In karaoke—as in child rearing or police work—having fun is more important than being good. Showcase your talent for enjoying yourself with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of singing and snacks at August Karaoke Box in Tempe.
At August Karaoke Box, singers belt out melodies from a list of 50,000 English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean tunes that are updated monthly and housed in each room’s 19-inch touchscreen for easy navigation. Participants can serenade each other in the secure embrace of private rooms or the arguably playful headlock of public stages, at rates that vary by time of day, time of week, and the size of the rented venue. Hungry yodelers can order from an eclectic snack menu stocked with contrasting dishes, such as beef cheeseburgers ($4.99) and seafood wonton noodles ($5.99). For lowered inhibitions, budding entertainers can bring their own alcohol in exchange for a 8% service charge or demand notarized nondisclosure agreements from onlookers.
August Karaoke Box
The mic is hot, the karaoke machine is ready, and a crowd of friends and family sits nearby cheering you on. All that's left is to pick a tune. That's not an easy decision to make at August Karaoke Box, however.
In seven private rooms, touchscreen karaoke machines blast the music and videos for more than 130,000 songs, including Japanese, Korean, English, and Martian hits. Since the rooms are private, groups don’t have to worry about stage fright or waiting through long lines of other singers. But if they really want to show off their pipes, singers can take to the public stage and belt one out to an adoring crowd.
Open until 2 a.m., August Karaoke Box encourages customers to croon well into the wee hours of the morning. To keep these performers energized, the staff serves hot green tea and snacks, such as Japanese-style fried noodles. They also let patrons bring along their own food.