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Best Karaoke


Karaoke is meant to be cheesy. So don’t do it in a posh, private room with a dozen of your closest friends. Sing your heart out in a lounge that looks like a 13-year-old girl decorated it (zebra print and hot-pink furniture are in no shortage here). Planet Rose Karaoke in the East Village is an old standby, yes, but it’s our guilty pleasure. It’s where we turn when we want to let everyone know that no, we don’t actually think we sound great when we attempt to sing the instrumental part of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but we’re still having a good time doing it. Planet Rose features a songbook with more singles than you’ll ever have time to look through, affordable drink specials to fuel your night, and special rates for large groups and birthday parties. Songs are free with the purchase of a drink on weekdays and during happy hour (4 to 8 p.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays. After 8, they’re just two bucks apiece. 219 Avenue A, 212-353-9500, (10009)