Just got to sing?

Looking for a karaoke bar Brighton? Whether you’d like an exclusive booth so you can caterwaul with your mates or impress (or otherwise) a crowd of like-minded enthusiasts in an open bar. This unabashedly camp guilty pleasure that took the 90’s by storm is still creaming in royalties for the likes of Alannah Myles (Black Velvet) and Kings of Leon (Sex on Fire).

Get your glad rags on and warm those vocal cords. We’re turning the setting to power ballad and cranking the volume up to LOUD.

“Go big or go home” so the saying goes, Gars in the Lanes is one of Brighton’s favourite Chinese restaurants and host to the city’s single largest karaoke room. So if you and 29 of your dearest singalong enthusiasts want to get together for a night of modern Asian dining interspersed with heartfelt renditions of classics, Gars is your personal paradise.

Originating as it does from Japan it makes sense that Brighton’s newest and trendiest Japanese restaurant should have a karaoke booth in its stylish basement. Kujira is an izayaka bar, where in Japan, young professionals hang out after work for good quality casual dining and drinks. Fast forward to the early hours and its all about having a mic in one hand and a bottle of saki in the other. You too can live the dream with Kujira hiring out their downstairs bar and karaoke room for parties, as well as spontanious drop ins.

Lucky Voice is all about cutting loose and really immersing yourself in the karaoke experience. Booths are fully digitalised and even include a “Thirsty” button for room service drinks so you don’t have to miss a beat going to the bar. If you didn’t think life could get any better it can, Lucky Voice also serve pizzas. Ever wished you could just lock the kids in a soundproof room and leave them to scream themselves hoarse? Well, you can with a Lucky Voice kids party!

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Decked out in glitter balls and neon, Slam Star on Middle Street is open until 3 am at the weekends, perfect for insomniac songaholics or those who want to keep on partying. Booths are available with hire packages for Hens, Stags, Birthdays and Kids parties or pay per person per hour. Slam Star offer a reduced “off peak” rate, Tuesdays to Thursdays should your working week put you in the mood for a bit of Dolly’s “9 to 5”.

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Styled somewhere between a boutique and a carnival funhouse, Hotel Pelirocco dubs itself “Brighton’s original Rock ‘n’ Roll boutique”. All 19 rooms are individually themed, often musically, with a full out decor that holds no punches. The basement karaoke room is available for private hire for parties of up to 15. For a full-on experience you can scream along with the sex pistols all night before crashing in the “pretty vacant” all things punk room, or indulge in 50’s Americana before dreaming of Elvis in the “peliroccobilly” suite.

(Photo credit: Hotel Pelirocco)

One of Brighton’s oldest and much loved gay bars, The Bulldog, is well known for it’s bawdy but good-natured atmosphere and late opening hours. Head upstairs for seriously camp, competitive karaoke, drag-queen hostesses and a party atmosphere that is a frisson of enthusiasm. Karaoke at The Bulldog brings a new depth of meaning to singing with gay abandon!

(photo credit: The Bulldog, Facebook)