Korean barbeque restaurant, Kristalbelli, launched the opening of their new Juga lounge this past Wednesday. The event was hosted by actress and model Byrdie Bell and featured DJ Brendan Fallis. The upstairs lounge is clad in black and gold, walls adorned with antique mirrors,
and candlelit tables. The lounge features its own menu of small bites and cocktails. The upstairs bar showcases specialty Korean liquors such as Makgeolli, and Korean rice wine, in Yuja and strawberry flavors. The lounge also offers a private karaoke room. Juga, which means drinking house in Korean, seems a perfect fit for this new upscale lounge. Already celebrities have come to belt out fun songs, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Sorum, Erin O'Connor, and more.
Gather round Manhattanites, it's time to venture out. Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, NJ is hosting a fun summer event not to be missed (and not hard to get to) August 18th.
Celebrate Obon, a traditional Japanese summer festival similar to Thanksgiving, where families gather to give thanks and honor family traditions. Outside of Mitsuwa Marketplace (the largest Japanese supermarket in the US), over fifteen vendors will be gathered doling out classic Japanese fare. Grab spoonfuls (er, chopstickfuls) of Ramen, Yakitori skewered chicken, yakisoba pan fried noodles, grilled lobster, and many more delicacies, all for a steal at $5 and below. There will also be Japanese festival games, as well as plenty of unique items from Japan inside the supermarket.
Itching for Karaoke? Yes, you are. Here’s good news! Pulse is having a Grand Re-Opening next Wednesday, July 18th.
Renovated and upgraded, Pulse is the most technologically advanced karaoke lounge East of the Hudson and West of the East River. Highlighted at the new lounge, iPad and audio/visual capabilities buddies up with new LED lights and a pulsating sound system that features 85,000 songs you’ll never get tired of singing.
Throwing a party for a friend or a company get-together? Pulse has six private suites for any occasion and a lounge that can cater up to 140 people.
What is it about Monday that breeds melancholia? Is it the ponderous distance from Friday, the insipid conflux of responsibility and duty, or the tethering embraces of socialization? Rumor has it that “everything that rises must converge,” therefore, rise we must: above the miasmic, ennui-inducing strands of our proletarian lots! So let us ascend from the ashes of ambition, and combat the stultifying grind of the “everyday” by indulging in a little frivolity.
Day by day we crawl towards salvation—the glorious beacon of freedom and fleeting mercy that is Friday—only to repeat the endless Tantalusian cycle anew by weekend’s end. In order to maintain homeostasis (as well as sanity) we must temper desire with duty, in this finely honed balancing act of existence. In that light, here’s the rundown of the weekly restoratives, guaranteed to revitalize and reinvigorate even the most jaded of souls!
November is all the rage at 116 MacDougal. There are events up the wazoo happening at this historic venue and there is a 2-for-1 happy hour every night until 9pm (even during events). Whether you're into LOLing, poetry readings, singing till you have no voice or listening to others sing till they drop, there is an event (or two, or three...) for you at 116. Check out their schedule of events below!
Mondays 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28, 8pm
Live stand-up with comics from Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Howard Stern Show, NBC, BBC, WeTV, and more. Vicky Kuperman hosts. Karaoke follows!
No cover, no drink minimum, 2 for 1 drinks until 9pm
September may have been slammin', but October is even better at 116. There are events galore happening at this historic venue and there is a 2-for-1 happy hour every night until 9pm (even during events). Whether you're into LOLing, poetry readings, singing your socks off, or listening to others sing their socks off, there is an event (or two, or three...) for you at 116. Check out their stellar schedule of events below!
Hey foodies, it's back! The annual Food Network Wine & Food Festival hits NYC Thursday, September 29th-Oct 2, and we couldn't be more excited. This year's line up includes a whole slew of seminars, meet and greets, special speakers, celebrity personalities and our personal favorite -tastings! The massive, star-studded agenda features some amazing events including:
- Cake Decorating with Duff Goldman and Charm City Cakes
- Patron Tequila's The Art of the Taco presented by Creekstone Farms hosted by Bobby Flay
- TimesTalks with Guy Fieri
- Cocktails and Caviar at Dream Downtown hosted by Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos
- Rock & Roll with Morimoto and Friends - A Sushi and Karaoke Soiree
- Whole Foods Market presents New Culinary Discoveries with David Bouley
Brando's Speakeasy, the quaint downtown establishment, boasts an intimate lounge with an unyielding supply of dancing, drinking, and karaoke. The doors open at 10:00am daily and don’t close until 2:00am (3am on Saturdays). Between those hours, the friendly staff tentatively welcomes patrons of every background into their warm, cozy, and dim atmosphere. The bar is the perfect setting for reunions, a girls' night out, or, if you're brave, you can finally live those fantasies of singing "Don't Stop Believing" outside the shower.
One of Brando’s most notable attractions is their raised platform and well-tuned karaoke machine at the head of the speakeasy. The machine is plum-loaded with 250,000 songs: lyrics and music loaded for anything from 1960’s ballads to present day hits. When you decide to take a seat, the MC/DJ plays a rotation of dance-inducing music and nod-worthy soundtracks.
For all of us who wished we had a melodious voice, rather than one which makes people's ears bleed, karaoke is the solution for our Broadway complex. People with awesome vocal cords who can hit a high note are also welcomed (just make sure you're prepared for the singing impaired). Eating and drinking will make this a pretty perfect outing. Below is our list of the best karaoke bars in the city!
Disclosure: Karaoke addiction is a risk. You've been warned.
Where: 9 East 38th St, NY
Where: 104 Bayard Street
New York, NY
Where: 135 West 41st Street
New York, NY