If you want to see how Tokyo actually parties, rent a karaoke box for a few hours with your friends and leave your inhibitions in the lobby. Until recently, a bottle of acceptable low-end whiskey would be the best beverage you could hope for, so the lists at Pasela Resorts are a treat. A karaoke-box chain created to attract young women, who don’t go to bars to drink, Pasela has a decent food menu, even including salads. But for our purposes, the treat is in the beverages. You can (and we did) buy a bottle of respectable Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne. You can (and we did) buy double shots of Ballantine’s Masters on the rocks. You can (and we did) leaf through the large book of English-language songs. You can, several hours after you started, belt out “You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party” while holding the empty Champagne bottle instead of a mic. Um, we may have.
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This story appears in the print issue of April 2018.
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