Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) visitors looking to show off their vocal chops to (and with) the locals should find a welcome home in many of the karaoke nights and clubs throughout the region. From stand-alone rooms to charismatic hosts, DFW offers visitors plenty of opportunities for solo singers and group outings to sing along to their favorite songs. And don’t worry about being flat – these places are A-sharp in making you sound good.
1. THE GOAT
Ask locals where to go for karaoke and they’ll tell you The Goat. This dive bar in east Dallas features karaoke on Sunday nights and draws a crowd of long-time regulars and newbies searching for a tune. The drinks are priced just right and everyone will make you feel like family.
When performing karaoke in a bar, a key ingredient is a great host. Someone who can keep the energy up, the songs a’rolling and offer a little pizzazz. Dallas’ Good Luck Karaoke fits all those requirements. The three hosts pick a theme (e.g., used car salesmen, sailor suits, elves) for each event, dress the part and play fake guitars behind each singer. Their Thursday night events at the Twilight Lounge in Deep Ellum can be rowdy at times, but they’re always fun for visitors and locals alike.
Looking for a little privacy when you sing? Then head to Family Karaoke, which offers 14 private rooms for a party’s belting-out bliss. The north Dallas venue also has a full bar, kitchen, and a common area if you want to take a break from your friends’ Britney Spears singalong. Reservations are encouraged.
You’re a visitor who probably misses singing in your car. Dallas Karaoke Cab is here to help and serves all the DFW area. Even better: The karaoke is free. All riders pay for is the taxi or limo fare. Two vehicles are available: a seven-seater and a 15-seater. Make your reservation, hop in the vehicle and pick your karaoke songs to sing while you’re driven to your destination.
Featured image courtesy of Nate Igor Smith/Good Luck Karaoke.