Sunday, May 16, 2010


Mike Talayna's Jukebox on Hampton is a sick Karaoke Bar. It's not cheap, the staff isn't always so friendly, and the crowd can be disappointing. But at Talayna's, it's always an experience.

It might be a cab driver and two nurses sharing a break, drinking coffee and singing Janis Joplin to crickets. It might be a wall to wall dance party. Or it might be a beer bottle breaking over somebody's head and somebody else catching a face full of mace. Any which way, you are surrounded by mirrors, neon and disco balls.

That "Most Beautiful Room" banner on the wall out front wasn't for nothing.