Here in New Orleans, there’s music all around us. From festivals to late night jazz clubs, to second lines in the streets, it doesn’t take much to find a good performance. Though we all can’t be gifted musicians, karaoke is our one chance to live out our musical dreams. Channel your inner rock star with our top five places to sing karaoke in New Orleans.
1. Cat’s Meow
701 Bourbon St.
If you’re in the French Quarter area, you can’t skip the Cat’s Meow. The stage will surely make you feel like the superstar you are – at least for that moment. Check out their list in advance and begin practicing your choreography in your garage. Afterwards, you can walk right out and celebrate your debut performance in the French Quarter. Have a pen handy, someone may ask for your autograph.
2. Kajun’s Pub
2256 Saint Claude Ave.
Located in the Bywater with a very impressive karaoke collection is Kajun’s. Any song that you think of, they most likely have for you to perform. Perhaps the most important thing to note about their music collection is that out of their 50,000 tracks on deck, Kajun’s has a huge selection of Prince songs. In my world, this is a major key. Kajun’s is a great neighborhood pub, where you can party with the locals and feel at home. You can get your karaoke on every night starting at 5 p.m.
4133 S Carrollton Ave.
On Sunday nights, Shamrock lets you perform with your very own live band. Well, yours for about four to five minutes. What makes this place so fun is that while you’re waiting for your big moment, you can play tons of cool bar games such as pool, ping pong, darts, skee-ball, and more. What’s more fun than bar sports and karaoke?
4. The Saint Bar and Lounge
961 Saint Mary St.
You can’t deny that The Saint is a classic late-night spot where you can sing your heart out as you sip on a tiki drink. Once you drop the mic and wait for your round of applause, you can go to the back of the bar and play some arcade games. This is the perfect hide away for you if you want to remain an undiscovered talent and keep your karaoke talents under wraps.
5. Little Tokyo
1340 South Carrollton Ave.
Love Japanese food? So do we. Then you need to make a visit to Little Tokyo. You can get a private karaoke room and sing your heart out before or after you grub on some Causeway Rolls. The wonderful dishes here will fill you up before you do a few sets and entertain all your fans.