CNT breaks it down:
"This tricked-out leather and stage-lights lair, imported directly from Russia, is part show-stopping cabaret, part exclusive nightclub, and wholly over the top. At a press preview last week, wannabe songbirds on stages with Solid Gold lighting (and dancers!) rocked the house until the wee hours."
Judging from our modest experience with the private karaoke rooms in neighboring Koreatown, karaoke bars, unlike regular bars, usually benefit from a lot of weird lighting and a sense of exclusivity. In other words, the bigger, bolder and more glamorously tacky, the better.
Unlike those rentable blue-lit cubicles in Koreatown, Jelsomino has the bonus of having a hotel on top of it. So when you've reached the point of no return, at 3am, having swigged too many cocktails and devoured the entire Mariah Carey karaoke repertoire, you can quietly retreat to your Dream-y bed upstairs.
We checked on rates here for the last weekend in May, and found, to our delight, prices hovering at around $250/night and even as low as $229/night. Nothing like a little Memorial Day weekend karaoke getaway!
[Photos: crshotels / Flickr; inset, Andrew Zimmer / Thrillist]