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Over Broadway, serving Scotch-centric Cold Drinks - Cold Drinks Bar, San Francisco, CA

Cold Drinks Bar

4.8
4.8
20 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Serving Scotch-centric Cold Drinks, and featuring food from the Eight Tables by George Chen kitchen.
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"The Six Best Cocktail Bars in San Francisco" – NEWSWEEK
"25 Top-Shelf Cocktail Bars in San Francisco" – EaterSF
"The best bars in San Francisco right now" – TimeOut San Francisco
"The Bar Greatest Hits List" – The Infatuation
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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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Chinese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 6:00 pm–11:30 pm Thu 5:30 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:30 am

  • Phone number

    (415) 788-8188

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Private party facilities

    Cold Drinks Bar is available for private celebrations. Please email events@chinalivesf.com to learn more.

  • Neighborhood

    Chinatown

  • Cross street

    Enter via China Live (between Stockton & Grant) - on 2nd Floor

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. A

    Amanda

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartenders were so kind and made great recommendations! They were also so sweet to wish our birthday gal a happy birthday!
  2. AD

    AntD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and great service! The focus is on scotch/whiskey although they have cocktails to fit any palette. They carry a wide selection of scotch/whisky from all over the world.
  3. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this pseudo-hidden cocktail lounge on open table. Was able to get a reservation for 7pm . Fantastic ambiance, good music, better bar tenders. Selection of alcohol is fantastic, I’m not much of a Whisky guy bland they were able to accommodate. The bar tender we had was fantastic. He radiated energy and always had a smile, even offered a taste of these two rums I had questions about. We will be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Great vibes and drinks, but there’s poor ventilation and no A/C. If you come during hot summer nights, be warned.
  5. r

    ridgefieldgirl

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktails in SF! And fantastic ambiance and service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cold drinks bar has become a favorite of mine for a night out. They have creative & delicious drinks and great atmosphere.
  7. M

    Megan

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great cocktails (though pricey) and excellent service! I would highly recommend this place for a great date night
  8. JV

    JulianV

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a declaration, there was no food. They served me so well they went to the partner restaurant in the first floor to get me some snacks. Ususally the have dependence in the food´s kitchen with this other restaurant. The drinks were amazing :) the place has a cool ambience ;)
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cold Drinks bar is such a gem. It’s got an amazing menu of delicious, unique drinks and the most friendly staff. Plus the ambiance and decor is super appealing, upscale, and comfortable. Have been a few times and always look forward to the next visit.
  10. SF

    SeattleFoodie

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved this place. Amazing cocktails and food. Friendly staff.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceed service in an excellent environment. Oscar was amazing. And took very good care of us. Would highly recommend! He also made the most amazing Aviation.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I always love coming to Cold Drinks Bar before dinner at China Live, it’s definitely on the pricey side but the design and drinks are worth it!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    $18/$22 for a drink? No,thank you… you can find better Cocktails for $14
  14. D

    David

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The interior was great, drinks were ok, nothing super special though. Feels like they could have stepped up their game especially for Chinese New Year.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yong is an amazing bartender. I loved the mezcal
  16. M

    Mish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The wait staff was very abrupt, bordering on rude. It made me feel a little uncomfortable. Otherwise the bar and drinks were excellent. Reservation required!
  17. CT

    ChrisT

    Orange County

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard this place a lot and finally got a chance. Prior to a play, we went here for a drink or two and snack after lunch and HH disappointed drinks. The drinks here are amazing and the snack from the 8 tables (next door, very fantastic experience) are just takes to the next level. Too bad that we can only stay 45mins but definitely will come back again. The services is also fantastic.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Drinks were overpriced and not good
  19. OS

    OnkS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent drinks; loved the Silk Degrees in particular. Also really liked the chicken wings. Great atmosphere for cozy and intimate conversation. Great vibes.
  20. p

    palmspringswknd

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Fantastic cocktails. Great space. Wish there were more / better bar snack options. Overall a great experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Cold Drinks Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Cold Drinks Bar

644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133-4406

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Enter via China Live (between Stockton & Grant) - on 2nd Floor

  • Neighborhood

    Chinatown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 6:00 pm–11:30 pm Thu 5:30 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:30 am

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Chinese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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