Just the thing to ring in a birthday, or round out a rowdy brunch, here are our picks for the best karaoke bars in the city, for when you feel like letting your inner diva out
We’re going to be honest, we’re pretty big fans of Karaoke. You can often find us singing along to tunes in the office, so it’s not a surprise that after a few drinks, Karaoke is where you’ll find us. And with a whole host of options in the city, we think it’s the perfect thing to end a rowdy brunch, ring in a birthday or to head to when all other bars close. Whether you’re power-ballad mad, can’t get enough of 90s boy bands, or are a Disney fan through and through, here’s where to head to when you feel like letting your inner diva out…
One of the most popular karaoke spots in Hong Kong, and with four locations across the city, you’re more than likely to have wound up in Red MR at least once. Prices for standard rooms vary depending on which location you’re in, but for entry between 6pm and 6am on weekends in TST, the minimum charge is $239 per person, and in Wan Chai the price is $279 per person. If you’re planning a big party and have a large group, check out Red MR’s party rooms, fitting between 8-20 people. See more details on pricing for all locations here!
Red MR, locations in Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, TST, Mong Kok, and Kwun Tong, www.redmr.com
Another of the 852’s most-loved karaoke bars. Neway has various branches across Hong Kong, with locations in areas that include Wan Chai, TST, Kowloon Bay, Tsuen Wan and Causeway Bay – so you’ll always be able to find one when the urge to sing kicks in! Similar to Red MR, prices vary depending on location, but prime time spots in Wan Chai will cost you $189 and up on weekends. You can check more details on the prices for all branches here.
If you’re over in TST, Music Box Karaoke is a top choice. Perfect for post brunch singalongs (we’ve found ourselves here after one to many glasses at Hutong more than we’d care to admit), the menu features a range of English, Canto and Japanese hits. And if you’re wanting to carry on drinking, Karaoke Box offers all-you-can-drink for two hours for $300 a person (including private room).
Music Box Karaoke, 10/F, 10 Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.musicbox-hk.com
Describing itself as an “all-in-one-bar”, karaoke fans, darts lovers and beer pong champs will want to check out Sonder. The bar area is open with tables for beer pong and other games, but there are also four private rooms available for karaoke. Drinks start at $78 for cocktails, or check out the party packages available.
Sonder, 14/F, BCC Building, 25-31 Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.sonder.com.hk
While it may not be the traditional karaoke bar with private rooms, anyone that’s been to this North Point must-try knows to expect some serious tunes. A cooked food centre by day, when it hits around 9pm, be prepared for the music to get turned up and the TV screens dotted around the massive space spring to life with lyrics of old-school favourites. Think you’re not one to stand up and sing in the middle of a crowded room? After a couple of Tung Po’s famous beer bowls (and some encouragement from lively owner Robbie), you may just feel differently…
Tung Po, 2/F Java Road Municipal Services Building, 99 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong
If you’re planning a party and are after something a little different to the other offerings out there (but still know that karaoke will be on the cards), look no further than Blackroom. Located in Causeway Bay, the private hire venue comes complete with board games, video games, ping pong tables and more – not to mention the speakers and microphone system, that are just calling out for someone to get up there and do their best Adele impersonation.
Blackroom, 508, Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.blackroomhk.com
Read more: Sassy’s Ultimate Party Venue Roundup
Did you know that many junk boats also come fully equipped with karaoke systems? Meaning we can not only enjoy one of our favourite summer time activities, but we can sing our little hearts out whilst at sea? Forget the banana boats, after a few drinks, we’re all about the karaoake. Many junk companies offer boats with karaoke systems, but this option from Yacht Holimood and these from Lazydays have caught our eye.
Yacht Holimood, www.en.yacht.holimood.com