As the sign says, "Hangovers installed and serviced." Your hosts at this LA institution dive will be no-nonsense, mostly Asian bartenders who keep the funny business to a minimum, or else: they're not afraid to fight and/or kick you out while screaming (often in another language), and you'll probably see it happen to at least one sad sack while you're wating for your song to queue up. Your soundtrack for the evening will be the karaoke stylings of assorted drunken hipsters: when it gets going, this place is even rowdier than the Brass Monkey. Note: The songbooks haven't been updated in a while, so don't expect the newest pop hits here. And remember, this old-school joint is strictly cash only.
You don't have to look hard to find karaoke in Los Angeles. From Koreatown to the Valley, hoarse renditions of Journey, the B-52s and Sir Mix-A-Lot songs can be heard wafting out of dive bars on many a city block. So when the urge hits, where should you head? We downed a bunch of liquid courage and drove Uber'ed our way from scene to scene in search of the best karaoke bars in the city. Not to be confused with karaoke nights, a karaoke bar offers the opportunity to impress others/embarrass yourself every damn night of the week. Here are our top places to belt it out.
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