The Best Karaoke Bars in Manhattan, New Yorkairport_transferbarbathtubbusiness_facilitieschild_activitieschildcareconnecting_roomcribsfree_wifigymhot_tubinternetkitchennon_smokingpetpoolresturantski_in_outski_shuttleski_storagesmoking_areaspastar

The Best Karaoke Bars in Manhattan, New York

The Best Karaoke Bars in Manhattan, New York
© Simoneph / Pixabay
Anyone who has spent time in the Big Apple’s core can tell you that life in Manhattan is worth singing about. It’s no coincidence that it’s home to a number of karaoke bars, where New Yorkers belt out everything from today’s top 40 hits to Korean oldies. Start warming up those vocal chords—here’s our pick of the best bars around.

Sid Gold's Request Room

Bar, American, $$$
Technically a piano, not karaoke, bar, Sid Gold’s Request Room is a more mellow alternative to Manhattan’s standard sing-a-long spots. That isn’t to say Sid Gold’s isn’t fun, however—the live piano karaoke nights (often led by former The Psychedelic Furs keyboardist and Sid Gold’s co-owner Joe McGinty) are known to welcome professional musicians among its supportive crowd.
View this post on Instagram

And, yes, the Casio was employed.

A post shared by Sid Gold's Request Room (@sidgolds) on

More Info

Gagopa Karaoke

Bar, Restaurant with Rooms, Korean
Gagopa Karaoke
Gagopa Karaoke
Singing karaoke at a BYOB bar in Koreatown is a quintessential New York City experience you won’t find in any tourist guidebook. Gagopa comes highly recommended (by locals, of course), thanks in part to its comfortable private rooms; 4am closing time; and more than 30,000 English, Spanish, Korean, and other foreign-language songs.
More Info

Boho Karaoke Orchard

Bar, American, $$$
Due to popular demand, West Village spot Karaoke Boho recently opened a second Lower East Side location. Whichever address you visit, you’ll be welcomed with private rooms (Boho has 35 in total) where you can perform the latest hits by artists like Rihanna and Justin Timberlake in privacy.
More Info

Karaoke Duet 35

Bar, Restaurant with Rooms, American
Karaoke Star!
Karaoke Star!
With three locations in and around Koreatown (Duet 35, Duet 48, and Duet 53), Karaoke Duet is Manhattan’s reigning karaoke empire. Considering the midtown chain’s features, which include a bring-your-own-food policy (you can even order takeout!), affordable drinks, and a song catalog of tunes your group knows and loves, it’s easy to understand why Karaoke Duet is so popular.
More Info

Baby Grand

Bar, American, $$$
An enormous neon sign hangs above the bar at Baby Grand
An enormous neon sign hangs above the bar at Baby Grand
With its small main bar area where singers perform in front of everyone and its “Fortune Cookie-oke” (think: a karaoke version of Russian roulette), Baby Grand may seem too deep a dive for karaoke performers just getting their feet wet. However, enter the tiny Japanese-style bar, and you’ll find a laid-back crowd enjoying Pop Tarts, cocktails, and whatever song you decide to perform.
More Info
These recommendations were updated on April 25, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.