In Missouri, folks sure love their karaoke. There’s no better place to showcase your pipes—or courageous lack thereof—than a karaoke bar. With great drinks and a cool atmosphere, these are our favorite spots to sing, sing along, and sing out loud in the Show Me State.
The karaoke is always flowing at Koreana Karaoke in Chesterfield. They have karaoke every night on multiple systems with big screen projectors. Koreana even has private karaoke rooms and lyrics in multiple languages. You also can’t argue with their late night food menu or “it’s always happy hour” policy.
Folks in the Springfield area can get their karaoke fix seven nights a week at Friend’s Karaoke Pub. There’s no cover charge, and they boast a catalog with “hundreds of thousands of songs.” Friend’s, of course, has a full bar, as well as a full kitchen, because it’s hard to sing on an empty stomach.
If you’re in KC, you can sing until your heart’s content at Offkey Karaoke Lounge & Suites. You don’t even have to do it in front of strangers: You can rent a karaoke suite and belt out your favorites in front of a friendly audience.
Another place where you can find private karaoke suites in Missouri is Joo Joo Restaurant & Karaoke in St. Louis. They offer thousands of songs in multiple languages, as well as authentic Korean-style barbecue tables and a killer seafood noodle soup.
Not only is Throwbacks Bar & Grill a top-notch venue for live music—with singing and instrument playing—they also happen to be a swell spot for entertainment in the form of folks standing on a stage and singing lyrics from a screen. Check their schedule for the regular weekly karaoke nights.
When in Branson, do as the crooners do: Set up shop and perform for the tourists and locals, alike. Your best bet for a stage and a mic, though, is probably Beverly’s Bar & Grill, the longest-running bar and eatery in town (because they have regular karaoke nights every week).
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, you’ll find both Mizzou students and Columbia residents giving their lungs a workout at Eastside Tavern. Not that it may matter to serious songsters, but there’s more to Eastside than karaoke. They host live music, have plenty of games, and sometimes the owner even bakes cookies. Cookies and karaoke? Yes!
Folks in Independence rely on Erin’s Pub for their karaoke needs. On Fridays and Saturdays, Ultimate DJ and Karaoke sets up shop at Erin’s and slings lyrics to songsters feeling liquidity courageous. More difficult than the actually singing may be picking a tune: Their library has more than 100,000 songs.
St. Peters may host the densest collection of karaoke in Missouri. Nightshift Bar & Grill is another awesome spot to showcase your song stylings. On Thursdays and Fridays, the bar hosts S&M Productions who keep the music playing and the lyrics rolling for all who just need to… sing!