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Best Karaoke Bars In Tampa Bay

By Barbara Ann Kelley, CBSTampa.com
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Most people love karaoke and the bay area seems to have a special interest in singing on a mic. Many bars offer karaoke nights but few excel at it. Here’s our list of the best bars on both sides of the bay that offer a top of the line experience for karaoke fanatic’s.

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Good Time Charlie’s Pub

4030 W Waters Ave.
Tampa, 33614
(813) 881-1735
Website: none

Karaoke is on tap seven nights a week at this clean neighborhood dive bar. They have over 100,000 songs to choose from and the crowd ranges in age from 21-51. Singing begins at 9:30 every night and goes until 1:30. This fun Karaoke bar is a place where you will see friendly faces and lots of undiscovered talents. Beware the crowd is very vocal as critics, they will cheer or boo your performance. $2 shots and $3 Jello Injectors, drink and beer specials every night with all the sports action on TV you can handle.

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Abe’s Mugs

1250 South Missouri Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 446-0797
Website: abesmugs.com

Abe’s Mugs is one of the best karaoke bars in Pinellas county. At Abe’s, you can sing and watch karaoke five nights a week. Want to check out the song list to plan your karaoke adventure in advance? Just check out their Web site where you’ll find a complete song list available. Abe’s is open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight.

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Double Decker Ybor’s Party Saloon

1721 7th Ave.
Tampa (Ybor City), FL 33605
(813) 248-2099
Website: doubledeckertampa.com

Double Decker Ybor’s Party Saloon is one of the best karaoke bars in Ybor City. 3 nights a week you can enjoy participating in and watching karaoke. Wednesday karaoke night has 2 for one draft beer from open till close. Thursdays are college karaoke night, and karaoke Friday’s there are “buy two, get one free” specials on Irish car bombs and Jaeger bombs. This Ybor karaoke hot spot is open seven days a week, 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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MacDinton’s at Jannus

242 1st Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 565-0544
Website: macdintons.com

This Irish pub is a local college hangout in downtown St. Petersburg and every Thursday night from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., you can perform karaoke to your heart’s desire. You can also enjoy cheap drinks while you’re doing it. Drink specials start at 7pm including $1 Miller Lite, $4 Jack Daniels, and $5 Three Olives bombs. If you like live band Karaoke, MacDinton’s at Jannus is for you. They give you a chance every Tuesday night to be a Rock Star and sing with the band.

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MacDinton’s at SoHo

405 South Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-8999
Website: macdintons.com

MacDinton’s has a Tampa side of the bay choice for karaoke. The SoHo MacDinton’s is in the heart of Tampa’s trendy and young Hyde Park entertainment district.Their Karaoke night is Thursday from 9:30 till 2:00 am and they serve $1 Miller draft. Both MacDinton’s are also the bay area’s exclusive spot for The Six Nation’s Rugby, FA Cup, EPL and Champions League soccer.

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Rum Runners

2706 Alt 19
Palm Harbor, 34683
(727) 787-5566
Website: rumrunnersfun.com

This friendly and small neighbor bar has karaoke 7 nights a week with a monthly theme night as well.Drink special every night of the week and they serve food. Biker Friendly.

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Cotton Club

2502 N. Albany Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 254-1440 | No website

The Cotton Club is one of the oldest African American clubs in the West Tampa area and when they do Karaoke they do it right. Every Monday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., patrons can enjoy karaoke. You can choose from more than 22,000 different karaoke songs – including the latest radio hits.

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Mad Beach Cigar Bar

14995 Gulf Blvd
Madeira Beach, 33708
(727)385-4296
Facebook: Mad Beach Cigar Bar

This Madeira Beach Cuban wine and cigar bar has karaoke seven nights a week starting at 9:00pm til close. They have karaoke theme night and often offer cash and bar tabs as prizes. They sell Hand rolled cigars, accessories, beer & wine bar (their Sangria is out of this world). They have weekend Salsa dancing, billiards, and large TV screens for sports.

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