by Joanna Weinstein, 10/12/2011
Courtesy, SB Design
Chorus Karaoke Lounge & Suites
25 W. 32nd St., 3rd fl., 212-967-2244
If singing in front of friends and/or strangers is your thing, consider belting out your favorite tunes (and grabbing a drink) at this futuristic-style karaoke bar. Private rooms, accented with snapshots of rock legends, are available for those who might wish to serenade their friends with, say, the entire Journey songbook. The lounge has an extensive list of top-shelf liquors, beer and soju—should you need a few beverages to calm your nerves—and a small food menu includes Asian fare like shumai, takoyaki and ramen. For those who are social-media savvy, be advised that checking into this venue on Facebook, Yelp, Foursquare or Gowalla gets you a free song ticket. Another perk: participate in the Chorus singing contest, starting at 8pm every Saturday, for a chance to win a free bottle of champagne.