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Best of New York 2007 • Fun

Best Cheap Private-Room Karaoke

Rocking out on a budget at iBop Karaoke.  
  • iBop Karaoke

    25 W. 35th St.; 646-752-4895

    For groups willing to plan a sing-along in advance—you’ll have to make a reservation two weeks before, and the owners can be hard to pin down—iBop Karaoke is worth the trek to unsexy midtown. The entrance is admittedly sketchy, and the rooms are a three-floor walk up from the street, but a Friday-night session in one of the spacious, couch-filled rooms (which hold up to 35 apiece) will set each person back only about $7 an hour, and the place is entirely BYOB. When drunken stomachs start rumbling, order a pie from neighborhood (and foodie) favorite Lazzarra’s nearby.

From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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