If you’re looking for a place to practice your crooning or just want to watch others show off their skills (or lack thereof), you’ve come to the right place. Below are five of the best karaoke options in Palm Beach and Broward counties.
1. Moonshine Molly’s Country Saloon
6450 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561/443-3337, moonshinemollyscountrysaloon.com
Normally a country bar with line dancing lessons and a honky tonk atmosphere, this saloon turns into a karaoke bar every Sunday at 6 p.m. with host Jammin’ Jimmy. With a few thousand songs to choose from, the genre choices tend to be a mix of country and R&B. Performers typically perform on a stage, but if a band is set to follow, they may perform on the floor. The age range of participants can be anywhere from individuals in their 20s to 60s. The atmosphere remains pretty laid-back throughout the night. Moonshine Molly’s also takes great pride in all of its one-of-a-kind moonshine drinks that have been tried and tested with the best moonshine around.
2. Coffee District (call after 3:30pm)
325 N.E. Second Ave., #104, Delray Beach; 561/455-0541, facebook.com/coffee.district
On Friday nights from 8 until midnight, Coffee District opens its doors for karaoke and new selections on tap. Coffee District offers a more intimate atmosphere for you to socialize and relax. Longtime employee Tim Budz says the crowd demographics can vary: “We can have anywhere from young to older people here, as well as kids.” Its karaoke night is hosted by Alex, who provides 150,000 songs to choose from. Budz says there is a crowd that follows the karaoke hosts, but the venue itself also has some regulars. Performers will be set up on the floor and typically choose to sing top 40, classics and hard rock.
3. Bru’s Room
1333 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach; 561/739-9332, brusroom.com
On Monday nights from 9 until 1 a.m., experience one of the best karaoke spots in Boynton Beach with Host Steve. Steve’s song catalog is plentiful, but he says that if he doesn’t have a song you want, he will find it for you. This unique karaoke spot doesn’t tend to follow a specific genre. In addition, Bru’s Room offers countless drafts and bottles with unique drinks you won’t find anywhere else in the area.
4. Muddy Waters
2237 Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach; 954/428-6577, muddywatersrestaurant.com
If you’re looking for a good time on a Thursday night, head out to Muddy Waters for karaoke starting at 8 p.m. Hosted by Fire & Ice Productions, there are tens of thousands of song options. Since Muddy Waters is primarily a restaurant, the company owner, Trish McKibbin, said the crowd is very diverse. From children to adults in their 90s, there is always a crowd for everyone. Performers will be on the floor and can expect a lot of respect and support from the crowd. There are two separate dining areas and two unique bars to fit whatever mood you’re in. There is also covered outdoor patio seating available.
900 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale; 954/990-7578; facebook.com/events/344558698913272
The SandBar’s exclusive karaoke host, Lisa Z, gets the party started every Saturday at 9 p.m. Lisa Z offers performers a chance to sing two debut songs their first time performing. Lisa Z says that even though SandBar does not have a stage, she sets up a designated performance area that allows her to host and her singers to move around, dance or perform with friends. She makes sure to have three microphones every week to give guests an opportunity to perform in small groups. “You will hear all kinds of different genres of music, from singers in their 20s all the way up to their 70s,” says Lisa Z. This makes for a wide range of genres and a diverse crowd. Lisa Z makes sure that she is hosting a karaoke party rather than a karaoke show, so the atmosphere is always upbeat and attendees are always ready for a party. “I pride myself in knowing that people are having a good time…those who don’t sing can attempt to stump or embarrass me by picking a song for me to sing personally, dancers can dance, those celebrating special events can expect to take home unforgettable memories, and you can also hear the bartender sing during special appearances,” said Lisa Z. Karaoke night is 21 and up.