There are some brilliant Karaoke bars in Dublin, where you can bellow out your favourite tune while enjoying a drink with friends.
There are also several bars with dedicated Karaoke rooms in Dublin where, if you’d rather a more private affair, you can rent a room and sing the night away in style.
From popular Karoke bars, like Ukiyo Lounge, to pubs that run Karaoke nights, like The Woolshed, we’ve hustled the best spots for a bit of Karaoke in Dublin in the guide below.
Our favourite spots for Karaoke in Dublin
The first section of our guide looks at what we think are the best Karaoke rooms in Dublin. These are places that one or more of the team have visited, and enjoyed.
Below, you’ll find everywhere from Marrakesh by Mindo Karaoke Bar to Maneki Japanese Cuisine & Karaoke Box and more.
1. Ukiyo Lounge
Located on the corner of Exchequer Street and Dame Court, Ukiyo has been serving Asian-influenced food and some of the best cocktails in Dublin since 2004.
Start the evening in the bar, lounge or terrace with some tasty small plates, noodles or bento. Once you’ve lubricated the vocal chords, head to the Club for some serious Karaoke on select nights.
2. Marrakesh by Mindo Karaoke Bar
Yep, apparently Karaoke is big in North Africa too – at least in Marrakesh! Located on Capel Street, Marrakesh by Mindo is the place to enjoy authentic Moroccan food with a musical twist.
Executive Chef Aziz, a Moroccan native, opened the bar restaurant in 2018 and it was recommended by Restaurant Guru in 2021. His dream was to offer a blend of Moroccan heritage and delicious food with pop culture – and it’s going down a treat!
You’ll find belly dancing, a jazz show and other live music entertainment. After dinner, head into one of the most state-of-the-art Karaoke rooms in Dublin with friends and enjoy your own Karaoke party.
3. Maneki Japanese Cuisine & Karaoke Box
Maneki Karaoke on Dawson Street has a series of vibrantly decorated studios for small and large parties. It’s a great place for a surprise party or for a night with friends.
If you just want to work on your singing or instrumental pieces in a room with a little more drama than your shower, book a room solo.
It’s called hitokari in Japanese which means “by yourself”. Prices start from €25 per hour. They also do Karaoke and dinner packages from €28 per person.
4. Boba Bar
You might have dropped into Boba Bar after getting off the Luas Green Line at Parnell for some boba tea or maybe some Vietnamese takeaway on your way home from work and not even realised that this unassuming little restaurant has two karaoke rooms just upstairs.
Fully kitted out with strobe lights and colourful LEDs, you can belt out your favourite songs before (or after) sitting down to a delicious Vietnamese meal.
If you can’t find your favourite song on their karaoke machine, not to worry! You can hook up Youtube to the system and sing along to any song your heart desires.
Popular Karaoke bars in Dublin (that host Karaoke nights)
Now that we have our favourite spots for Karaoke in Dublin out of the way, it’s time to see what else the capital has to offer.
Below, you’ll find a mix of Dublin pubs that hold regular Karaoke nights (check their websites for the latest events).
1. The Workman’s
No wonder it was the winner of Hot Pres/IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year award. The Wellington Quay premises have old-school decor and a laid-back friendly ambience.
It has live events every night of the week including Karaoke in the main room on Sunday nights when up to 300 people cram in.
Wigwam is home to some of the newest Karaoke rooms in Dublin… well, they’ve been newly refurbished, that is, as of September 2021!
Rooms need to be pre-booked and cost €20 for 45 minutes. Nightly events include live music, quizzes, bingo, brunch and a comedy club so once your Karaoke is over, the party continues in the bar.
Wigwam serves some tasty nosh from 4 pm, including vegan burgers, hearty escondidinho (brisket with cassava fries) and mini disco nachos.
3. The George
From drag shoes to dance parties, it is no surprise that one of Dublin’s oldest and most popular gay bars, The George, also hosts karaoke nights from time to time.
Located in the heart of the city on South Great George Street, this iconic gay bar needs no introduction. The bar is free to enter Monday’s to Thursday’s with a cover fee on the weekends.
Show up with your dancing shoes on and be ready to sing along with your drag queen hosts.
Karaoke Dublin: Where have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant karaoke rooms Dublin has to offer from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
FAQs about the best Karaoke rooms in Dublin
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What are the most unique places to try Karaoke in Dublin?’ to ‘Which do the best food?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best places to do Karaoke in Dublin?
In my opinion, the best Karaoke rooms in Dublin are in Ukiyo Lounge, Marrakeshand Maneki Japanese Cuisine & Karaoke Box.
What pubs run Karaoke nights in Dublin?
The Workman’s and Wigwam all have dedicated karaoke nights. Check their FB pages for the latest info.