Filipinos love to sing. Whether inside the shower, walking to and from work, or while stuck in traffic, they can’t help but belt out widely-popular or oldie songs, which is why several karaoke bars have sprung up in different parts of the metro for the last couple of years to celebrate Filipinos’ penchant for singing. Here are some of the best go-to-when-heartbroken or just-want-to-have-fun places that can test your mettle and your voice range.
Forget about its crazy interiors that showcase a splash of wild colors, Music 21 is your happy hour—for just around PhP 42 per hour, you can already fine tune some songs with an all-in package of P3,300, which includes drinks and food, and a mind-blowing 2 and ½ hours of crying your heart out.
If you not only want to sing but want to party as well, Republiq Karaoke at Resorts World in Manila has the perfect atmosphere at par with Macau and Las Vegas. The karaoke place fuses clubbing with partying, nightlife, and a little bit of singing. For just P15,000 for eight guests and P20,000 for 12 guests, you can while your time away singing the blues and dancing to the hip hop music.
Red Box offers “Super Daily Promotions” where you get an offer depending on the time of day you visit. For lunch or during the night, there is a special promo waiting for you. What is interesting about Red Box is that it has ties with music recording labels—which can give you the latest music and melodies.
For those with a little bit of money to spare, the Music Bar boasts of various and unique spaces for you to chill—from futuristic to romantic and art pieces. The karaoke place also provides high-tech equipment that gives your voice the right tonal quality. For instance, its karaoke mixer-amplifier, microphones, and music pods help and guide you in reaching those high notes.
Who says rock and sultry music don’t mix? At 121 Grille and Bar Allegro located in Pasong Tamo extension, you can seek refuge and sing songs by Madonna, U2, and even Katy Perry. For food, you can have your favorites, such as beef salpicao or even pork or bangus sisig. You can also have your fix of beer.
The name says it all. When you choose this for your karaoke piece, you’ll feel like a celebrity. And rightly so, as Celebrity Lounge Family KTV and Restobar welcomes you to plush and posh spaces, well-maintained facilities, and high-quality service. For food, you can try the pizzas, chicken buffalo bites, or nachos. Celebrity Lounge also has a wide array of songs for you to choose from—so you can stay here however and whenever you want.
Karaoke Pop indeed makes you want to pop those songs—and sing immediately. The lavish lobby, quaint interiors, and high-tech “remote control” in choosing songs make this one of the go-to places when it comes to partying. The rooms are cozy, neat and well-kept, too, so it’s perfect for intimate birthday celebrations or gatherings.