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Bad Monkey

$$ - $$$, , Chinese
59 Renmin Road, Dali, China
+86 872 267 5460
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Chinese, American, Pizza, British
$$ - $$$
59 Renmin Road, Dali, China
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Here is number #1 cool bar in this town, very good rocks band started play at 22:00 til midnight. That's band from Thailand but yeah they played soooooo good!!!! Pizza there was very nice too, Beer bad monkey is the right choice to drink cause...More

Thank Medith_H
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We went there because of the good reviews, beer is good burger was a disaster. Service as well. Avoid the food, for a drink or two is recommendable.

Thank linaro_82
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Went here for a drink having eaten across the road. The beer is their own and very palatable. The live music was loud but we really enjoyed it. Previous reviewers who denigrated this place because of the music should ask themselves why they went in...More

Thank alannsarah
Reviewed 8 October 2017

After arriving to Dali late, we stumbled on Bad Monkey and were ready for some Western food. We ordered burgers and pizza. The burgers were great, the pizza was just okay. The menu was very diverse and seemed to have something for everyone. Service was...More

Thank badgerrun11
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Food was very nice I suggest you to go They also have live music. The beer they serve is made by themselves.

Thank nicodox
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I expected a lot from this place but was disappointed. We went together with friends in the evening to try beers and enjoy the time together. The wheat bad monkey beer was ok but music was extremely loud, of course not possible to talk but...More

Thank ksyusha_du
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

There are two Bad Monks neat each other, I don't know the difference (even the logo was the same) buy we were in the one nearest to the east gate. Nice steampunk setting and I always like it if they have their own beers. Not...More

1  Thank Sjakie S
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

There are some other decent bars in Dali that I visited but these two spots, several doors apart, are the best. By some way. Good music, excellent food (their delicious pizzas are worth visiting for alone) and a superb atmosphere. They even have proper beer,...More

1  Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Nice industrial looking brew pub where you can taste craft chinese beers which are actually pretty good and different from the usual watery low alcohol chinese beers ! lots of young people and live cover bands music everynight ! interesting ! western food and nice...More

Thank mattia p
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Service is not good. They made several mistakes with the bill (you pay upfront), served other drinks than ordered, we had to return more than half of the meals to the kitchen. Cold or not cooked well enough. Would not recommend

Thank Leoni V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Chinese, American, Pizza, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Renmin Road, Dali, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Yunnan  >  Dali
  • Phone Number: +86 872 267 5460
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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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