Crew's alright. I think it's overpriced and that it tries too hard to come off as "straight gay bar." If you want to go to a bar in Uptown, I suggest Big Chicks. Dollar burger Monday's, y'all. Bartender Stu is super nice.
@OP I can only attest to the bars part of your question, and really, my answer is kind of one-sided because I frequent bars mostly only for karaoke.
Monday: Roscoe's. Live band karaoke is the shit.
They have karaoke to 4am - and $10 pitchers.
Friday/Saturday: Bobby Love's. Great selection, and I often find myself singing here 'til 2 and then walk through the alley to Charlie's to dance 'til 4. Weekends are fun.
Karaoke nights are an easy way to break the ice. Ask a guy that's rifling through the songbook what he's thinking of singing. Compliment a guy that sings a song you like - and if you've got the balls, ask if he'd like to do a duet.
WillBPharmD saidI know right. I posted a thread a week ago asking a similar question. Also got no responses.
I saw this thread and meant to reply...but forgot. Will do right after this!