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Step on up Some places to go for karaoke

Here is a confirmed sampling of the action you can find out there. In addition, many places start up or have a karaoke evening occasionally, so keep your eyes and ears open, consult each week's Gusto listings, and go!

Desiderio's on Broadway

5827 Broadway, Lancaster; 683-7767

10 p.m. Thursdays (with Bud)

Dockside Inn on the Canal

153 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda; 693-3100

9 p.m. Thursdays

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Dome Stadium

200 Main St., City of Tonawanda; 694-6317
10 p.m. Saturdays.
The Frog Grill by Say Cheesecake!
561 Main St., Tonawanda; 694-3700
8:30 p.m. Wednesdays (with All New)
From the staff: Says general manager Maureen Valint: "It's not like some places where you stand in the corner singing and everyone else in the bar is yapping away. People actually listen."

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Garden Park Cafe

3525 Genesee St., Cheektowaga; 602-1446
9 p.m. daily (Ron's 7-Nite Karaoke)
The Hearth
12249 Olean Road, Chaffee; 496-1088
10 p.m. Fridays (Skipdog)

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Heroes

6621 Main St., Williamsville; 634-1657
10 p.m. Wednesdays (Johnny Saffire Sound and Entertainment)

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The Hilltop Inn & Grove

11389 Genesee St., Alden; 937-3430
8 p.m. Fridays (Jim Beau's Roadshow)

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Jacobi's

1404 Abbott Road, Lackawanna; 825-5544
8 p.m. Tuesdays (Mr. V's Music and karaoke with Justin)
From the staff: Jean Bridenbaker, server, says that they've got a regular crowd, and that "strays who wander in" tend to come back.

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King's Court

189 Delaware Ave; 856-9262
10:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 p.m. Thursdays (with Blue Sound)

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Klub Karaoke

2081 Niagara St; 877-1025
10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (Karaoke with Ron); 10 p.m. Thursdays (Karaoke with Neal)

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Longneckers

3587 Walden Ave., Lancaster; 684-7939
10 p.m. Saturdays (Super Sound Karaoke with Bud)
From the staff: Bartender Marc Schneider says the crowd is mixed, "from 21 to their 80s," and there's a lot of country music being crooned.

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Mr. Denny's

472 Ontario St.; 874-4502
10 p.m. Saturdays (J&P Karaoke)

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Rafferty's Irish Pub

2794 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; 895-0616
9 p.m. Saturdays (Mr. V's Music and Karaoke)
From the staff: Owner Rick Schupp enthusiastically touts his place's regular session, saying it's his No. 1 night. He says "there are fantastic singers, and good mix of country, rock and pop" with quite a few Broadway tunes thrown in.

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The Shebeen

2641 Broadway, Cheektowaga; 896-1970
9 p.m. Sundays (Super Sound Karaoke)
From the staff: Bartender Jennifer Hasfurter says that the guy who runs the evening makes it fun for everyone, with lots of interaction. He "knows how to get people up," she says.

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Transit Lanes Kegler's Pub

7850 Transit Road, Williamsville; 632-3940
9:30 p.m. Fridays

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The Underground

274 Delaware Ave.; 853-0092
11 p.m. Mondays (Karaoke with Blue Sound)

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Western House

210 W. Main St., Springville; 592-9949
9 p.m. Wednesdays (Jim's "Come on and Sing" Karaoke)

-- Jana Eisenberg

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