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The Boombox Opens at The Dean Hotel

Monday, July 28, 2014

 

The Boombox, Providence’s first and only karaoke lounge, has opened at the Dean Hotel at 122 Fountain Street.

The Boombox offers both a lounge area as well as five private rooms. In the lounge, customers can request songs at the bar and then grab a microphone to belt out the tune. Those who just want to watch and listen as others perform can sit back with a cocktail and enjoy the show. For groups looking for their own own space to let loose, private rooms are available for rent by the hour. Each room has its own karaoke system complete with touch-­‐screen iPad selection, TV, speakers, and 30,000 songs to choose from, which are updated monthly.

The Boombox is owned by Ethan Feirstein, owner of The Salon bar just a few blocks away at 57 Eddy Street.

“I am thrilled to be open at The Dean and to be a part of such an iconic downtown transformation,” said Feirstein. “I see The Boombox as a fantastic compliment to the other food & beverage options in the hotel and love that both hotel guests as well as Rhode Island locals have been joining us for a riotously good time. The response from customers so far has been nothing short of extraordinary and we already have a diehard group of regulars who come back night after night.“

Local mixologist Willa Van Nostrand of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails will collaborate on The Boombox’s cocktail and beverage selection. The focus of the menu will be sakes and sake based cocktails. Featured cocktails include Sake Sangria, The Madonna, and The Cocky Crooner-a play on the Michelada. Beer and wine will also be served.

The Boombox is open five nights a week, from 5pm to 1am on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and 5pm to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. Private karaoke rooms are available for a minimum of one hour for two to twenty people and room rates begin at $20 per hour. Karaoke is available in the lounge for free before 9pm and $1 per song thereafter.

 

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