When I have a hankering to belt out my latest favorite sappy love song and the confines of my car are not enough, I know that I can always rally a few people to join me at Seattle's Best Karaoke. Set up with individual karaoke rooms, SBK offers you the opportunity to sing out loud with a microphone without embarrassing yourself in front of TOO many people. (I think the largest capacity for the largest room is around 12.) And with a nearly overwhelming collection of songs (3" binders full to the brim of song spreadsheets!), you don't have to worry about finding something you can/want to sing; Journey, always a crowd pleaser, is among the many songs available. (Find the song lists--all but the most recent additions--online at sbkaraoke.com.)
No food is available for purchase, and only a few sodas and water bottles are kept in stock. Looking for something a little less dry? Pick up a banquet license (about $10) at a liquor store, and you can stock your bar as full as you want/need.
Parties at SBK are generally fun for everyone; if you're not participating, then you're watching the hilarity. Sadly, the prices--which are pretty steep, especially on the weekend--reflect the maximum number of people in attendance and not those singing, so everyone is charged. And as the furniture hasn't been changed in the rooms in the last few years, nor has much additional maintenance been performed, it feels more like you're paying for the limited availability of private karaoke and not the ambience.
If you're holding an event elsewhere and would prefer to not leave those comforts for karaoke, have them come to you: SBK offers equipment rentals, complete with machine, music and a small screen. Only an abbreviated collection of songs and lyrics sans quirky videos are available as part of the rental. For the full set, you'll just have to stop by SBK and experience the real deal--which for now isn't all that much.