If you still think Karaoke pubs or KTV rooms are just places for lonely boys to get comfort from the "DJ" ladies; if you still think there are only Chinese, Japanese or Korean sentimental pop songs to choose from; if you still think no westerners would go and check it out; and if you think karaoke's no fun - then you are missing out on some great times.
Karaoke is a time for good friends to laugh hard together and sing some classic songs that bring back the memory of younger days, like Abba's 'Dancing Queen'. Karaoke is the time when you can feel as good as a professional singer holding a private concert (as long as your buddies give you a long applause). Karaoke is the time when someone orders his favorite tune "Hotel California," only to find he's never able to get hold of the microphone because everybody else want to sing the song.
So, forget about the dozens of movies you bought last weekend, you've been lying there in your bed watching the latest cinema for too many weekends already. Get yourself into a karaoke mood, grab some of your friends, find the closest or your favorite KTV, and unleash the star in you!
Cashbox Party World
Description: Cashbox Party World is one of the most popular 24-hour KTV in Beijing. Its Chao Wai shop has 130 KTV rooms, and its Shou Ti shop has about 110. They offer free buffet for their customers, including breakfast, lunch, supper, afternoon and midnight snacks.
Hours: 24 hours-a-day
Address (Chao Wai): 1st and 2nd floor, Prime Tower (Fanli Dasha), 22 Chaowai Dajie.
Teng Da Plaza, 168 Xiwai Dajie.
Description: Each of its three shops has more than 100 KTV rooms.
Price: Y27-230/hour/room. A free drink before 8pm.
Address (Yue Tan shop):
Yue Tan Plaza, 2 Yue Tan Beijie
(Zhong Guan Cun):
24 Zhong Guan Cun Nan Dajie (opposite Central University For Nationalities)
B77, Chao Wai Dajie
Description: 138 rooms.
Hours: 24-hour KTV.
Address: B1, Yu Tai Bowling Center, 6 Gongti(Work's Stadium) Xilu
Magic Box KTV
Description: An 88-room KTV at the most busy place in Beijing.
Price: Y23-164/hour/room. Free midnight snacks.
Address: Wangfushiji, 55 Dong An Men Dajie, Dongcheng District.
Star Box KTV
Description: A 24-hour shop that has 100 KTV rooms and offers 24-hour free buffet.
1st floor of Zhen Ren Plaza, Beijing New World Center, 9 Chong Wai Dajie, Chongwen District.
Party Life KTV
Party Life also has 2 shops in Beijing, Zhong Guan Cun shop and Chong Wen shop. 24-hour shops with 24-hour free buffet and drinks. Y10-265/hour/room.
Chongwei shop: Zhenren Plaza, New World Center, Chongwenmen
Zhong Guan Cun shop: 32 Zhong Guan Cun Nan Dajie, Haidian District.
Hotline for 2 shops: 6708-6666
12pm-8am, Y27-224/hour/room, free buffet for dinner and midnight snacks.
In Haidian Tiyu Zhongxin (Haidian Sports Center)