25 W 35th St, 3rd Fl, New York, NY | Directions 1000140.753685 -73.999164
I'm not sure what all the hype is about... – We were invited to a party here. My first thought when I saw the dimly lit neon sign above the pizza place below is "Okay...not sure we're at the right place..." When we entered the building, we first saw the creaky, stained carpeted staircase and a sign with scrolled writing saying, "Please use the stairs to get to Ibop" which is on the second floor. To be honest, the interior looks like a cross between an old unrenovated apartment and a youth hostel. From the peeling paint to the uncomfortable chairs, it was not impressive. I don't think the design was even considered here, just space. Sure, karaoke is always fun I guess but I didn't see this as any different from any other karaoke experience. Per couple, we paid $60 which made my jaw drop. I usually am pretty forgiving, especially since the staff seemed nice, but overall I wouldn't recommend this place.
GREAT PLACE FOR KARAOKE!!!! – This place was AWESOME!!! I was real scared when I booked this place because I have never seen or been to it. I relied solely on the reviews, which were all DEAD-ON. The place was soooooooo sketchy when walking up to the karaoke room. Once you walk through the door though it becomes totally legit. Just get through the hallways and make your way inside for some fun. Joshua was the man, he hooked us up with Ice, cups, plates, forks, knives. The sound system was RIDICULOUS! The best thing about this place is that they have every song that you could imagine and of course the BYOB feature. I spent under $200 on bottles of grey goose, beer, and tequila. There is no comparison to this place!
Best Karaoke – If you're looking for a great night of karaoke, iBop is the place to go. So much so that when they were booked the night we wanted to go, we changed our date. Between the song selection, the private rooms and the BYOB you can't go wrong. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Our party got a little too big for the room we had, and the staff gave us a bigger room without us even asking. The BYOB allows you to make your own party. I have discovered my inner karaoke diva at iBop!!!!
Best Place for Karaoke! – I have been here a bunch of times and have always had an incredible time. The staff are all friendly, helpful, and fair with the price. The music selection is the best that I've seen anywhere else and the atmosphere is really fun. This is the best place for karaoke!!
BYOB, great music selection, spacious rooms! – I've been to ibop a bunch of times and have never been disappointed. The music selection is amazing - better than any other place. The rooms are big and comfortable. The bathrooms are clean. And it's BYOB - you can't beat that! The owners don't get there until after 6, so call then. You may get a voicemail, but keep calling until you get through. While this may seem annoying, it's fine. Just keep calling until you get through. If you're in the 34th street area, stop by to make the reservation. The owners and super nice and they have the cutest dog. They give you ice so you don't need to bring that. If you want a Friday or Saturday reservation, call a few weeks in advance. The price is also very reasonable - $7 per person, per hour. iBop is great - you'll have the best time!
Don't Book iBop – I'm so angry that I joined citysearch specifically to write this review. I called over a month ago to get a reservation, in which I was told to call back "next week". Prior to that, it took me over 10 days just to get someone on the phone. After several weeks of calling repeatedly and even emailing them through citysearch, which got bounced back (clearly the iBop email address isn't even current), they told me they were already booked a week and a half from now, which I was planning on booking. Don't ever go there, they are very difficult to work with. If I could pick less than a Star rating, I would.
anybody home? – did anyone have problems actually getting ahold of anybody here? i've called a couple of times and never gotten anything more than voicemail...
Nice, clean, and comfortable atmosphere. – It was a little get together for my 32nd birthday. I wanted to do something different, like karaoke. I was skeptical at first but everything turned out great. Went to IBop with about 10 people. Sonny and Josh are very friendly and accomodating. I/we had a blast. BYOB, BYOF(food), BYOE(everything). The music selection was wonderful and up to date. We will definitely be back. Thanks IBop!
A fun night of Karaoke – We were there this past Friday with a large group of people for a birthday party. We had the medium sized room which was perfect for about $20. The owners were exteremly accommodating.
Be sure to bring everything you need...including ice, cups, plates. etc.
There is a pizza place downstairs where a lot of our people ordered from, and a deli accross the street that had beer, and wine. It was very expensive though so you might want to find another deli for beer.
The elevator is out so it's a three flight walk up. It's not that bad though, and very well lit.
All in all a great night. I highly recommend iBop!
Meet me at iBop again at 9:30 tomorrow night! – Hey babe Maia,
We shall sing song,
All night long!
Let's ding dong,
Dindin and ddong!
Love from Zsor, Hermoine & Brigitte
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