Over the years, we’ve certainly found ourselves (willing or not) in many a Karaoke bar. Then, once the music starts, and your favourite tunes start to play, you find yourself helpless to the power of the microphone. You were born to be on stage, and this is your moment. Sound familiar?
While you may only know of a few, well known Karaoke bars around Adelaide, we’ve dug deep, and found plenty more, so if you have no shame and want to belt out those high notes to Mariah Carey then this guide is for you.
Whether you’re up for some laughs with your mates, or you want to practice belting out your favourite tunes for your next audition on Australia’s Got Talent, we’ve found the places to go.
La Sing – 261 Gouger St, Adelaide
A Karaoke stalwart, this place will get you feeling like Beyoncé on the one and only main stage, with your Destiny’s Child gang. It’s free entry but get there before 11pm to secure your spot if you want to get ahead of the song list. Free entry also means you have more to spend on reasonably priced drinks at the bar and they also serve food! Busiest nights are naturally Friday & Saturday nights, however if you are dedicated and love to sing, check it out on a Sunday and Thursday night as well. Open Tuesday – Sunday.
K-illusion Karaoke – 84 Hindley St, Adelaide
Whether it’s a last minute venture on Hindley Street or planning a night out, K-illussion will have a room just for you and your friends. Their largest room can accommodate up to 45 people and have an extensive range of cocktails to give you that extra boost of confidence.
Shangri-La Bar and Karaoke – 1/128 Hindley St, Adelaide
This place will make you feel like you’re on holidays, with their decor and cocktails with a traditional twist. They are known for their delicious drinks with a level of artistry ranging from sweet to strong. Shangri-La offers both private and public areas, so if you’re too shy for the public head to one of their private rooms with your gang and sing your heart out.
Lyrics Karaoke and Supper Lounge – 39 Gouger St, Adelaide
Each 16 private rooms are funky and has its own theme that would make you want to Instagram your whole night. There are tons of songs to choose from (80,000 to be exact!) and it’s paired with some delectable Asian food so you can’t go wrong with this place!
Melody Karaoke – Shop 2/61 Hindley St, Adelaide
Going out on a budget? Why not swing by Melody for inexpensive drink and a good time. You can rough it up and go all out in their private rooms like the super star you are.
15 Miss Hanoi Restaurant & Karaoke Bar – 3/15 Kilkenny Road
Tucked away behind HAGGLE on Kilkenny Road is Miss Hanoi Karaoke. Similar to La Sing, it also offers a full restaurant and great sound system. It’s open 6 nights & the food is great. It’s open til 2 am.
Cross Keys Hotel (Thursday from 9pm) – 156 Port Wakefield Rd, Cavan
Join KDJ – Colin from Flaming Star Karaoke at the the Cross Keys hotel from 9pm on a Thursday night. There’s good drink prices at happy hour and the locals are friendly. Just a warning though, there’s scantily clad bar staff at the Cross Keys on Thursdays.
Somerset Hotel (Fridays only) – 505 Bridge Rd, Para Hills
Also in the ‘burbs is the Somerset Hotel. Head there on a Friday for some Karaoke teamed with smoke machines and lights. What’s great about this place, is that the dedicated regulars always welcome newbies. There’s reasonably priced happy hour drinks and a great atmosphere.
The Slug & Lettuce (Wednesdays only) – 130 Martins Rd, Parafield Gardens
Hosted by Maggie, Karaoke nights at the Slug are held on Wednesday night.
i Darts Adelaide – 104 Wright Street, Adelaide
i Darts Adelaide features Karaoke, electronic darts & drinks all under one roof. Maybe your Christmas party this year could incorporate all three for something different!
Know of any other venues? Feel free to shoot us an email to add into the guide.
Guide compiled with help from Adelaide Karaoke Star (well we think he’s a star anyway), Jason Makarenko