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The Best Karaoke Bars in Ottawa

Photo by Kane Reinholdtsen via Unsplash

Karaoke is a time honoured tradition with some serious feel-good potential: a study done by researchers at Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan found that the deep breathing you do when singing karaoke helps to calm the nervous system, and is overall good for your health. Thankfully, you won’t be hard-pressed to find a Karaoke Bar in Ottawa. Here are the 5 spots to go if you’re ready to hit the stage.

Sonny’s Bar & Grill – 1119 Baxter Rd

This bar is known for their music venue! They have performers during the week and every Sunday is their Eartraffic Karaoke. So if you’re looking to have a Sunday funday, this is the place.

James Street Pub – 390 Bank St

Sunday’s don’t work for you? James Street Pub has karaoke every Tuesday night and it is a total hit. They also have daily drink deals if you need a little liquid courage to get up on stage and sing your heart out.

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O’Briens Eatery & Pub – 1145 Heron Rd

This pub is super laid back and has some great pub food. If you’re looking to make the most of your weekend, they host karaoke nights on Fridays and Saturdays. This is a jeans and t-shirt type of bar so there will be no judgment when you get up on stage – well maybe a little.

The Lookout Bar – 41 York St

If you’re looking to have a wild night, this is the bar you should head to because they are known for their party atmosphere. Tuesday and Wednesday nights are their karaoke nights, perfect way to beat those midweek blues.

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VIP Karaoke – 610 Somerset St W

This bar is a bit different than the others – they offer karaoke every night of the week! What’s special about this bar is that you can book karaoke rooms for you and your friends, which can fit up to 25 people! This is definitely the bar you should go to if you’re a little on the shy side , so you only have to sing in front of your friends.

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