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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’.”

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Jeff’s Bucket Shop

Neighborhood: Montford

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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NoDa 101

Neighborhood: NoDa

Offering karaoke seven nights a week, NoDa 101 is a rite of passage for Charlotteans and visitors experiencing the NoDa nightlife scene. No matter who is on stage, it’ll feel like your best friends are cheering you on at this welcoming and inclusive dive bar.

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Seoul Food Meat Co.

Neighborhood: South End

With four themed, private karaoke rooms that you can rent, this karaoke party is only open to you and your posse… or the new friends 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.

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Lucky Lou's Tavern

Neighborhood: Montford

This locally owned sports bar and restaurant offers lunch, dinner and late-night fun with live music, karaoke, trivia, pool tables, corn hole and more. This is the perfect place to kick back, eat, relax and karaoke!

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The Bar at 316

Neighborhood: Dilworth

Consistently voted one of the best LGBTQ bars in Charlotte, your experience at The Bar at 316 is what you want to make it. Whether it’s like an intimate gathering with old friends or a lively night of dancing, drag and karaoke, you’ll be sure to leave with new friends and favorite memories.

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Hattie's Tap & Tavern

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood

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.

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Petra's Bar

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood

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

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Snug Harbor

Neighborhood: Plaza Midwood

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.

8.2.0 Karaoke Room

Bonus: Walls adorned with red velvet curtains, songs lyrics in neon lights, spotlights and fog machines make the karaoke room at 8.2.0 at the AvidXchange Music Factory one of the top spots for singalongs with your besties. The space is currently closed to the public but can be rented for groups or added on to private events at 8.2.0.


Original article by Amanda Lea, updates by Kristen Moore.