Proper Sydney Karaoke enthusiasts swear by the Point. Fans will fondly describe its battered ’80s aesthetic as careworn, like a favourite coat. Others will equally accurately add that the rooms smell like a teenage boy’s poorly supervised sock. Either way, this is where the karaoke men are separated from the karaoke boys. The staff are friendly and you can get snacks, sushi platters and booze, but this isn’t a place to cuddle up and dine: you’re here to work.
Not immediately intuitive, based on a touchscreen with stylus, but you’ll work it out. The speakers could also do with more bass: the plinkity-plonkity synths are tinny enough as it is.
Amazing. Echo Point has Sydney’s greatest and largest range of tunes, hands down. They’re all MIDI-style keyboard backing tracks, which might sound like a minus but it is in fact an awesome plus since a) you can adjust the pitch and b) you can also adjust the tempo. Want to start randomly changing a song’s pitch because it’s Depeche Mode’s ‘People are People’ and you’re bored? Good news!
If you want to prove something about how this karaoke game is won, then this is the arena in which to do it. Rates from $5pp/hour.
|Venue name:||Echo Point|
262 Pitt Street
|Opening hours:||Daily noon-6am|