Makye Amye

Bar in Lhasa

If the stories are true, this was a drinking haunt of the licentious sixth Dalai Lama, who met Tibetan beauty Makye Amye here and composed a famous poem about her. Chinese tourists are drawn to the absorbing views of the Barkhor from the corner tables and summer rooftop terrace, but the Tibetan dishes (mains ¥50 to ¥95) are just so-so.