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 6 favorites!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.