Welcome to the 2nd week of #ThirstyThursday. Last week we focused on my favorite places with outdoor patios in Northeast Wisconsin. This week I wanna take an entertainment type approach and focus on places with the best karaoke. If you know me, you know I love me some karaoke and Thursday nights are a great time for it.
Michiel’s Bar & Grill (Menasha) – Karaoke here runs Thursday thru Sunday and starts around 9pm. They have a pretty tight-knit regular crowd that can get rockin’ at times with some really talented singers (including Rachel who hosts on Friday & Saturday’s). The setup may be small, but the sound gets big. There is stage is slightly raised which makes you feel like you are the star of the show accompanied by a wireless mic so you give your best performance. There are books of songs available to choose from, but don’t worry, the people that run in have your back as they can look up damn near anything your heart’s desire.
Mikey’s Pub (Green Bay) – There were a number of spots in Green Bay that offer up some really good karaoke, but this one gets the nod from me. Huge stage setup with lights that almost have an arena type feel. If you really can work the crowd, there is plenty of space to get your friends or strangers onto the dance floor. There are plenty of TV’s to read the lyrics from in case you forget at any moment and much like a lot of other places, the books on the table are just suggestions but you can sing damn near anything.
Fat Sammy’s (Appleton) – Much like Green Bay, the Fox Valley offers a ton of karaoke places. This was one of the first places I ever sang at when I moved to the area and I’ve been back several times. Plenty of screens for lyrics, wireless mics (which are my favorite) and once again the selection is just about endless. The hosts are really friendly and get themselves in the mix as well. Don’t sleep on Fat Sammy’s. The place is legit.
That wraps up week two of #ThirstyThursday. If you have any suggestions of karaoke places for me to check out or topics for me to cover, hit me up on Instagram, Snap Chat & Twitter @whatthechuck99.
Oh yeah, if you walk in and hear a guy singing Simple Man by Shinedown, check to see if it’s me and say hi.