Here’s Where to Catch All the Karaoke Action in Philadelphia

Belt out your favorite tunes at these dive bars, clubs and lounges.

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Yakitori Boy is one of the Philadelphia karaoke spots on this list. / Photograph courtesy of Yakitori Boy

If you’ve dreamed of taking center stage your whole life and showing off those vocal cords, now is your chance. From local dive bars to bottle-service lounges to private rooms, there’s an atmosphere for everyone to grab the mic and channel their inner performer. We’ve put together a list of some popular Philadelphia karaoke spots to satisfy all your high notes. Be sure to check with the karaoke host about their Covid protocols. Check them out below.

The 700

700 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia 

Got a case of the Mondays? The 700 can help cure them every Monday night with DJ Sara Sherr hosting an energetic and entertaining karaoke set. The best part: no cover! No matter what you enjoy, you can find it here. The 700 has a laid-back, sports-bar atmosphere but also features a premier lineup of DJs from around Philly to keep you dancing all night long. Take a look at the upcoming events here.

Karaoke night at The 700. / Photograph courtesy of Sara Sherr

12 Steps Down

831 Christian Street, Philadelphia

When you get the karaoke itch early in the week and you just can’t seem to wait until the weekend, head on over to 12 Steps Down for karaoke every Tuesday night. With an extensive list of award-winning beers, a diverse food menu, and even the occasional pop-up kitchen from other local spots, all your boxes for a fun night out will be checked. Browse the specials and menus here.

Bob and Barbara’s

1509 South Street, Philadelphia

Every Sunday night starting at 9 p.m., you can join DJ Sara Sherr for a dynamic and electrifying karaoke experience all the way until closing time at 2 a.m. Pro-tip: Get those song slips in early. Karaoke night at Bob & Barbara’s gets incredibly busy. To quench your thirst, there are plenty of both hot and cold drinks and cocktails. And when you get the munchies, there are light snacks and ramen available to keep you going. Check out the full food and beverage lineup here.

Broad St. Bullies

1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia

Join the party every Friday and Saturday for Karaoke in the Broad St. Bullies Pub, located at Xfinity Live. This classic sports bar features authentic memorabilia from the 1970s-era Broad Street Bullies Team. It’s sure to show all the games and especially draws a crowd when the Flyers are on. Find hours and parking information here.

Duba Karaoke and Pub

1333 West Cheltenham Avenue, FL Basement, Elkins Park

Whether you enjoy singing your favorite songs at the top of your lungs or watching your favorite team play on TV, you can do it at Duba, which caters to groups of all interests. With top-of-the-line karaoke equipment, an extensive library of Korean, English and Chinese songs, and even private rooms with different themes, all your karaoke needs will be met here. If watching the game is more your style, the lounge area features multiple flat-screen TVs for you to catch all the action. Find your reservation information here.

Lair KTV

1025 Arch Street, Lower Level, Philadelphia

Located on the outskirts of Chinatown, Lair KTV has the ability to accommodate your karaoke party no matter the size. With private rooms ranging from 6 to 25 people and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, this makes for a great spot for your group for any occasion. The main bar and lounge area can fit up to 120 people and is also available to rent out for bigger parties. Make your reservations here.


1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia

Since 1860, McGillin’s has been a favorite local watering hole to visit for great drinks and food. While McGillin’s may not have had karaoke when the spot first opened, it takes place at this historic bar now every Wednesday and Sunday night starting at 9 p.m. To fuel you through your night of singing and cheering on your friends, check out the food and drink specials here.

Karaoke night at McGillins. / Photograph courtesy of Thomas Robert Clarke Photography

Mickey’s Tavern

129 South State Road, Upper Darby

For almost 30 years, Mickey’s Tavern has been a gathering place for those in Delco who love a good dive bar. Every other Friday night you can head on over to join the crowd for karaoke, where you can sing and dance along to all of your favorite tunes. No stranger to our list of favorite places, Mickey’s Tavern was the 2019 Best of Philly recipient for the top karaoke night, so you’ve got to check it out for yourself.

O’Neals Pub

611 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia

This Irish sports bar off South Street isn’t just a great place to catch all the local, national and international games, but it also has great entertainment like poker nights, dart leagues, and, of course, karaoke every Friday and Saturday. Known as South Street’s “Beer Authority,” O’Neals has an excellent selection as well as rare Irish whiskeys to broaden your palate. Check out the daily food and drink specials here.


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Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar

1200 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia

Located in the heart of South Philly, Ray’s has been a popular Philly dive bar for over 80 years. Every Friday, karaoke kicks off at 9 p.m. and is sure to provide you with all the entertainment you need. This cozy and intimate space is perfect for those just getting their feet wet performing — and for those who love to cue up some Journey or Shania Twain and sing their hearts out.

Rec & Royal

111 South 17th Street, Philadelphia

Rec & Royal is a full-service karaoke venue equipped with over 35,000 songs: They are updated every month, so there is always something new. If you like an audience, you can take the stage in the Rec Room to perform for a crowd. If your group wants a little more privacy, there are private rooms to rent out that can accommodate up to 15 people. Book your your private room here, and keep an eye on the website for karaoke events during the week.


7152 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia

Relish is a great place to unwind with some delicious, modern Southern cuisine and traditional live jazz music. On Friday nights, you can take the stage out on the veranda to perform your favorite songs via the “Finally Friday” karaoke event. With two different sets available, one at 7 p.m. and one at 10 p.m., you’ll have plenty of chances to show off your talents and get the crowd dancing.

Songbird Karaoke

790 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey

Just a short drive across the Delaware River, Songbird Karaoke has you covered for all of your singing and party needs. Date nights, bachelorette parties, family reunions, or even a kid’s birthday party can take place in the private rooms, which cater to all ages and occasions. The unique party packages ensure your room is decked out with snacks and decorations; you also have the option to pre-order food from a local partnering restaurant. Click here to book your suite.


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2535 South Street, Philadelphia

Known for being South Philly’s neighborhood sports bar, SouthHouse has great food, drink and entertainment, making it an ideal place to enjoy good company. When you hear sports bar, we know what you’re thinking: This means burgers and fried food, but SouthHouse has lots of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Join the fun every Saturday night for karaoke starting at 9 p.m. hosted by Sing Your Life Karaoke DJ Sara Sherr.


1021 Arch Street, Philadelphia

If you are serious about karaoke, then Tango might just be the spot for you. Throughout the year, singing competitions are held to give participants the opportunity to win some great prizes — and bragging rights, of course. Six different private rooms are also available to rent out for your group if something a little more intimate is your style. Tango features a variety of Asian dishes and signature drinks that won’t disappoint. For reservations, call Tango at 215-925-8100.


2825 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia

Located in Northeast Philly and focused on bringing people together, Voix combines Asian fusion cuisine with a premier karaoke experience. Private rooms complete with bottle service can be reserved for up to 35 of your friends. For bigger celebrations, the lounge is available to book for up to 150 people, making this a great place to throw a party. Click here for food and drink menus and information on how to book your room.

Yakitori Boy

211 North 11th Street, Philadelphia

With a diverse menu of Japanese dishes, a selection of unique specialty cocktails, and all the karaoke you could dream of, Yakitori Boy is a great choice for a night out with friends. The private karaoke rooms can fit up to 20 people, but the lounge has public karaoke if you want to perform in front of a crowd. Find information on reserving your room or table here.