Introverts beware: Baby Grand’s karaoke experience is both very intimate and very public. There are no private rooms or nooks to hide in: It’s just you, a small platform, and a couple dozen friends and strangers cheering their heads off. Within its tiny space, Baby Grand offers a great song catalog, a nice array of cocktails, and the friendliest — and perhaps most talented — bartenders on the karaoke scene; they’ll gladly partner up with you for a duet if no one in the crowd has the guts to. Bonus: Though there’s no piano, every first Wednesday, Rock Star Karaoke play live, so you can sing along to a band like a real-life rock star. And if you need a quick boost of energy, Pop-Tarts are served right at the bar.
161 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 19, 2016