Everybody loves a good Karaoke night… the thrill of performing, the fun with friends and family, and the hilariously awful singing all make Karaoke a real treat! From traditional Korean style karaoke rooms to glitzy Karaoke bars, the versatility of this passionate pastime is on the rise.
Take the kids and enjoy an evening of family fun, or make it an adults-only get-together and sample the local night scene while you’re at it. Whatever you choose to do, these Karaoke establishments will welcome you with some of the best (or worst) singing you’ve ever heard!
And the best part is, you can choose to participate or just watch the entertainment unwind from the sidelines.
The Best U.S. Karaoke Bars
- Kajun’s Karaoke in New Orleans
- Dino’s Lounge in Las Vegas
- Arlene’s Grocery in New York City
- Movieoke in Chicago
- Gagopa in New York City
The Big Easy has outdone itself with this internationally acclaimed Karaoke experience, located in New Orleans’ Bywater/Marigny neighborhood. Singers select songs from a repertoire that boasts 50,000+ tunes from every genre imaginable, and then take to the stage to show off their pipes—open every day of the week! Kajun’s is also home to Restaurant Borracho, where crave-worthy creations made from local New Orleans ingredients are served. When it comes to creating your New Orleans itinerary, save some room for a little fun at Kajuns.
Dino’s is one of the oldest dive bars in Vegas, still rocking the ‘70s décor, haze of smoke and everything. To many locals, it’s a Sin City institution, and to many visitors, it offers “the best karaoke in the west”. Host Danny G—a legendary Vegas icon—has been hosting karaoke night for almost 20 years. Head to this downtown bar for enthusiastic performances all night long on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays!
Say hello to your inner rock star at this Lower East Side dive bar, where musical legends like Jeff Buckley, Paul Rogers and The Strokes have played. Choose a song from an impressive collection of rock and metal tunes, and then hit the massive stage with a full band at your beck and call. If you’ve ever had “become a lead singer of a band” on your bucket list, then Arlene’s Grocery on Monday nights is exactly where you want to be! Get there early to put your name on the karaoke list, as the spots get filled up quick.
Love movies? Think you have what it takes to reenact your favorite film scenes in front of a live audience? This twist on traditional karaoke-style bars allows you to show off your silver screen chops every first Wednesday of the month. Choose from more than 200 films, from Back to the Future to Baby Mama, and have fun unveiling your inner actor for a scene or two!
This traditional Korean-style karaoke experience is one of the most popular karaoke bars in NYC. Singers, wanna-be-singers and pretty much anyone looking to enjoy a fun evening of communal singing will have a blast here! The venue offers private rooms that are equipped with pop culture posters, tambourines, disco balls and an impressive songbook filled with tunes ranging from pop hits to bluegrass jams. Not to mention, it’s one of the only BYOB hangouts in NYC. Bring wine, beer or any other beverage of your choice (just no hard alcohol), or you can choose to purchase inexpensive drinks there. And if you Make Sunday-Thursday reservations, you’ll receive a 30% discount.