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8 Charlotte Stages for Karaoke

Grab your karaoke crew and get these Queen City hot spots "Jumpin' Jumpin'."

Whether you’re planning a “glamorous” girls night out, or you’re just in the mood to lay down some Busta Rhymes, these local watering holes are raising the bar with karaoke offerings for everyone. So grab your karaoke crew and get these Queen City hot spots “Jumpin’ Jumpin’.”

Jeff's Bucket Shop - Photo by Kyo H. Nam Photography

The “I’ll be there for you” dive

Jeff’s Bucket Shop

Find it: 1601 Montford Dr., Charlotte, N.C. 28209

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Sun. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

This “members only” haunt may seem modest from the outside, but the three-time winner of Charlotte Magazine’s BOB Awards for Best Place for Karaoke is that old friend who always has your back.

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When you “don’t want no scrubs”

Seoul Food Meat Co.

Find it: 1400 S Church St. A, Charlotte, N.C. 28203

Hours: Based on reservation

With four themed, private karaoke rooms that you can rent, this karaoke party is only open to you and your posse… or the strangers you invite in. The themes (country, rock, hip-hop, and k-pop) are different, while the song categories are the same across all the rooms.

The place where “everybody knows your name”

The Union

Find it: 222 E Bland St., Charlotte, N.C. 28203

Hours: Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., but keep an eye on the Facebook calendar for live band karaoke events.

Channel your inner rock star by performing your favorite song on stage with a live band at this friendly hangout. Plus with 60 draft lines, 200 bottles and cans of beer, and a full wine and liquor menu, you can’t go wrong.

Bonus: The two garage doors go up on nice days and nights, so you can enjoy tunes from the patio.


When you need a little “uptown funk”

8.2.0 Bar / Restaurant

Find it: 820 Hamilton St., Charlotte, N.C. 28206

Hours: Tues.-Wed. 5 p.m.-close. Thurs.-Fri. 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

This is not your ordinary karaoke exhibition. The Karaoke Lounge is hosted by local actors Samantha and Melyssa, who create a karaoke-meets-variety show experience. There’s also a huge screen that the audience can see, so singalongs are a sure bet.

Because it helps to know “we’re all in this together”

Hattie's Tap & Tavern

Find it: 2918 The Plaza, Charlotte, N.C. 28205

Hours: Karaoke each Thursday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Bartenders, barbacks and owners alike join in on the tunes at this local haunt, so don’t be shy about grabbing the mic and belting out that B52’s crowd pleaser.


When you need to remember that “every little thing is gonna be alright”

City Art Room

Find it: 2828 Queen City Dr., Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Hours: Weekday and weekend sessions. Check the website events page for more information.

Let your creative spirit soar with this freestyle session, which allows for conversing, singing, eating and sipping. Voted Charlotte’s Best Sip and Paint, this venue is also a great option for team building and fundraising events.

The place with the “family ties”

Petra's Bar

Find it: 1919 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte, N.C. 28205

Hours: Thursdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Petra’s is an irresistible blend of inclusivity and artistic talent. In the spirit of treating staff and customers like family, they encourage people to follow their passions. The most requested song, “From This Moment” by Shania Twain, is sung by brothers Anthony & Ryan Stamey, who are regular “karaoke heads” at Petra’s.

Insider tip: Whiskey Gingers and shots of Jameson with their special Pickle Back is a signature favorite.


For some “changes in attitude, changes in latitude”

Snug Harbor

Find it: 1228 Gordon St., Charlotte, N.C. 28205

Hours: The Bone Snugs-N-Harmony Show is every Sunday from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. on the main stage, plus the patio party from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

This Pirate-themed bar draws a diverse collection of scallywags. The occasional celebrity has even been known to pop in for a cocktail and sign up to belt out a tune. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen is a signature song for Snug. Once it comes on, the whole crowd gets involved and takes the party to another level.