Rickshaw Karaoke Nights

The Rickshaw Restaurant & Lounge serves greasy Chinese food and American fare, but nobody ever goes there to eat. The establishment is much better known for satisfying folks who’ve got an insatiable appetite for karaoke. It’s packed with singers until closing every night of the week—“singers” being a generous label for drunken off-key Phil Collins crooners and Beach Boys wailers. The Greenwood joint is endearingly tacky and schizo, decorated with both Asian-style paper lanterns and silver disco balls. And all walks of life step up to its worn mic to sing. (This reporter’s choice cut: Ace of Base’s “I Saw the Sign.) If you require several glasses of liquid courage before you can even think about selecting something from the song catalogue, don’t fret. The Rickshaw’s got your kind covered, too. Happy hour starts at 10 a.m. (21 and over.) ERIKA HOBART

Starts: July 8. Daily, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 2009

 
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