• Up Stairs

  • 59 Canal St.
    New York, NY 10002
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone: 646-559-0098
The boxy, black-painted space on the second floor of a Chinatown apartment building that for a brief spell hosted underground D.J. parties has returned to its former incarnation as a non-descript karaoke parlor. The thrill of climbing a set of rickety steps and opening the Hello Kitty-decorated door onto a scene every bit as dingily homegrown as the one at Winnie’s used to be dissipates as soon as you ask for a bourbon and get it in a thimble. The Chinese youth who play dice at the tables look perpetually jaded even when crooning sappy Canto-pop with the accompanying videos. But there’s redemption to be found in booths big enough to fit ten and a shot-pounding hostess who’ll happily help you with the few English tunes: mostly oldies and pop ballads with occasional rousers by Prince and Elton John.

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu, 4pm-3am Fri, 4pm-4am Sat, 6pm-4am Sun, 6pm-3am

  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Features

    Karaoke Nights Dive Bar

  • Happy Hour

    $4 beers, $6 wines, $5 well drinks Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays

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