Karaoke bars in Dublin

Don’t have any plans for New Year’s yet? Why not try partying in one of these karaoke bars in Dublin?

I was told to stop singing Wonderwall. I said maybe… Not sure how to spend New Year’s Eve in Dublin? Why not do some karaoke with friends in one of the many karaoke bars in Dublin? With a drop of alcohol in the system to loosen one’s tongue, even the most tone deaf people are able to belt out some decent songs. Whether you’re a closet Justin Bieber fan, or just looking for someone to join you for the Freddy Mercury part in Under Pressure, there is a diva in everyone just waiting to be released…

Karaoke Bars in Dublin

Ukiyo Karaoke Bar

Ukiyo is a restaurant, bar, lounge and karaoke venue that opened in 2004. The building has three private karaoke rooms for groups between one and 20 people with over 14,000 English songs to choose from. The karaoke rooms are not available for reservation in advance for non-diners, but the staff at Ukiyo’s can put you on a waiting list if you want to.

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 12pm-2.30am; Sunday 2pm-2.30am

Prices (per hour): €40 (groups of 12 or less); €80 (13 or more) 

Address: 7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

Contact: +353 (0)1 633 4071

Web: ukiyobar.com

Morton’s Pub

Morton’s Pub is over 50 years old and has firmly established itself as the leading karaoke pub of suburban Dublin. The pub offers karaoke nights every Friday and Saturday with Sue, their very own ‘Dublin Karaoke Queen’. You can choose one of over 500,000 songs to sing along to your heart’s content. They have everything from the old classics like Elvis Presley or the Beatles to current hits from artists like Adele or Ed Sheeran.

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 12pm-11.30pm; Friday 12pm-12.30am; Saturday 11am-12.30am; Sunday 12pm-11pm (Karaoke from 9pm onward on Fridays and Saturdays)

Prices: entry is free, you just need to pay for food and drink

Address: Firhouse Road, Knocklyon, Dublin 24

Contact: +353 (0)1 494 6361

Web: mortonspub.ie

Maneki Japanese Restaurant & Karaoke

This modern Japanese restaurant and karaoke bar is a relatively new addition to Dawson Street. The restaurant serves up fresh and authentic Japanese dishes and you can sing your favorite songs in one of the four karaoke studios. The two small rooms can hold up to eight people while the two bigger rooms can comfortably hold up to 20 people. The isolated rooms make it a comfortable place to sing together with your friends or on your own without judgement from other patrons.

Prices (per hour): small room €25 (€50 on weekends); big room €40 (€80 on weekends)

Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday 1pm-2.30am; Friday+Saturday 1pm-3.30am

Address: 43 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Contact: +353 (0)1 561 0889

Web: manekiktv.com

The Woolshed Baa & Grill

The Woolshed Baa and Grill is a sports bar in the best sense of the word. With around 20 TV screens the bar can broadcast a wide variety of sports, often at the same time. You can enjoy your favorite drink with a delicious snack from their menu while you cheer on your favorite team. And every Thursday you can listen to people attempt to sing the classics, the one-hit-wonders and the most cheesy songs ever composed during the Woolshed Cocktails and Karaoke nights. Maybe you even want to try singing one or two songs yourself!

Sunday-Tuesday 12pm-11.30pm; Wednesday 12pm-2.30am; Thursday 12pm-1am (Karaoke from 9.30pm onwards on Thursdays)

Prices: Free entry and you may get a free cocktail out of it if you join the singing!

Address: Parnell Centre, 198-200 Parnell Street, Dublin 1

Contact: +353 (0)1 872 4325

Web: woolshedbaa.com/dublin

Marrakesh by Mindo

Marrakesh by Mindo is a Moroccan restaurant with a modern twist. You can enjoy the rich and vibrant flavors of Moroccan cuisine made with fresh Irish ingredients in their restaurant. Depending on the day of the week you get to see some belly dancing or a jazz show. And if you still didn’t have enough entertainment, you can go to their modern karaoke rooms to sing and dance until late in the night.

Prices (per hour): small room €40 (up to 10 people); medium room €50 (up to 30 people); large room €60 (up to 30 people) 

Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12pm-10.30pm; Friday+Saturday 12pm-11pm (Karaoke everyday from 4pm-12am)

Address: 121/122 Capel Street, Dublin 1

Contact: +353 (0)1 878 8988

Web: marrakesh.ie

The George

Dublin’s most famous and beloved gay bar hosts a karaoke night every Saturday, aptly titled ‘Saturgays’. The karaoke night is hosted by the fabulous drag queens Veda and Davina Devine, together with DJ Conor Behan. Be warned though, Veda and Davina take great delight in teasing the singers who dare to take the stage. As long as the idea of a little teasing doesn’t put you off, karaoke nights at the George are guaranteed to be highly entertaining and fabulous at the same time.

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 2pm-2.30am; Sunday 2pm-1.30am (Karaoke nights every Saturday from 10pm until late)

Prices: Free admission before 10pm, €10 after

Address: 89 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

Contact: +353 (0)1 478 2983

Web: thegeorge.ie

The Workman’s Club

Situated in Dublin’s famous Temple Bar area, the popular multi-storey Workman’s Club is generally not thought to be a place to have karaoke nights. But every Sunday night, the club lends its main room upstairs with a capacity of 300 people and excellent sound system to the lively ‘Workman’s Karaoke Club’. The karaoke nights specialise in songs from the 80s, 90s and 2000s, so if you want to indulge some of your guilty pleasures, the Workman’s is the place for you!

Prices: free entry

Opening Hours: everyday 5pm-3am (Karaoke on Sundays)

Address: 10 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 8

Contact:+353 (0)1 670 6692

Web: theworkmansclub.com

What do you think about these karaoke bars in Dublin? Do you know any other good places where you can do some karaoke in the city or in the rest of Ireland? Feel free to add them in our comment section below.

Jacqueline Russe
Jacqueline Russe

Jacqueline is a German journalist and editor for Babylon Radio who likes comics, manga and video games. She is a state-certified translator for both English and German, currently working on her Bachelor's in Technical Translation.

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