Tucked into the second floor of the Little Tokyo Mall, Max is open every day from 1 p.m. to 3 a.m. — make that 4 a.m. on the weekends — and if you wind down before 8 p.m., you can rent a room for the bargain rate of $4 per person ($5 Friday through Sunday) . Bring in your own snacks and the cost ticks up just a dollar — try grabbing some sushi and cold sake from the grocery downstairs. Max Karaoke isn't trying to upsell you with expensive food and drinks. It doesn't even sell beer, but staff politely look the other way if you walk in with a case of Coors Light. Max knows you're here to sing, and its songbook is the biggest in town, including tracks in French, Hawaiian, Russian and Portuguese. Live in Torrance or Sawtelle? They've got a Max, too. Grab a mic.
Credit: Amy Nicholson