This classy cocktail lounge on the second floor of Japantown's Kinokuniya building feels like it could be the smoke-filled setting of an old-school movie rendezvous. Maybe it's the soft glow of the red lights or the over-the-top red chairs. But despite the seductive swank, the place doesn't feel pretentious. It's quite small: a cozy spot for a first date or to gather a few friends. Be prepared to pay $2 a song, which you can choose to sing in English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese or Spanish.
Finding your favorite karaoke bar is a matter of discovering the best environment to let your inner diva shine: Want to be center stage in a dive bar? In a private room with friends? A rowdy nightclub? A cozy lounge? Don't worry, we've got all your options covered—even for the folks who'd rather play backup dancer than Beyoncé.