In karaoke—as in child rearing or police work—having fun is more important than being good. Enjoy the ride with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a Head of the Line karaoke package at The World Famous Cats Meow (a $99.99 value). The package includes:
- Seven drinks of choice
- One Cat Nip tray, consisting of 15 Jello shots
- A DVD of your performance
- One Head of the Line pass for karaoke
Claiming a wealth of celebrities among their past clientele, The World Famous Cats Meow gives songbirds and wannabe rock stars a chance to work their vocal cords and stocks a full bar with a varied roster of liquid courage. The Bourbon Street bar plunks casual crooners into the center of attention by placing them on a glossy wooden stage, separating them from the throngs of new fans and Ed Sullivan booking agents with a low yellow barricade. Vocalists pull songs from a chart-topping list that reaches back to the 1950s before bypassing lines and leaping right on stage with their Head of the Line pass. Between tune-bending sessions, sing-along stars can rehydrate parched throats by knocking back one of 15 Jello shots or one of seven drinks from the well-stocked bar, such as a bubbly Abita beer, a premium cocktail, or a fruity 32-ounce hurricane. An included DVD of the event lets singers watch, critique, and improve their performances in much the same way boxers watch match tapes to hone their jabs or the Kool-Aid Man watches his own commercials to master his wall-smashing skills.
The stage, replete with two pianos for dueling pianists or solo squids, sports a magenta-and-green “Cats Meow” sign that illuminates the bordering yellow walls speckled with red jaguar spots. Charismatic emcees stitch each karaoke performance together with witty banter, and live DJs fill any dead air with dance-inducing mixes.
701 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116Get Directions