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Crawl Iconic SF Bars

San Francisco, United States

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Experience hosted by Yvonne

3 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Indonesian

What you'll do

You’ll meet at a table reserved under my name at the historic Li Po. And one of Bourdain's favorite dive bars. After some sips of Chinese Mai Tai, we will set out for Pagan Idol for tiki drinks. Then, for anyone who wants to grab some late night bites, we will head to Sam Wo in Chinatown. Or for more excitement, a dance club in the Castro.
Other things to note
Please let me know if you have any dietary restrictions. My phone number for reaching me when you arrive or if you have questions before is 415-937-2910.

Yvonne's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Meet your host, Yvonne

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 24 Reviews
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An aid worker who lived in Southeast Asia for five years, I let the happy accidents drive my travels: from the cacao forests of Sumatra, the best goose pho in Hanoi to the wilderness of the newest country in the world, South Sudan. Now I want to share my stories with you at some of my favorite San Francisco bars, and share with you the city that I have come to know and love. Many of them are the favorite spots of my inspiration for travel, the late great foodie and travel writer, Anthony Bourdain.
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Where you'll be

In the San Francisco episode of The Layover, Anthony Bourdain and a few of his pals set up camp at Li Po, our meeting spot. A Chinese bar and local happy hour hangout in Chinatown.

Dating from the 1930s, the Li Po features Asian liquors and beers. You will also find the only buddha in a bar in America, Malaysian posters, a booth called the "cave" where a scene from the "Lookout" was filmed, and what it claims is the best mai tai in the city.

Rated 4.58 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Cristina
September 2019
Yvonne took us to The Tonga Room for a round of drinks. She shared some info about the building and the history of the bar. We each had one drink. Then we went to Li Po Lounge where we were told we were on our own to pay for our drinks. Her experience page clearly states we would get one drink and one appetizer, but after going through this, it made me question the price tag attached to the experience. The drinks at Tonga Room were each $10 and we never got a snack, so the $60 price tag seems extremely high. While Yvonne is extremely gregarious and a perfectly fine host, I think this experience could offer something a bit more unique and different beyond taking folks to bars. It may have been a different experience for us given we are local San Franciscans, but I would have loved to see some level of special access or notable additions to the overall experience.
Yvonne took us to The Tonga Room for a round of drinks. She shared some info about the building and the history of the bar. We each had one drink. Then we went to Li Po Lounge wher…
Kirsty
July 2019
Lovely and enjoyable night with Yvonne. I was the only person on the experience that night, however Yvonne made an effort to show me around and to personalise the tour based on what I wanted to see. As a solo traveller was nice to spend an evening checking out some San Francisco sites and sounds.
Lovely and enjoyable night with Yvonne. I was the only person on the experience that night, however Yvonne made an effort to show me around and to personalise the tour based on wha…
Erin
July 2019
Yvonne is a good host, she has lots of good background knowledge of the places she takes you to, and the selection is certainly a unique combination of addresses which you may not think to go to or even find by yourself. We enjoyed getting to know her, she is certainly very interesting, and we certainly liked the cocktails! We did feel the experience was perhaps a bit overpriced for what it was, and had hoped to meet other people too, but it was just our couple with Yvonne. That said it was overall a pleasant evening and a nice way to discover some places and facts about SF you wouldn’t otherwise!
Yvonne is a good host, she has lots of good background knowledge of the places she takes you to, and the selection is certainly a unique combination of addresses which you may not…
Andrew
June 2019
The bar crawl with Yvonne was fantastic! Went to a couple of bars and then ended with sushi! It was phenomenal! Would recommend to friends.
Nicole
May 2019
Yvonne is great! She is a wonderful conversationalist and will make you feel right at home! She is also flexible so if you have some preferences for the type of places you like to go she’ll accommodate. Which is super nice, not all hosts will do that. Definitely do it if you’re looking for a fun night out, you won’t regret it!
Yvonne is great! She is a wonderful conversationalist and will make you feel right at home! She is also flexible so if you have some preferences for the type of places you like to…
Liana
May 2019
Yvonne was a wonderful host and we got to visit 3 different bars throughout the night. She’s very approachable, knowledgeable and fun! This was a great way to experience SF nightlife. Would recommend! :)

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

What to bring

comfortable walking shoes

state or federal ID