- 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.
Best Cheap Private-Room Karaoke
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).