6 of the Best Raleigh Karaoke Bars


Whether it’s in the shower, in the car or in front of a mirror, sometimes you just have to belt a few tunes. Thankfully, Raleigh has built up a thriving karaoke community, fulfilling rock star fantasies one night at a time. Pick up the mic at one of these Raleigh karaoke hot spots where both regulars and first-timers are welcome.


O’Malley’s Pub & Restaurant

O’Malley’s, just off Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, is your typical neighborhood bar that works karaoke into the mid-week mix every Thursday. The bar has a deep bench of regulars willing to belt out the classics. Great drink specials make it easy to work up the courage to take the spotlight. The food, service and friendliness make it worth an evening outing any day of the week.


Overtime Sports Pub

Every Saturday starting at 10 p.m. at The Overtime Sports Pub, the TVs are silenced to make way for karaoke. Sometimes the bar hosts fun karaoke events like ‘Real Band Karaoke,’ where you have the chance to be the lead singer of an ‘80s band! The kitchen stays open late until 1:30 a.m. so if the late night cravings hit, delicious pub food is waiting at your fingertips.


Pure Korean


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Have a need to release your inner Madonna but don’t want to do it in front of all the other bar-goers? All the shower singers are welcome inside Pure Korean Karaoke and Bar. You and your besties can sing it out in a private room within this Korean-inspired Raleigh karaoke hotspot. The private rooms are available by the hour and can accommodate your group, however large or small.



Champions is one of Raleigh’s oldest billiard clubs and sports bars. Champions at NCSU has karaoke Mondays and Wednesdays, and the Plaza West location has karaoke on Saturdays. Both feature the popular DJ services of David and Jennifer Price, who have been serving up crowd-pleasing tunes for more than 20 years at Champions. Their song library includes something for everyone, from the latest popular hits to classic rock hits.


Desy’s Grill and Bar

Desy’s Grill and Bar offers three karaoke nights – Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Any day is the perfect time for you to show off your singing talent! Participate in ‘Super Karaoke’ with David Price in this lively and casual sports bar. Take a break between songs to grab a bite to eat or play pool.


K-Mix Karaoke & Bar

K-Mix is a New York and Shanghai-style karaoke bar and lounge, featuring private rooms that can accommodate both small and large groups of people. It also has a main dance floor where you can belt out your favorite songs to the entire crowd, or enjoy the songs at the full-service bar. The song library is eclectic, featuring selections in a variety of languages other than English, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.


As you can see, Raleigh loves its karaoke and there are a number of great spots where you can sing your heart out! What Raleigh karaoke spots are you planning to check out first? We hope you have a blast, and if you have a recommendation, we’d love to hear from you! If you’re looking for a new home in Raleigh, we hope you’ll stop by Park Central Apartments for a look at the first high-rise apartment community in the Midtown District of North Hills. Visit Park Central online at to schedule a tour or call us directly at (844) 816-7095.


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