Sociable, fun and apparently stress releasing too, karaoke is one of the best nights out you can get. If you’re ready to pick up the mic and sing, here are the top 15 best karaoke bars in Portland, Oregon (in no particular order)...
1. Baby Ketten Klub – a cool bar, vegan menu and a private karaoke room
Baby Ketten Klub is a karaoke bar located in the Hosford-Abernethy District. Besides their Portland, Oregon location, there is another location in Washington.
Their website playfully spells words differently such as “Clik heeer to serch 4 yer fave songz!”, which adds playfulness and zaniness to their business background.
Instead of “Right now” their website will say “Rite meow” because it’s the Baby Ketten (instead of Kitten) Club.
Equipped with a full bar, 12 taps, and a full vegan menu, you will have fun no matter if you eat vegan or not with public or private room karaoke.
Address: 2433 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
2. Karaoke From Hell – a well-established karaoke band that is available for bookings
Karaoke From Hell is a karaoke band that has been singing in Portland for almost 30 years.
Their Facebook page says that they play at Dante’s in Portland at the address below every Monday. However, look on their social media to find out if they are playing at another location in the Portland area.
If you want to be in a Karaoke from Hell video, they have instructions on how to make and submit the video on the website.
If you wish for them to sing at a special event, go to the “Booking” section of their website to tell them more details about your event.
Address: On the corner of SW 3rd and Burnside
3. Voicebox Karaoke Northwest – the perfect karaoke venue for any special event
Voicebox Karaoke Northwest offers private karaoke rooms, Asian-style decorations, access to sake, and an elevated snack menu in the Northwest District. Besides their Northwest location, there are 4 other locations throughout Oregon.
Whether you want to come to Voicebox for a birthday, friends’ outing, bachelor or bachelorette party, team building activity, or whatever special event, you will have fun with your family or friends with the cost-effective group rate each of you taking turns to sing your favorite songs (2 microphones per private suite).
The current 3 songs on the top 100 are Truth Hurts by Lizzo, WAP by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, and Shallow by A Star is Born.
Address: 2112 NW Hoyt St, Portland, OR 97210
4. The Trap Lounge – a top restaurant offering delicious food, great beer and an awesome karaoke experience
THETRAPLOUNGE asserts itself as the “best restaurant in town” at its Creston-Kenilworth District location. No wonder they feel this way because they offer delicious modern American food, great beer and wine, and awesome karaoke experiences.
Start your night off with an appetizer such as beef nachos, mozzarella sticks, quesadillas, or mini corn dogs. Hamburgers, subs, cheesesteaks, and salads are the crowning joys of the entree menu for you to enjoy next.
While you sing karaoke, enjoy happy hour from 3 pm to 5 pm with $1.75 domestic drafts and $2.25 wells. Address: 3805 SE 52nd Ave Portland, Oregon 97206
5. The Alibi Tiki Lounge – a tropical-themed karaoke bar and lounge
The Alibi Tiki Lounge is a tiki karaoke bar in the Overlook District that makes you feel like you are on a tropical island with tropical-themed cocktails and island-themed pictures on its walls.
Karaoke starts at 9 pm daily. Enjoy cocktails, slushies, and delicious dishes during karaoke time. Rain Killer and Mai Tai are the top 2 choices on their cocktail menu.
Fish, pork, and chicken grace the sandwich menu, and the specialties menu include gluten-free kalua pork, gluten-free teriyaki chicken, and the aloha plate that mashes the two types of meat together with a Hawaiian mac salad and steamed white rice.
Address: 4024 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227
6. Chopsticks – Taiwanese food served at your favorite karaoke bar
Chopsticks is a karaoke bar located in the Laurelhurst district also offering a patio for outside dining on their Chinese-American food fare. Enjoy a game of pool in between your karaoke sessions.
The company claims to be “your most favorite karaoke bar”. Besides this high confidence in their business success, Chopsticks is one of the best karaoke bars in Portland because they have been in business for over 25 years delivering great karaoke experiences and delicious Taiwanese dishes such as salt and pepper squid and orange chicken with potstickers.
Address: 3390 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
7. Suki’s Bar & Grill – one of the best venues for your karaoke night
Suki’s Bar & Grill is a karaoke bar situated in South Portland. Before becoming a karaoke bar, Suki’s was known as a steakhouse and piano bar. Enjoy UFC, college sports representing Oregon, and other sports while dining at Suki’s.
Karaoke takes place Wednesday through Sunday at 8 pm. The restaurant has been hosting karaoke events for the past 2 decades and still going strong.
Many local media publications have recognized Suki’s Bar & Grill as one of the best venues for karaoke night!
Address: 2401 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
8. Capitol Bar – a full craft bar with karaoke, sports and delicious soul food
Capitol Bar is within the Lloyd District of Portland offering a full craft bar, karaoke, sports viewing, and delicious soul food that you can enjoy on an open patio.
When you visit their website, search through their list of available songs with a direct search, or you can search by categories such as Top 100, Ladies’ Night, by decade, or the miscellaneous list.
Once you select a song, you type in your stage name and the join code that one of the Capitol Bar representatives gives you to get started on your karaoke experience.
Address: 1440 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
9. Oh Yeah – jump on stage and give this Latin karaoke bar a go
Oh Yeah is a Latin karaoke bar located in Centennial Pizza in the Gresham-Centennial district.
Check their Instagram or Facebook profile to find out which DJ or band will be playing during the night you visit Oh Yeah.
On nights that other bands and DJs are not playing, you can jump on stage and give karaoke a shot as you enjoy their delicious craft cocktails and Latin bar eats such as slushies, wings, fries, and more.
Address: 18061 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97236
10. Cheerful Tortoise – a great karaoke venue for students, locals and tourists
Downtown Portland’s Cheerful Tortoise is a karaoke and sports bar frequented mainly by Portland State University students, but other locals and tourists love the experience, too!
Hence, the Cheerful Tortoise is one of the best karaoke bars frequented by college students in Portland.
On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, enjoy karaoke for only a $5 entry from 9 pm to 2 am. Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday with tacos only costing $1.25 each with either chicken or beef. Drink specials during Taco Tuesday are from 9 pm to 12 am.
You can be a customer of the month by sending a picture of you enjoying Cheerful Tortoise to the business’s email.
Address: 1939 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
11. Moon Dream – a nightclub and karaoke bar serving Asian dishes
Moon Dream is a newer nightclub and karaoke bar that just opened in 2019. located in the Madison South District of Portland in the Madison Heights Plaza.
Other events include Ladies Night, Happy Hour, and others. Check their Facebook profile for updates on their special events.
Enjoy delicious Asian dishes such as crab cream puffs, chicken satay, fried wontons, egg rolls, shrimp tempura, and so much more for you to indulge in as you do karaoke.
Address: 3232 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220
12. The Spot 79 – mix a round of pool and some karaoke for a great night out
The Spot 79 is a karaoke bar that has been in business since 1954. Located in the Mt. Scott-Arleta District, enjoy a surf ‘n turf menu while you do karaoke and/or play a round of pool.
Every night they are open, and enjoy karaoke and delicious dishes such as chicken strip baskets, loaded potato skins, soup, salad, burgers, and other sandwiches.
The signature Spot Burger is made with a third pound of Angus beef patty, 3 bacon strips, egg, pickles, lettuce, tomato, house sauce, and dill pickle chips.
Address: 7944 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206
13. Rumpus Room – karaoke and shuffleboard great for a birthday celebration
Rumpus Room is a Portland dive bar located in the Hazelwood district.
When you decide to have a birthday karaoke night at Rumpus Room, you get a free bottle of champagne with your event booking. While there is no happy hour at the establishment, you can get $2.75 PBR tallboys throughout the day.
Enjoy karaoke, 3 shuffleboard tables that have shuffleboard tournaments every Saturday, and 9 taps at their bar.
Address: 10555 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97266
14. Eagle Eye Tavern – friendly bartenders and a fun karaoke experience
Lents District’s Eagle Eye Tavern is a local bar where Yelp readers have raved about the friendly bartenders and fun karaoke experiences.
Four nights during the week, you can enjoy karaoke night with family and friends while indulging in a happy hour daily from 3 pm to 7 pm with $3.50 well drinks and $1 off draft micros and local liquor.
Karaoke hours are 9 pm to 1:30 am from Fridays through Mondays.
Address: 5836 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266
15. Spare Room Restaurant & Lounge – a late night venue for karaoke and breakfast!
Get your groove on and dance and sing karaoke at Spare Room Restaurant & Lounge, which is located in the Cully District.
Enjoy classic dishes such as burgers, BLT, chef salad, and country-fried steak.
This lounge opens at 7 am and keeps the party going until 2:30 am every day, so there are even breakfast dishes such as pancakes, french toast, omelettes, scrambled eggs, and bacon to indulge in if you get the party started early in the day.
Address: 4830 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218
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