If your favorite way to spend the evening involves singing, drinking, or maybe a combination of the two, karaoke bars are a great place for you to let loose. Here in the Valley, you can expect to find a few of those. In each one is an opportunity to show off your vocal talent while inebriated. And as we all know, that’s when your talents shine the most — so let’s point you to the nearest and dearest karaoke bars!
414 S Mill Ave #118, Tempe, AZ 85281
When people drink, they want to sing. It’s part of human nature. But when people drink, they also want pizza — a lot. What’s the solution? 414 Pub is the solution, with pizzas, subs, and salads accompanying their easygoing atmosphere and their love for inebriated superstars. In fact, they hold karaoke nightly at this establishment, and even when the drinks have stopped flowing at “closing time,” the kitchen stays open even longer!
3215 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
So it’s a sports bar-and-grill, but it’s also a hot spot for people wanting to show off their voices. Thursday through Saturday from 9 p.m. until 2 in the morning, Hideaway Lounge becomes a mainstay for the brazen singers of the Phoenix area who have hit their critical mass in beer or shots. This comfortable, no-frills spot loves to show singers like you a good time, so what are you waiting for?
3045 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Sundays are good days at Rips for a number of reasons. Number one might be their amazing Bloody Mary, but another big one is their love of karaoke. After an afternoon jam sesh that happens every weekend, Rips lets you take the mic into your own hands!
26520 N Alma School Rd #2200, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Flavor-infused sake, specialty sushi rolls, and private karaoke rooms — this is what it’s like at Geisha A Go Go, where the food and drinks can flow as much as your confidence. Although you might wind up here because you’re hungry, you’ll inevitably get thirsty. When you do, that liquid confidence is going to get you in one of those karaoke rooms — just make sure not to invite anyone you don’t want judging you.
4013 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
If you’re excited about the Mediterranean fare and nightly karaoke, this place is most definitely for you. Be prepared to wait when it’s busy, or come to sing on a night when everyone isn’t out doing the same thing. If you choose a busy night, be ready to perform, but order a lahvosh. You have time to chow down before it’s your turn!
1301 E University Dr #106, Tempe, AZ 85281
Our honorable mention isn’t you singing in front of a bar, but a great place for karaoke nonetheless. The experience is made for those who get microphone-shy, allowing parties to reserve private rooms for them to sing their hearts out without judgment. Well, you’ll get no judgment from strangers, anyway. No promises about your friends, though. If a room with your own karaoke setup and maybe even some private poles sounds good to you, come on in!