Want to hit the high notes, belt out some classic rock or bop along to Korean pop? Choose a karaoke lounge from our hit list, and start warming up those vocal cords.
Born to Run, My Sharona, Khe Sanh – some of the best karaoke songs come straight out of the 1970s. Juke’s Karaoke Bar takes the retro theme and runs with it, with a fully 70s inspired fit out opening up on 21 June. Think psychedelic colours, classic dinner party dishes (like prawn cocktail and cheesy fondue) and disco ball cocktails. Dust off your go go boots, brush up your Stevie Knicks impression and get ready to live for the 70s.
FM Karaoke Bar
Will you go the free public option downstairs at FM Karaoke Bar? Or head upstairs for a private party with table service and less embarrassment? From pop to rock, R&B to hip hop, songs in English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese are updated daily.
With 100,000 songs to choose from, every taste and kind of voice – even the bad ones! – are catered for at Karaoke Box. They cross genres and decades, as well as borders, with English, Thai, Malaysian, Korean, Indonesian, Chinese and Japanese hits to choose from. You can select a song list online before arrival, so there’s time to practise before impressing your mates. Failing that, ‘Dutch courage’ is brought to your private room, including a free round for some bookings. Keep ‘em coming via the hotline to the bar.
It’s free, it’s open mic and there’s a little stage at Jankara Karaoke so you can finally strut your pop star stuff. While waiting your turn to sing your heart out in English, Japanese, Chinese or Filipino, kick back with drinks and Japanese snacks. If you’re not into Japadogs (come on, what’s not to like about Japanese-style hotdogs?) go for the pizza.
Marche Board Game Cafe
You might know Marche as the home of milk tea, geeky games and delicious crispy pork bowls. But their most recent venture will have show-offs and singstars belting out tunes all night long. Venture up to A’Beckett street and book one of their 15 private karaoke rooms, where table service, an awesome song list and sparkling mirror balls will light up even the quietest wallflower.
Strike Bowling QV
If you’re not in the mood for bowling, there’s other fun on offer at Strike Bowling QV, including private karaoke rooms. Make the most of the table service, props and costumes to help get you in the mood (and cause an Instagram sensation!). Ready? Choose a tune from today or yesteryear, and let yourself go!
Sure, you know chef Andrew McConnell’s Asian-inspired Supernormal is one of Melbourne’s hottest foodie destinations. But did you know you can eat and drink in style and go karaoke wild in the private dining room downstairs? The high-end karaoke system, including 65-inch screen, is complimentary with your booking. Did Andrew just drop the mic?!
Holey Moley Golf Club
Come for the mini-golf and stay for the karaoke, because singing your favourite song is surely easier than sinking a golf ball. Holey Moley Golf Club’s private karaoke rooms await your singalong, perhaps fuelled by a tipple or two from the Caddyshack Bar.
Party World Karaoke Bar
If you want to party, then Party World Karaoke Bar is a good bet. For starters, there are 44 private rooms, ranging from intimate lounges for you and a few mates, to full-on event spaces. New and classic party-starting songs in English, Korean, Japanese and Chinese are at your fingertips, as well as drinks and Asian snacks. Kanpai!
Blue Moon Bar
This is a backpacker bar, so drinks are cheap and the crowd’s young and up for anything – including karaoke on Thursday nights! From 9 o’clock, Blue Moon Bar is like Spotify come to life, though not everything’s in tune. No worries, because pints are $6, pizza is free and there are prizes too.
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