Sounds like a really crummy place to go. Does Sadie Fields live here? Makes you wonder with stuff like this:
Earlier, the city outlawed pool — the game that spelled trouble in the musical “The Music Man” — in its watering holes. Now it’s also barring karaoke and just about any other party game from places that serve alcohol.
Dave Metcalf, a patron of the Sports Fan Bar & Grill, wonders if the Gwinnett city is banning good times.
“Personally, I’d like to see karaoke end in the bars I attend,” joked Metcalf, who said he flees aspiring karaoke stars. “But why would they ban karaoke? … More fun than the law allows?”
Karaoke can bring more than bad voices, Lilburn Mayor Jack Bolton said. It can bring bars.
“Our intention was always to just have alcohol in restaurants,” Bolton said. “We don’t want to have dance clubs, party clubs or bars. If it means being made fun of because we don’t allow karaoke, that’s fine, too.”
Lilburn permits liquor licenses only for establishments in which 50 percent of sales comes from food. Bolton suspects the Sports Fan might not meet that standard, but proving that would be difficult. It is much easier to ban activities common to bars: card games, pool, video games, trivia nights and, yes, karaoke.