Just don’t drop the mic.
(Looking for more karaoke? Check out our list of where to sing karaoke in Charlotte every night of the week.)
The newest addition to Charlotte’s karaoke scene, this soundproof room in the middle of 8.2.0 includes energetic hostesses, lyric screens for both the performers and their audience, neon signs quoting classic choruses – “Sweet Caroline, good times never seemed so good” and “I’ll stop the world and melt with you” – and reservation-based VIP booths. Fine print: 21+ only.
Cost per song: $1
Top song:“Wannabe” by The Spice Girls
Karaoke hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Address: 820 Hamilton Street
Jeff’s, a private club ($1 membership) tucked below the same building that houses The Roasting Company, is dark, crowded and everything the Montford crowd could want at the end of a late night. Their extensive, paper-free catalog of songs includes over 25,000 songs spanning every type of artist, from Andrea Bocelli to Kesha.
Cost per song: Free
Top song: “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton, per catalog data
Karaoke hours: Monday-Saturday, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., and Sunday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Address: 1601 Montford Drive
Located in the Gold District, this Korean restaurant offers an extensive menu of Asian craft beers to get that liquid courage flowing before you take the mic in one of its four rentable private rooms (Rock Star, K-Pop, Hip-Hop, Country). Fine print: Each room is first come, first serve, can be reserved by phone (recommended) and are 21+ only after 9:30 p.m.
Cost per room: $30-$100 per hour (1/2-price Sunday through Thursday)
Top song: “Let It Go” by the cast of Frozen
Karaoke hours: Available during hours of operation (Sunday-Wednesday until 12 a.m. and Thursday-Saturday until 2 a.m.)
Address: 1400 South Church Street
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