What's the Best Laundromat in the Mission?

My vote goes to Mission Laundromat on 22nd right next door to the Latin American Club.  You’ve got $2 basic machines, $4 and $6 heavy-duty units, and 7 minutes of drying per quarter.  Ample seating has been introduced to augment the jury-rigged wire bench pictured at the front here, making for a nice lounge in which to catch up on that Milan Kundera novel you’ve been putting off (as long as you don’t mind the hospital-bright fluorescent lights, rhythmic drone of overloaded washers, and frequent visits and appeals from panhandlers).  Best of all, your friends on their way to a quick drink next door will often spot you and invite you to come along!

Anyone else have any suggestions?  Until I hear about a better one, I’m declaring this one the winner.

[Photo by Sangroncito]

17 Responses to “What's the Best Laundromat in the Mission?”

  1. Alex says:

    I don’t want to tell you where my favourite laundromat is, because then you’ll invade it and it will no longer be awesome.

    • Andrew Sarkarati says:

      technically, i did ask “what” instead of “where” so i guess this is fair.

      still, i’m tired of my schemes always being dashed by you british.

  2. the intern says:

    i forgot the name, but right around the corner from Schmidts, on 20th, between Folsom and Shotwell, there is a laundromat with a Street Fighter II arcade machine.

  3. Ferocious Foot Odor says:

    The one where they do it for you, for $0.65 a pound. And I ain’t tellin…’ Do your own homework, fellow slacker people.

  4. Ferocious Foot Odor says:

    Oh, and fyi, for something more per pound, there’s a place that comes and PICKS IT UP, washes it, and BRINGS IT BACK TO YOU.

    A taste of Imelda Marcos for the shoe-rich hipster.

    A tattooed badass lesbian friend of mine who spent her youth doing her family’s laundry turned me on to that joint.

  5. Duh. Starwash on 17th and Dolores.

  6. Sean says:

    All I know is that the brand new laundry around the corner from me at 24th and Guerrero is my new favorite. From what the signs say there is going to be a coffee shop in the mat also.

  7. Andy says:

    Why isn’t there a beer-bar laundromat in the Mission yet?

    • arjuna says:

      i do believe that the closest we’ll get to that is the one mentioned in the post — it’s next door to latin american, for beer’s sake!

  8. lucydeecy says:

    Fiesta Wash – solar powered (unverified), constant shining/polishing by staff, clean bathrooms, tamale guy selling, cards instead of coins, random free washes (maybe every time a washer hits its hundredth cycle?), super hot dryers, off-peak hours offer lower rates, vending machines, across from Mr. Pickles, parking lot.

  9. Amy says:

    Wash Club at 25th and Mission is pretty sweet. They have arcade games!

  10. Junk Thief says:

    Mr. Burbujas at 24th and Florida if only for their mural. I walk by dozens of times a week but have never been inside.

  11. who, me? says:

    Well, my basement gets the win for being nearby…

    …sucks to be you.

  12. sevan says:

    super duper limpo wins for best name

  13. Washington Carver says:

    24 hours.

    You cant front on that.

  14. Eddie says:

    Buubles and Beans-24th/Guerrero. Brand new, clean, and very energy efficient machines. Can be in and out in less than 1 hour.