Best of Boston

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 such as “Don’t Stop Believin” to campy oldies like Peggy Lee’s “Fever.” There’s no prize for the best cover at this diner-bar; thankfully, there are no incoherent ramblings from Paula Abdul, either.

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