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Best Karaoke Bars in NYC

Who doesn’t love a good karaoke session? Head to these six NYC Karaoke bars and sing your heart out!

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Karaoke St. Marks

Tufted leather couches, florescent lights and a musical selection that ranges from English, French, Chinese and Hebrew, this karaoke bar is fit for the world traveler. Bring three friends along and reserve a private room for $8 per person per hour. Karaoke St. Marks is equipped with a full bar in case you’re in need of a little liquid courage!

Top Request: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen

6 Saint Marks Place, New York; 212-228-6250

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Karaoke Duet 35

Karaoke Duet 35 knows how to keep the fun going—the bar is open until 4:00 am during the week, and 6 am on Friday and Saturday. With 14 private rooms in its midtown location, it is the perfect spot for a late night celebration.

Top Request: “Don’t Stop Believin,” Journey

Karaoke Duet 35, 53 West 35th Street, New York; 646-473-0826

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Japas 38

If this is your first time at the Karaoke rodeo, head to the Garment District’s Japas 38 to face your fears head on. While this karaoke lounge and bar offers private rooms, we’re fans of hitting a high note at the bar. For $2.00 a pop, pick a track and hit the stage for your performance.

Top Request: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Queen

Japas 38, 9 East 38th Street, New York; 212-679-4040

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Sing Sing Karaoke

Earn your NYC badge of honor by taking on this classic East Village karaoke bar. The competition for the best performers here is fierce, but it’s all in good fun! Sing Sing Karaoke is BYOF—Bring Your Own Food.

Top Request: “One Way or Another,” Blondie

Sing Sing Karaoke, 9 Saint Marks Place, New York; 212-287-7800

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Arlene’s Grocery

If you’ve ever walked past Arlene’s Grocery in the Lower East Side and wondered why no one ever leaves with groceries, it’s because Arlene’s is actually a music club. The bodega look-alike is home to one of the best (and longest running) karaoke nights in the city—every Monday from 10 pm to 1 am rock out to live Rock n’ Roll karaoke (live drums included). Oh, and there’s no cover charge!

Top Request: Mr. Brightside,” the Killers

Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton Street, New York; 212-358-1633

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Baby Grand

This Japanese-style boutique karaoke bar is far from grand in size (it’s just 240 square feet!), but the tiny space is home to one of NYC’s most unique karaoke experiences. The atmosphere is both intimate—with just one stage for performances—and high energy from the tightly packed crowd. And if you’re in need of a little energy before taking the mic, have one of Baby Grand’s espresso cocktails!

Top Requested Song: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” the Rolling Stones

Baby Grand, 161 Lafayette Street, New York; 212-219-8110

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