From the ever-increasing number of singing competition shows to the drifter who loiters outside your bathroom window every morning hoping to catch a few measures of you belting out The Drifters, it's clear Americans love to hear other people sing. Exploiting that fact, Bob San Karaoke
The wicker park sushi spot has opened up a vibrant next-door karaoke lounge sporting an eclectic interior that includes a massive art installation vaguely reminiscentt of, um, male reproductive cells, offset by clamshell-esque chrome light fixtures, all of which suggests the place will become pregnant... with song! Since that will require considerable liquid courage, they're obliging with creations like the Hikari (lemongrass shochu, sake, cucumber vodka, Bittermens Commonwealth, ginger ale), and an absinthe/ Cointreau/ Canton/ Chambord number called The Darkside, which typically precedes you claiming to invent a trou-dropping dance called The Moon. And so you don't end up getting all rocker skinny and accidentally having sex with groupies, they'll also be providing a tight menu of late-night bites such as fresh oysters w/ wasabi chili oil, skewers of chicken 'n beef kushiyaki, and a tartare trio (salmon, tuna, hamachi) in crispy shells.
To give your vocal cords a break, the karaoke stage will operate as a DJ booth on Saturday nights, which sure beats experiencing Magic Moments Under The Boardwalk with strung out drifters.