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“Best bar in Dali by far..” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bad Monkey

Bad Monkey
59 Renmin Road, Dali, China
+86 872 267 5460
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Ranked #6 of 85 Restaurants in Dali
Cuisines: American, Chinese, Pizza, British
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Bad Monkey, Bad Monkey is Dali's longest running foreign owned bar (open since 2003) Located in the heart of Dali Old Town, Yunnan, southwest China but set away from the jostling crowds of shoppers, Bad Monkey Brew Pub is a real gem. Bad Monkey operates its own brewery set in a stunning location with a famous ancient spring, using all imported ingredients to make southwest China's only craft beer! Bad Monkey boasts the best in craft brewed beers and exciting cocktails with an unpretentious buzzing atmosphere every night of the week. Regular live music, great food, pool table, fully stocked western bar, huge range of drinks and hookah flavors, and friendly staff coupled with the fact that we really know how to throw a party: At Bad Monkey, you're guaranteed a good night, making us one of Dali's most popular bars for years running. We are also open daily from 8.30Am, serving monster breakfasts, lunch and dinner throughout the day, with or without absinthe and beer. Come along and have a drink or two and find out what all the fuss is about.....
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“Best bar in Dali by far..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Came to the Bad Monkey two nights in a row. Great live music, cheap drinks and really cool barstaff! The bar was opened by a couple of British guys. They brew their own beer and have live bands and Dj's most nights. Really friendly people and a good laugh! Great place to come and have a dance, chill out or have food. I had breakfast here too and it was sweet! Big up the Bad Monkey boys!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Riga, Latvia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Close to perfection. :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

So as whirled traveler already noticed it s great for a reason. We celebrated new year here and it was one of the best. Rum + coke 15rmb. Place was fool and atmosphere amazing there were people from all around the world. They have tasty sweet and sour pork and scizling spicy beef, also portion of fish and chips are huge. So you should visit bad monkey either to take a drink or have a meal. Prices also are more welcoming than in next door places. I hope you will enjoy it as much as i did. Cheers .

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Home brewed beer, good eats, live music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Apparently an institution for the last decade, we heard so much about it that we had to give it a try, and very glad we did. Their in-house brewed beers are impressive: Wheat beer, Amber ale, and Black ale… all were great! The Texas Chili Cheese burger was good, although the beef was a bit tough. The pizza was awesome. Unfortunately they were out of the fish and chips; have to give that a try next time around. Rocking live bands at night. Bad Monkey is famous for good reason.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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