Best Secret Karaoke

City Paper

18 W. 20th St., (410) 837-5231,

Jong Kak may have some of the best Korean BBQ in the city, but it also holds a secret: low-key karaoke. You can interrogate your server, but she’ll just give you the Glomar response. Your best bet is to quietly finish your banchans, pay for your meal, and slink away as if heading toward the men’s bathroom. Once in the hallway, bypass the restroom and head up the dimly lit stairs to find a sparkling second-floor bar with karaoke setup. You might get a few looks from staff if you’re new, but they seem happy enough to serve drinks and accommodate your karaoke needs, as long as you’re willing to share the mic.

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