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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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1. Karaoke 101 Lounge

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7578 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 292-1945
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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.

2. The Lamplighter

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817 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 298-3624
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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.

3. Melody Karaoke & Cafe

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4344 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 292-1689
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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4. Min Sok Chon

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4620 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 560-8168
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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.

5. Caliph

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3100 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 298-9495
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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.

6. Redwing Bar & Grill

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4012 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 281-8700
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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.

7. Carriage House Cocktail & Karaoke Lounge

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7945 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 278-2597
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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.

8. Hive

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4428 Convoy St Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 576-0700
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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.
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9. Cat Eye Club

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370 7th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 330-9509
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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.
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10. Werewolf

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627 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-0094
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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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11. The Ould Sod

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3373 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 284-6594
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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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12. Kearny Mesa Bowl

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7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 279-1501
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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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1. Karaoke 101 Lounge

7578 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
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.
7578 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111

2. The Lamplighter

817 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
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.
817 W Washington St
San Diego, CA 92103

3. Melody Karaoke & Cafe

4344 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
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.
4344 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

4. Min Sok Chon

4620 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111
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.
4620 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

5. Caliph

3100 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
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.
3100 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

6. Redwing Bar & Grill

4012 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
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.
4012 30th St
San Diego, CA 92104

7. Carriage House Cocktail & Karaoke Lounge

7945 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111
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.
7945 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA 92111

8. Hive

4428 Convoy St Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92111
hive
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.
4428 Convoy St Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92111

9. Cat Eye Club

370 7th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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.
370 7th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

10. Werewolf

627 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
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.
627 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

11. The Ould Sod

3373 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
ould sod
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.
3373 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

12. Kearny Mesa Bowl

7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111
km bowl
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.
7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111

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