Best of Boston

2012 Best Karaoke

The Jeanie Johnston Pub

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, and a tone-deaf regular unleashing his jazz hands during a rendition of “Just a Gigolo.” Extra points for solid drafts, an encouraging crowd, an extensive Cher selection, and the occasional New Wave videos between performances.

144 South St., Jamaica Plain, 617-983-9432,