Philadelphia Karaoke Bars to Visit With Your Friends

There’s no denying that Philadelphia has a great selection of restaurants and bars to try. But after going to the same bars for a while, it can get pretty monotonous to spend the weekend doing the same thing. One way to spice up your nights out is by visiting a karaoke bar. With so many options to choose from it can be hard to find the perfect karaoke bar for you. That’s why I’ve put together a list of my favorite karaoke bars in town.

two friends singing together at a karaoke bar in philadelphia

Whether you just want a place to grab some drinks and sing or are looking for a spot to grab a meal too, there’s bound to a spot for you on this list. Keep reading to learn a bit about each bar and the atmosphere at each location!

Lair KTV

1025 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 592-8128
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Looking for the perfect spot for a celebration? Check out Lair KTV. This local karaoke bar offers a wide variety of private rooms that you can rent out for a birthday, bachelorette, holiday, or any other party.

Lair KTV’s rooms range from small, to medium, to large sizes, so however big your party is, there’s a spot for you. They also have a large lounge and a bar, so you can grab a few drinks too. Be sure to check out their rates on their website!

Yakitori Boy

211 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 923-8088
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If you’re hoping to have some fun with karaoke in Philadelphia, but also want a spot to grab some food, head over to Yakitori Boy. This two-level bar and grill offers dining on the first floor and karaoke on the second, so you can have the best of both worlds in one place.

Yakitori Boy offers a wide variety of Japanese cuisine to choose from as well as cocktails, beer, and more. Once you’re done eating, head up to the karaoke rooms. With rooms equipped for anywhere from six to 20 people, this is a great spot for any occasion. Don’t forget to book a room at least 24 hours in advance!


1021 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 925-8100
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Much like the last spot on this list, Tango offers delicious food downstairs and nightlife fun upstairs. This spot serves pan-Asian cuisine like stir-fry, small plates, and more. They also serves cocktails and other drinks, of course.

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Choose from appetizers like tango fries or crab rangoons, or entrees like stir-fry noodles to find your new favorite dish. Be sure to also grab a drink like beer, wine, or sake to complete your meal. And of course, take advantage of the karaoke bar after you eat!

O’Neals Pub

611 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 574-9495
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Looking for a different bar vibe? Swing by O’Neals Pub the next time you want to have a fun night out. This Irish pub is full of delicious food, drinks, and fun events. With TVs, darts, quiz nights, and more, you’ll always have something to do here.

O’Neals has plenty of appetizers, burgers, and sandwiches to fill you up as well as drinks like cocktails, martinis and more. Karaoke is at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, so be sure to stop by on these days for a fun night with friends.

Locust Bar/Club

235 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 925-2191
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In the mood for a classic American-style bar. With hundreds of reviews on Google, it’s no surprise Locust Bar/Club is a popular bar in town. This spot does allow smoking inside, so if that’s something you’re not a fan of, we suggest picking another spot on the list.

Locust offers typical bar grub with options like nachos, burgers, and cheesesteaks. And to wash it down, they serve plenty of beers on tap as well as other drinks. Don’t forget to stop by for karaoke as well!

Bob and Barbara’s Lounge

1509 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 545-4511
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If you like music, your going to love Bob and Barbara’s Lounge. Not only does this spot offer karaoke, but they also have live music regularly. This bar is a cash-only establishment, so be sure to come prepared.

Bob and Barabara’s offers a few snacks, but if you’re looking for a spot to have a meal, we suggest grabbing some food before you visit. On the other hand, their drink menu offers plenty of delicious options to choose from!

Ray’s ‘Happy Birthday’ Bar

1200 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 365-1169
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Trying to find a spot rich in history? Swing by Ray’s ‘Happy Birthday’ Bar. Originally opened in the 1930s, this is a long-standing bar that has been keep locals happy for years on end. Reviewers love the service and atmosphere at this spot.

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Ray’s ‘Happy Birthday’ Bar hosts events almost every day of the week, so there’s always something to do while enjoying a few drinks. Be sure to check out open mic night and karaoke of course, on Friday nights!

Voix Karaoke Lounge

2825 Cottman Ave #1, Philadelphia, PA 19149
Phone: (215) 929-8888
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With a 4.6 star rating, it’s no wonder Voix Karaoke Lounge is many locals’ go-to spot for a fun night. This spot has a community-driven atmosphere and great service, so it’s a bar you definitely won’t want to miss out on.

Voix Karaoke Lounge is much more than just a karaoke spot, however. With a restaurant, bar, lounge, and private rooms for karaoke, there’s plenty to keep you entertained here. Make sure you check out their Asian fusion menu too!

Donna’s Bar

2732 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: (215) 426-7618

Hoping to try something a little different? We recommend Donna’s Bar. This local bar has plenty of great reviews about the atmosphere, food, and drinks, so you’ll want to put this at the top of your list. It’s also a cash-only spot, so be sure to come prepared.

Donna’s Bar serves American bar food as well as traditional Polish food. Reviewers especially love the pierogies at this spot. And, of course, swing by on Friday nights for some karaoke!

El Bar

1356 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: (215) 634-6430

Finishing up our list of karaoke bars, is El Bar. This local dive bar is the perfect quaint spot for a fun night with friends or a date. Similarly to the last spot on the list, this bar is cash only, so don’t forget to bring some with you.

El Bar offers plenty of drinks and a modest food menu, but people especially love the hotdogs. With weekly live music and karaoke on Monday nights, there’s a vast array of opportunities to have some fun!

Though there are plenty of amazing restaurants to try and bars to grab a drink at, these bars are the perfect locations to enjoy a night with company. And what’s more fun than singing karaoke with friends after a few drinks?

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Which spot are you most excited about? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you tell us about it and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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