After a recent trip to the Philippines, I have grown an extreme fondness for karaoke.
They are literally obsessed with it over there, you can't walk down the street without hearing it. I wanted to bring this craic home with me and decided I'd arrange a karaoke night for a group of friends but I struggled to think of more than one or two places.
When this kind of situation comes about there's only one thing for it - writing an article on Lovin Dublin.
Chances are many of you have run into the same struggle.
Here are the best spots in the city to belt out the tunes imperfectly:
Ukiyo is the most popular place in the city for karaoke and it's easy to see why - it's such good craic.
There are three private rooms and over 14,000 songs to chose from. Rooms can hold up to twenty people and come in at €30-60 per hour.
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Maneki is a new edition to Dawson Street.
This modern Japanese restaurant serves up fresh and authentic dishes that look absolutely stunning.
They have four karaoke studios, two big and two small. The small can hold up to eight people and costs €25 per hour and €50 on weekends. The big rooms hold up to 20 people and cost €40 per hour, €80 on weekends.
As the only people in the room are those in your party, you can feel more comfortable letting loose and not worrying about a stranger’s harsh judgment of your bum notes.
If you're feeling a little more confident and don't mind singing in front of a large group of people, Workman's is such a fun spot for karaoke.
Karaoke night is on Sundays and focuses on the classics of the 80's, 90's and naughties a.k.a the dream genres for drunken sing-songs.
Admission is free so you can save your beans for spending on some dutch courage!
Moroccan heritage meets pop culture fun.
Marrakesh serves up delicious Moroccan food with a modern twist. After enjoying some belly dancing or a jazz show, depending on the day of the week you dine, you can move to their state of art karaoke rooms for some singing and dancing until the mic drops.
The small room (up to 10 people) costs €40 per hour, medium room (up to 15 people) is €50 per hour and large room (up to 30 people) is €60 per hour.
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5. The George
The famous George bar hosts a karaoke night every Saturday along with drag performances from Veda, Davina Devine, and DJ Conor Behan.
There's no place better for a bop in town.
6. The Woolshed
The Woolshed on Parnell Street hosts a karaoke night every Thursday filled with cheesy tunes and absolute classics.
If you brave the main stage you'll be rewarded with not only huge applause from the audience but a free shot from the bar.
Cheers to that!
Time to belt out the tunes!