Taco: Feel the force of karaoke at this East Village favorite. Best Karaoke in the City!! However, if you put in more than one song at a time they will space your songs out so that you are not singing back to back. We did make sure druggy mcgee wasn't working before we came in and the bartender lady was vety nics. Both times I was there there people had things stolen from unattended purses or coats. But at their core, great karaoke bars allow people to feel comfortable creatively expressing themselves around the people they love, even when a note falls flat.
The song selection is the best I've found in the City, with a very substantial show-tune section, and new additions sheets fitted in. The Karaoke rules are confusing. It's like one big party. Hipsterish East Village patrons show their game side on the mobile microphone, boosted by the participation of rousing bartenders. When another lounge screwed up our reservations they stepped in and gave us a private room to show our video and serve food.
Meanwhile, things are toned down at the punky Alphabet City offshoot, which offers a number of private booths that live up to their high rates with an unbeatable songbook. Planet Rose is located at 219 Avenue A in the East Village 212-353-9500,. I have had decent times here in the past but the place has become too frustrating to deal with. . Open 7 nights a week, Planet Rose boasts a unique setting and ambiance like no other. I was with a group of people celebrating a birthday - apparently there was another group of people there celebrating a birthday and they were the only ones who actually got to sing all the songs they requested. Fabulous fun with wonderful amazing people.
Yes, you will wait a little while to sing during peak time -- but this is New York people. Maybe if she sang less songs and poured more drinks, the mic could be evenly distributed amongst patrons. Lyric monitors keep eyes aimed high, though the promise of fleeting inhibitions and impending group bonding is palpable. If you really want to sing without a long wait, show up before 10pm. The birthday party I was in had to wait 2 hours to sing one song! But we got frustrated, took our money back and left, having only bought a few drinks. The sound equipment is great, so often microphones are horrible and you can never hear yourself in karaoke bars, but this bar has top notch equipment and about a million songs. To make matters worse, the bartender kept singing songs?! I was reluctant to post this review for fear of adding to the crowds but Planet Rose earned it.
This guy opens the bar late and then decides it's time for his dinner. East village karaoke for drinkers who sing and singers who drink. Mixed drinks tend to be strong, so pace yourself. Come early for our 2 for 1 happy hour or stay late —— we have karaoke all the time. Posted: Thursday May 6 2010 If you're looking for karaoke without the wait, this is a solid choice.
A great mix of bar regulars and one night stands. The layout is perplexing and getting a drink is much more difficult than it should be. At one point I saw that I was 15. The crowd last night was young, energetic, and fun! There are small tv's in the ceiling corners so you can either sing from your seat or stand and walk around a bit in the room. The wacky, K-pop-meets- Blade Runner design includes a tunnellike bar space awash in neon purple.
Via : Monday nights at Arlene's Grocery are not for the faint of heart or bereft of talent; the folks that take the stage to sing alongside the bar's signature band tend to know their stuff when it comes vocals, and the room treats you more like a rock group's lead singer than an amateur having fun with Journey's Greatest Hits. If you go on a weekend night it's a good idea to try to get there and get your songs in early cause do the math, there can only be 12 or so songs an hour ; it's less crowded earlier, and during happy hour when drinks are half-price , so you're the star of the show -- and songs are free. The crowd is friendly and the bartenders sing along with you. Choose from thousands of songs from current to classic from our vast collection. Whatever you sing, however you sing it, it all good.
Work at bars and B. There are three Karaoke Duet locations, though Karaoke Duet 35 is considered the best of the bunch, perhaps due to its K-Town proximity; really though, a visit to any of the spots will guarantee budding songsters a pretty good night. Everybody was extremely nice and accommodating and the bartenders were excellent. This subterranean karaoke hideaway is a welcome diversion in the heart of Times Square for tourists and locals alike. Hosts Chris Goldteeth and Lord Easy keep the blood pumping with crowd-surfing, group sing-alongs and wild dance moves; on occasion, the duo start twerking and the world's shortest short shorts make an appearance.
In addition, Artichoke pizza is nearby, so it is sure to be a fun night out!! We offer a one of a kind experience for your after hours enjoyment! Karaoke Killed The Cat is held every Friday at Union Hall, 702 Union Street between 4th and 5th Aves in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Draw Guests tend to gather in the later hours, since karaoke usually works best with a slightly drunk clientele. It is one of those universal truths that , whether you croon like Sinatra or croak like. Maru brings maximalist style to the Koreatown karaoke scene. Courtesy : There's no performance anxiety allowed at Planet Rose—when your song of choice comes on here, your singing takes center stage in the middle of the dive bar's oft-packed room, wireless microphone in hand. Both hardened loyalists and newcomers of this establishment, featured on The Sopranos, make peace by serenading each other with Frank Sinatra during Thursday night singing sessions. We love the bartenders and go out to this bar every chance we can get.
Karaoke Duet 53 is located at 900 8th Ave between 53rd and 54th Streets in Midtown 212- 757-4676,. I go with a large group and if I see the short, dark-haired bartender there I usually leave shortly after. We always bring our friends, have large parties here, and every time its a blast. The crowds are friendly, applauding for the horrible as well as the sublime. There's a lot of people here for a reason -- it's a fun laid-back place. Karaoke Duet has three locations in Manhattan.