Zebra couches, wireless mics and plenty of liquid courage. This with Italian bar food is an unexpected karaoke oasis in the city. Planet Rose is the best! A Koreatown standby since it opened in 2003, Chorus draws in-the-know regulars who hike up to its third-floor space, where they unabashedly butcher pop classics. Taco: Feel the force of karaoke at this East Village favorite. 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. At one point I saw that I was 15.
That's one of the reasons why this East Village bar and lounge is one of the more unique and popular karaoke joints in the city. If you go, get a seat at the bar, go early, and find some way to get in with the karaoke guy. I go with a large group and if I see the short, dark-haired bartender there I usually leave shortly after. I just said I'd get it out of my jacket, paid my tab, said goodbye to the adorable bartender, and left. He offered minimal excuse-- it was frustrating when you know that your song was bumped down for his friends or some inside event. If there is anyone else working the bar I'll stay. When I confronted the guy he acted like he had no idea what I was talking about.
Overall the joke of the neighborhood. To make matters worse, the bartender kept singing songs?! We did make sure druggy mcgee wasn't working before we came in and the bartender lady was vety nics. 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. Mixed drinks are very reasonably priced. In addition, Artichoke pizza is nearby, so it is sure to be a fun night out!! Maru brings maximalist style to the Koreatown karaoke scene.
. Work at bars and B. The tin ceiling and carved wood bar provide the backdrop for bygone hits. That's just the charm of Stuy-town, right? The floating microphone makes it more comfortable to sing if you're on the shy side, and lets you work the room if you're not. If you hate crowds so much, stay home and sing in your apartment.
Planet Rose, home to an astonishingly girthy songbook that spans the '50s to the present with few grievous oversights. The second time it was people that i was with. They were celebrating a friend's birthday. Whether it's a birthday, private or corporate event —— we'd love to host your next party! The crowd last night was young, energetic, and fun! Sunday and weeknights are my favorite. The songs are listed on a first come first serve basis, which is only fair.
We offer a one of a kind experience for your after hours enjoyment! Many customers dig the cliquey singles scene happening on the zebra-striped wraparound couches. Cheap drinks, good song selection, great location. Oh, and bring some noseplugs and Purel. Rock Star Karaoke hosts events all over town: visit their and follow them on and to see where they're playing next. The crowds are friendly, applauding for the horrible as well as the sublime. Come early for our 2 for 1 happy hour or stay late —— we have karaoke all the time.
Ohh yeah, and the sound is really good too! The party kicks off at midnight and is free to attend; wear a tank top and be prepared to sweat. Contact us for details: There's no excuse for stage fright -- because there's no stage. Fabulous fun with wonderful amazing people. It is one of those universal truths that , whether you croon like Sinatra or croak like. 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. When asked about the surveillance cameras in the corners of the room, they first denied their existence, then after I pointed them out the staff, they claimed that they did not work. Everytime we pass it we make fun of how horrible it was.
When I checked again 10 songs later, I was at 11!!! Mixed drinks tend to be strong, so pace yourself. The bar was crowded but smallish so the wait to sing was not long. The birthday party I was in had to wait 2 hours to sing one song! The bar staff and owners are extremely friendly and accomodating. We love the bartenders and go out to this bar every chance we can get. The bartender, some squat little man was so coked up and blathering on about something or another to some customer I waited nearly 20 minutes to get a beer yet there was no line.
Planet Rose is located at 219 Avenue A in the East Village 212-353-9500,. Early in the night, the sparsely populated room has an air of Berlin decadence fused with Tokyo pop and American cheese. I swear to god, I thought this was a scene from Better off Dead. Whatever you sing, however you sing it, it all good. Lyric monitors keep eyes aimed high, though the promise of fleeting inhibitions and impending group bonding is palpable.
Karaoke Duet has three locations in Manhattan. East village karaoke for drinkers who sing and singers who drink. If you really want to sing without a long wait, show up before 10pm. I recommend Planet Rose for a date, group of friends, or party at anytime! A great mix of bar regulars and one night stands. The second time we came here it was just boring, expensive and lame. 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. Best Karaoke in the City!! We always bring our friends, have large parties here, and every time its a blast.