems like everyone checks you out on the way to the bathrooms. As with most bars like this, the fun is in the crowd you bring.

Pros: Atmosphere, Good looking people

Cons: crowded, service

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Not sure if this is exactly a romantic place, being how packed it is. The back room is cool, if you're lucky enough to get a seat. The drinks are potent but pricey. I've always found the bartenders friendly, in that "I'm cooler than you" kind of way. But I still like the place. My friends from NY love it.

2
★★★★☆

Not sure if this is exactly a romantic place, being how packed it is. The back room is cool, if you're lucky enough to get a seat. The drinks are potent but pricey. I've always found the bartenders friendly, in that "I'm cooler than you" kind of way. But I still like the place. My friends from NY love it.

Pros: fun atmosphere

Cons: packed

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This convincing old-time Chinese dive keeps the musty mystique going with hanging paper lanterns, carved-dragon ceiling panels and big mirrors. A beautiful, keyhole-shaped doorway leads from the main bar to the back room, where would-be…

 

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