5pm-7pm; all karaoke rooms and drinks half price
B, D, E at Seventh Ave.; N, Q, R at 57th St.-Seventh Ave.; 1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
This upper Midtown karaoke joint sings pretty much the same tune as its nearby siblings, Japas 38 and 27. Follow the neon sign to this railroad-style croon factory, where there’s not much in the way of décor: Dark paint does little to hide the exposed wires on the ceiling, and one wall is entirely lined with sound-absorbers. But the price is certainly right, with a range of fruity cocktails clocking in at just $7 a pop ($3.50 at happy hour). If your gullet needs a rest from belting Britney, there’s a full menu of udon, sashimi, and tuna rolls from the downstairs East Japanese restaurant. When the bar gets packed with middle-aged Japanese men and Jerseyites, the private rooms become even more attractive (be sure to order fast, since service can be glacial at peak hours). If it’s exhibitionism you crave, warble your favorite Hall & Oates or Martika single at the bar’s open space for $1.50 a pop.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.