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Sing Your Heart Out at These 14 Philly Karaoke Bars

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Got the urge to sing? Here are some the best spots in Philly to get your karaoke on, whether you're looking to host a birthday blowout complete with bottle service and hours of sing-along revelry, or just get the urge to belt out a little Bon Jovi once you've had a few too many at your favorite low-key dive.

Note that the points on the map are arranged geographically, and aren't ranked.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Yakitori Boy & Japas Lounge

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211 N 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-8088
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The best known of Philly's dedicated karaoke bars, Yakitori Boy also has an extensive food menu of yakitori, sushi, and more Japanese offerings. Private rooms are available to reserve, while the main karaoke lounge offers a pretty low-pressure karaoke environment, as it's often pretty crowded, there's no stage, and there's a high probability that everyone will sing along with you.

2. K-Top

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911 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 909-9306
A relative newcomer to the Chinatown karaoke scene, K-Top offers full-service private karaoke rooms, late-night hours, and an extensive Asian fusion menu that's heavy on the Korean dishes but also offers Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food.

3. Tango

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1021 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-8100
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You can sing karaoke in the main room for a few bucks per song, or reserve a private room if you've got a group and a couple of hours to kill. The menu consists of pan-Asian snacks (takoyaki, crab rangoon, Thai chili or Sichuan wings) and drink options cover all the ground you'd expect, from buckets of beer to signature cocktails to bottle service.

4. Locust Bar

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235 S 10th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-2191
If you're looking for something a little more impromptu than booking a private karaoke room, drop by Locust Bar on Sunday nights for affordable drinks, pub grub, and more dive-y, drunken sing-along fun among an eclectic crowd.

5. Xi'an Cuisine & Bar

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120 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-1688
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A sibling spot to Xi'an Sizzling Woks, this tri-level Old City restaurant and bar offers private karaoke rooms on the upper level.

6. Bob & Barbara's Cocktail Lounge

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1509 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 545-4511
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It won't cost much to get blitzed enough to work up the courage to sing in front of the crowd at Bob & Barbara's, where karaoke goes down every Sunday night and is a guaranteed good time.

7. Fuji Mountain

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2030 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 751-0939
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This multi-level Rittenhouse sushi spot boasts private karaoke rooms available to reserve for parties. The full menus are available throughout, and the private rooms are well-appointed, with comfy couches and dedicated bathrooms.

8. Ray's Happy Birthday Bar

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1200 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 365-1169
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One of South Philly's favorite dive bars is also home to one of the city's favorite karaoke nights, which goes down every Friday night starting at 9 p.m. and is typically completely packed.

9. Distrito

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3945 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-1657
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You know what they say: Nothing goes with karaoke like Mexican food and margaritas. Luckily, Distrito offers a tucked-away karaoke lounge, which you can book for groups of up to 15 people.

10. Southhouse

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2535 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 457-3682
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DJ Sara Sherr hosts karaoke night every Friday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. deep in South Philly at SouthHouse. Sherr is considered one of the best karaoke DJs in town, thanks to her selection of deep tracks and songs that span the decades.

11. Adobe Cafe

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1919 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 551-2243
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Both Adobe Cafe locations hold karaoke nights on the weekends — on Friday nights in Roxborough and Friday and Saturday nights in South Philly. The stage has some props and wigs to help shy singers find their groove. Private parties are welcome in both locations.

12. Knock Restaurant & Bar

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225 S 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-1166
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One of the Gayborhood’s best bars is home to karaoke every Wednesday starting at 10 p.m., with hosts Ben Ablao and 2016’s Philly Drag Queen of the Year Iris Spectre.

13. Nick's Bar & Grille

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16 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 928-9444
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Dig in to the new barbecue offerings at Nick's, throw back a beer or two, and then step up to the microphone to serenade the crowd, every Saturday from 9 p.m. until close.

14. El Bar

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1356 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
(215) 634-6430
Every Monday night from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., sing with Dr Thunder Karaoke at the El Bar. Dr Thunder brings a theme (e.g., Kinky Karaoke songs) and the bar offers drink specials, like $1 lagers and $4 City Wides. Heads up: It's cash only.

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1. Yakitori Boy & Japas Lounge

211 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The best known of Philly's dedicated karaoke bars, Yakitori Boy also has an extensive food menu of yakitori, sushi, and more Japanese offerings. Private rooms are available to reserve, while the main karaoke lounge offers a pretty low-pressure karaoke environment, as it's often pretty crowded, there's no stage, and there's a high probability that everyone will sing along with you.
211 N 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

2. K-Top

911 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
A relative newcomer to the Chinatown karaoke scene, K-Top offers full-service private karaoke rooms, late-night hours, and an extensive Asian fusion menu that's heavy on the Korean dishes but also offers Chinese, Japanese, and Thai food.
911 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

3. Tango

1021 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
You can sing karaoke in the main room for a few bucks per song, or reserve a private room if you've got a group and a couple of hours to kill. The menu consists of pan-Asian snacks (takoyaki, crab rangoon, Thai chili or Sichuan wings) and drink options cover all the ground you'd expect, from buckets of beer to signature cocktails to bottle service.
1021 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

4. Locust Bar

235 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
If you're looking for something a little more impromptu than booking a private karaoke room, drop by Locust Bar on Sunday nights for affordable drinks, pub grub, and more dive-y, drunken sing-along fun among an eclectic crowd.
235 S 10th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

5. Xi'an Cuisine & Bar

120 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
A sibling spot to Xi'an Sizzling Woks, this tri-level Old City restaurant and bar offers private karaoke rooms on the upper level.
120 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

6. Bob & Barbara's Cocktail Lounge

1509 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
It won't cost much to get blitzed enough to work up the courage to sing in front of the crowd at Bob & Barbara's, where karaoke goes down every Sunday night and is a guaranteed good time.
1509 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

7. Fuji Mountain

2030 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
This multi-level Rittenhouse sushi spot boasts private karaoke rooms available to reserve for parties. The full menus are available throughout, and the private rooms are well-appointed, with comfy couches and dedicated bathrooms.
2030 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

8. Ray's Happy Birthday Bar

1200 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
One of South Philly's favorite dive bars is also home to one of the city's favorite karaoke nights, which goes down every Friday night starting at 9 p.m. and is typically completely packed.
1200 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147

9. Distrito

3945 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
You know what they say: Nothing goes with karaoke like Mexican food and margaritas. Luckily, Distrito offers a tucked-away karaoke lounge, which you can book for groups of up to 15 people.
3945 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

10. Southhouse

2535 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
DJ Sara Sherr hosts karaoke night every Friday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. deep in South Philly at SouthHouse. Sherr is considered one of the best karaoke DJs in town, thanks to her selection of deep tracks and songs that span the decades.
2535 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

11. Adobe Cafe

1919 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Both Adobe Cafe locations hold karaoke nights on the weekends — on Friday nights in Roxborough and Friday and Saturday nights in South Philly. The stage has some props and wigs to help shy singers find their groove. Private parties are welcome in both locations.
1919 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148

12. Knock Restaurant & Bar

225 S 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
One of the Gayborhood’s best bars is home to karaoke every Wednesday starting at 10 p.m., with hosts Ben Ablao and 2016’s Philly Drag Queen of the Year Iris Spectre.
225 S 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

13. Nick's Bar & Grille

16 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Dig in to the new barbecue offerings at Nick's, throw back a beer or two, and then step up to the microphone to serenade the crowd, every Saturday from 9 p.m. until close.
16 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

14. El Bar

1356 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Every Monday night from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., sing with Dr Thunder Karaoke at the El Bar. Dr Thunder brings a theme (e.g., Kinky Karaoke songs) and the bar offers drink specials, like $1 lagers and $4 City Wides. Heads up: It's cash only.
1356 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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