For me, I’d rather piss glass than go to a karaoke bar… and here is mainly why:
1.) Karaoke DJ’s have zero, nill, NOT AN OUNCE, of comprehension to the term “volume control”. I do not want a bar environment with gentle water sounds tinkling a soothing rhythm as I drink me suds but I also do not any attempt at conversation completely obliviated by “Feelings”, or the DJ attempting to coerce people into singing at 5000 decibles.
Likewise, there is a great bar here in town that I really love. Fantastic decor, great staff, amazing drinks/prices, really a cool place to hang. On Saturday nights they have great live jazz/blues bands but the volume issue is so extreme that you cannot talk to friends over drinks while the band is playing. Not even in the furthest most remote section of the bar away from the small stage. I won’t go on Saturdays.
2.) I have yet to be in a karaoke bar where I am allowed to sit back, relax, and enjoy myself watching/listening to the events. There is a constant “conversion” process being applied by friends, patrons, DJ, etc., that sincerely the Jehovah Witnesses should study to increase their own conversion rates. Look, go sing - have a ball. I might be impressed that you have a great voice, I might get a good hoot because you are funny, whatever… I’ll enjoy myself (assuming the volume isn’t absurd) completely without ever once getting up and singing myself.
3.) Karaoke Elitists - I get so irritated by the assumption that if you don’t like karaoke you must be too “hi brow” or whatever. Let’s see, I don’t care for WWF, Tractor Pulls, or Hog Racing either but does that make me hi brow?? I am not a fan of opera - am I low brow now?