I want to sing a song in a red satin strapless dress.
September 10, 2012 9:25 AM   Subscribe

Does there exist a fancy karaoke venue in Manhattan? I'm turning 31 and I want to have a birthday party at a karaoke bar. I would also like to dress up.

I'm thinking something like... a karaoke cocktail lounge. I don't want to rent a private room.

Does this exist? Am I completely nuts? If it doesn't exist, is there anything even approximating it? I don't want to go to a divey or fratty karaoke bar.
posted by millipede to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe try a piano bar that allows customers to sing. I've been to a nice one in the theater district but can't recall it's name. Perhaps other MeFites might know better.
posted by cazoo at 9:33 AM on September 10, 2012

Response by poster: (I don't want a piano bar that allows customers to sing--truthfully, I want to rap. The "karaoke" part is non-negotiable)
posted by millipede at 9:35 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

And the answer is... BABY GRAND. I hope it's big enough; they do private parties on Sundays. And they say 25 people fit, but we've gotten like 40 to 50 in there.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 9:55 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

Came in here to suggest Baby Grand. I am old friends with the owners and they are awesome peeps.
posted by gnutron at 10:00 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Oh god. Sorry to thread-sit. Baby Grand sounds great but I do not want to have a private party. I want a larger space where people can just come and I don't have to reserve something in advance.
posted by millipede at 11:39 AM on September 10, 2012

Arlene's Grocery?
posted by vivzan at 11:53 AM on September 10, 2012

I've heard good things about Pulse, but I've never been there myself.
posted by Sticherbeast at 12:19 PM on September 10, 2012

Radio Star Karaoke, in Koreatown, didn't feel divey or fratty the time I went there last year. I was there for a private party, but it seems you can sing at the bar and get charged per song. It seemed like the kind of place where you can dress up and no one will look at you funny.
posted by wondermouse at 5:01 PM on September 10, 2012

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