Karaoke is one of the best activities to partake in when out on the town, and everyone seems to enjoy the singing, even when you really can’t sing.

Here are some of Cape Town’s most popular sing-along bars:

The Manila Bar

This bar is arguably Capetonians’ favourite karaoke spot. Standing just off Long Street, it is situated in the hub of the city’s prime nightlife.

There is no traditional book of songs to choose from, but requests are taken.


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Explains why I have no voice today. Ps I cant sing for shit. Why am I so loud!!? #kareoke #manillabar #sing

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Address: 9 Green Street, Cape Town
Contact: 087 808 8502


Every Tuesday evening is karaoke night at Dizzy’s, and you get a free shot as a reward if the audience applauds your singing chops.

A warm, cosy atmosphere and great food also make this a fantastic place to hang out on the second day of the week.

Address: 41 The Drive, Camps Bay, Cape Town

TEL: 021 438 2686

Email: [email protected]

Aces N Spades

If you like a more rock ‘n’ roll establishment, pay a visit to this popular Hout Street bar. There is live music on most nights that the bar is open, but the one night every patron makes note of is karaoke night, which takes place every Wednesday.

Get the crowd going with your show-stopping vocal performance, and enjoy the evening.


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ROCK KARAOKE tonight with free shots for singers ?Pretend there’s no work tomorrow and call in sick instead ?

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Address: 62 Hout Street, Cape Town
Contact: +27214241620
Email: [email protected]


Are you a secret Karaoke King or Queen? This bar with a view hosts a karaoke night every Wednesday evening, uniting all patrons in song, dance and laughter.

If you think you have what a takes to be crowned the top karaoke singer of the evening, make your way over to QuayFour.

Address: 4 W Quay Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001
Contact: +27 (0)21 419 2008
Email: [email protected]

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.