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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 #8 of 72 Restaurants in Dali
Cuisines: Chinese, American, Pizza, British
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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 August 29, 2013

Great food, with a vast selection. Incredible selection of alcohol, including their own micro-brewed beer, of which the Bad Monkey Amber is the best beer I have ever tasted. Worth a visit in itself.

Visited July 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A noicy place with bad service and terrible music!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This was one of the few misstakes we did during our trip! We saw a nice Brittish couple there and took Place. We orded beer from a Young fellow and then Chinese food. We got our beer but it took 20 min for the lazy staff to tell us that they couldn't serve Chinese food...? So we orded Pizza instead, one simple pizza, and we had to wait for that one in more than 40 min. When we told the guy that this is insane he just answered that it's how things works here.
A French artist tried to sing but it was to loud and his voice was for sure not enough good for France and it shouldn't be good enough for China. The nice Brittsh couple saved our visit, but please, avoid this Place or at least, ask if they have the meal you want and how long time it will take to make them!

Visited August 2013
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Guangzhou
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Craft Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Seems to be getting popular in Yunnan and this place has some good'uns. I don't think they need me to bug them up too much, they're a well established bar but the beer is strong and tasty. THe live band need a little practise but overall a nice place to hang out.

Visited July 2013
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Changchun, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Were not in Kansas anymore!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

What a pleasant surprise to find a foreigner-owned restaurant and they served home brew and real roast on Sunday. Well worth the trip.

Visited July 2013
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Bayside, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good homebrew and cheap Tsingtaos- but that's about it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

We've been here twice- so it's good enough for a return visit. The homebrews are GOOD! They are 25¥ but some of the best beer that I've had while traveling Asia. The Tsingtao's are 12¥ which seems to be the best in town. Can't comment on the food- it seemed pricey- so we just had drinks and ate elsewhere.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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