165 W 26th St – New York, NY 10001

Sid Gold’s Request Room is a beautiful venue with an amazing staff! They have a bar up front and a Cabaret Room in the back. The room is lovely and seats up to about 60 with 12 of those seats around the baby grand. It reminded this reviewer of  Arthur’s, a group friendly, neighborhood place to pop in to share a drink and maybe sing a song or two!

All Covid precautions are in place. They have an impressive line up of LIVE Piano Bar Karaoke shows and musical directors. This just means that each of their very impressive pianist have their own books that you choose a tune from (by scanning the link on your phone) and then you sing with them LIVE! It is a supportive room and welcoming to singers of all levels. They encourage new singers to come in to try a tune and seasoned singers to come in to practice or to try out some new tunes. It’s fun people! Good old fashion piano bar/karaoke F-U-N.

They also book 1 hour solo Cabaret style shows on Wednesdays only. They allow you to take care of your ticketing or you can have someone at the door to collect the cover charge but you keep 100% of the door. They just require a two drink minimum and they now serve food. The sound is also pretty great!

Here is a sampling of the shows and talent that they have in residency:

Musical Monday with Dewey’s Piano Party and Kyle Branzel!
Mon  @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Francine’s Gold Room Burlesque
Tue  @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Karaoke with Paul Leschen
Tue  @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am –

Laura Cantrell’s “States Of Country”
Wed  @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Piano Karaoke with Wendy Ip
Wed  @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am 

Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty
Thu @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

Happy Hour Karaoke with Mark Piro
Fri  @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Recurring Event

Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko
Fri  @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

For a full schedule click on the link at the top of this page.



Sid Gold’s Request Room is a contemporary take on the classic piano bar created by Paul Devitt (right) and Joe McGinty (left). Divided into two rooms guests can slide up to the marble topped bar up front surrounded by cocktail memorabilia or grab a stool at the Baldwin piano bar in the back. An evening at SId Gold’s is like going to a house party and the host has a baby grand in his living room. Unlike traditional piano bars the music leans more toward  pop, rock, soul and even some punk (yes you can play punk on piano). Guests are encouraged to request songs, take the mic and lead the crowd in a sing-a-long of their favorite tunes.

Paul Devitt is the founding partner of the iconic Beauty Bar which celebrated it’s twenty year anniversary in 2015.  Beauty Bar became a small chain around the country with ten outposts at one time. Additionally Devitt created other fondly remembered hot spots including Barmacy and Coral Room in NYC, Star Shoes and Tokio in LA, and Silk City in Philadelphia.

Joe McGinty started the Loser’s Lounge in 1994,  live band tribute night performed six weekends a year in various venues over the years in New York, and  currently resides at Joe’s Pub. McGinty was also a member of the Psychedelic Furs for five years.

Meet Joe McGinty right here on Cabaret Hotspot! in a video interview with Sue Matsuki