Karaoke has been a favorite activity for years now, and its popularity is not dying down anytime soon. Philadelphia has lots of great karaoke spots, but these are the best the city has to offer. Grab some friends and head downtown to any one of this karaoke lounges, and either impress friends or send them running while belting out a tune.
Yakitori Boy
211 N. 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-8088

The upscale karaoke lounge is the first izakaya (upscale pub) in Philadelphia. Yakitori Boy offers small dishes which include skewers of grilled meat, seafood and vegetables, as well as an extensive drink menu. Karaoke fans can enjoy the Japas Karaoke Lounge found on the second floor, which has over 4,000 song choices. Too shy to sing publicly? Rent one of the private karaoke rooms to share with friends.

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McGillin’s Olde Ale House
1310 Drury St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 735-5562

McGillin’s was named one of the “Best Irish Pubs in America” by Complex magazine, and also named one of the “coolest bars in the U.S.” by Gourmet magazine. The oldest continually operating tavern in the city is also the host of some awesome karaoke every Sunday and Wednesday night. You can also enjoy Two Tacos for $1.00 on Wednesday nights and $7.00 Yuengling Light pitchers on Sunday.

The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-7400

Every Sunday night is karaoke night at The Barbary. The fun starts at 10 p.m., so practice your favorite bar tune and head down to this popular hang out in Fishtown. The Barbary often has a theme night for their Karaoke Sunday. Once a month, the bar offers “Karaoke Roulette” where participants randomly select a song from a hat. Who knows what will come up, but you better be prepared.

National Mechanics
22 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 701-4883

Tuesday night is karaoke night at National Mechanics in Old City. The competition is fierce so you may want to practice a little before you take on a karaoke challenge. The patrons at National Mechanics may sing along with you as the lyrics are displayed behind the performer. Enjoy cocktails from the diverse drink menu and have a relaxed and carefree time with friends.

Xi’an Cuisine
120 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-1688

After noshing on Xi’an’s famous Chinese cheeseburger, take a swing at some karaoke at this Olde City establishment in Philadelphia. The hip tri-level lounge offers karaoke rooms to all of their patrons. Get together with a group of friends and make it a fun night of dinner and song. Dinner is served right in the karaoke room.

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