Party Earth Review There’s no shortage of karaoke dive bars in San Francisco, but for those who want bottle service to go with their power ballads or sushi to supplement their show tunes, it doesn’t get much better than Pandora Karaoke... ... read full review
177 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
MUNI F Line: Market Street & 5th Street
Civic Center / Tenderloin, San Francisco –
There’s no shortage of karaoke dive bars in San Francisco, but for those who want bottle service to go with their power ballads or sushi to supplement their show tunes, it doesn’t get much better than Pandora Karaoke & Bar.
A daily Happy Hour attracts a casual crowd of young professionals, who pop in for cheap beer and maybe a round or two of ABBA, while brave singers on the mainstage belt out their favorite tunes with reckless abandon. Audience members settle in on sleek metal stools and leather couches, bobbing their heads and snacking on specialty rolls as their friends transform into temporary rock stars.
After 9pm, the late-night frenzy kicks in as larger parties escape down the unadorned hallways to one of fifteen private themed areas, ranging from the kitschy and very pink Hello Kitty Room to the dark and ultra-posh VIP Hennessey Room.
Safely tucked behind closed doors, birthday girls slide onto polished banquettes and let loose with some Johnny Cash to go along with their Johnny Walker, while bros in the nearby Giants Room discover how many shots of Jäger it takes before requesting Justin Bieber sounds like the greatest idea ever.
Always a good time no matter how exposed or exclusive its patrons want to be, Pandora Karaoke & Bar is the ideal destination for sheepish songbirds and unreserved divas alike.
Yuppies, birthday and bachelorette parties, trendy co-workers, and classy girls-night-out groups looking to get a little trashy, early 20s to 30s.
Live singers of various quality in one main room and fifteen private karaoke rooms.
Extensive menu of Japanese appetizers and entrées, including sushi rolls, sashimi, and udon and bento boxes. Happy Hour Tu–Su 6–9pm.
Small plates $5–$14.75, sushi $3.50–$9+/two pieces, rolls $5–$15, sashimi selection $10–$57, udon and bento boxes $10–$18. Beer $5, beer buckets $25/six bottles, cocktails $6, wine $6/glass or $25/bottle, bottle service $100–$350.
Private rooms $50–$120/hour, with a three-hour minimum on the larger rooms.
Trendy casual: designer jeans, heels, untucked button-downs, miniskirts, dresses.
Friday and Saturday nights for the biggest and boldest singers on the mainstage, or anytime with groups of friends in the private rooms.
Nile Café & Hookah Lounge (544 Jones Street) features a wide variety of smokable flavors and TVs tuned to Arabic music videos, making it a great place to unwind after an evening of boisterous singing.