UPDATED: The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Karaoke Bars
7. F BAR
But you're here for the karaoke, right? Well, rest assured, Thursday nights will fill you up with more mock-singing (and Bellinis by the pitcher) than your vocal chords can handle.
202 Tuam, 713-522-3227, www.fbarhouston.com
6. SPOTLIGHT KARAOKE (GALLERIA)
There are multiple Spotlight locations: One in the Galleria area, and the other in Midtown. Go to the one near the Galleria; you can bring your own food (not drinks), and it offers beautiful private rooms where you and your friends can sing and dance to an endless list of classic and modern songs in nearly every genre imaginable. Spotlight's song selection system is like the Google of karaoke; just type in the name of the song or band you want to sing-along with, and it pops up. Easy!
5901 Westheimer, 713-266-7768, www.spotlightkaraoke.com
5. GENJI JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND KARAOKE BAR
The Houston branch of the restaurant and bar chain is such a popular place, it even prompted our own Shea Serrano to give it a review. At Genji's you can order your food and your music from the same table. The place is a bit rundown, the private rooms in the back and the karaoke songs are rip-offs of originals, but it's worth it for two-for-one eating and song, right? Right?
11124 Westheimer, 713-780-0827
21940 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX