Housed in a dark, windowless basement in a sketchy section of downtown Victoria, The Mint has been a popular restaurant and late-night hangout for more than a decade. Walk through the sidewalk's iron gate and down sparkled stairs, and you'll come to this 150-seat, Nepalese- and Tibetan-influenced restaurant, with candlelight and strings of fairy lights casting a spell. Goat curry, momos stuffed with local water buffalo, and vegetarian dishes like spinach paneer curry are highlights of an unusual menu. An extensive drink list includes value-priced cocktails and four varieties of beer on tap by local favorite Phillips Brewery. After 9:00 on Thursdays to Sundays, a DJ sets up behind a pair of turntables propped on an old cookstove in the corner, cranking out a soundtrack of dubstep and other electronica.
1414 Douglas St
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Daily 5pm-2am Transportation Bus: 4, 14 Phone 250/386-6468 Prices Entrees $7.95-$17.95 Cuisine Type Pan-Asian Web site The Mint
Map1414 Douglas St Victoria
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