Sometimes, you just have to sing. And sometimes you have to do it out loud and in front of other people. When you get that urge to belt out a tune, you’ll always find a usually-receptive audience at a karaoke bar. These are some of our favorite spots to release our inner crooner in Alaska.
The Karaoke Lounge at Asia Garden Chinese Restaurant is open seven days a week until at least 2 a.m., and sometimes later. In addition to a deep song list and stiff drinks, they even host regular all-ages karaoke if your kids are crooners, too.
Homer’s premier dance club, the Alibi Bar & Café, hosts karaoke every Wednesday night, as well as on other occasions, like holidays. The Alibi regularly adds new songs to their book, so you can change up your repertoire when the mood strikes you.
Folks in the Interior can sing until their hearts are content the Pump House. This gold rush-themed eatery not only hosts regular karaoke nights, but they also enjoy pitting singers up against one another in contests—like their Karaoke Sing-Off which culminates in a final round after several weeks of tryouts.
Singers in Alaska’s first city are able to exercise their vocal chords at the Potlatch Bar. Their popular DJs host a rotating cast of regulars who come in to serenade the bar with favorite tunes. The Potlatch even hosts holiday karaoke, where folks sing along to holiday classics.
This is the place for karaoke in Palmer. Their DJs host karaoke five nights a week— Sunday through Thursday—and boast one of the best song books in the entire MatSu Valley.
It comes as no real surprise that the best place for karaoke in Seward happens to be in the town’s best-know (probably) watering hole: Yukon Bar. So, strap on your spurs and dust off your best hat, and head on down for some the purtiest crooning this side of the Cook Inlet.
Palmer isn’t the only place in the Mat-Su Valley with an awesome karaoke spot: Singers in Wasilla unleash their voices at Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill. In addition to regularly-scheduled karaoke nights, Tailgaters also brings in DJs for special events like their New Years Eve Karaoke Party.
If you’re looking for a regular karaoke night on the Kenai—and don’t want to go to Homer—head over to the Bow Bar in the village of Kenai. They host karaoke at least one night a week and often on holidays. They seem to enjoy singing for any occasion at the Bow!
Back in Anchorage, the Blue Fox Cocktail Lounge is another reliable venue for people who just need to sing. Their karaoke DJ is there most Friday nights, and sometimes on Saturdays and holidays, if no live music is scheduled. P.S. Karaoke night often coincides with taco night. You’re welcome.