Sing Your Heart Out at Billy Joe's Lounge

Whether you’re the next American Idol or simply a shower soprano, there’s nothing like karaoke night to bring out the star in everyone. And there’s no better place to unleash your inner diva than Billy Joe’s Lounge.

Billy Joe’s has offered karaoke night for longer than almost any place in town, so they’ve got a lot of experience under their belt. Karaoke is offered every night, including Show Tune Sundays. They also recently updated the speaker system, so the sound quality is incredible for a bar of its size. Now everyone can clearly hear you hitting those high notes.

When the new owner Al Bickell reopened Billy Joe’s Lounge in March of 2009 (it had closed after a 25 year run), many long-time fans of the bar were worried that their favorite hangout would loose its unique charm. However, Bickell had been a patron of Billy Joe’s for almost as long as it had been open, so he knew a thing or two about keeping the bar’s character alive. The biggest change was the elimination of the theater, but Bickell’s renovations and improvements have more than made up for it. Besides maintaining its classic karaoke tradition, Billy Joe’s now offers open mike night on Tuesdays and live music on the weekends. Billy Joe’s is also quickly becoming a popular place for traveling musicians to stop through and play a set in exchange for a round of beers.

Besides the impressive variety of music and entertainment, Billy Joe’s has an incredible selection of bar food. They’re probably most famous for their Tuesday steak nights, but they also offer lots of comfort food like meatloaf, pot roast, stuffed peppers and macaroni and cheese. Their Saturday and Sunday breakfasts are some of the best in town – don’t forget the mimosas and bloody marys!

Billy Joe’s Lounge offers one of the best local bar experiences in town, and that’s why we’re so proud to have them on board the Urban 515 local business alliance. If you want to feel like you’re sitting in a good friend’s living room surrounded by cold drinks, great company – and a state-of-the-art speaker system blasing karaoke – then make sure to check out Billy Joe’s Lounge in West Des Moines.

Stop by this Tuesday night, December 21st, for Billy Joe’s 2nd Annual Holiday Fundraiser. Enjoy local musicans and help raise money for area children this Christmas. What better way to spend the holidays? Don’t forget to bring your Urban Card to receive buy one, get one half off on your entire bill!

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