Published October 12, 2012
What the Jel
A Crazy Russian Karaoke Club in South Beach
Do us a favor: sing something...
Okay, stop. That was great. Really impressive rendition of “Whoomp! (There It Is).” We wouldn’t change
Although, some backup singers wouldn’t kill you.
Please welcome to the stage Jelsomino
, an over-the-top karaoke club that comes from Russia with
backup singers, dancers and most importantly, fog machines, opening October 19 in South Beach.
On the one hand, this place is nuts: disco balls, strobe lights, velvet-tufted walls, pop
art portraits of Madonna
, caviar tins, dancers dressed in sequins. On the other hand, this place is
totally normal... for an Eastern European den of karaoke.
So start preparing your vocal cords now, and come by with a group next Friday. Grab one of the stageside,
black leather couches, order up a round of Purple
(bourbon, Aperol, blackberries) and browse a list of song options on an iPad. When you find
something that you think would really bring the house down (typically, anything Michael McDonald), head for
the floating center stage. Waiting up there for you: a wireless mic. Also, 14 backup performers.
Of course, if you need some privacy, you could always rent one of their four themed party rooms. Like the
, which is covered in blue suede walls and has songs available in Portuguese, Russian
Bilingual Elvis was always your favorite Elvis.
247 23rd St
Miami Beach, FL 33139