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Karaoke in the Bay Area

Get ready to unleash your inner superstar— on stage, singing to your favorite songs at some of the best Karaoke spots in the Bay Area.

Karaoke lovers have no trouble finding things to do in the Bay Area. With an extensive range of karaoke bars offering a wide selection of songs, private rooms, and delicious drinks, there’s everything you need for a fantastic night out.

Warm up your vocal cords, practice your performance, and get ready to shine like a star. If you’re ready to make your debut, this list is for you. Join us as we take you on a tour of the best karaoke bars the Bay Area has to offer.

San Francisco

If you’re looking for things to do in the Bay Area, check out the San Francisco karaoke scene. The city is the ideal place to rent a private karaoke room or show off your voice in a bar full of adoring strangers.

1. The Mint

Are you craving a night of belting out your favorite tunes while you soak up some San Francisco history? The Mint karaoke lounge has been a haven for aspiring singers and party people since 1993. While it was a steakhouse and piano bar before that, its walls now pulsate with the ghosts of a thousand past performances.

Step inside to find a friendly, inclusive crowd ready to cheer you on, no matter how well you sing. Dive into the selection of more than 25,000 songs, from classic tunes to the latest chart toppers. Regardless of the genre, you're sure to find a song fit for your vocal range.

You’re welcome to bring your own snacks to the venue or have food delivered. The menu features a huge selection of drinks, including bottled or on-tap beer, premium drinks, and cocktails. The bartenders keep the drinks flowing and the good vibes popping all night long.

Historically, the Mint has been a popular venue with the LGBTQ+ community. It doesn’t call itself a gay bar, but it's somewhere that people of all genders and sexualities feel at home. The diverse crowd is encouraging to anyone who walks through The Mint's doors.

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2. Pandora Karaoke & Bar

Pandora Karaoke & Bar offers two distinct experiences to suit your mood. If you're feeling social and hoping to belt out your favorites with a crowd, you should head to the spacious main lounge.

The atmosphere is electric, with comfortable seating arranged around a central stage. Its massive song selection is displayed on high-definition screens, making it easy to find your jam. The bartenders are friendly and fast, ensuring your performance won’t be interrupted by a dry throat.

Perhaps you’re seeking a more intimate experience or planning a group outing that guarantees mic time for everyone. Pandora has private rooms that accommodate groups of all sizes, from six to 30 people.

The rooms have themes to match your vibe, whether you want to perform surrounded by superheroes or bash out tunes in the Bulleit Bourbon room.

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3. Doremi Music Studio

Doremi Music Studio offers a karaoke box experience with private rooms available to rent by the hour. Here, you can sing freely without worrying about an audience. You can also bring your own food and drinks to fuel your karaoke marathon.

Located on Post Street in San Francisco’s Japantown neighborhood, Doremi is open from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. every night of the week.

4. Silver Cloud

Established in 1979, Silver Cloud restaurant and karaoke bar is a staple of the San Francisco karaoke scene. The dining experience at this Marina District restaurant is second to none. But it really shines Tuesday through Saturday when it transforms into a lively karaoke venue after 9 p.m.

The bar boasts a wide selection of beers, wines, and cocktails to keep you refreshed and your vocal cords well-lubricated. Visit on a weekday to take advantage of a happy hour special for a pre-karaoke meal and drinks. The venue offers full table service, so there’s no need to battle crowds at the bar between songs.

Silver Cloud is a family-run business. The kitchen team takes pride in creating fresh dishes from seasonal ingredients, using recipes inspired by food cultures around the world. Try the firecracker shrimp to warm up your voice before your big performance.

5. Slate

A popular karaoke event takes place every Thursday at Slate in San Francisco. DJ Purple accompanies your spellbinding karaoke performance on his sax while club-goers shake and shimmy on the dance floor. The venue has an extensive drinks menu with loads of cocktails to sip and savor.o try.

Try a house special, like Z’s Fire, while deciding which song you want to sing. Slate is closed on Mondays. On every other night of the week, it stays open until at least midnight, with a 2 a.m. closing time from Thursday to Saturday.

We love visiting this spot on the weekends to drink, dance, and have a good time. If we see you on stage, we'll be sure to cheer you on.

6. Martuni's

Martuni’s Lounge is one of San Francisco’s true piano bars. Talented pianists take center stage, inviting patrons to request their favorite tunes and sing along with live music.

While you’re here, try the Martuni cocktail. It’s a mix of Bombay Sapphire gin and dry vermouth, with a twist of lemon or olive. We think it's divine. While the venue has no dinner menu, a wide selection of strong and well-made cocktails keeps you busy.

7. Festa Wine & Cocktail Lounge

Festa Wine & Cocktail Lounge has hosted karaoke parties in the heart of Japantown, San Francisco, for more than 16 years. Come with friends or on your own to sing and have a good time. If you're with a group of 30-45 people, book a private party in advance.

The venue is small, but the song list is huge. Relax with a lychee martini while your friends take turns on the stage. As you’d expect from a Japanese-themed karaoke space, there’s no shortage of sake behind the bar. You can also get tasty snacks, including rice chips, edamame, and guacamole-smothered corn chips.

If you're starving for something else, you can bring food in from outside, but plan to pay a surcharge. Whatever you do, don’t drop the mic at the end of your performance—the staff are keen to keep their equipment in perfect working order, so everyone can have a good time.

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8. 3910 Lounge

It’s all about the music at 3910 Lounge. The venue doesn't have a kitchen, but you’re welcome to bring your own food. You'll find a great selection of classic songs here. Rent a private room to enjoy singing with a few friends. We love its friendly bar staff and great atmosphere.

San Jose

Visiting the karaoke bars in San Jose is one of the most fun things to do in the Bay Area. These venues offer great places to hang out with friends and exercise your vocal cords.

9. 7 Bamboo

Established in the 1970s, 7 Bamboo is a go-to lounge for San Jose karaoke fans, and it's open every night of the week. With more than 145,000 songs, you’re guaranteed to find your perfect karaoke anthem. Come between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to enjoy the sake happy hour.

If you’re nervous, start your evening with a few drinks to loosen your vocal cords. If you're feeling adventurous, try the Japanese whiskey flights or signature drinks, such as its Yuzu Martini.

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10. Liquid Restaurant & Lounge

Liquid Restaurant & Lounge is more than a karaoke bar. It also serves Asian fusion dishes for lunch and dinner. Enjoy sushi, hot pot, and more. The best South Bay DJs spin beats late into the night, inviting you to get down on the dance floor. Visit for a karaoke event to show off your voice in an exciting nightclub setting.


Berkeley is home to some of the best hidden gems in the Bay Area. It also houses one of the region's best karaoke bars. Round up your friends and get ready for a great night out.

11. Kip’s Bar and Grill

Kip’s Bar and Grill hosts regular karaoke nights. This venue has been one of Berkeley’s best-loved bars since it opened in 1954. On Wednesday nights, country karaoke allows you to channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl for a midweek sing-along. Can you line dance and sing at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to start practicing!

On other nights, DJs play the hottest hits, giving you the chance to get out on the dance floor and show them how it's done. Keep an eye on the venue's social media pages to find out when you can expect to hear your favorite genre cranked up loud in a perfect party setting.

Kip’s is popular with the college crowd, but everyone can join the party. The bar is open Tuesday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Come down to belt out your favorite country tunes in a relaxed and encouraging setting with delicious drinks.

El Cerrito

El Cerrito offers a quieter pace of life compared to the big Bay Area cities, but it has an excellent karaoke spot. Enjoy a selection of the best tunes and a cocktail or two.

12. Mel-O-Dee Cocktail Lounge

Cocktails and karaoke are a winning combination at Mel-O-Dee Cocktail Lounge. This trendy bar has hosted karaoke nights for more than 20 years.

Choose from oldies, classics, rock ‘n’ roll, and R&B to find your perfect sing-along anthem. DeeCee and Alan J host karaoke from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Mel-O-Dee is more than a snappy name for a karaoke bar. It comes from the names of the bar’s original owners, Mel and Joseph Demartini. They founded the bar in its original location in the late 1940s, offering a place for everyone to come together and have a good time.

In the aftermath of World War II, this little bar provided an important space for community and healing. Some of its decor dates from as far back as 1969, providing a historic atmosphere. Run your hands over the classic red velvet walls and connect with an important piece of Bay Area culture.

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Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay. It is a fantastic place to get great food and drinks. It’s also home to a great a karaoke spot you don't want to miss.

13. The Golden Bull

Come to The Golden Bull for Karaoke with Dana. This bar hosts regular karaoke events where its loyal patrons show off their singing talents. Its goal has always been to provide a space that supports local musicians and artists.

Grab a cold beer and listen or put on a show of your own. You'll be amazed at how great amateur voices sound through the superior equipment at this music-focused venue. The Golden Bull also hosts musical acts from a variety of genres. Rock out to punk bands, goth metal, and more.

Unleash Your Inner Star With Karaoke in the Bay Area

While belting out your favorite song in a karaoke venue is thrilling, our shows in the Bay Area will give you even more of a buzz. Take a seat in our theater to experience a breathtaking fusion of acrobatics, artistry, and music that will leave you speechless.

The intensive training and rehearsals our performers undergo ensure they never disappoint. Book your tickets today and get ready for the spectacle that awaits you under our big top. We'll set your heart singing with joy.

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