New York’s popular piano karaoke lounge Sid Gold’s Request Room is putting the final touches on its new location inside downtown Detroit’s Siren Hotel. While an exact date hasn’t been set yet, owner Paul Devitt tells Eater that the lively bar and entertainment venue is on track to open downtown within the first two weeks of June.
Devitt, who is also the founder of Beauty Bar, opened the original karaoke concept with partner and former Psychedelic Furs keyboardist Joe McGinty in 2015. The Detroit location occupies a 1,700-square-foot space on the hotel’s ground floor with access through the Wurlitzer Building’s alley. It’s expected to feature a separate bar room and piano area with seats for roughly 70 people. Customers at Sid Gold’s will be able to sing along to their favorite pop, punk, soul, and classic rock songs performed by a live musician. Like the New York bar, the location is also expected to regularly host burlesque performers.
Sid Gold’s is the latest addition to the Siren Hotel’s growing lineup of food and beverage options. The karaoke lounge is joining Candy Bar, Populace Coffee, and Albena on the ground floor. Chef Kate Williams’ second floor diner Karl’s is expected to open later this summer. Record store and wine bar combo Paramita Sound is also slated to open inside the Wurlitzer.
Stay tuned for more updates as the bar gets closer to opening day.