Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Food & Drink

Best Faded High-Roller Bar 

Empress of China

838 Grant (between Washington and Clay), 434-1345

These days the Empress of China bar on Grant Avenue is run-down and underappreciated, but the gallery of celebrity photos in the lobby (along with the '70s-chic restaurant) proves that it was once a local hot spot. The bar still has swanky velvet seating, a killer view of Chinatown, and yummy coconut-milk drinks with pineapple spears and such, and there's always a spot to sit and appreciate the bustling crowds below.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Search Best Of Awards