These are the best karaoke spots in Chicago. Some might say one person can’t make an objective list of the best anything. Those people are wrong.
If a woman doesn’t seem to want to dance with you, showing her your rad switchblade probably won’t win her over.
Even some good singers will screw up their performance by standing still as a statue (but not one a those hot nude statues people label as “art” — like a scary gargoyle statue). Great, you sing well, but who cares? A drunk, chatty karaoke audience will happily ignore you, good voice or not, if you’re not animated enough.
Listen, I won’t be talking about bars that will keep you up-to-date with the poll statistics as you slowly sip on a glass of pinot WHO-THE-HECK-CARES (a nice vintage wine). The bars below are bars you can go to and drink so much you’ll forget that there are elections or, heck, even presidents. If you were looking for a place you could talk politics with the other patrons, then leave now. This is not the article for you. If you feel like you need a place to hide, then I know a few spots for you…
Fred–the karaoke jock at Alice’s–has a reputation for being intense. This shouldn’t turn you off from karaoke at Alice’s. In fact, it should do the opposite. In the words of The Wire superstar Omar, “A man’s got to have a code.”
Karaoke! It’s not for the weak. If you want to become a karaoke expert, if you think you have what it takes, this is the article for you.
Have you been rocking out into a hairbrush in front of the bathroom mirror for as long as you can remember? Working hard on your stage presence in private? Take your passions out in to the open and perform with a live band.
There are a lot of factors that take a dive bar from the shallow, dirty gutters of “bad” and somehow, miraculously make it “good.” Hidden Cove, with it’s karaoke, is a great dive bar, encompassing everything good and nice about dive bars…
February’s events will rock your socks right off. Even if your feet are so cold you’re wearing two pairs of socks, it will rock them off, all four individual socks. They are that great! Read about them!
Warm temperatures and sunny skies have boosted the energy of Chicagoans who are ready to sip, savor and sing their nights away. What better way to spend a hot summer night than karaoking with friends?
So… you think you can sing? Instead of belting out your favorite tunes in the shower, or singing into your remote control, grab a REAL mic and showcase your inner diva at 6 of our favorite karaoke spots around Chicago (in no particular order):