- 4279 Holt Rd.
- Holt, MI 48842
- (517) 694-9716
- No Known Website
- No Menu
We found it! We found a karaoke bar. When we moved here almost ten months ago, we left a town that had the best karaoke bar. It wasn’t a bar that hired a guy to come in once or twice a week with a TV and a microphone. It was a karaoke theater with lights, multiple TV’s, a computer song book, a stage, multiple microphones, and a “KJ’s” It was more of a karaoke saloon that happened to be in a bar. It was awesome for someone like J who really likes karaoke. If you heard a song on the radio for the first time, this place would have a karaoke version a week later. You weren’t stuck doing songs from five years ago….you could do songs that were on the charts right now.
When we moved to Mid-Michigan, we immediately started looking for a karaoke bar with no luck. We tried Crunchy’s and Rookies with no luck. The atmosphere was no good, the song selection were terrible, and it wasn’t fun. A while ago, Corky suggested Darb’s Crystal Bar in Holt. I had driven by a few times and though it just looked like a good place to hang out. I had no idea they had karaoke.
J has been going through withdrawals for months now, so we decided to give Darb’s a try. We were there five minutes and we knew this was a place that we would be visiting several more times.
Darb’s Crystal Bar sits on the corner of Holt Road and Cedar Street in Holt. There’s a large neon sign hanging off the side of the building, a beer garden to one side, and a ton of Christmas lights…even when t’s not Christmas. We were surprised to find a packed parking lot. It was a Saturday night, but we also had gotten a foot of snow in the last 24 hours. We thought tonight would be a good time to try out Darb’s hoping the snow would keep people away. No dice. The place was packed. It’s not very big inside and all the tables near the front of the bar were packed. Read the rest of this entry »