27 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.724585 -73.990797
Neighborhoods: East Village, Bowery, Downtown
Horrible Karoke Girl, Great Atmospere – THE KARAOKE WOMAN WAS SOOOOOOO RUDE. She seemed to get annoyed that I could not hear her and even put her hand in my face. Had she noticed, I tried to tell her my hearing is not good but she was just to stank to even let me get a word in. . She was actually very rude from the start and I tried to still be nice figuring maybe it was a long day for her and she was just tired (which as a paying customer is not my job) My friends and I ended waiting for over an hour for a song that we had put in as she catered to many of her friends and staff, which I found odd that while my friend was waiting for her drink (for half an hour) the hostess was singing. Though I would not allow her to ruin my night she still was absolutely horrible. I find it disturbing that I am reading reviews where she is being described as rude and yet she still works there. If she is that miserable at her job, maybe its time for her to find a new one. And not to pull out the race card, but I saw how she was talking to other non minority clientele and it was very different and more polite then when she spoke to me (half black)
Awful. Will never go again – We have been at Second on Second many times and every time we've been there within the past year, it gets worse and worse. We were there with a party of 15 and ready to spend upwards of $1,000 staying there all night. Final straw; none of us will ever go back. We left after about 2 hours passed of seeing the very unfriendly karaoke girl/dj only play her friends songs. Our group put in over 15 songs at around the same time and only one of us got to sing,,, after waiting another hour and no one else got to sing we bailed. this is the way it has been the last 3 or 4 times we've been there. The person in charge of the karaoke only lets their friends sing. And they have the nerve to charge you a dollar for it.
To make it worse, I asked the hostess if I could talk to the bar manager and she said we could take a card and talk to him tomorrow; that he wasn't there. When we were all leaving, the bouncer told me the OWNER of the bar was actually standing right next to me when I asked my question. Bad business.
Bottom line: frustrating for karaoke. the waitresses and bouncers were very friendly and efficient. there are other karaoke places in NYC with a lot more to offer and this place lost 15 repeat customers.
Great Atmosphere, Horrible Service – I recently decided to check out Second on Second Karaoke Bar to scout for a place to hold our corporate party. When I got there, it looked like the perfect place. It was spacious, chill, menu and drinks looked great, the hosting singer was sweet and accommodating. I sat at the bar anticipating to like this place, but the bartender ruined it. She was a very pretty girl with a russian accent, but she was less than charming. I couldn't get her attention away from her phone or her asian boyfriend she was with behind the bar. It was completely unprofessional. As I was trying to wave her down for a drink, she left the bar and I saw her smoking outside. When she decided to come back in I was finally able to wave her down for a drink. There were only a few people at the bar, but I soon realized that I was the only one who was giving her money for a drink, yet I was the only one she seemed to ignore. When I was finally able to get a drink from her, she was cold, rude, wouldn't look me in the eye and made me feel like I was an inconvenience to be sitting in her bar. I decided to leave early and take my business with me. I would have loved to have had our corporate event here, it was the perfect place. However, I can't take the risk of having my colleagues abused the way I was at this bar.
Just Pure Awful! – A friend wanted to celebrate part of his birthday weekend at Second on Second based on his experience there years ago in hopes of eating some decent finger foods, having a few drinks and singing karaoke. We had a reservation for 8:30pm five of us decided to sing one song each and pass the rest of the time eating and enjoying each other's company. The karaoke host (Michelle or Melissa) seemed to be more interested in taking the mic for her own performances (as she may have been rejected by American Idol) and allow her friends to sing as many songs as they wanted despite the list of people, like my group, who had been waiting for a turn. When asked why it was taking so long for her to call any of my friends up to sing and more importantly, why at least five participants, who came well after we did were called up to sing more than once, she provided a lame excuse of there being special occasions for some of those participants and she was trying to accommodate them. Moreover, when we explained that we had been waiting since 8:30pm and it was already 11:00pm, she said she would try to help us out and we would have to wait for five more people to perform. We were paying for a $300 table and everyone who walked in off the street performed before us, needless to say we were all minorities! Just an awful experience and I would suggest that people think twice before going to this place and go to the Fat Black Pussycat or the Village Underground, they treat their customers, of all creeds, with respect and they have great food and drinks!
ALOT OF FUN!!! – A group of friends and I went to this bar together on a Sunday night. It was really crowded, which would have been alright but the people there were loud, too rowdy, and out of control. I had this drunk girl spill my drink and then fall down. The bouncer just sat there while the workers cleaned it up and didn't do anything to make the environment safe. I really felt like I needed a shield the whole time. The workers were really friendly and capable. I especially liked the DJ. She was really involved with the people up there. I even paid her to sing with me. Never had so much fun in a karaoke bar before. I just wish it wasn't so out of control with alcoholics.
Amazing Karaoke Experience.... – Bacherlorette party Fun ! ! We had a bachelorette party here the other night here and the we had a blast.
We rented one of the rooms with a karaoke system. The room was set up nicely with sofa and cocktail table. Very nice and clean. Theres a plasma tv and a karaoke system with tons of songs and most of the current songs playing on the radio now. The wait staff was professional and courteous. Sometimes we didn't realize they had bought in our drinks and food , we had so much fun. After we finish with the room , we came out to the common area , the main lounge bar . There was waves of ppl singing to Bon Jovi's Living on a prayer,. It was an amazing karaoke experience. I am definitely coming back here for my birthday party.
DON"T GO! HORRIBLE!!!! This place smells like urine, the equipment doesn't work, and the staff is rude. – A group of us rented a small room for a friend's birthday. It smelled like urine and mildew. The microphones barely worked. And the food was soggy and stale. I'm not expecting fine cuisine at a karaoke joint, but this stuff was a joke. We tried to just move past it, it was our friend's birthday. We actually proceeded to spend $600 in three hours (when we were only required to spend $60 an hour). And this was on a dead Wednesday night. NO ONE WAS THERE! And as soon as the bill came, the waitress shut down the music and sent a bouncer to stand there and push us out as if we were overstaying our welcome. He was so incredibly rude, barely letting us gather our stuff to get out of the room. We weren't even allowed to gather the money for the bill in the room. No one was singing, and no one was waiting for the room, but we were just shoved out like animals. They were so rude in getting us to leave, it practically ruined the night. There were ten of us, and we had planned to just move into the main area where there was NO ONE and continue our night there. But after their really shocking treatment we just left and took our money elsewhere. We go karaoking a lot, and this place by far was THE WORST!!!!!!
Diva DJ spoils fun – What can I say! We would have had a great night, the crowd in the bar were fun and friendly - not too busy so you could get up for a couple of songs, drinks reasonably priced.
The only drawback was the Diva DJ who seemed like she was only working the gig cos she couldn't get on broadway. "Helping" struggling singers by grabbing a mike and drowning them out, grandstanding her own vocal talents by performing broadway numbers (with choregraphy and back up from the bar girl). Really dissapointed having come all the way from the UK and picked this place for my birthday night out. Highlight of the evening, meeting John and Earl - a couple of really sweet guys - you rocked!
great fun but the bouncers and their – We go to sing karaoke at this place all the time and it's a lot of fun...my girlfriend will go in wearing jeans a tshirt and flip flops or dressed nicely, they dont care. but we went with one other girl and three guys once and they wouldn't let us in cause of their "Dress code" no beach wear...that's what they said! that's fine with me if you have a dress code for a...karaoke bar?? but don't let it slide when it's a bunch of cute girls and then discriminate against my boys who were visiting and were excited to go to karaoke.... it's not a 5 star place it's karaoke . there should be no dress code and if there is one, it should be applied to all.
Sing Sang and Sing!!!!! – Love it! Loved it! The food was great! the sound system was wonderful....great selection of songs.....the service was very friendly and quite attractive! The only thing that lessened my experience was this guy who I think works there, he is an heavy set asian guy . His energy seemed to bring the bar down....but in all, I loved the experience and the crowd and intend to come back.. I love to sing and hooray for Second on Second!!!!!!
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