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Amateur Night: Best Places To Take The Stage In Tampa Bay

May 15, 2013 8:00 AM

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(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay has many great karaoke bars. All of the karaoke bars and pubs listed here are wonderful places that offer a clean and upbeat atmosphere. Whether you want to sing or just sit and watch, you are sure to have a fun-filled evening. These places offer something for every type of crowd.

Mad Beach Cigar Bar
14995 Gulf Blvd., Suite B
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
(727) 498-8578
www.facebook.com/madbeachcigar

This is a dive bar but it is a hot spot for karaoke. The Mad Beach Cigar Bar is also a wine bar which makes it more interesting than some karaoke bars. The cigar crowd raves about the hand-rolled cigars that provide puffs of delight. Mad Beach offers karaoke seven nights a week from 9 p.m. until close. The Mad Beach Cigar Bar also has billiards and its sangria is reported to be top notch.

MacDinton’s at Jannus
242 1st Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 565-0544
www.macdintons.com

MacDinton’s is a college hangout smack in the middle of downtown St. Petersburg. MacDinton’s is an Irish pub where every Thursday is karaoke night from 9:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. Sing your heart out while getting your drinks for cheap. Drink specials start at 7 p.m. and include $1 Miller Lite and $4 Jack Daniels. A huge plus for this karaoke spot over others is that on Tuesday nights, you have a chance to take to the stage with whatever band is playing.

Good Time Charlie’s Pub
4030 W. Waters Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 881-1735

At Good Time Charlie’s, the critics are quite vocal. The people here are happy to do both the booing and cheering. Drink special favorites are $2 shots and $3 jello injectors. Good Time Charlie’s serves up karaoke seven nights a week starting at 9:30 p.m. with over 100,000 songs in the files. With that big of a database, you’re sure to find a hit to belt out.

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The Zone Lounge
121 E. Tarpon Ave.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(727) 934-5599
www.thezonelounge.com

The Zone Lounge is a very chic spot with artsy decor. It is 21 and up here on every Tuesday for a karaoke night that is sure to please. Besides just karaoke, Zone Lounge provides three different bar areas for patrons to visit. Each offers a little something different. The main bar has a comfortable, living room feel while the upstairs bar offers a loft setting. For those looking to get some fresh air, head out to the patio bar to cool off those vocals after a rockin’ karaoke set.

Yard Of Ale
406 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-4433
www.yardofalesoho.com

At Yard Of Ale, there are over 20 different craft and imported beers, as well as over 60 beers to choose from and a full liquor bar. Stay entertained with board games and an outside patio that always has a crowd. Once you’re warmed up a bit, head inside for karaoke on Thursday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. After a couple yards of ale, you will be singing karaoke like a star.

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Sherrie Beth is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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