Best of Philly

Best Karaoke

2015 BEST Karaoke

Friday Nights at Donna’s Bar

The old-world clientele, well lubricated by Zywiec beer and vodka, knows how to bring it better than any tarty 20-something. The song list is varied — John Lennon, Miranda Lambert, Kings of Leon — and the regulars are welcoming, but be forewarned: Owner Sophie Zalewski loves to run the recorder and put the “best” performances up on YouTube.

2732 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-426-7618

2013 BEST Karaoke

Dr. Thunder

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At some point in the evening at Dr. Thunder’s karaoke events, the following three things will probably happen: Dr. Thunder will strip down to a cape and shiny shorti-shorts with DR. THUNDER emblazoned across the butt in bright green letters; someone will sing Journey; and you will put on some ridiculous outfit and wig from… Read more »

2010 BEST Karaoke

DJ Sara Sherr

Escape frat-boy “Freebird” karaoke hell with this friendly, tattooed, pixie-haired gal of 40, who does actually have “Freebird” in her vast songbook, but also lots of B-sides, rare cuts and other music-nerd tracks. Venues include Tabu, P.O.P.E. and 12 Steps Down; connect with Sara Sherr via Read more »

2009 BEST Karaoke

Yakitori Boy

211 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA

True story: A certain Philly Mag writer sported a nasty bruise for a week after diving off a swank couch in one of Yakitori Boys soundproof private rooms while singing the Gorillazs Clint Eastwood. Its that kind of party here. Read more »