The top 10 karaoke spots in Charlotte for your next night out

Karaoke at NoDa 101 -- Photo by @karaoke_films on Instagram
Karaoke at NoDa 101 -- Photo by @karaoke_films on Instagram

Sometimes you just need to get on stage and belt it out. Whether you’re an amateur shower singer that needs some liquid courage, a karaoke enthusiast or if you’re looking for a private room for a more intimate setting, Charlotte has a wide range of karaoke options.

Here are 10 of our favorite karaoke spots, along with special deals to look for on your night out.

(1) Jeff’s Bucket Shop

1601 Montford Drive 

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Follow the neon finger pointing down a flight of stairs and you’ll find yourself in a true karaoke bar with little more than a popcorn machine (aka FREE popcorn!), a bartender, a stage and a mic.

Say goodbye to their paper song book and say hello to the mobile app now used for music at Jeff’s: Karafun. The app includes more than 260,000 songs to choose from. While waiting to hit your debut on stage, check out their daily drink specials.

When: Monday through Sunday, 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.

(2) Snug Harbor

1228 Gordon St. 

Those of us not on tour with a band are invited onto the Snug Harbour stage once a week, PBR tallboys in hand, to test our pipes beneath the onlooking pirate skulls and disco lights. Is there really any better way to end the week?

When: Sundays 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.

(3) Seoul Food Meat Company

1400 S. Church St.

Seoul Food Meat Company is going to blow up your Americanized karaoke experience. Within the building they’ve got are four themed rooms, each dedicated to the traditional Korean style of karaoke. Get an inside look at the four different rooms here.

When: Monday through Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. – midnight.

(4) NoDa 101

3205 N. Davidson St. #101

Open for karaoke seven nights a week, NoDa 101 is basically “ol’ reliable” for karaoke fiends. At the far end of the shoebox-shaped bar, a modest wooden platform, a brightly colored mural and some stage lights await anyone with a song in their heart (and one of the bar’s fresh local beers in their hand).

When: Monday through Thursday 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.; Friday through Sunday 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

(5) 8.2.0

820 Hamilton St.

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As you step on stage in the 8.2.0 Karaoke Lounge, let the pinball vibes and neon sign reading “Sweet Caroline, good times never seemed so good” help you channel your inner karaoke beast. Separated from the rest of the bar, this soundproof lounge has a dozen wigs, toy guitars, accessories and even a smoke machine to add to your big performance.

When: Wednesday through Thursday 5 p.m.-midnight; Friday through Saturday 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

(6) Lucky Lou’s Tavern

5124 Park Road

The projection screen-style karaoke makes for a larger-than-life experience hosted by Chubby’s Karaoke, one of Charlotte’s most seasoned karaoke companies. They even offer different drink specials for each karaoke night.

When: Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., Fridays at 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 p.m.

(7) Karaoke Wednesdays at Petra’s

1919 Commonwealth Avenue

On any night of the week head to Petra’s Bar to check out their art gallery, show in the main bar, or relaxing outdoor patio. But on Wednesdays, let loose and get your vocal chords ready for karaoke night with plenty of drink specials. Check out the Facebook group for all “Petra karaoke heads” here.

When: Wednesdays 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

(8) The Peculiar Rabbit 

1212 Pecan Avenue 

After enjoying a nice dinner or drink at The Peculiar Rabbit, head up to the rooftop to sing your go-to song at their weekly karaoke night with beer, food, prizes and more.

When: Thursdays 9 p.m.- 12 a.m.

(9) Steamer’s Sports Pub

1513 Pierson Drive

At Steamers, you have a chance (or rather, four chances) to sing your heart out with their popular karaoke nights four days week. You won’t want to miss out on the pub’s other entertainment throughout the nights, from trivia to games and more. Check out their full entertainment here.

When: Wednesdays 10 p.m.- 12 a.m.; Thursday through Saturday 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

(10) Hattie’s Tap & Tavern

2918 The Plaza

Nestled between Plaza Midwood and NoDa, this neighborhood pub is your spot for a fun, but casual, karaoke night. Before blowing the crowd away with your talent, enjoy one of the craft beers or cocktails on the outdoor patio with giant Jenga and cornhole.

When: Thursdays 10 p.m.-2 a.m.