Top Karaoke Bars in Reykjavik

Kex Hostel, Reykjavik
Kex Hostel, Reykjavik | © Eric de Redelijkheid / Flickr
Photo of Camille Buckley
26 November 2017

In the spirit of Iceland launching what some are calling ‘the hardest karaoke song in the world’, intended to acquaint people with the notoriously difficult Icelandic language, we take a look at the best places in Reykjavik where you can freely experience the trials and tribulations of karaoke.

Kex Hostel, Reykjavik | © Eric de Redelijkheid / Flickr

KEX Hostel

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KEX Hostel is a popular place for tourists and locals alike. The warm, well-placed vintage decor and interesting past (it was a biscuit factory) makes this one of the city’s best bars. They have an excellent menu and great craft beers on tap. The weekly rotation of live music and gigs features karaoke, jazz, and a variety of festivals and concerts.

Oddsson Bazaar

Bar, Restaurant, Icelandic, 0
This cool bar has its own private karaoke room, making it one of the most convenient places to bring a private group or hold an event. Located in a historic building outside downtown Reykjavik with a beautiful view of the North Atlantic Ocean, this place is expertly designed and has a Miami mid-90s vibe with plenty of plants and gold touches. They also have weekly scheduled yoga and meditation, as well as an excellent restaurant.

Loft Hostel

Bar, American, Northern European, $$$
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Rooftop patio at Loft Hostel | © ActiveSteve / Flickr
This eco-friendly downtown hostelboasts a cafe, bar, and simple stage setup. Throughout the week you can find all kinds of activities ranging from workshops and clothing swaps to poetry readings and karaoke. Check their website for exact dates and times.

Kíkí Bar

Nightclub, Gay Bar, Icelandic, $$$
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Kiki Queer Bar is the place to let loose on the dance floor
Kiki Queer Bar is the place to let loose on the dance floor | © Karl Denham / Alamy Stock Photo
This is the official queer bar of Reykjavik, which, of course, means that everyone is welcome. This vibrant dance club holds a weekly rotation of events including karaoke, live DJs, and themed nights. It is an especially popular place to go dancing after the Eurovision song contest or during the Gay Pride Festival.

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