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"China Live, the massive multi-level dining emporium, does have good drinks hidden away in an upstairs room. Cold Drinks is the cocktail bar on the second flo...

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Serving Scotch-centric Cold Drinks Wed-Sat starting @6pm, and now featuring food from the Eight Tables by George Chen kitchen.


Our new menu features food from the Eight Tables by George Chen kitchen, including these Sichuan Beef Tendon Chips!

Open Wed-Sat @6pm - reservations encouraged!


Now Open (@25%) WED-THU 6-11pm & FRI-SAT 6pm-Midnight and featuring food from the 8 Tables Kitchen! Hope you'll join us soon...


Now serving JAR Cocktails for pick-up or delivery nightly 4:30-8:30pm.
Silk Degrees: Coconut Washed Johnnie Walker, Pineapple, Young Coconut Water. Three cocktails in the jar -- Pour over ice and enjoy.
Shanghai in October: Glengrant 12 Years, Carpano Antica, Ginger Shrub, Ume Soda. Three...

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Now open Tuesday-Saturday @6pm & featuring new cocktails & food by the Eight Tables by George Chen kitchen- including Steamed Petrale Sole, Ginger Sauce & Jinhua Ham.

Reservations Recommended...



Limited seating available - reservations recommended!



6 days ago
Great drinks and a great atmosphere. The snacks are amazing as well!
a year ago
Great bar. We stopped there before our reservation at Eight Tables' Aqua dinner. We got the Tokyo Rose and I got the Miss Liu. My drink was sweet and refreshing. His drink was really good. I wish I was into scotch and whiskey because they had a lot of that. The drinks were made very carefully and they took a bit of time, which I always appreciate. We were able to take our drinks back to Eight Tables. Overall, an A+ experience.
- Raquel A
3 years ago
I expected this "hidden" little bar to be a bit stuffy, but my expectations were quite wrong. The staff is warm and welcoming and extra helpful explaining some of the very unique drink offerings. Our small party started our evening here, with most of us ordering their signature cocktail, Sometimes Old Fashioned. Delicious, and a perfect beginning to a fun evening. We liked the in-the-know feeling of the place, which is really well done and not campy. It would have been nice if they had available even a few little bar snacks, but there is plenty of that downstairs at China Live.
- Ellen W

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“It’s a pseudo-secret, just above the bustling scene at China Live, accessible via stairwell; black bats painted on the walls lead the way to the door. Inside is a swanky, Scotch-filled bar where the bartenders wear tuxedos, and the vibe is modern Shanghai with a dash of old school San Francisco. Drinks are heavy on the Scotch, and there are many to choose from, so don’t be shy.” – High-End Scotch Concoctions Headline the New Menu at Chinatown’s Cold Drinks Bar – EaterSF

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644 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States

Business Hours

Wed:6:00 – 11:00 PM
Thu:6:00 – 11:00 PM
Fri:6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sat:6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
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