February 7, 2018
When Todd Christiansen, owner of the legendary Los Angeles Mint Club, set out to retrofit the venue’s 20-year-old sound system, he had two main objectives. First, he wanted to enhance sightlines in the low-ceilinged 1937-era building, and second, he was looking for a state of the art system befittin... Continue Reading
January 21, 2018 | USA Today 10Best
One of L.A.'s classic clubs, The Mint is a little place with a big sound. The music-filled venue has packed them in since 1937, with just a small stage, minute dance floor and long, convivial bar and booths. You can grab a bite to eat in the back, but why not join the crowd right up front as you boo... Continue Reading
April 25, 2012 | LA Weekly
Is there a club in Los Angeles with lower ceilings? Probably, but none with the prestige. Since 1937 the Mint has hosted artists like Stevie Wonder, Willie Dixon and Ray Charles and continues to be a prime location for soul, folk and the occasional jazz show. In the last month Johnny Depp and George... Continue Reading
Yet The Mint has endured. Located at 6010 W. Pico just east of Crescent Heights Boulevard, it is celebrating its 70th year in business in 2007. The Mint’s early endeavors in music are lost to history. We do know that it played host to live acts as long ago as the 1950s; a vendor who sold janitorial... Continue Reading
July 12, 1992 | Los Angeles Times
The Mint has the urban-saloon-as-bunker look. It's a style that's been perfected in thousands of bars in places like PatersonJ.: the watering hole that would survive a bomb blast--and perhaps already has. The L. A. version of this is a squat flat-roofed building with a black-painted brick front and... Continue Reading
Wedged between a Chinese laundry and a French dry-cleaners on a nondescript stretch of Pico Boulevard near Crescent Heights, you can find live blues blasting six nights a week from the likes of Padlock, Bonnie Raitt's former backup band: the late Stevie Ray Vaughn's brass section, the Texacali Horns... Continue Reading