Top Karaoke Bars In Houston

October 24, 2013 7:00 AM

Love to sing? Houston’s many karaoke bars and restaurants with karaoke nights can fulfill your desire to sing on stage like a star, whether you can carry a tune or not. Check out a few of the places you can go to belt out your favorite tunes and envision yourself as a singing star.

Glitter Karaoke
2621 Milam St., Suite A
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 526-4900

Glitter Karaoke probably has the largest song selection in town. With over 100,000 songs to choose from for your performance, there is likely to be your favorite among them. This karaoke hot spot also has a party room for you and up to 29 of your friends to sing along with the music on the room’s karaoke system that also sports the same song selection as in the main room. Unlike some other karaoke bars, Glitter Karaoke has a dressy dress code, which is most strongly enforced if you choose to go on Fridays or Saturdays. If you plan to go, don’t miss out on the specials like steak nights on Wednesdays when you can get a full steak dinner for $12 or buy five and get one free beer bucket deals on the weekends.

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PJ’s Sports Bar
614 W. Gray St.
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 520-1748

PJ’s Sports Bar is, as the name suggests, a sports bar first. This site only offers karaoke on Fridays after 9 p.m., but once you go to this hole-in-the-wall bar, you will become a regular. The atmosphere is casual with an eclectic group of patrons singing karaoke and watching. The karaoke area is a small space upstairs and furnished with a large sofa for those watching. If you want a place on the couch or another spot in the upstairs area, arrive early to PJ’s, which quickly becomes a crowded place as the night wears on. 

The Cellar Bar
3140 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 528-6435

Another bar with a special karaoke night is The Cellar Bar on Richmond. This bar is quirky and laid back, so much so that its motto is “Because mainstream bars suck.” Visit on Friday or Saturday anytime after 9 p.m. to sing along with the karaoke machine as it plays. This bar also has coin-operated pool tables and games for you to enjoy while awaiting your turn at the mic or to pass the time between songs. If you go early, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., you can indulge in almost any drink from the bar for a discounted price during happy hour.

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10179 Westview Drive
Houston, TX 77043
(713) 722-7111

If you want to sing with your friends but not in front of a bar full of noisy patrons, check out Ziller. This karaoke bar in Spring Branch allows you rent a private room that can easily fit a dozen people for only $20 per hour. You can also get complimentary snacks. Don’t be put off by the multi-lingual song list. There are many modern American songs available as well as a large selection of Korean songs. This is a great place to go if you are near City Centre or in the Beltway 8 and I-10 area and looking for a quiet place to sing your heart out.
Christian’s Tailgate
2000 Bagby St., Suite 106
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 527-0261

What happens when you combine great service and award-winning burgers with fun karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays? You get the atmosphere of Christian’s Tailgate in the Heights or Midtown. The best way to enjoy Christian’s Tailgate’s karaoke night is to get a group of at least 10 people to reserve a party table. With your table reservation, your group gets a VIP card so you can choose when you want to sing without waiting in line. For serious singers, consider signing up by 10 p.m. for the 11 p.m. karaoke contest on Thursday nights. The top male and female singers as well as the best overall win cash prizes of up to $100. That could get you a lot of beer or several burgers for your next karaoke night at Christian’s Tailgate in Midtown.

Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at