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Cold Drinks Bar


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China Live’s Cold Drinks Bar is a hidden gem tucked away on the second floor of the China Live culinary complex.  Follow the trompe l’oei Bats through the hidden Bat-signed door and reveal what awaits you.

  • Sunday – Thursday 5pm-11pm
  • Friday & Saturday 5pm-Midnight

Sophisticated Cocktails

Named one of the “Six Best Cocktail Bars in San Francisco” by Newsweek Magazine, and one of “The Best Bars in San Francisco” by TimeOut San Francisco, the Cold Drinks Bar is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable drinking experience. The bar’s talented mixologists use only the finest ingredients to create cocktails that are both delicious and visually stunning, making each drink a work of art in its own right.

“The Six Best Cocktail Bars in San Francisco”



“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.”



Elevate Your Occasions

The Cold Drinks Bar is the perfect place to unwind after a long day, with its intimate atmosphere and elevated décor. Whether you’re looking to impress a date or catch up with friends over drinks, this bar is the ideal spot. The menu is constantly changing, so there’s always something new and exciting to try, no matter how many times you visit.  We also offer over 350 fine & rare Scotches and other whiskeys from around the world.

San Francisco's Best Kept Secret

“Tucked on the second floor of the China Live complex (behind a discreet door marked with bats), this scotch-centric bar offers a glitzy old Shanghai jazz-era vibe — a stark contrast with the loud, industrial (i.e. unsexy) vibe of the main ground-floor restaurant. Cold Drinks is hands down SF’s finest choice when it’s time to dress up in your sharpest Don or Betty Draper wardrobe. AvroKo’s swanky design, inventive drinks and white-tuxedo-clad bartenders all make the bar feel simultaneously sexy and timeless.”

-San Francisco’s Most Important Bar Openings of 2017 – Zagat

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The Cold Drinks Bar at China Live is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an exceptional drinking experience in San Francisco. With its speakeasy vibe, delicious food, and elevated cocktails, it’s the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the finer things in life.