Best Karaoke: Lincoln Karaoke
The Reader’s Choice: Lincoln Karaoke
In Korea it’s called a noraebang—a karaoke joint with private rooms where your warbly, off-key racket won’t embarrass you or your friends. Lincoln Karaoke’s corridor of 14 variously sized spaces features thousands of songs in Korean, Chinese, Spanish, and Tagalog as well as almost 4,000 in English. But it’s the extras that pack the place with bachelor, birthday, and graduation parties every weekend. Owner Steve Han is wont to ply celebrants with a round of dipsomaniac-friendly shots like the Rocky Mountain Bear Fucker or the Naughty Boyfriend, or birthday cake, or bottles of bubbly; and other drinks at the bar run cheap and deep. There’s small menu of Korean dishes as well, but a free plate of salty-sweet Korean snacks comes gratis. And lousy singing isn’t the only bad behavior privacy tends to encourage: if big hair and fake boobs loosen your pipes, Han can summon up a looped montage of early-90s soft-core porn on the video screens. 5526 N. Lincoln, 773-895-2299. —Mike Sula
Our readers’ choice: Hidden Cove
5336 N. Lincoln, 773-275-3955.