15 Karaoke Spots in Charlotte
Warm up your pipes and grab your backup singers. When the stage calls your name, here’s where to head.
by Dean McCain Jun 15, 2021
Rock Star, Country Crooner, Cabaret Queen. From live band karaoke to private rooms for your closest friends, no matter your singing style, Charlotte has a stage for you.
Get ready to live out your arena rock fantasies at Bradshaw’s weekly live-band karaoke. This family-owned local pub lets you be the lead singer every Thursday night, backup band and all.
Neighborhood: University City
Whether looking to book a private party or head out solo, City Art Room hosts multiple classes per week for painting or sculpting with a side of karaoke. Grab a glass of wine or juice and snacks from the snack bar, pick up your supplies, and get ready to sing, create and have a unique night to remember.
Neighborhood: North Charlotte
The atmosphere at Club Nile (a 35-and-over club) blends the old and new school to set itself apart as Charlotte’s hottest age-restricted nightclub. Thursday night karaoke turns up the heat and opens the stage to all who want to step up.
Crown Station is a NoDa coffee bar and pub that, beyond boasting the best chai in town, lets guests pick the playlist and hit the high notes at Thursday night karaoke. There are plenty of ways to hit the stage at Crown Station from open mic comedy nights and funky jam sessions to the weekly karaoke nights where you can put your talents on display for an eager crowd.
Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood
Hattie’s Tap & Tavern keeps the good times rolling with frequent events like bingo nights, burlesque shows, trivia contests and, for the budding songbirds, weekly karaoke. This fun and casual neighborhood joint offers all the basics of a good taproom (draught beer, pool, darts) alongside video games, board games and even a classic claw machine to keep you entertained as you anxiously await your time onstage. Canine friends are welcome inside and out, and will love the surprisingly spacious back patio and hearing you publicly sing all the songs they’ve watched you rehearse at home.
Jeff’s Bucket Shop has been named the best karaoke bar in Charlotte several years over and one night in this friendly, high energy neighborhood tavern is all the convincing you’ll need. Follow the neon finger pointing you down a modest stairwell to find crowds of regulars ready to welcome new friends and secret superstars.
Lucky Lou’s is a warm and welcoming locally owned sports bar complete with live music, pool, cornhole, bar games and late-night kitchen hours. This friendly tavern keeps a fun atmosphere, offering karaoke from host Chubby’s Karaoke – a Charlotte karaoke staple since 1989 – three nights a week, with a songbook featuring over 15,000 songs in English and over 3,400 in Spanish.
Located in the heart of the arts district, NoDa 101 is a popular late night destination featuring karaoke seven nights a week. Locals in the know grace the stage at this karaoke hotspot.
Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood
There’s no shortage of ways to perform for a willing audience at Petra’s Bar. The stage has seen a wild range of artistic acts, and each Wednesday night you’re invited to become a part of the show. Fitting to the cabaret club atmosphere, Petra’s also hosts piano karaoke and singalong nights with live accompaniment by host Ryan Stamey.
Get the beats pumping every Tuesday night at Karaoke vs. Trap Karaoke at Section at Recess. With margarita flights and hookah specials on offer, this sexy nightclub knows how to heat up the stage.
Looking to sing behind closed doors with your nearest and dearest? In true Korean fashion, Seoul Food Meat Co. celebrates bringing friends together to eat, drink and sing their hearts out, offering four themed karaoke rooms in South End and five at the Mill District location for private rental. Weekend superstars can choose from the Country, Rock, Hip-Hop or K-Pop rooms to fit the crowd. Get ready to wow your hand-picked audience from a playlist of hits, with each room offering different capacities from seven to 30 people.
Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood
Like any good pirate-themed punk-rock bar will do, Snug Harbor opens their stage to late night karaoke on a weekly basis. Start your week off right with Bone Snugs-n-Harmony every Sunday all the way till 2a.m. And being nestled in the heart of Charlotte’s music scene, it’s no surprise the occasional celebrity will join the crowd of swashbucklers and sirens to belt out a tune. op at this neighborhood watering hole as part of any good night out in NoDa.
Neighborhood: West End
Sip, paint and sing at Trap & Paint + Karaoke at Superstarz. An art instructor guides the painting session while host Freaky Tai gears up the vocals for karaoke stars. Pick from hip-hop on Friday nights and slow it down for R&B on Saturdays, all while creating your own work of art.
From friends gathering for intimate cocktails to crowds of revelers pulsing on the dance floor, The Bar at 316 is host to many shades of entertainment. Sing among the Queens during the double-feature karaoke-and-drag nights or belt out your favorites as you take the stage of one of the best LGBTQ bars in Charlotte. Shine like the star you are with the unique spin on a typical karaoke night, divas included.
Tucked away in the high energy lounge of 8.2.0 is the perfect spot for a midnight singalong with your crew. Offering three private karaoke booths with plenty of monitors encouraging audience participation, 8.2.0’s soundproof karaoke lounge is a hidden gem in an adult playground.
Got a voice that’s too big for one stage? Try out the Ultimate Karaoke Bar Crawl and sing your way across Charlotte. This bar crawl uniquely chauffeurs participants between locations with the chance to belt out their best tunes, Carpool Karaoke style.
Bonus: Gather your courage and be ready to hit the biggest karaoke stage in Charlotte when Trap Karaoke comes to The Fillmore at AvidXchange Music Factory. Partygoers have the chance to perform in front of hundreds in what organizers call a “user-generated concert; a nexus into cultural participation, personal empowerment, and human connection!”