Want to belt out the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" or Shania Twain's "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" without subjecting yourself to the scrutiny of strangers? At Muzette, a Korean restaurant and subterranean karaoke hot spot in the middle of Adams Morgan, patrons rent their own room.
"Norebangs," Korean-style karaoke venues with private rooms, are great for birthday parties, office parties, pregame and postgame gatherings. Muzette has a number of small, medium and large rooms that fit up to 15 people. If you get hungry or thirsty while singing, press the button on the wall and a server will take your order. The Korean food is authentic; the specialty cocktails, such as "Katy Perry’s Whipped Cream Bikini," are on the sweet side.
Room rates run from $40 to $80 per hour on weekends. If you're looking to conserve your cash, prices drop to $25 to $45 for happy hour every day before 8 p.m. It's a good idea to reserve a room ahead of time, especially on weekend nights. Book the room for more time than you think you'll need; chances are, you're going to be singing your heart out until the bitter end.