Do you sing in the shower? How about in the restroom? Well, we Finns do, and maybe that’s why karaoke bars are extremely popular here.
One of the more exotic ones is the Karaoke Bar Restroom. It’s an old public lavatory turned into one of the most popular karaoke bars in town. A tiny place between Tehtaankatu and Sepänkatu with oversized and pompous paintings with large gold frames on the wall.
This a place where the suits rub elbows with the local janitors, where the Lady Gagas meet suave older Frank Sinatras. The place hosts lots of bachelor and hen parties and many a celebrity has a habit of visiting The Restroom, one of the best known of them being perhaps Kimi Räikkönen, the Finnish F1 champion with his chums.
Newcomers always get a warm welcome and the atmosphere is very relaxed and supportive. Everybody draws a lot of applause, no matter whether they sing like a nightingale or a crow. And that, my friends, I can tell you from my own experience!