Karaoke in Gramercy at Japas 27

Karaoke in Gramercy at Japas 27

Don’t get me wrong I like to have fun as much as the next person, but I never hold out much hope when invited to karaoke parties. My reasons? Mainly, I can’t sing high-octave pop songs and I’m allergic to seafood, which pretty much rules out singing—or eating—at most karaoke spots. However, that all changed on a recent trip to Japas 27. In late December, I was invited to a holiday party at the karaoke joint, located in Manhattan’s Gramercy neighborhood above East Japanese Restaurant. My fellow partygoers and I were able to spread out in one of the large private rooms, with long benches lining the perimeter of the space and a large table in the center filled with a number of delectable items I could actually eat (think mini sausages, French fries, chicken and edamame), along with the requisite sushi spread and plenty of wine to go around. The best part about Japas 27, however, has to be its songbook. The extensive list of songs crossed all genres, which was perfect given that guests ranged from 13-year-old kids to adults in their 50s, as well as a number of guests from Russia and Japan. I was even able to rock the house with a few numbers that were more in my range. For more on Japas 27, click here. 

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