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Sing Your Heart Out at These 12 Karaoke Spots in San Diego

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Eater has a special fondness for karaoke and San Diego has plenty of options for when you want to sing the night away. From private rooms where you can bring your own snacks and sing among friends to bars with cheap cocktails that'll give you liquid courage to belt out a tune in front of the crowd, here are a dozen spots around town that offer karaoke nightly or have special evenings dedicated to the art of crooning.

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Melody Karaoke & Cafe

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This formerly-modest karaoke joint recently got a swanky remodel. Its 11 private karaoke rooms, which offer bar and snack service, are decorated with mirrored walls and plush furniture and outfitted with the latest touchscreen karaoke machines.

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Karaoke 101 Lounge

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This modern karaoke den in Kearny Mesa, a favorite for its friendly staff, boasts 10 private karaoke rooms in an array of sizes. For die hard karaoke fans, it offers a special all-you-can-sing rate several nights a week.

Earlier this year, Chorus Karaoke expanded into Hive, an expansive bar and restaurant that includes a nightclub and 13 renovated private karaoke rooms that offer food and drink service.

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The Lamplighter

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This Mission Hills stalwart, in business since the 1950s, is a popular stop for karaoke, which is offered nightly from 9 p.m to 2 a.m.; the cheap and potent drinks will embolden you to sing in front of the crowd.

Cat Eye Club

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This East Village cocktail lounge and tiki bar features their Cool Cat Karaoke every other Thursday night. Starting at 9 p.m., the bar features Victor's South Seas Grog on tap for $7 and other specials.

Cat Eye Club

Werewolf

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This Gaslamp playground offers karaoke Monday through Friday, but pros know to go on Tuesdays, when the bar offers all you can eat tacos from 3 to 9 p.m.

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Redwing Bar & Grill

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This 30th Street spot, which serves basic bar food, attracts a diverse crowd for its karaoke which starts at 9 p.m. every night of the week.

The Ould Sod

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Hijinks are bound to ensue at this Normal Heights Irish bar, which added a new beer garden patio earlier this year. Karaoke is offered from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

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Kearny Mesa Bowl

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Knock down some pins at the bowling alley before getting up on stage to belt out some songs. Kearny Mesa Bowl offers karaoke in its bar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays.

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In operation since 1960, this Bankers Hill gay bar and piano lounge offers karaoke with live piano accompaniment on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Min Sok Chon

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Private karaoke rooms ring the main dining room of this Convoy eatery, which is decked out to resemble a traditional Korean village. Room rentals start at $25, and you can order in carafes of flavored soju and platters of sizzling bulgogi.

Carriage House Cocktail & Karaoke Lounge

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Karaoke kicks off a 9 p.m. nightly at this dive bar. Skip their food and fuel up instead on yakitori at the adjacent Hinotez.

Melody Karaoke & Cafe

melody

This formerly-modest karaoke joint recently got a swanky remodel. Its 11 private karaoke rooms, which offer bar and snack service, are decorated with mirrored walls and plush furniture and outfitted with the latest touchscreen karaoke machines.

melody

Karaoke 101 Lounge

This modern karaoke den in Kearny Mesa, a favorite for its friendly staff, boasts 10 private karaoke rooms in an array of sizes. For die hard karaoke fans, it offers a special all-you-can-sing rate several nights a week.

Hive

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Earlier this year, Chorus Karaoke expanded into Hive, an expansive bar and restaurant that includes a nightclub and 13 renovated private karaoke rooms that offer food and drink service.

hive

The Lamplighter

This Mission Hills stalwart, in business since the 1950s, is a popular stop for karaoke, which is offered nightly from 9 p.m to 2 a.m.; the cheap and potent drinks will embolden you to sing in front of the crowd.

Cat Eye Club

Cat Eye Club

This East Village cocktail lounge and tiki bar features their Cool Cat Karaoke every other Thursday night. Starting at 9 p.m., the bar features Victor's South Seas Grog on tap for $7 and other specials.

Cat Eye Club

Werewolf

werewolf

This Gaslamp playground offers karaoke Monday through Friday, but pros know to go on Tuesdays, when the bar offers all you can eat tacos from 3 to 9 p.m.

werewolf

Redwing Bar & Grill

This 30th Street spot, which serves basic bar food, attracts a diverse crowd for its karaoke which starts at 9 p.m. every night of the week.

The Ould Sod

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Hijinks are bound to ensue at this Normal Heights Irish bar, which added a new beer garden patio earlier this year. Karaoke is offered from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

ould sod

Kearny Mesa Bowl

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Knock down some pins at the bowling alley before getting up on stage to belt out some songs. Kearny Mesa Bowl offers karaoke in its bar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays.

km bowl

Caliph

In operation since 1960, this Bankers Hill gay bar and piano lounge offers karaoke with live piano accompaniment on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Min Sok Chon

Private karaoke rooms ring the main dining room of this Convoy eatery, which is decked out to resemble a traditional Korean village. Room rentals start at $25, and you can order in carafes of flavored soju and platters of sizzling bulgogi.

Carriage House Cocktail & Karaoke Lounge

Karaoke kicks off a 9 p.m. nightly at this dive bar. Skip their food and fuel up instead on yakitori at the adjacent Hinotez.

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