Manchester is certainly known for its musical history - The Smiths, the Stone Roses, Oasis, New Order and karaoke. Yes karaoke you read that correctly. Along with producing some of the world’s most legendary bands, Manchester is also rumoured to be the birthplace of the karaoke machine. In 1975, an inventor named Roy Brooke launched his “Roy’s Sing-a-Long Machine.” Of course the Japanese had developed the initial karaoke concept already in 1971, but that didn't stop Roy's hustle. Nowadays, Manchester is somewhat of a karaoke hub, with a wide variety of karaoke venues.

​​Whether you are looking for a lively themed gay bar on the infamous Canal Street or a cosy private room to share the stage with your nearest and dearest, you are sure to find somewhere that meets your expectations.

Let us have a look at some of the top Mancunian karaoke offerings. You can always use our venue finder to find Singa-powered venues wherever you are.

The top 10 Manchester karaoke bars and rooms:

1. King Pins Bowling

A group of girls singing karaoke in Manchester.

King Pins Bowling has two locations in Manchester, with one location inside the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre and the second in Trafford. King Pins Bowling offers a whole assortment of activities including: bowlings, duck-pin, ping pong, arcade games, curling, and of course karaoke rooms! Rooms start at £16 per half hour and can be combined with other activities to keep the night going. Book a karaoke room here.

2. 256 Wilmslow Road

256 Wilmslow Road Karaoke Bar in Manchester
256 Wilmslow Road Karaoke Bar Manchester

Located in the heart of Fallowfield and housed in a former church building is what makes it one of the most iconic party venues in the area with a rich history of serving up live entertainment. New Karaoke Snug Room now open - grab your society mates, course mates, housemates or brand new mates and enjoy karaoke on-screen with a private bar*, food, special drink offers and more.

3. Boom Battle Bar

girl singing
Boom Battle Bar Manchester 

Pucker up Buttercup! Are you ready to feel the BOOM? Get set for the time of your life, the Battleground has arrived!

Battle it out with your mates or a date with a selection of games including 2 Karaoke rooms, as well as Axe Throwing, Augmented Reality Darts, Beer Pong, Shuffleboard & much more! Find them at the Printworks.

4. Cargo Manchester

Cargo bar in Manchester
Cargo Bar Manchester

In a city that's always changing, Cargo Manchester remains the go to venue in the iconic heart of The Printworks.

With 2 karaoke rooms and a team of experienced and professional hospitality experts, we're ready to excel in all aspects of party life, making your clubbing experience unforgettable. Everything you need is now under one roof.

5. Junior Jacksons

Junior Jacksons in Machester
Junior Jacksons Manchester

Junior’s in Bunny Jackson’s Dive Bar upstart little cousin, nestled away underground in the Northern Quarter. Making a racket, and slinging bevs until 3am every day.

Karaoke, beers, shots, loud music, bad behaviour, sliders & hot dogs, BOGOF Happy Everything Happy Hour 5pm - 8pm.

6. Lane 7 Manchester

Lane7 in Manchester
Lane 7 Manchester

Forget everything you thought you knew about bowling alleys, because Lane7 is different. Really different.
Imagine the best bar you’ve ever been to and then add a first class dining experience, ten-pin bowling, ping-pong, pool, Karaoke and an unrivalled atmosphere into the mix. We’re perfect for nights out with mates, for parties and even for corporate events. All in all, it’s a pretty cool concept, and you’re going to love it.

7. Via

Via karaoke bar in Manchester
Via Karaoke Bar Manchester

Open since 1995, Via is the ‘grande dame’ of the world-famous Canal Street. This icon of the Gay Village is Manchester’s best live cabaret venue, showcasing an extravagant weekly array of the UK’s most fabulous cabaret artists

Via does karaoke Mondays and Tuesdays for people who fancy a laugh and on the last Sunday of every month they have ‘Drag Kings of Manchester’ – great for a fun night out in Manchester. Though primarily a gay friendly venue, Via gets a very mixed crowd and is welcoming of all come through its door, so don’t feel intimated, get yourself down to Via and get involved in the fun.

8. K2 Karaoke

K2 karaoke bar in Manchester
K2 Karaoke Bar, Manchester

K2 Karaoke offers the perfect marriage of karaoke and nightclub bundled into 30 private booths (for 2-40 people) for you and your friends! Each room is designed to encompass a classic eastern style with luxurious futuristic interiors.

Liberate your inner diva, grab the mic and sing your heart out in one of the luxurious private karaoke booths! Exclusively designed, sound proofed and feature the best state of the art touch screen karaoke technology. With self-service ordering systems available in each booth, you can keep your party refreshed and the drinks flowing all night long.

9. Orchid Karaoke Bar

Orchid Karaoke Bar in Manchester
Orchid Karaoke Bar, Manchester

In the heart of Manchester City Center, Orchid Karaoke has become the city's favourite place to get on the mic and show everyone the pipes that you've been hiding for years. Open from 9pm until 4am every single day! So get yourself down, enjoy a large range of beverages and sing your heart out.

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