New karaoke bar, The Bangkok Lounge, will open in the 353 King Street space above Gilroy’s pizza today at 4 p.m. Recovery Room owner Chris “Boston” DiMattia acquired the former Upper Deck space in August and is now inviting guests to enjoy karaoke seven nights a week in a “fun and safe environment for all.”
The small upstairs joint is now adorned with bright yellow and red paint, tiki cups, and the all-important karaoke machine in front of exposed brick and a structurally important fireplace.
The bar will feature themed nights — think country-western, ’80s, showtunes, etc. A couple of nights a week, a drag queen will take the roll of host.
Behind the bar, four frozen drink machines are in rotation as well as a signature punch on tap. DiMattia has also mentioned a variety of hot dogs will be available, a nice snack between your sets behind the mic.
There is a private space in the back, available for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, or any other karaoke-appropriate occasion.
The bar is open seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Love Best of Charleston? Help the Charleston City Paper keep Best of Charleston going every year with a donation. Or sign up to become a member of the Charleston City Paper club.
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