Karaoke, free chicken wings, and $3 cocktails? Sounds like a plan to me. Starting tonight, Thursday, July 24, Japantown newcomer O Izakaya Lounge (1625 Post St. at Laguna) in the Hotel Kabuki is kicking-off the first of what promises to be a great Thursday night scene: All night happy hour with $3 cocktails, karaoke, and a late night menu (served until midnight) devised by Chef Nicolaus Balla. Needless to say, isn't your average deep-fried bar gruel: Pork belly yakimono (grilled skewers), the infamously tasty O Lounge Burger with shichimi spiced fries, and the aforementioned spiced chicken wings with togarashi citrus honey. The wings will be complimentary during tonight's debut only. It happens every Thursday night from 9:00 to midnight. Check O Izakaya's full menu here.
— Brian Bernbaum