Exterior of Entrance to Buddha Lounge
Flickr/Shawn Clover

Buddha Lounge

San Francisco
Dive Bar
Buddha Lounge

901 Grant Ave

San Francisco, CA 94108

Chinatown surprisingly houses some of our favorite dive bars in the city and Buddha is one of the diviest (and best). It’s cash-only, has a bathroom you can only access after being buzzed in by the bartender, and oh yeah, the bartender… he’ll play you a game of dice for a beer (lose and you buy him/you a beer, win and he buys you/him a beer). But it’ll have to be before 8pm so he can drive home after work. Yeah, it’s that kind of place.