We all have one. That song we know by heart that has special dance moves or hand gestures when we sing it out loud. Most of the time, that song is reserved for the shower or the car but every now and then you need to get up on a stage and let it soar. To help you, we’ve rounded up the five best places in the city to get your sing on.
1 The Manila Bar
With an open stage, large song collection and a great energy, The Manila Bar is the go-to spot for some karaoke. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, the stage is open most nights. The lyrics also appear on a screen behind you so the crowd can encourage you and sing along too. Not ready to sing in front of strangers? Book out the private karaoke room or hire out the entire venue for your event and live out your on-stage dreams.
When Tuesday to Thursday 8 pm – 2 am, Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm – 4 am
Where 161 Longmarket Street , CBD
Cost R40 (may vary on Fridayss and Saturday)
Contact +27 21 555 2064, [email protected], FB Page
2 Aces ‘n’ Spades
If your soul is filled with rock ‘n’ roll, Aces ‘n’ Spades is the place for you. On Wednesday nights, you can rock out to the some of the most iconic music in history. Hosted by local comedian Paul Snodgrass, brave participants get to sing to classic rock tunes and get a free shot of tequila to ease the stage fright. Good singer or not, it’s loads of fun and the more you sing, the more tequila you get.
When Wednesdays at 9 pm
Where 62 Hout Street, CBD
Contact +27 21 424 1620, [email protected], thefirmct.co.za
3 Brass Bell
There must be something about Wednesdays that make people want to sing. The Brass Bell in Kalk Bay also allows patrons their moment in the spotlight with karaoke evenings on Wednesdays. The singing begins at 8 pm but arrive early and take advantage of their happy hour between 5 pm and 6:30 pm for some liquid courage before you hit the stage. They have a good mix of current and classic songs, so pick your favourite and show the crowd what you’ve got.
When Wednesdays at 8 pm
Where Main Road, Kalk Bay
Contact +27 21 788 5455, [email protected], brassbell.co.za
Dizzy’s in Camps Bay transforms from an ordinary pub to a karaoke hub on Tuesdays. Dizzy’s has been giving people the chance to live out their music dreams through karaoke for 20 years so they’ve got karaoke night out down to a fine art: R40 gets you on stage, there’s a great array of music to choose from and you get a free shot if you perform. Plus, Dizzy’s usually has drink specials too.
When Tuesday at 6 pm
Where 41 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay
Contact +27 21 438 2686, [email protected], dizzys.co.za
Photography Kane Reinholdtsen/Unsplash, The Manila Bar, Dizzy’s, Archives