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Best Karaoke

2017 BEST Bro-Free Karaoke

Sing Your Life Karaoke at W/N W/N Coffee Bar

Sara Sherr has been ruling the local karaoke scene for a while now, but her newest series—in this unexpected coffee shop/bar/co-working space mashup—is the freshest one yet. The themed Thursday nights include Queer, Feminist, Big Gay Country and, our personal favorite, Protest.

931 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PAWebsite

2015 BEST Karaoke

Friday Nights at Donna’s Bar

2732 East Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

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… Read more »

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 »