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8 Ridiculously Fun Karaoke Bars in Washington, DC

Muzette
Zeppelin
Recessions Bar and Grill
Solly’s
Wok and Roll
The Wonderland Ballroom
Penn Social
Green Lantern
Muzette
Zeppelin
Recessions Bar and Grill
Solly’s
Wok and Roll
The Wonderland Ballroom
Penn Social
Green Lantern

When you are in America’s capital, you can only take in the sights for so long. At some point, you may want to let loose and belt out some of your favorite tunes! Or, if you’re more of a wallflower, go where you can hear others do that. Washington, DC has a handful of super fun karaoke spots for you to explore. Next time you’re visiting DC and you’re ready to bust out “Livin’ On A Prayer,” check out this list of places. 


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Muzette

2305 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202)758-2971

Muzette is one of the more unique places in town, not just for singing but for the home-style Korean dishes that are served up. The subterranean karao-cave will leave you feeling as though you’re not in the U.S. anymore. You can enjoy private-room  karaoke if you want to sing at the top of your lungs without the public embarrassment. You’ll love the food, which ranges from K-pop chicken to shrimp tempura. If you’re wanting a truly unique experience, this may become one of your favorite places on the planet.


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Zeppelin

1544 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 506-1068

Zeppelin is a trendy sushi restaurant that is known for their yakitori as well as their impressive list of cocktails. Karaoke is when the place really comes alive, and it’s available throughout the week. Table reservations are a must, and there are table minimums that must be met in order to participate, too. It’s the kind of place that everyone will be talking about come Monday morning. The samplers and specialties menu are where you can get the best bang for your buck and try some new flavors at the same time.

 


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Recessions Bar and Grill

1823 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-6686

Recessions Bar and Grill offers a large array of beers for you to choose from. Many are craft and brewed around the area. There’s typical pub grub, too, so you can eat away some of your nerves before you head to the stage. The stone and wood décor helps to add to the vibe of the below-ground locale. You’ll find a long list of songs to choose from, and everyone is supportive whether you can sing on key or not. The bar has gotten it right so far since they’ve been in business since 1996.

 


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Solly’s

1942 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 232-6590

At first glance, Solly’s is your average corner bar. They offer great prices on their drinks and a standard menu of pub fare. What the place is really known for is a long list of events that keep people coming in night after night. You can enjoy music trivia on one night and karaoke the next. The music is loud, and that’s what people love about this place. They are unapologetically simple, and those going up to sing may not be the best, but they are most certainly the most entertaining. You’ll definitely want to check out what events are happening on the night you visit.

 


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Wok and Roll

604 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-4656

Wok and Roll has a casual location within the Gallery Place. You’ll find delicious food in the form of both Chinese and Japanese menu items. There are happy hours available throughout the week, which is a great opportunity to check out their full bar. Private karaoke rooms allow you to have your fun without embarrassing yourself too much in front of large groups of people. They’re open for both lunch and dinner so you can sing at any time your heart desires. 

 


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The Wonderland Ballroom

1101 Kenyon St NW, Washington, DC 20010
(202) 232-5263

The Wonderland Ballroom is a mainstay in the heart of town. You’ll fall in love with the two-level bar. When the weather is nice, you’ll want to take your beer onto the outdoor patio. The evening-only location usually opens at 5 and almost always has a DJ spinning out some amazing tunes. You’ll find plenty of beers on tap, and the extra crispy wings will have you craving them all week long. Karaoke is on Tuesdays, and the rest of the week is filled with entertainers who can’t wait to show off their musical skills.

 


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Penn Social

801 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 697-4900

Penn Social is a unique spot because it’s found on the lower level of the Little Penn Coffee House. It’s actually 10,000 square feet of private space where there’s special events, music, and more. You’ll find everything from corporate events to cocktail receptions happening here. On the average day, it’s just a great sports bar offering up pub fare. And it’s not uncommon for the occasional karaoke to take place, which includes contests and championships. When the pub is closed, you’ll definitely want to grab a coffee upstairs as it’s one of the best pick-me-ups you’ll find in the city.

 


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Green Lantern

1335 Green Ct NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-4533

A full list of special events take place on Fridays and Saturdays, and karaoke usually kicks into action around 9 or 10 on those nights. As for other events to look forward to, there’s men’s yoga and Kicks & Giggles. On some nights, shirtless men can even drink free. A full bar will keep you well-hydrated throughout the night, too. If you’re looking for some fun, check this spot out.