The Crown

1910 N. Charles St., (410) 625-4848,

On hot, humid nights this summer, we didn't have to think twice about whether or not we wanted to join other sweaty swooners at this new Station North bar and venue. What rules about the Crown's karaoke is not necessarily the song selection, but the overall experience. You could grab the mic for a song of your choosing right at the bar, with a boozy snoball or a beef bulgogi sandwich in hand, and then go stand in front of one of the huge fans for a break from the spotlight. We're bummed that the snoballs are no longer in season, but we're sure the hilariously themed daily signature cocktails will keep us satisfied through the cooler months. Another plus: If you want to get wrecked and vocally embarrass yourself in front of just your friends instead of the whole bar, you can dip into one of the private karaoke rooms for a reasonable hourly fee. The combo of Korean karaoke style, complete with delicious food, nonstop shows, screenings, and more made this spot a fast favorite.

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