Bearly's House of Blues & Ribs, Wednesdays
While Bearly's always has its regulars, it's all about fist pumps and dancing for everyone---including newbies. "It's just one of the few places in town where even if you are in a crowd, you still feel like you're surrounded by friends," says owner Mimi Iatrou. Whether it's the resurrected popularity of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" or the classy choice of "Mack the Knife," Bearly's has you covered.
1269 Barrington Street, 423-2526
Michael's Bar & Grill, Wednesdays to Sundays
Michael's hosts a whopping five nights of karaoke, and The Coast's reigning Best Karaoke Host, Laurie the Guy, hosts three of them. "'Picture' had the honour of being the number one over-played song in karaoke for over six years, one month, two days, four hours, 29 minutes and 33 seconds (but who's counting) before being dethroned by Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face,'" writes Laurie. Karaoke man Anthony V hosts Fridays and Saturdays.
6100 Young Street, 454-6600
Rodeo Lounge, Thursdays
Rodeo Lounge (pictured above) has country karaoke for you: On April 29, attend the Taylor Swift Karaoke Challenge and sing a Taylor Swift song to get your name entered for a trip for two to see Taylor Swift in the States. Hosted by Belinda and Mark---no gold diggers, please. 121 Ilsley Drive, 468-6666
Cheers Bar & Grill, Mondays and Tuesdays
Extend the weekend with Cheers' rockstar karaoke Monday and Tuesday nights, with host Jackie Smith. The bar doesn't close until 3:30am, giving you plenty of time to win prizes (no matter how you sing) and get your favourites in. But please, leave the "Brown Eyed Girl" behind.
1743 Grafton Street, 421-1655