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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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1. Mutiny Bar

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4654 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

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.

2. PizzaPlex

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4458 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 757-4992
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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.

3. UFO Factory

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2110 Trumbull Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216

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

4. McShane's Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar

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1460 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 961-1960
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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]

5. Pop + Offworld

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124 Cadillac Square
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-9249
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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.

6. Flood's Bar and Grille

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731 St Antoine
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-1090
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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.

7. Punch Bowl Social

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1331 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 749-9738
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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.

8. Sid Gold’s Request Room

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1509 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 277-4736
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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.

9. Bert's Market Place

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2727 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 567-2030
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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.

10. 3rd Street Bar

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4626 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-0603
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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.

11. Ghost Light

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2314 Caniff St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 365-4948
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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.

12. Trixie's Bar

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2656 Carpenter Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 316-5376
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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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13. Warrilow's Bar

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2140 Hilton Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 545-5861
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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.

14. 168 KTV

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32415 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 616-0168
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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]

1. Mutiny Bar

4654 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

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.

4654 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

2. PizzaPlex

4458 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

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.

4458 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

3. UFO Factory

2110 Trumbull Avenue, Detroit, MI 48216

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

2110 Trumbull Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216

4. McShane's Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar

1460 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
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.

1460 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

5. Pop + Offworld

124 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226

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.

124 Cadillac Square
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Flood's Bar and Grille

731 St Antoine, Detroit, MI 48226

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.

731 St Antoine
Detroit, MI 48226

7. Punch Bowl Social

1331 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226

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.

1331 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226

8. Sid Gold’s Request Room

1509 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

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.

1509 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

9. Bert's Market Place

2727 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

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.

2727 Russell St
Detroit, MI 48207

10. 3rd Street Bar

4626 3rd St., Detroit, MI 48201

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.

4626 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48201

11. Ghost Light

2314 Caniff St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

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.

2314 Caniff St
Hamtramck, MI 48212

12. Trixie's Bar

2656 Carpenter Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
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.

2656 Carpenter Ave
Hamtramck, MI 48212

13. Warrilow's Bar

2140 Hilton Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

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.

2140 Hilton Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

14. 168 KTV

32415 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
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.

32415 John R Rd
Madison Heights, MI 48071

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