The 10 Best Karaoke Bars in California!

Like to sing your heart out in public for fun? Maybe it takes a few drinks for you to get up the courage. Or maybe karaoke is a family affair. However you like to sing, whatever you like to sing, California has a variety of different karaoke bars, from multi-level clubs with private rooms to dive bars, family-friendly venues and more. Here are our 10 favorites! 

1. Karaoke 101 Lounge, San Diego, CA

Karaoke 101 Lounge features private rooms and a variety of languages so that you can rock out like your favorite pop stars from all over the world. Book a room for a celebration or just spend a night on the town, singing all the way.

2. The Venice Whaler, Venice, CA

For decades, the Venice Whaler has attracted some of the world’s best known musical acts. You can follow in their footsteps with a weekly karaoke session followed by cocktails and fish tacos.

3. Pandora Karaoke & Bar, San Francisco, CA

Pandora Karaoke has a way to karaoke however you like it. Private rooms are available but you can also chill out in the main lounge and bar. Pandora has an international clientele and a variety of ways to enjoy music and dancing.

4. The Mint, San Francisco, CA

The Mint is well recognized as one of the best karaoke spots in the city, if not the world. From weekend regulars to visitors from all over the globe, head to the Mint for a drink and a song. Just remember to bring cash for the spot is cash-only for most occasions.

5. YamaSho, San Francisco, CA

Open every day of the year, YamaSho has a variety of venues in which to celebrate pretty much any occasion. Check out the happy hour specials and the food and drinks that make belting your favorite song even more fun.

6. Café Brass Monkey, Los Angeles, CA

Café Brass Monkey is a super casual karaoke joint in the heart of Koreatown. Make a reservation and then be prepared for a night of fun and frivolity. Happy hours and great deals have helped make the dive bar a popular spot for a night out.

7. Sardo’s, Burbank, CA

Friday night is kid’s night at Sardo’s, a long-running karaoke bar in Burbank. Cheap drinks and a huge list of song titles have made Sardo’s a popular spot for karaoke for decades. 

8. The James Joyce, Santa Barbara, CA

The James Joyce takes pride in being a musical venue for local musicians but on Sunday and Monday nights you can take the stage as a star when the joint goes karaoke. Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara on the main drag, it’s one of a few late-night options in the beach city.

9. RetroRoom Lounge, Palm Springs, CA

RetroRoom Lounge is one of Palm Springs’ famous gay bars, complete with karaoke every day of the week. You’ll also find a whole lot of cocktails, Jello shots and other specials and deals. And of course, excellent drag shows.

10. Ziller Karaoke & Bar, Fullerton, CA

Ziller brings the retro art of karaoke into the modern age. Book a reservation online so that you and your friends can enjoy the unique spaces and services that Ziller offers. You’ll find bottle service alongside a whole lot of song options. 

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