There are few things in life that terrify most people more than public speaking. People detest it with everything they have. Why? Easy. They don’t want to come across as dumb, wrong, or poorly spoken in front of their peers. I understand it completely.
Now, take that same group of people and give them the chance to sing a song in front of a room full of judgmental strangers and the waitlist will be a mile long. The fear apparently melts away. Why? I have no idea. Hell, I get nervous singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to my 4-year-old for crying out loud.
Although I’ll never actually get up the nerve to go on stage, I do enjoy a good show. Watching karaoke is fantastic. The opportunity to sit back with a cocktail and witness the whole spectrum of talent from dismal to spectacular is a great time.
For those that enjoy singing, watching, or both, I wanted to put together a list of the best karaoke bars in Las Vegas. As it turns out, there are plenty of options for karaoke on the Strip, on Fremont Street, and nearby.
I’ll be sure to link to each Las Vegas karaoke option below so that you can verify performance times before making the trip!
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Karaoke On The Las Vegas Strip
Ellis Island Karaoke Bar: Recognized as one of the best karaoke bars in Vegas, Ellis allows guests to sing along to over 10,000 song titles from 9 pm – 3 am on weekdays. The party extends to 4 am on Friday and Saturday nights.
While not directly on the Strip, Ellis Island is a short walk behind Cromwell and Horseshoe.
In addition to karaoke, I love Ellis Island for cheap gambling, inexpensive eats, and affordable craft beer. The unpretentious casino is worth a visit for gamblers and those that like getting more bang for their buck.
Piano Bar at Harrah’s: A hub for free entertainment, the Piano Bar hosts Rusty’s All-Star Karaoke from 6 pm – 9 pm Wednesday through Sunday.
In addition to karaoke, the bar also boasts Pete Vallee’s “Big Elvis” show, the Saxman Duo, and a Dueling Piano show as resident performers.
Rockhouse at Venetian: “Live Band Karaoke” fires up at 7 pm on Wednesday, and at 9 pm on Thursday & Friday at Rockhouse, which can be found in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Both participants and members of the audience can also score $5 shots (courage).
AmeriCAN at LINQ: Nestled within the LINQ Promenade, AmeriCAN specializes in canned beer, offering 70+ options from every state in the union on their menu.
They also offer karaoke every Thursday at 9 pm. As an added bonus, $5 shots will also be available during the show.
The Barbershop at Cosmopolitan: A hidden speakeasy bar at Cosmopolitan, The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails offers “Faded Karaoke” every Tuesday from 10 pm to 2 am. You can make reservations for The Barbershop here, and learn more about how to find the Barbershop’s secret entrance here.
Kamu Ultra Karaoke at Venetian: Located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, Kamu Ultra offers an upscale version of karaoke on the Strip.
With 40 individual luxury suites and 6 VIP rooms, Kamu is perfect for group or work events. Unlike the typical dive bar where karaoke is found, Kamu’s decor is next level with each private room featuring a different theme, and all are stunning.
Boasting enticing menu items like Maine Lobster Rolls, Kimchi Fried Rice, Korean Fried Chicken, and a Grand Shellfish Tower, your stomach won’t be disappointed either.
Losers Bar at MGM Grand: Karaoke is offered on Monday nights from 9 pm – midnight at Losers Bar.
Dawg House Saloon & Sportsbook: Karaoke is offered from time to time at Dawg House, which is located just off the casino floor at Resorts World. Ensure you check Dawg House’s events calendar for an up-to-date schedule of events before making the trip, as there isn’t currently a consistent schedule.
Trago Lounge at Tropicana: Rounding out the list of Las Vegas Strip karaoke options is Trago Lounge, which kicks off every Thursday at 9 pm. Hosted by DJ Scoobie, Trago also offers $6 draft beer or glasses of wine during the show.
Karaoke Downtown Las Vegas
Cat’s Meow Neonopolis: A rare Fremont Street Karaoke opportunity, Cat’s Meow offers Karaoke from 5 pm – 2 am on weeknights and until 4 am on Fridays and Saturdays. While a newer addition to Vegas, Cat’s Meow is well known for their New Orleans location which has been entertaining for almost 30 years.
Related: Get a live look at the karaoke stage at Cat’s Meow via my rundown of Las Vegas webcams.
Don’t Tell Mama: Also tucked away in Neonopolis, Don’t Tell Mama hosts an Open Mic night daily where the staff and patrons alike are invited to perform. Note that Don’t Tell Mama is closed on Mondays.
Ninja Karaoke: Located in the Las Vegas Arts District, Ninja Karaoke offers a selection of over 150,000 songs, and updates songs offered monthly. While Ninja Karaoke serves drinks, guests are encouraged to bring their own food.
Ninja has both a bar area and karaoke rooms available for rent. Room rentals start at $35/hour.
Other Karaoke Options in Las Vegas
Dino’s: Located just north of The Strat, Dino’s is a divey (my kind of place) locals bar that offers karaoke every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday starting at 10 pm.
They say to really know a destination, you need to mingle with the local population. Get away from the mega-resorts for a night and check out an old-fashioned neighborhood bar. Dino’s ranks among my favorite karaoke bars in Las Vegas.
Whether you plan to sing or prefer to watch, I hope that my updated list of Karaoke bars in Las Vegas helped!
Fortunately, there is an abundance of options when it comes to finding karaoke on the Strip, or downtown. Knock ’em dead.
Related: Dueling Piano Bars in Las Vegas – Kind of like karaoke, but with pianos and the whole bar singing along.
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I’m a former software salesman turned Vegas aficionado. While the craps table is my preferred habitat, I pull myself away to explore new attractions, shows, restaurants, and outdoor activities around Las Vegas with the intent of sharing my experiences.
Ultimately, I just want to help folks plan a better trip and save a few bucks in the process.
e j hammer
Tuesday 22nd of September 2020
can this website provide me with the current status of these karaoke places. Currently?