If you, like us, love belting out some fine tunes with your friends on a classic night out, but don’t know where to begin, stay calm. We understand the importance of channeling our inner Adele and for that we have curated a karaoke calendar of sorts, Mondays through Sundays for the karaoke lovers. Did someone request ‘I will Survive Again’ again? Because #OurJam.

Monday

Soul Fry, Bandra

Love Goan cuisine and putting your Indian Idol voice to test all at once? Soul Fry, just off a narrow lane on Pali Hill is the answer. Every Monday, Soul Fry has Karaoke nights for its patrons, old and new. They take English songs requests and of what we’ve seen, the atmosphere is electric. But make sure to book your tables in advance.

Timings: 9pm onwards

The Irish House, Lower Parel

Beat Monday blues by simply stepping out at The Irish House, a beer-lover’s pub and a karaoke singer’s stage. They do good old rock songs and the energy is simply energetic, considering the long week that awaits us.

Though it does not get super crowded, we recommend getting there early to improve your chances of getting  song requests granted.

Timings: 9 pm onwards

Photo source: The Irish House

Photo source: The Irish House

Tuesdays

Copa, Juhu

With its vibrant energy, Copa isn’t just a must-visit pub for those awesome swing chairs {yes, you can sit on them} that they offer but the fun karaoke night in store for their patrons. The lounge has a very casual and dimly lit vibe, and the crowd is generally one of post-office workers stumbling in to chill. Plus, the menu doesn’t burn a major hole in the pocket. The songs are generally English with rock genre suggestions finding favour.

Timings: 9pm onwards

Photo courtesy: Copa

Photo courtesy: Copa

The Bombay Bronx, Breach Candy

As the name goes, Bombay Bronx is a cafe embracing everything the city represents. The decor is representing the city and the obsession of the city, Bollywood. So expect the crowd grooving to Bollywood music. One of the few karaoke bars in the city offering a purely Bollywood mix, this one is for the Hindi film lovers.

Timings: 8.30 pm onwards

Photo source: The Bombay Bronx

Photo source: The Bombay Bronx

WTF, Versova

This tiny cafe in Versova isn’t big on the space. Crammed for spaces, find yourself singing along with people you’ve just met. Every Tuesday night, WTF gets their karaoke jam set out and the crowd sings and dances.

#LBBTip: We’ve been told shots are on the house for the karaoke patrons, so if you’re lucky free shots may be on the cards.

Timings: 9pm

The Local, Fort

Always wanted to be a part of the underground scene but didn’t know where to begin with? Start with The Local, a karaoke bar in Fort. It goes by the name, Cafe Paris and is a password-protected bar. Every Tuesday, they host Bollywood karaoke for film-y fans.

#LBBTip: Join their Facebook group here, to be in the know and the password. Also, post 9.30pm they do not take table reservations, so make sure to get there well in time.

Timings: 8.30 pm onwards

Photo courtesy: The Local

Photo courtesy: The Local

Out of the Blue, Powai

Don’t want to travel all the way to town for karaoke from Powai? Well why bother stepping out because Out of The Blue takes care of this need in that neighbourhood. This spacious restaurant can easily accommodate a good crowd and what’s more, they have a separate dining area for dining. So if someone’s in for a quiet dining experience, the chaos of karaoke won’t bother them.

Timings: 8.30pm onwards

Wednesdays

iBar, Bandra

One of our Bandra favourites, iBar has one of the best karaoke scenes happening in the city. This cozy bar generally has a regular crowd of people who come here and take over the karaoke stage.  From classics to pop, to even the hip-hop genre, its all on the list. But we recommend it mainly for its community vibe.

Timings: 9.30pm onwards

Photo courtesy:IBar

Photo courtesy:IBar

Hard Rock Café, Worli

Hard Rock Cafe does karaoke nights really well. Not only is it known for cool gigs, but their Wednesdays are all about doing karaoke and an offer for three cocktails for INR 550 {excluding taxes}.

Timings: 8.30pm onwards

Photo source: Hard Rock Cafe

Photo source: Hard Rock Cafe

3 Wise Monkeys, Khar

Slowly taking away the pain of 3 Wise Men shutting down, this place is upping its karaoke game. Perfect for the suburban residents, this Khar bar organises karaoke every Wednesday. The food and drinks are priced reasonably, however do make sure to book a table if it’s a group of over five.

Timings: 9.30pm

Photo courtesy: 3 Wise Monkeys

Photo courtesy: 3 Wise Monkeys

Woodside Inn, Andheri West

Is Wonderwall by Oasis your jam? Then Woodside Inn is the place for you to go and showcase your love for the band. Classics from My Way Or The Highway and songs by Britney Spears will be sung quite repeatedly, though any suggestion is welcome really.

Timings: 8.30pm onwards

Thursdays

Road House Bluez

Good kebabs and a relaxed ambience, patrons really enjoy their karaoke nights here. Though the karaoke hours don’t have any specific packages, their menu is affordable and isn’t heavy on the pocket. Perfect for Andheri West dwellers, this luminescent cafe generally has an office crowd destressing by taking the mike, one song at a time.

Timings: 8.30pm onwards

Photo source: Road House Bluez

Photo source: Road House Bluez

Cafe Cubano, Kemps Corner

Cafe Cubano started its karaoke nights fairly recently, but their musical game is on point. Though they usually only do English songs, they also take Hindi song requests, so if you have something in mind, go up and request it!

Timings: 8pm onwards

Photo source: Cafe Cubano

Photo source: Cafe Cubano

Fridays

Tight House, Borivali

Another of the hidden gems we’ve stumbled across, Tight House in Borivali has a very warm, close-knit community vibe with the karaoke regulars. When we say it’s a maddening night, we are not overselling it. Getting there early around 8.30pm is recommended as post that, they not only stop taking reservations, but you won’t be able to squeeze in a good karaoke spot on the list.

Timings: 8.30pm

Photo source: Tight House

Photo source: Tight House

Vertigo, Malad

Though this place isn’t as well-known among the karaoke regulars, Vertigo is slowly picking up. We know Malad is too far, but if you’re in that area and in the mood of going all out with your lungs, this is it. The crowd is mainly the regular office-going crowd, but the karaoke host is really interactive and will even let you hog the stage TWICE {a concept unheard of in karaoke culture}.

Timings: 8.30pm onwards

Saturdays

Merlin’s, The Orchid Hotel

Still looking for a karaoke place on a Saturday night because the clubs/bars are massively crowded? Well head to Merlin’s at The Orchid Hotel. This five star hotel is on the higher end of the budget and they generally do dress codes {no flip-flops etc}, but it’s perfect for a fun karaoke night. What’s more, the karaoke carries on till 1.30am.

Timings: 8pm onwards

Photo source: Merlin's, The Orchid

Photo source: Merlin’s, The Orchid

Sundays

The Little Door, Versova

The cutesy place in Versova is perfect for two reasons – their Sunday brunch combined with their karaoke They do great sangria’s and pop music requests. Want unlimited beer and sangria for you and your group of friends? Get it for INR 1,193 {excluding taxes} or go for their unlimited food and drinks options for INR 1,393 {excluding taxes}.

Timings: 12pm to 4pm

Featured photo source: The Irish House