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Karaoke for a 40yr old birthday

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UpperWestFam Apr 6, 2009 02:36 PM

So we don't want to be with the kids, but are interested in Karaoke for a few 40something couples on a Saturday night.

Yes, it's my wife's birthday and she wants this!

We don't want to spend a fortune, thinking about a dozen people. Are there any fun spots to do this that also serve decent food?

I know, I know... asking for a lot (or am I?)

Thanks in advance!

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    keepsinging Apr 7, 2009 01:28 PM

    My best recommendation has good appetizers and snacks, but not dinner. If you're looking for dinner + songs, I'd go with the first recommendation or a place like it.

    My recommendation is called Karaoke One 7, on 17th St. karaoke17.com. The best place about this spot is the song selection. You won't find a better songbook in all of New York! I've been to 10+ different karaoke bars that rent rooms, and this place will please you much more than the spots that cater mostly to today's Top 40 hits.

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      UpperWestFam Apr 8, 2009 11:29 AM

      Thanks very much

    2. prdct Apr 7, 2009 10:32 AM

      I threw my mom a 60th bday party at congee bowery (sister restaurant to congee village). The two restaurants have private party rooms of various sizes--each with Karaoke. We didn't pay extra for the karaoke--just food and drink--and it was a fabulous and very affordable party.

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        UpperWestFam Apr 8, 2009 11:29 AM

        Thanks, I'll check it out!

      2. Rmis32 Apr 6, 2009 09:47 PM

        Keat's Karaoke 842 Second Avenue, @45th St, 10017 (212) 682-5490 is a fun, spirited, very affordable place. Karaoke starts at 9 PM, but really gets going about 11 PM. The kitchen closes at 8:30, before the music starts, but they do allow you to bring in food from outside. I've gone there w/ a group & if you call Dan, beforehand, he'll reserve a table for you.

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          small h Apr 6, 2009 03:16 PM

          Disregard if you're interested in an actual Japanese place. My karaoke bar knowledge is very limited, but I threw a friend's bachelorette party at Mr. Bigg's, and we had a great time. I don't remember the food at all, and never you mind why, but it's a very friendly place, lively, and reasonably priced.

          http://newyork.timeout.com/bars-clubs...

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