Didn’t make the Idols cut? Are you looking to unleash your inner superstar? Show off your shower rehearsed love songs or jam out a rock song on your air guitar. There’s an abundance of spots to tuck into great food plus sip on drinks and enjoy karaoke vibes in Cape Town – the best of both worlds.
Here’s a round-up of five picks that has a stage for you to sing your heart out and dance the night away:
Well known across Cape Town for fantastic live acts, Dizzy’s hosts live music every Friday night of the year. For more than 20 years Dizzy’s has hosted Karaoke on a Tuesday night and is often filled with tourists and locals alike. Tuesday nights are karaoke kingdom and an open mic policy means no judges (officially, but show business can be tough).
- Location: 41 The Dr, Camps Bay, Cape Town
2. Red Devils Sports Pub
This pub is home to all the Manchester United supporters out there, especially regulars living close by. So when Manchester United plays a game, you’ll surely find this pub more packed than usual. If you love singing karaoke, then this is the place to be. Without a doubt, Karaoke is at its best from Thursday to Sunday.
- Location: 132 Voortrekker Road, Goodwood, Cape Town
3. Walala Wasala Restaurant & Sports Bar
The restaurant and sports bar is named Walala Wasala which is a popular Zulu saying meaning “You snooze you lose, so take every day as a gift.” Come here for good ribs, burgers and chicken if you are hungry.
Trying the delicious draft beer is a good choice. Live music is performed by musicians in the evening. And course, after tucking into delicious food the karaoke vibe just brings it all together.
- Location: 11 Imam Harron Road Brookside office Building, Villager FC, Claremont, Cape Town
4. Algarve Restaurant
The hidden gem, Algarve, Restaurant is situated in Kuilsriver. The lesser-known eatery opened its doors in February 2020. Serving good food in a relaxed surrounding. From indoor seating to an outdoor table setting with a fire pit. Thursday and Sunday evenings are dedicated to karaoke.
The live jazz band will definitely keep you dancing in between the singing throughout the night. On entering the double-story house, for the first time, guests are always in awe to find this hidden treasure.
- Location: 12 Kerk Street,Kuilsriver, Cape Town
5. The Duke ‘n The Hood
The Duke focuses on entertainment and sport. They love entertaining -whether it’s live entertainment or karaoke nights, playing a game of pool or darts and even beer pong, they have something for everyone.
Get your karaoke jams prepared for a Friday, because Friday nights at The Duke ‘n Hood are meant for singing along, whether you hit the right notes or not, it’s fun for everyone.
- Location: 100 Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
Who cares if you’re a terrible singer or not? We’ve all seen karaoke boffins who hit those high and low notes perfectly but actually sing famous song lyrics incorrectly (don’t laugh). It’s all part of karaoke fun.
Getting together with friends for a night out is a perfect opportunity to go to a karaoke evening. Who knows, you might become the next stars in these karaoke bars?
Picture: Dizzy’s/ Facebook