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The bar at Sid Gold’s Request Room in Detroit.
Michelle Gerard

Sing Along at These Metro Detroit Karaoke Bars

From piano bars to private rooms with bottle service, here’s where to bare your soul on stage

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The bar at Sid Gold’s Request Room in Detroit.
| Michelle Gerard

Nothing quite brings people together like having a few too many and taking the mic at karaoke. Whether you're looking to show off your best Beyonce impression or sing a little Motown, Detroit's bars and restaurants have karaoke nights to give you that liquid-lubricated courage to step into the spotlight and belt out a ballad. Below find spots with private karaoke rooms with self-guided music selections, daytime karaoke hotspots, and the local bars that traveling karaoke hosts frequent throughout the week.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Mutiny Bar

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Thursday nights mean Shantasy Island karaoke at Southwest Detroit dive tiki bar Mutiny. The event runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and features more that 28,000 song options. Occasionally, the karaoke night narrows down selections to a theme such as The Beatles or Motown.

PizzaPlex

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Southwest Detroit’s neighborhood Neapolitan pizzeria has embraced karaoke night in a big way. The restaurant features Haireoke on Wednesdays and Saturdays with host Cole Davis officiating. Participants are encouraged to embrace their secret singing alter ego by wearing a wig. PizzaPlex also occasionally features a Spanish language karaoke night, Como La Flor. There is typically a cover charge.

UFO Factory

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Nearly every Sunday, Corktown’s funky rock and roll bar serves up karaoke to customers from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

McShane's Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar

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McShane’s Irish Pub makes Mondays just a little bit better by letting customers to share the song in their heart. The weekly event helmed by roving karaoke host DJ Robby Rob runs from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

a burger with pickles, red onion, and lettuce with fries McShane’s [Official photo]

Pop + Offworld

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Pop + Offworld is a go-to for stoner pizza and vintage arcade games, but on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. it transforms into a karaoke bar. Customers can get on the stage or take in the scene with a slice and a beer.

Flood's Bar and Grille

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Bricktown area soul food restaurant and lounge Flood’s attracts crooners on Sunday nights with its regular karaoke sessions. Take the mic starting around 7 p.m.

Punch Bowl Social

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Not comfortable with public displays of embarrassment? Head downtown to Punch Bowl Social and reserve a jam session with friends inside one of the private karaoke rooms. Rooms fits from four to 10 people and come outfitted in comfy couches, and comes soundproofed — an ideal situation for belting out a favorite ballad without all the hecklers.

Sid Gold’s Request Room

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Head to the alley behind the Siren Hotel and duck inside Sid Gold’s Request Room, an intimate cocktail lounge with a mid-century feel and piano karaoke. Crooners can sing along to their favorite songs — be it goth rock, Disney music, or a 1980s ballad — performed by a live pianist several nights a week. Check the schedule for the more up-to-date hours.

Bert's Market Place

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No summer Saturday outing to Eastern Market is complete without a trip to Bert's, where the barbecues are running hot from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and customers are invited to sing a song or two at the mic from a selection of jazz and blues tunes.

3rd Street Bar

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Sip on well drinks and beers at Third Street Bar during its weekly karaoke nights. On Tuesday’s beginning at 10 p.m. roving host DJ Robby Rob steps up to emcee. The bar now features vegan comfort food spot Street Beet, so patrons can grab a fake fried chicken sandwich in between songs.

Ghost Light

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The Ghost Light, the bar extension of Hamtramck’s non-profit improv and comedy venue Planet Ant, hosts free karaoke nights starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday nights hosted by Polish John.

Trixie's Bar

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Grab a boozy slushie and prepare to take the microphone at Trixie’s Bar in Hamtramck. Local Haireoke emcee Cole Davis brings their energy and props to the bar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sundays.

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Warrilow's Bar

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This neighborhood bar on the east end of Ferndale is a hangout for locals who rely on it for the generous piles of botana and weekend karaoke. Drop in from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays to sing.

168 KTV

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The karaoke bar and restaurant counterpart to Madison Heights’ of Asian grocery emporium 168 Asian Mart features several private rooms for groups of 12 to 28 people. Customers can reserve a room with a package that includes drinks and food (Think: Tempura shrimp and pan-fried dumplings) for the group.

red leather booth seats and a multi-colored wall decal with outlines of people singing. 168 KTV Lounge [Official photo]

Mutiny Bar

Thursday nights mean Shantasy Island karaoke at Southwest Detroit dive tiki bar Mutiny. The event runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and features more that 28,000 song options. Occasionally, the karaoke night narrows down selections to a theme such as The Beatles or Motown.

PizzaPlex

Southwest Detroit’s neighborhood Neapolitan pizzeria has embraced karaoke night in a big way. The restaurant features Haireoke on Wednesdays and Saturdays with host Cole Davis officiating. Participants are encouraged to embrace their secret singing alter ego by wearing a wig. PizzaPlex also occasionally features a Spanish language karaoke night, Como La Flor. There is typically a cover charge.

UFO Factory

Nearly every Sunday, Corktown’s funky rock and roll bar serves up karaoke to customers from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

McShane's Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar

a burger with pickles, red onion, and lettuce with fries McShane’s [Official photo]

McShane’s Irish Pub makes Mondays just a little bit better by letting customers to share the song in their heart. The weekly event helmed by roving karaoke host DJ Robby Rob runs from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

a burger with pickles, red onion, and lettuce with fries McShane’s [Official photo]

Pop + Offworld

Pop + Offworld is a go-to for stoner pizza and vintage arcade games, but on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. it transforms into a karaoke bar. Customers can get on the stage or take in the scene with a slice and a beer.

Flood's Bar and Grille

Bricktown area soul food restaurant and lounge Flood’s attracts crooners on Sunday nights with its regular karaoke sessions. Take the mic starting around 7 p.m.

Punch Bowl Social

Not comfortable with public displays of embarrassment? Head downtown to Punch Bowl Social and reserve a jam session with friends inside one of the private karaoke rooms. Rooms fits from four to 10 people and come outfitted in comfy couches, and comes soundproofed — an ideal situation for belting out a favorite ballad without all the hecklers.

Sid Gold’s Request Room

Head to the alley behind the Siren Hotel and duck inside Sid Gold’s Request Room, an intimate cocktail lounge with a mid-century feel and piano karaoke. Crooners can sing along to their favorite songs — be it goth rock, Disney music, or a 1980s ballad — performed by a live pianist several nights a week. Check the schedule for the more up-to-date hours.

Bert's Market Place

No summer Saturday outing to Eastern Market is complete without a trip to Bert's, where the barbecues are running hot from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and customers are invited to sing a song or two at the mic from a selection of jazz and blues tunes.

3rd Street Bar

Sip on well drinks and beers at Third Street Bar during its weekly karaoke nights. On Tuesday’s beginning at 10 p.m. roving host DJ Robby Rob steps up to emcee. The bar now features vegan comfort food spot Street Beet, so patrons can grab a fake fried chicken sandwich in between songs.

Ghost Light

The Ghost Light, the bar extension of Hamtramck’s non-profit improv and comedy venue Planet Ant, hosts free karaoke nights starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday nights hosted by Polish John.

Trixie's Bar

a frozé slushie in a clear glass with a red and white striped paper straw Mickey Lyons

Grab a boozy slushie and prepare to take the microphone at Trixie’s Bar in Hamtramck. Local Haireoke emcee Cole Davis brings their energy and props to the bar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sundays.

a frozé slushie in a clear glass with a red and white striped paper straw Mickey Lyons

Warrilow's Bar

This neighborhood bar on the east end of Ferndale is a hangout for locals who rely on it for the generous piles of botana and weekend karaoke. Drop in from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays to sing.

168 KTV

red leather booth seats and a multi-colored wall decal with outlines of people singing. 168 KTV Lounge [Official photo]

The karaoke bar and restaurant counterpart to Madison Heights’ of Asian grocery emporium 168 Asian Mart features several private rooms for groups of 12 to 28 people. Customers can reserve a room with a package that includes drinks and food (Think: Tempura shrimp and pan-fried dumplings) for the group.

red leather booth seats and a multi-colored wall decal with outlines of people singing. 168 KTV Lounge [Official photo]

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