If your idea of a good time is to sing a rousing chorus of "Don't Stop Believin'" while chowing down on fine grub and sipping cocktails with friends, prepare yourself for a new level of karaoke indulgence.
PlugIn is a Tel Aviv-based karaoke concept with five establishments throughout Israel. The company is expanding to the United States, with its first location coming to Gulfstream Park. Development of the space is already underway.
The 11,000-square-foot complex, built to the tune of $2.5 million, will be located on the second level at the former Playwright Pub location facing the racetrack.
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PlugIn is less of the usual karaoke joint, where you squeeze into a dimly lit room to follow lyrics on a tiny television screen. This is more of a complete entertainment center with 18 private karaoke rooms of different sizes to accommodate groups as small as two people to large parties of up to 200 people. Each room is designed to emulate a different musical genre, and all are furnished with state of the art audio and video trappings and a library of over 50,000 songs in multiple languages. The spaces can also be rented out for private viewing parties and corporate meetings.
PlugIn also features in-room dining, with a full food menu offering tapas and shareable items with an Asian-fusion twist. Though the menu hasn't been finalized expect items like firecracker wings and crispy green beans. A central bar area — perfect for socializing and getting a little liquid courage before you take the mic — will offer beer, wine, and a full cocktail menu.
PlugIn is scheduled for a late 2016 opening — just in time for champagne-fueled renditions of "All I Want For Christmas is You" after the company holiday party.