Location: International District.
Description: A dim-sum emporium with a no-frills lounge and a freakishly magnificent facade.
Namesake: A China gate is a huge and ornate entry gate, like the one on South King Street.
Traditional Chinese drinking and eating customs not necessarily practiced at China Gate but good to know regardless: When toasting a superior, take care that the rim of your glass stays below his. Don't ever leave your chopsticks standing upright in bowls of rice (it resembles the incense burned to commemorate the dead, you asshole).
Bonus: Karaoke Wed–Sat, starting at 9 pm.
Happy hours: Daily 2–5:30 pm and 9:30 pm–midnight.
Happy-hour drink specials: $2 Bud/Bud Light bottles, $3 well drinks.
Happy-hour food specials: $2 dim sum, 30 percent off appetizers (such as turnip cake, deep-fried squid, and skewered bacon-wrapped fish).