There’s nothing more divisive than karaoke bars. You’re either dead excited to go and see it as a super fun night, or you’re terrified by them! Either way it’s still a kind of rite of passage for students, and you’ll usually end up having one of the best nights ever. In Bristol, there are lots of great karaoke bars to choose from. They all have a different vibes and advantages, but my advice is to just try them all! Whether you’re a confident singer with a great voice, or trying karaoke for the first time, pick the perfect places to perform with my favourite karaoke bars in Bristol that you need to try out at least once!

1. The Lanes 

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For a unique karaoke experience, combined with bowling and classic arcade games, look no further than The Lanes. It’s in the heart of Bristol’s cultural quarter, offering a one-of-a-kind karaoke setup amidst its retro-inspired decor. You can choose from an extensive selection of songs and take to the stage in front of a lively crowd of fellow karaoke lovers. It has three private karaoke rooms available to book – with the largest accommodating up to 25 people! Their smallest room accommodates 6 people at £30 an hour, so grab your friends and head over for an evening of unmissable karaoke fun.

The Lanes is a great place to go, and you’ll probably see lots of other students there. After belting out your favourite tunes, why not challenge your friends to a game of bowling or try your hand at vintage arcade games too? If that’s not exciting enough, The Lanes creates tailored karaoke and bowling bookings upon request for large groups and parties. Visit their website to send an enquiry and learn more about this Bristol karaoke bar!

Address: 22 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE

2. Alterego

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It’s primarily a sport and cocktail bar in Bristol, but it also offers karaoke one night a week. Located on Whiteladies road this student-friendly Bristol haunt offers karaoke every single Thursday from 9pm – with a free shot for everyone brave enough to sing! If you’re having a party and want a private room, worry not, Alterego takes bookings. You can get two hours of non-stop karaoke plus a drinks card that gets you two cocktails each, for only £25 per person. Perfect for groups of all sizes, you can sing your heart out with no inhibitions.

Address: 77 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2NT

3. The Cat and Wheel

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One of Bristol’s original pubs dating all the way back to the 1800s, expect to partake in some serious karaoke here. Bursting with warmth, laughter and often filled with regulars, Karaoke nights at the Cat and Wheel take place on Thursdays – and are always popular. Grab a pint of The Cat and Wheel’s famous Wickwar ale and belt out your favourite tunes.

Address: 207 Cheltenham Rd, Cotham, Bristol BS6 5QX

4. Central Karaoke & Bar

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Combining vibrant lounges with chart-toppers from around the world, Bristol’s Central Karaoke & Bar is a great place for birthdays, hen parties and more. They offer a wide variety of packages so you can make the most of your karaoke experience. At £20 per person, their drinking vouchers include a two-hour karaoke session along with four drinks! What’s not to like? You can even munch on some curly fries from their menu whilst waiting for a turn. Come down to Bristol’s centre and grab a booth now!

Address: 64 Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5LE

5. Roxy Lanes

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A lively bar in Bristol city centre, Roxy Lanes is dedicated to bringing spectacular music, entertainment and gaming. With everything from bowling alleys to baseball, this place truly has it all. But it’s their karaoke that’s proving to be the cherry on top of this incredible venue. Costing only £8 per person an hour (student-friendly prices are obviously winners), their lush private room is available for hire. You and your mates can belt out ballads and bangers to your hearts’ content.

To guarantee the best prices, head over during their off-peak days which are usually Sunday-Wednesday. If you’re planning on having a party or large group gathering, take a look at the party packages they offer. Even better, when you’re not singing your heart out, you can chow down on an array of American-style foods from their menu. Roxy Lanes is a cashless venue, and under 18s coming after 5pm must be accompanied by an adult. Check out their website to see what’s available and book a karaoke slot.

Address: 15-29 Union Street, Bristol, BS1 2DF

6. 98 Club & Karaoke

Best karaoke bars in Bristol
Best karaoke bars in Bristol

Offering a unique VIP experience with something for everyone, 98 Club’s central location in Bristol makes it an iconic karaoke place for students. It’s a newly refurbished venue that has a heated terrace and private karaoke rooms. With thousands of songs to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. Private karaoke in their VIP room is £20 per person for two hours, and a round of free shots are included. If you’d rather take to the stage at open mic karaoke you can do so from 6-10pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Even better, open mic karaoke costs only £5 for entry and includes a free drink! You’ll still need to book, but you and your mates will be assigned your own table, and you’ll get the chance to perform solo or as a group.

Address: 72 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JX 

Get ready for an unforgettable night out with these iconic Bristol karaoke venues. Whether you’re into pop, rock or rap there’s truly something for everyone in the city. Dress up in your finery, grab a mic and be sure to take the roof of! If you want to explore Bristol’s music scene further, check out our top picks for the best gig venues in Bristol.