04/01/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I?ve been a karaoke junkie since the summer of 2011. Since then, my addiction has taken me to karaoke hot spots all over California and Texas. The most popular place I?ve been to was The Brass Monkey in Los Angeles, California where all sorts of celebrities have been known to croon over a song or two. That being said, I can confidently say that Dad?s Karaoke Bar in San Antonio, TX is, by far, unsurpassed when it comes to song selection, fair rotation orders, customer service, quality of patronage and location, location, location!
Dad?s Karaoke Bar is a charming, quaint-looking tavern off of Loop 410 and Vance Jackson in Central San Antonio. As you enter, the first thing you notice is the library designed stage area where you can actually pull real books of the shelf. (Apparently, the original owner was a retired lawyer and finally found a place to put all his old law books.) More interestingly, you won?t have much time or desire for literature once the KJ gets the party started. The studious decor gives the place a classy feel and seems to appeal to the same sort of clientele. Rumor has it, that some of our own home-grown celebrities have been known to frequent Dad?s Karaoke.
The very first night I went to Dad?s Sing-A-Long Club, I went alone and walked towards the KJ (Karaoke Jockey) booth to sign up for a song. It was a Saturday and a full house. I was nervous because as I started to listen to the patrons go up and sing, I realized that this is where all the other karaoke ?addicts? came as well. I listened to some Whitney Houston, Adele, Journey, Heart, Vanilla Ice, and even some Boy George. Then, it was my turn. I decided to sing Nobody by Sylvia, a pop country song from back in the day. I messed up a little bit, but the crowd still cheered and hollered and made me feel like I was in a Jem and the Holograms episode. That night I met Bill, Chris, David, and Dana. Later, I met CiCi, Chip and the ever rambunctious, yet extremely talented, Sincere. These are just a few of the ?regulars? who welcomed me with open arms and have made Dad?s my very own personal Cheers, where everybody knows your name.
I?ve been to every karaoke bar in town. I?ve even had a few mobile KJ favorites. If karaoke, good drinks and friendly conversation is your thing, then Dad?s Karaoke is the place to go.