Seattle >Food & Dining > Ozzie's Restaurant & Lounge
105 W Mercer St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9811947.624503 -122.358300
Neighborhoods: Magnolia / Queen Anne, Magnolia - Queen Anne, Lower Queen Anne
Best Karakoe Party Spot – When my partner said he wanted to do karakoe for his birthday, I said ok, then scrambled to find a spot. Asking around, several people told me to check out Ozzie's. They were right! We had a great time. I called a couple days in advance to make arrangements for our party of 12. Ozzie's reserved tables in the upstairs karakoe room for us (they also do karakoe downstairs). We started our party early, around 8 PM. There were relatively few people then, so we got to dominate the microphone. Kevin set us up with every karakoe song we could think of. And Josie and Rhianna kept the drinks flowing. Cindy was amazingly helpful in reserving the tables and making sure we were taken care of. We will go back!
Best Karaoke in Seattle! – I think this place is hands down the best place for Karaoke- beginners and experts will feel at home as the friendly DJs keep the tunes rolling. I had an absolute BLAST here for my 26th birthday- had it in the bar room upstairs. Robert, the new manager, was very attentive and made sure I got a good spot and let me bring in balloons and the whole works. We started out kind of shy at the microphone, but by the end of the night it was one big dance party and we had made a bunch of new friends. Unlike a lot of places in Seattle, I have found this is an easy place to meet people and make new friends! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for some affordable quality food and drink and very fun entertainment. And its a great place to host your birthday! Go to Ozzie's! My friends and I are already planning our next Ozzie's night!
Great Bar!!! – I had the best time here! I had my birthday party there in the upstairs room and it was a blast. The manager and bartenders wer very helpful and it was great service. We all had an amazing time. I would definitely recommend throwing a party there or just going there any night! The karaoke is great and so much fun!
Best Karaeoke – I had a blast at Ozzie's! Everyone at the bar was friendly- if you want to make new friends this is a good place to go. As far as the karaeoke- the crowd loves to sing along and is more than forgiving of the occasional tone-deaf drunk. However if you're any good- that's even better, the bar will go crazy.
If you have a decent voice... – I started to write a book about this, but decided I needed to keep it short. I had a blast both times I went to Ozzie's, and would encourage anyone with a decent voice to do the same. From what I've seen they're just as gracious to those that don't sing as well, but if you do sing well you'll bring the house down and suddenly find yourself a bunch of new fans.
I would especially like to thank the three gorgeous girls that thought I'm good enough to take my talents elsewhere, one of whom introduced me to a new treat; the Washington Apple. I hope you know how beautiful you are. By the way, has anyone ever said that you resemble Yasmine Bleeth? Cheers.
You have got to be kidding me. – Have you ever been to a frat party with bad lighting, bad music playing way too loud from crappy speakers, every surface is sticky with who knows what, every dude looks like a level 3 offender, and the only way to drown your disappointment is to get blind drunk and make out with someone in the corner? Like the dudes who threw the party only have one thing on their minds (well, two if you count getting drunk first)... Why do people go to those parties? And why do they go to bars that are even worse?
I'm not trying to bash the people that go to this bar, I was there with some good friends of mine who told me they liked the place... I just don't understand the allure of a dirty, smelly frat party when you're not in college any more.
Friendly, fun place --and a word about the Karaoke – I have been to Ozzie's many times now, and let me tell you, people have hot and cold reactions. Some people perceive it as too buzzy and meatmarkety, and others really feel at home there. It is pretty diverse until late at night, when it takes on a bit of a frat boy vibe. Overall, it has a good mix of people, who aren't trying too hard. People are overtly friendly here, without making you feel like they're trying to take you home. Derek the bartender is so worth the trip, makes great drinks with lots of entertainment value. The soulless, pinched female bartenders are absolutely worthless, and I avoid them.
Karaoke here is a blast, but you have to have a sense of humor if Luke is working. He's got the cynical, oh-I'm-such-an-emasculated-punk-boy thing down, and he will bust on people in his trademark droll drone at every turn. He's an asss for sure, but that's his schtick, and it's funny enough to cut through the drunken stupor. You can find peppy KJs anywhere, but he's an original. He has a sense of fair play if you tip him when making your request. Other than that, people pretty much seem to sing in order every time.
Oh - and only eat the food if you are drunk and starving.
Avoid Karaoke on Saturday nights – I went to Ozzie's on Saturday night to try out their karaoke for the first time. I hadn't done karaoke since living in San Diego 6 years prior and had googled the best Karaoke in Seattle and Ozzie's was at the top of the list. We were hungry when we got there so we sat in the diner/bar area first for food and the waitress was great, food was what you would expect at a diner. Then I put in a song selection for the Karaoke and proceeded to wait 2 hours. If you have an unlimited amount of cash then this is where you want to go to sing. They have a huge selection of songs. For those that are a little cash poor (like me) but have vocal talent that needs to be excercised (also like me) then choose another venue. In this location money talks and talent walks. Even after my husband tipped the KJ and he promised to put me up in the next 3 I heard him mention my name about 5 singers out and then it kept getting shoved back again and again and we finally just left. If you actually have some vocal ability I would recommend going elsewhere so you can actually get put into rotation. I have never seen such a lack of professionalism in a KJ host as I did on Saturday night. Bottom line....he was an a**.
This rousing karaoke bar is spot on for no-frills chow and an unpretentious atmosphere. – In Short
A burger joint at heart, the menu consists of hearty late night snacks and hangover-cure breakfasts. To get really retro, step into the dark, cosmological cavern in back. Here you'll find a bar with strong drinks, pull tabs, a pool table and old men who look like regulars. Up front, the karaoke bar fills nightly with young folks singing soundtrack songs and '80s hits.
darrick is the best ever!!!! – Ozzie's is always good for an after work drink. Kind of on the pricy side, especially paying a dollar per game for the crappy pool tables, but the bartender after six (Darrick) is the most awesome bartender ever! Strong drinks, big smiles, smart ass comments, and remembers your name (not to mention TOTALLY hot).... He makes anything that could be potentially crappy about ozzie's totally unnoticeable. He rules.
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