31 Mar '15, 5pm

A Guide to Chinatown’s Dependably Weird Bars @sanfranmag

A Guide to Chinatown’s Dependably Weird Bars @sanfranmag

Editor's Note: This is one of many stories about the Chinese-American city that San Francisco is publishing over the next month, all part of the April 2015 Chinese Issue. To peruse the rest of the issue's contents, and to read stories as they become available online, click here . Chinatown’s decaying romance is concentrated—where else?—in its bars. A forlorn air of noir mystery, not to mention a whiff of the ’30s-era golden age of Chinatown nightlife, still clings to their garish neon signs and run-down interiors. Though some of the best are gone, other peculiar watering holes remain—and even a clientele of tourists (or, worse, hipsters) cannot dim their strange and wondrous decrepitude. So grab your fedora, your dark past and bleak prospects, and a beautiful woman who may be trying to kill you, and head down to Grant Avenue. All you have to lose is $15 for three martinis....

Full article: http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/guide-chi...

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