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Five Things to Know About Red’s Place
Red’s Place has been around since 1965, making it one of Chinatown’s oldest bars. As such, most people who have been here have a tale or two to tell about this iconic dive. If you’ve always wondered what’s behind that simple red-and-white sign, read on:
- They’ve got beer to brag about. There are more than 40 bottled and draft beers here, including imports and microbrews.
- There’s a bounty of drink specials. Every day they spotlight a different local beer, plus happy hour gives patrons half off all bottled beers on weekdays from 4–7 p.m.
- There’s a handy BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) policy.
- Boilermakers are king. Bartenders craft eight different boilermakers, including a Lagunitas IPA and Bulleit bourbon combo. They’re also skilled at making classic cocktails such as mai tais and mojitos.
- Service with a smile still exists here. Look beyond the bar’s low-lit, divey feel to the bartenders, who try passing on their positive vibe to anyone they serve.