5 Spots Where Karaoke Is Alive and Well in Greater Danbury
There are three types of karaoke singers -- the ones who excel every time, the ones who think they can sing, and the ones who need to get hammered.
I've got a pretty good voice -- or at least I think I do -- but Karaoke was ruined for me when I got up to sing "Mustang Sally" at the Golden Leaf Chinese Restaurant this past winter.
That evening, my radio partner and I were staying at the Newbury Inn because of a snow storm. We'd had a couple of pops, so I got up to sing karaoke after pre-gaming. As I finished the first verse, my partner and all the smokers got up and marched outside leaving me to sing "Mustang Sally" to an empty room. I was absolutely crushed. Was I that bad or was it "I tell ya, I don't get no respect"?
If Karaoke is part of your game plan this week, here are some Greater Danbury bars where you can sing your heart out -- boozed up or stone cold sober:
A funky imaginative menu in unique surroundings, Rosy's can be found at 145 Old Mill Plain Road in Danbury. Karaoke goes at 10 pm every Monday until closing. Rosy's also features live music throughout the week. Check out rosytomorrows.com for listings.
Molly's is a destination restaurant/bar for great food, live music, and karaoke at 9:30 pm every Wednesday. The bar is ginormous and the drinks are exceptional. You can find Molly's at 39A Mill Plain Road at 203-794-0449.
Michael's Two Cafe has been one of those restaurant/bars where "everybody know your name" since 2009. Lots of Yelp reviewers rave about Michael's wings. Karaoke kicks off every Tuesday at 9 pm. You can find Michael's Cafe at 30 South Street in Danbury as your heading to Bethel. Call 203-748-2496
The Tiger's Den calls it "Karaoke Insanity with Big Daddy" that you can experience Wednesday nights at 9 pm. The Tiger's Den is a jumpin' sports bar at 23 Catoonah Street in Ridgefield. Call 203-431-0200 and tell Joe that Ethan sent ya'.
O'Brien's Pub is located at 83 Lake Ave. in Danbury just off exit 4 of I-84. Many of the Yelp reviewers recommend going with an Irish dish if you're having dinner. Karaoke nights launch every Thursday night at 9:30 pm. Call 203-608-7108.