Keats' karaoke operator is the true star of this stage. When participants are blushing or flubbing the lyrics, she belts out a line to keep the vocals on task. The bar also flaunts a history of noteworthy "before they made it" performers: Vanessa Carlton, Nick Lachey, and many American Idol contestants. It's telling of the clientele that most people who ascend the crusty wooden stage of this tavern can actually sing. Still, awkward businessman renditions of "Bad Romance" are always met with applause.