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Guide to Karaoke Bars in Philadelphia Sorted by Day of the Week

Guide to Karaoke Bars in Philadelphia Sorted by Day of the Week

By Kiley Price

Speaking in front of a crowd can be scary, and singing karaoke in front of a Philadelphia crowd can be downright terrifying. But there’s something about the combination of singing “Don’t Stop Believing” into a microphone with a room full of friends and lots of alcohol that makes it all incredible.

The Philadelphia karaoke bar scene has grown a lot in the past couple years. There’s at least one dedicated karaoke night for each of the seven days in a week in Philadelphia, and three that host karaoke every night.

Similar to our Philadelphia quizzo guide, we made a resource that lists all the best karaoke bars in Philadelphia to help you find the right fit for your night out. It starts with Monday and ends with the spots that have karaoke seven days a week.

It doesn’t matter whether you like singing Bruce Springsteen in front of a dive bar crowd or Gwen Stefani at an upscale cocktail spot, we have something for you.

This Is Your Philadelphia Karaoke Bars Guide

1. The El Bar

1353 N Front St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Phone: (215) 634-6430

When: Mondays, 9 pm to 1:30 am

What: The mix of Citywides and karaoke in Fishtown goes surprisingly well. Keep in mind, it is cash only.

 

2. Rotten Ralph's

201 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Phone: (215) 925-2440

When: Mondays, 9 pm to 1:40 am

What: If you are looking for a place to get drunk while belting 80s classics, look no further than Old City. Rotten Ralph’s is the place for you.

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3. National Mechanics

22 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Phone: (215) 701-4883

When: Tuesdays, 9 pm to 2 am

What: Transformed from a bank into a bar, and then into a Tuesday night amateur singing venue.

4. Knock Restaurant and Bar

221 S 12th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone: (215) 925-1166

When: Wednesdays, 10 pm to 2 am

What: Located in the heart of the Gayborhood, this bar is on the classier side, with upscale cocktails and dining. However, every Wednesday night Ben Ablao and Iris Spectre, Philly 2016 Drag Queen of the Year, will push you out of your comfort zone and onto the stage for some singing.

5. Front Street Dive

22 S Front St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Phone: (215) 543-6089

When: Thursdays, 9:30 pm to 2 am

What: Located above The Victoria Freehouse, this Old City bar has reasonably-priced drinks and a solid crowd. On Thursdays, they sing.

6. Southhouse

2535 S 13th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
Phone: (267) 457-3682

When: Fridays, 9 pm to 1 am

What: Join DJ Sara Sherr for a musical Friday night along with craft beers and cocktails at this South Philly pub.

7. Ray's Happy Birthday Bar

1200 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
Phone: (215) 365-1169

When: Fridays, 9 pm to 2 am

What: This is the place to go if you are looking for a dive bar with cheap drinks and a homey feel. If it is your birthday, get ready for a free shot and serenade.

8. JJ Bootleggers

35 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (215) 923-3300

When: Fridays, 10 pm to 2 am

What: If you want to sing, but also play games like Giant Jenga and Connect Four, head to JJ Bootleggers.

9. Festivals Restaurant and Lounge

5220 Walnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19139
Phone: (215) 471-3378

When: Friday Nights

What: Caribbean food, singing, and cocktails in West Philly.

10. Adobe Cafe- Roxborough

4550 Mitchell St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128
Phone: (215) 483-3947

When: Fridays, 9 pm to 1 am

What: Specializing in Mexican cuisine and karaoke jams, Adobe Cafe hosts karaoke every Friday night in Roxborough.

11. Adobe Cafe- South Philly

1927 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
Phone: (215) 551-2243

When: Fridays and Saturdays, 9 pm to 1 am

What: The South Philly Adobe Cafe location hosts karaoke on both nights of the weekend for double the good times.

12. Lair KTV

1023 Arch St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone: (215) 592-8128

When: Friday and Saturday Nights

What: Chinatown spot for singing in front of crowds. There’s also the option of booking a private room and singing in front of friends.

13. Nick's Bar and Grille

16 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Phone: (215) 928-9411

When: Saturdays, 9 pm to 2 am

What: Fabulous roast beef sandwiches and mediocre singing make a surprisingly good combination.

14. Moriarty's Restaurant and Irish Pub

1116 Walnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone: (215) 627-7676

When: Saturdays, 9 pm to 2 am

What: Irish pub with some of the best wings in Philadelphia, along with karaoke night every Saturday.

15. The Blarney Stone

Literacy Research Centers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Phone: (215) 222-5340

When: Saturday Nights

What: An Irish pub that mostly caters to the college crowds in University City.

16. Bob & Barbara's Lounge

1509 South St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
Phone: (215) 545-4511

When: Sundays, 9 pm to 1 am

What: Perhaps the biggest Pabst pusher in Philadelphia, this barroom has a louder and rowdier atmosphere that has a great Citywide special, for a little liquid courage before getting up to sing.

17. Locust Bar

235 S 10th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone: (215) 925-2191

When: Sundays, 7 pm to 12 am

What: A Center City dive bar for people with a craving for wings, sweet potato fries, and karaoke. Keep in mind, it’s a smoke-in bar.

18. Yakitori Boy

211 N 11th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone: (215) 923-8088

When: Every night

What: With its slogan being “Eat, drink, sing,” this Japanese restaurant clearly puts karaoke as a top priority. There is a main stage where you can perform any night of the week.

19. Distrito

The Hub
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Phone: (215) 222-1657

When: Every night

What: University City’s Distrito has Mexican dishes, margaritas, and singing in the karaoke room.

20. Tango

1021 Arch St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone: (215) 925-8100

When: Every night

What: Tango is a sushi restaurant with a non-stop karaoke lounge that hosts fun events like its own version of “The Voice” in which singers compete for a cash prize and a bottle of Johnny Walker.

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Kiley Price

Biology and journalism student at Wake Forest University, but Philly native. Love spending time outside, whether it be in the city or in the forest. You can reach me at kileyprice@phillyviews.com

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The El Bar
Rotten Ralph's
National Mechanics
Knock Restaurant and Bar
Front Street Dive
Southhouse
Ray's Happy Birthday Bar
JJ Bootleggers
Festivals Restaurant and Lounge
Adobe Cafe- Roxborough
Adobe Cafe- South Philly
Lair KTV
Nick's Bar and Grille
Moriarty's Restaurant and Irish Pub
The Blarney Stone
Bob & Barbara's Lounge
Locust Bar
Yakitori Boy
Distrito
Tango