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by L & RV
November 16, 2004
From journal N'awlins
New York, New York
February 27, 2004
"Try to get seats up on the platform," a friend had told me. "It's a great place to set down your hurricane and laugh at the people singing karoke." And how!
Kelly and I took this advice, and we had a grand ol' time. The karoke singers get up and bust out anything from Nelly to Stand By Your Man. As if watching the live performances isn't funny enough from a table, you can also watch it all from the street just outside the Meow. A camera focuses right on the singer, and it is all broadcast to Bourbon Street. A crowd often gathers to watch the performance on screen--right behind the performer.
For a break in the action, head upstairs and go outside on the balcony. Bring up some beads to throw down to the crowd below...you can be nice, or make them work for it...the choice is yours!
From journal New Orleans Fun
August 30, 2003
From journal New Orleans in the Spring
Venice , California
March 18, 2003
From journal New Orleans Getaway
May 9, 2001
We began the night there at about 10 PM. It was already packed and the karaoke was going. Cat's Meow consists of one large room with the stage in the corner (where the karaoke happens), a small dance floor, lots of tables, and a bar up on a platform in the back. There's a couple smaller rooms off to the sides, including a tiny patio that only serves daiquiris (machine made) and hurricanes.
I had heard that their hurricanes were "better than Pat O's," so I definitely had to try one. At $7.25 a pop, they better be good! The light pink concoction (I thought hurricanes were red?!) comes in a large plastic cup with lots of ice. It was ok, but I couldn't taste any alcohol, and it didn't affect me at all. After that, I switched to Crown&Cokes. They were good, but pricey @ $5.75!
The karaoke is lead by an emcee who interrupts every few karaoke songs with his own karaoke to get the crowd up and running. He also sometimes sings along/makes up new words with the people who are up there performing their own karaoke. The songs ran from anything and everything, based on what songs the karaoke singer chooses.
The crowd is good and friendly. There are a lot of bachelorette parties and older couples here, but there's still the young party crowd too. It's definitely crowded, and you can dance almost anywhere in the place. It's a fun place to start the night and get going, although maybe you shouldn't buy too many drinks while you're there!
For more info, visit their website at: http://www.catsmeow-neworleans.com/
From journal Jazz Fest Weekend in New Orleans
November 9, 2000
From journal The city that never sleeps
June 12, 2000
From journal French Quarter Fun