When it comes to cities in Southern California, some of the best weather, culture, food, and entertainment can be found in the stunningly serene and stimulating San Diego – a major metropolitan area that is simply studded with places and experiences to see and do.

If you happen to find yourself in sunny San Diego and you are in search of some karaoke near you for flexing your vocal chords solo or with friends, you’ve got some great options.

The top karaoke bars and rooms in San Diego.

1. HIVE | Karaoke & Golf

This Convoy Street staple has been THE destination for San Diego residents looking to unwind and have a good time. Featuring an extensive, Korean-inspired food menu, a collection of cocktail options, over 30 beers on tap, an interactive indoor golf simulator, and the coolest karaoke setup in town, HIVE is swarming with good vibes only. To check out the singing system, simply check in with members of staff to pick up your teams' microphones, head to your desired room, click the start button – and you're ready to go.

Even though there is a limit on the number of karaoke reservation requests for big parties in the VIP room (50+ guests), there are still amply spaced private rooms available on Fridays and Saturdays after 8pm, including small, medium, large, and extra-large. After 8pm, guests must be over 21.

2. Melody Karaoke Café

With its spacious layout, fabulous menu, and luxurious leather seating, perfect for comfortably hosting KTV sessions in their many private rooms, Melody is definitely another Convoy Street gem.

Wannabe singers can sign up for karaoke and take advantage of the great ambiance, food, and service while lining up their favorite musical tracks on one of the seamless sound systems. The ample interior rooms make this venue perfect for large party singalongs; and the massive menu of eats and treats, including the extensive bar options, are ideal for special occasions or turning a random weeknight into THE night.

3. Carriage House Cocktails & Karaoke

The positive vibes streaming out of your classic, neighborhood dive bar have never sounded as sweet as the notes pouring out of Carriage House, amazingly, another all-star karaoke venue on Convoy Street. With its rustic, bare-bones atmosphere and loyal base of long-time patrons, Carriage House has been taking care of business in San Diego for over 15 years. And it’s easy to see why.

Featuring a handful of pool tables and dartboards, plus large television screens and projectors, CH is primarily a sports bar that offers a great BBQ menu and a rotating tap of domestic brews. But there is also a legendary run of karaoke nights that keep many devotees coming back time and time again. No private rooms - this is strictly a front-and-center singing experience, but the crowds are always friendly and (mostly) willing to sing along.

4. The Lamplighter

The immediate feeling you get when walking into The Lamplighter is "young fun", this is definitely a popular space for the youth crowd, as evidenced by the thumping late-night dancefloor and cool, cash-only bar and bartenders. But it's also one of the few options in San Diego that offers karaoke every single night. That's right, 7 days a week, starting at 9:15pm sharp. And that sign-up list fills up pretty quickly.

With its hipster/dive bar vibes, which includes a dozen TVs, pool tables, and a dedicated outdoor patio, The Lamplighter goes in heavy to make sure that every visitor is taken care of, with major DJ events just about every night (just after karaoke).

5. Star Bar

This great space is the stuff of dreams, gfriendly bar staff mixing up curiously concocted drinks, just the right amount of kitsch hanging from the ceilings and walls, and, of course, karaoke. At the Star Bar, those looking to sing will always manage to find a song.

The venue is relatively small, yet spacious and able to accommodate decent-sized crowds of crooners on Tuesday's karaoke nights. Red leather upholstery on the barstools and banquettes makes for a great vantage point to watch the live performances. And while the food menu might be scant, Tony's Pizza and Coastal Cantina are located right next door – you can order food via QR code and have it delivered right to your seat. A place that has truly thought of everything.

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