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BEST Karaoke

2014 BEST Karaoke



The chance to sing for hours in a disco-ball-outfitted private den with loud, sweaty friends armed with tambourines is reason alone to love DoReMi, but did you know this bastion of Asian-style karaoke offers off-key nightlife in 13 languages? In… read more»

2013 BEST Karaoke



Now that we’ve embraced Korean pop music (e.g., “Gangnam Style”), we might as well also embrace the Korean-style karaoke on offer at DoReMi. There’s no drunk regular hogging the mike all night here. Instead, you share a room with friends,… read more»

2012 BEST Karaoke

The Jeanie Johnston Pub

Jamaica Plain

We like our karaoke with a side of characters, and this J.P. pub packs ’em in on Saturday nights: a James Spader doppelganger crooning the Temptations’ “Get Ready,” a gaggle of girls rapping their way through the early-’90s hip-hop songbook,… read more»

2011 BEST Karaoke

Do Re Mi Karaoke


They haven’t upped their prices a penny since opening 13 years ago. Fees may be retro, but the song library stays current with Lady Gaga and other hit-listers, while the studio’s 19 private suites, which fit up to 30 guests,… read more»

2008 BEST Karaoke

The Courtside


You do a mean AC/DC, and the world deserves to hear it. Even if you must endure a couple’s lovingly howled ‘Summer Nights’ duet before taking the stage, there’s no better platform for your talents than the Courtside: Its expansive… read more»

2007 BEST Karaoke



There are two kinds of karaoke-goers: traditionalists “just in it for the music” and Axl-style mike hogs. Limelight suits both. More than 5,000 songs provide variety, and an always appreciative, largely tipsy audience supplies the right amount of Idol-esque egging… read more»

2006 BEST Karaoke

Charlie’s Kitchen


The contagious only-in-a-karaoke-bar camaraderie at Charlie’s has crooners of all ages forgoing television remotes in favor of their own version of American Idol. During the always entertaining Tuesday night ham-fests, gleefully off-key patrons cover everything from frizzy ’80s power ballads… read more»