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 will 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.
Whether you enjoy singing, watching, or both, we wanted to put together a list of the best spots to sing karaoke in Las Vegas.
Ellis Island Karaoke Bar: Recognized as one of the best, if not the best, karaoke bars in Las 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 weekends.
Piano Bar at Harrah’s: Although the Piano Bar, also home to Pete Vallee’s “Big Elvis” show, Rusty’s All-Star Karaoke is the center of attention from 6pm – 9pm Wednesday through Sunday.
Cat’s Meow Neonopolis: A rare Fremont Street Karaoke opportunity, Cat’s Meow offers Karaoke from 5pm-2am on weeknights and until 4am on Friday and Saturday. While new to Vegas, Cat’s Meow is well known for their New Orleans location which has been entertaining for almost 30 years.
Downtown Container Park: On Tuesday nights from 7 pm – 10 pm, the events stage transforms into a karaoke stage. With a collection of unique bar and restaurant options (some offering drink deals for the occasion), we recommend making a night of it.
Dino’s Bar: Located just north of The Strat, Dino’s is a divey (my kind of place) locals bar that offers karaoke every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday starting at 10pm. 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.
PBR Rockbar – Miracle Mile Shops: Karaoke action commences Monday nights at 9pm. In addition to good (and bad) tunes, PBR Rockbar also offers $5 Jack Daniels shots during karaoke if deemed necessary for courage purposes.
Gilley’s at TI: A western themed bar, karaoke starts every Tuesday at 8pm. Follow up your performance with a ride on Gilley’s mechanical bull which starts bucking riders at 11am daily for $10.
Level Up: A bar/arcade/gaming area at MGM Grand which is intended to draw in the millenial crowd notorious for their shunning of traditional gambling, Level Up offers karaoke on Mondays from 8:30pm to 1am.
Vince Neil’s Tatuado: Nestled inside Circus Circus, Vince Neil’s fires up the karaoke stage nightly. You just need to battle through the throngs of unsupervised youth first. We kid, we kid… Kind of.
The Lounge at Excalibur: One of the only options at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, The Lounge offers karaoke on Sunday nights from 9pm to 1am.
Kamu Ultra Karaoke at Venetian: Located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, Kamu Ultra offers an upscale version of karaoke in Vegas. With 40 individual luxury suites and 6 VIP rooms, Kamu is perfect for group or work events. Unlike the typical dive bar that karaoke is found, Kamu’s decor is next level with each private room featuring a different theme, and all are stunning. With 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.
Whether singing, or prefer to watch, we hope that our updated list of Karaoke bars and lounges in Las Vegas helped! Knock ’em dead.
Related: We put together a list of dueling piano shows in Las Vegas – Check it out!