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Encore Karaoke Lounge

Karaoke Bar$$$$
Polk Gulch, San Francisco
  • Jesse
    "Great place to come sing your heart out!"(7 Tips)
    Danielle F.
    "It's 7pm, nobody is here and he won't take more than "1 song"."(5 Tips)
    Marc U.
    "Fun crowd, good music, awesome bartenders, pissy DJ's"(4 Tips)
    Swen G.
    "Be advised: cash only"(2 Tips)
34 Tips and reviews
  • singing
  • karaoke
  • songs
  • DJs
  • good for groups
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  • Andre S.
    Andre SMay 21
    Seedy as fuck
  • Ashley B.
    Fun place for drinks and karaoke!
  • Mike J.
    Mike JonesOctober 19, 2016
    Most disrespectful experience I've had with a bartender, who come to later find out is also the owner. If I could give zero stars, I would. Don't plan on singing either if you don't pay for your song.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisJune 24, 2016
    Sound system was great and a big book with plenty of options for karaoke. Creepy second floor location well worth it!
  • Larry Z.
    Larry ZhouJanuary 21, 2016
    bar karoake. a great time!
  • Jesse
    JesseJuly 20, 2015
    Great place to come sing your heart out! Very welcoming environment.
  • Taylor T.
    Taylor ThibodeauxDecember 25, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Finally open again!!!
  • Swen G.
    Swen GrahamJuly 2, 2014
    Be advised: cash only
  • Nate W.
    Nate WalshJune 15, 2014
    Not my favorite place to have diarrhea, I'll be honest.
  • Danielle F.
    Danielle FJanuary 5, 2014
    This place CAN be fun if you have a full wallet. DJs won't play your song unless you tip them. Big. #GreedyAssholes
  • Ghaida Z.
    Ghaida ZahranNovember 2, 2013
    This place sucks. Been here for 2 hours and the same group of people took the stage 4 times and we didn't get to go. We felt frustrated and left. I recommend spending your time and money elsewhere.
  • Maurice W.
    Maurice WilliamsAugust 24, 2013
    Cash-only dive bar karaoke
  • Danielle F.
    Danielle FJanuary 6, 2013
    The DJ here is SUCH a dick. It's 7pm, nobody is here and he won't take more than "1 song". #ControlFreak
  • Travis
    TravisMay 28, 2012
    Don't plan on singing if you don't tip. It's all about the Benjamins with the guys running the show...
  • Eric J.
    Eric JorgensenMay 4, 2012
    Sing Stroking' by Clarence Carter.
  • Taylen
    TaylenMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Come early and sign up, the waiting list fills up fast (but you can always tip the KJ to get bumped up a few spots).
  • Allison F.
    Allison FordFebruary 28, 2012
    The regulars have the world's worst taste in songs.
  • antuan g.
    antuan goodwinJanuary 31, 2012
    Get there early to get the most stage time. Also, don't forget to tip the DJ (KJ?)
  • Sasha
    SashaJanuary 21, 2012
    Good luck getting to sing here if you are not a regular.
  • Mary M.
    Mary McArthurDecember 24, 2011
    This place smells of feet.
  • natalie l.
    natalie l.December 17, 2011
    The well is, well, VERY cheap. You WILL have a hangover the next day.
  • Rob R.
    Rob RayDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try and get there before 10pm if you're looking to sing anytime soon without dropping some serious cash into the tip jar. That said, it's worth the wait!
  • Krystyl
    KrystylNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Regular thursday night hot spot
  • Missy M.
    Missy ManoguerraOctober 27, 2011
    Don't every go here!!!!! A group of friend were hassled, and eventually assaulted by the bouncers. It's not a safe place.
  • Victoria M.
    Victoria MolinaOctober 2, 2011
    The Lemon Drops at Encore are to die for!!
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MaysSeptember 1, 2011
    Drink a few before you step up to the mic.
  • Teresa P.
    Teresa ParkerAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Matt is a treasure, he makes you sound great
  • Darthsun
    DarthsunAugust 2, 2011
    The songbooks are moldy
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.May 10, 2011
    Be prepared to drink: karaoke is only for people who buy drinks at the bar and there are no alternatives if you want to sing.
  • Pourya M.
    Pourya MApril 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The future of karaoke in the cloud:
  • hollerotron
    hollerotronDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    look up their song list on line. yeahhhhh
  • Eden G.
    Eden G.August 1, 2010
    Cash only bar!
  • Marc U.
    Marc UlrichMarch 26, 2010
    Fun crowd, good music, awesome bartenders, pissy DJ's
  • Chandini D.
    Chandini DavisJanuary 20, 2010
    Don't swing the Microphone
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