about the mint

HOURS: Monday - Friday 3pm - 2am

Saturday, Sunday and Major Holidays 2pm - 2am


The Mint Karaoke Lounge, a San Francisco institution -- and once a steakhouse and a piano bar -- continued its evolution to karaoke in 1993. Since then, The Mint has grown to become one of the world's best known karaoke lounges. Vistors worldwide often come to the Mint straight from the airport, and hotel concierges advise their guests that for karaoke there is no other. It is the favorite haunt of many friendly locals who make a point of dropping by a few times a week.

The Mint also boasts award winning KJs, the best singers, and one of the largest karaoke collections in the Bay Area. Despite its well deserved reputation, the crowd at The Mint is never critical and always supportive.

Open 365 days a year, karaoke hours are from 3:00 PM T0 2:00 AM Sunday through Saturday.

The Mint is a full service bar with a large selection of domestic and imported beers, both bottled and on tap. It has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There are no cover charges or song charges and, for a big city lounge, beverages are very reasonably priced.

Selected the "Best Karaoke Lounge in the Bay Area" by the Bay Guardian, "Peoples Choice Award" by the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as numerous other awards, The Mint has been featured on CNN Headline News, KPIX Channel 5 in San Francisco, VIACOM Cable Channel 35, and was recently the subject of a yet to be released documentary about karaoke.

The Mint is always available to host your party at no additional cost. For medium to large parties during off karaoke hours, arrangements can be made to schedule a KJ for your party. To schedule your party, please visit the Party Reservations page or call The Mint at 415.626.4726.

We hope to see you soon!