Ever dream of being a rock star? Well, head out to Philadelphia’s finest karaoke joints and sing like your favorite artist–or at least pretend to. Here are the top spots in the city to cut loose and have a little soulful fun.
4912 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Hours: Daily – 12 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Karaoke Hours: Wednesday 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Elena’s Soul is known for its magnificent soul food cuisine, but on Wednesdays, you and your friends can enjoy soul karaoke between the hours of 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Located in the Cedar Park section of Philadelphia, this lounge has drink specials and plenty of songs to sing to by DJ Kev. Bring your karaoke game and friends down to Elena’s Soul for a night of fabulous food and entertainment.
1919 E. Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Hour: Mon to Wed – 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Thur – 2 p.m. – 12 a.m., Fri to Sat – 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m., Sun – 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Karaoke Hours: Sat – 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Adobe Café is located in the heart of South Philadelphia. This traditional Mexican bar and grill also serves a vegetarian and vegan menu alongside your favorite Mexican dishes. Skip the typical club scene and come to Adobe Café on Saturday nights for karaoke. Drink specials include $2 Jose Cuervo shots and great music can make your karaoke experience even better.
3rd & Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Karaoke Hours: Wed – 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
If you are in or near the Old City section of Philadelphia on Wednesdays, come down to Finnegan’s Wake and sing your heart out. This popular Irish pub knows how to party, and you’ll find great daily drink specials along with your favorite tunes to belt out. Before you get ready to sing, you might want to try their $2 lagers to get your vocal cords ready for your karaoke trek.
213 N 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Price: Fri to Sat – $30 to $70 per hour room charge, Sun to Thur – $15 to $35 per hour room charge
Hours: Sun to Thur – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fri to Sat – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In the mood for some traditional Japanese cuisine and a choice of more than 4,000 karaoke songs? Yakitori Boy might just be your ideal location. Located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown section, Yakitori Boy is a hidden gem that is open daily for die-hard karaoke singers. Enjoy its daily specials and get ready to belt out some tunes.
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22 S 3rd St
Philadelphia PA 19106
Hours: 5 p.m. – 2 a,m., Tues to Sun – 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Karaoke hours: Tue – 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Let your voice be heard in front of your friends (or other bar patrons) at the National Mechanics. A popular bar and lounge located in the city’s Old City section, they have all the essentials of a great karaoke spot: a microphone, good drinks, more than a thousand karaoke songs to pick from and a crowd for your standing ovation.
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