Karaoke >Planet Rose
219 Ave A, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.730145 -73.980719
Neighborhoods: East Village, Downtown, Alphabet City
If you're willing to hang out, drink and leave your impatience behind, then this place can really satiate your inner rock star. Set in the East Village, it's small and quaint, but when you get a chance to sing... you might as well be in front of 2000 screaming fans at MSG!
Are you kiddiing me? – This is one of those create an account just to complain after seeing other peoples reveiws.
The first time we came here yes we waited forever for song, but also waited forevere for drinks. The bartender, some squat little man was so coked up and blathering on about something or another to some customer I waited nearly 20 minutes to get a beer yet there was no line. I know many people that A. Work at bars and B. Do coke but HAVE never seen anyone so obviously on drugs at work in my life. So bad was it in fact that I said something on my way out as I am a chicken.
The second time we came here it was just boring, expensive and lame. We did make sure druggy mcgee wasn't working before we came in and the bartender (lady) was vety nics. Overall the joke of the neighborhood. Everytime we pass it we make fun of how horrible it was.
Planet Rose is the best! – An awesome little spot! When another lounge screwed up our reservations they stepped in and gave us a private room to show our video and serve food. Everybody was extremely nice and accommodating and the bartenders were excellent. Thanks so much Planet Rose! you guys are awesome :)
Best bar in the entire city – My boyfriend and I have been going to Planet Rose for almost 2 years now and we have yet to find a karaoke bar equal to it. We always bring our friends, have large parties here, and every time its a blast. The owners are wonderful people who take the time to get to know their "locals", but are still kind to new people. I have yet to experience them being "rude" to anyone and we've been going there forever! The sound equipment is great, so often microphones are horrible and you can never hear yourself in karaoke bars, but this bar has top notch equipment and about a million songs. We love the bartenders and go out to this bar every chance we can get. In addition, Artichoke pizza is nearby, so it is sure to be a fun night out!! I recommend Planet Rose for a date, group of friends, or party at anytime!
Cool bar, great staff – Had a great night here with my girlfriends at a bachelorette party. The host Collin was super nice. Great drink prices and you can sing mutiple times. We had a blast and will definitely go back.
This place is horrible! – I paid $2. for a song, had 3 drinks, waited 2 hours and never got to sing. I saw people come in well after me sing before I got up. I saw several people sing 2 and 3 times. I eventually got my $2. back and left. I will never step foot in this dump again.
Smells like feet, Nasty karaoke DJ, one nice Bartender – When you walk in Planet Rose, don't be put off but the odd layout, leopard print carpet, or zebra couches. That's just the charm of Stuy-town, right?
WRONG. The carpet makes the whole front of the bar smell like wet feet or as one friend put it, "The bathroom at a public pool." It also makes you not want to ever touch the couches.
The layout is perplexing and getting a drink is much more difficult than it should be. Because the clientele is after-work suits and ties who drunkenly scream "All By Myself" into the microphone, you really have to get a lot closer to them than you probably should or would normally want to, just to get a drink.
Finally, the karaoke DJ, whatever his name is, does not manage songs well, and is rude to boot! We put songs in at 915 and by 1130 they hadn't played. He offered minimal excuse-- it was frustrating when you know that your song was bumped down for his friends or some inside event.
Bright spot- Sophia was a great bartender. If you go, get a seat at the bar, go early, and find some way to get in with the karaoke guy. Oh, and bring some noseplugs and Purel.
Awesome Place To Rock Out the Tunes – Oh Yes! I will Karaoke here again for sure! This is the best spot in the village if not NYC, if not the WORLD!!! And I'm still drunk! But I speak the truth. Citysearch thanks for the searchin!
Good times! – Planet Rose is hands-down the funnest karaoke bar in the city, with superfriendly bartenders and regulars, and strong-ass drinks! The floating microphone makes it more comfortable to sing if you're on the shy side, and lets you work the room if you're not.
Sunday and weeknights are my favorite. If you go on a weekend night it's a good idea to try to get there and get your songs in early (cause do the math, there can only be 12 or so songs an hour); it's less crowded earlier, and during happy hour (when drinks are half-price), so you're the star of the show -- and songs are free.
I heart Planet Rose!
Same experience with ridiculous wait for songs to come up – I used to love this place, but the last few times, I've noticed the same thing that other reviewers here did, that for some reason the song programmer was reshuffling the order of the songs. At one point I saw that I was #15. When I checked again 10 songs later, I was at #11!!! How does that happen. Watch him, you will see him put brand new requests halfway in the cue, instead of at the end. What's ironic is that my friends and I might have stayed well into the wee hours if our songs had come up in the order they were requested. But we got frustrated, took our money back and left, having only bought a few drinks.
Whatever the business consideration is for this bizarre practice, what's certain is that neither I nor any of my friends are ever going back there.
Planet Rose = Karaoke Good Times – There's no way you can not have a good time at Planet Rose. The bar staff and owners are extremely friendly and accomodating. The official KJ is friendly and responsive and ultimately fair. The karaoke starts as early as you want it to start with big crowds after 10 PM. Yes, you will wait a little while to sing during peak time -- but this is New York people. There's a lot of people here for a reason -- it's a fun laid-back place. If you hate crowds so much, stay home and sing in your apartment.
Ohh yeah, and the sound is really good too!
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