UPDATED: The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Karaoke Bars

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Guava Lamp is another two-for-one gay-bar-meets-karaokevenue. In addition, dance videos playing throughout and hilarious hosts are what rank this venue so high on the list. The drinks are expensive yet strong, and with a pool table, rounded bar and televisions and plush couches strewn throughout, the décor reminds you of a modern version of that place where everybody knows your name.

570 Waugh, 713-524-3359, Twitter page

Shots and karaoke: A dangerous combination. Or if you find yourself within the walls of Three Sheets Bar and Grill, a recipe for a damn good time. The immediate surroundings are confusingly domestic -- a laundry next door? -- but good food is to be had alongside the clever drinks in this homey atmosphere, which is dark and divey. Actually, now that we think about it, the name "Three Sheets" is pretty funny and ironic, considering that the venue's sudsy neighbor.

1900 S. Kirkwood, 281-589-1625, Facebook page


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Like its name says, Glitter Karaoke's insides are bright and colorful, but the lights are low, so you won't get dizzy. And with over 140,000 songs in this Midtown joint's collection, so you'll never get bored searching for something to sing. When there's a crowd, the DJ picks crowd-pleasing favorites sure to get a singalong competition started up. There are private rooms in the back of the venue that fit groups of 10, which is good since weekends seem to pack the place.

2621 Milam, 713-526-4900, www.glitterkaraoke.com

Location Info


Mo's Place

21940 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX

Category: Music

F Bar

202 Tuam St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

Spotlight Karaoke

5901 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Genji Japanese Restaurant and Karaoke Bar

11124 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Guava Lamp

570 Waugh, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Glitter Karaoke

2621 Milam St., Houston, TX

Category: Music

PJ's Sports Bar

614 W. Gray, Houston, TX

Category: Music


9889 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Music

The Runway Bar & Grill

6303 FM 1960 Road W, Humble, TX

Category: Music

Three Sheets Bar & Grill

1900 S. Kirkwood Road, Houston, TX

Category: Music

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Next time you're at Guava Lamp, spend time standing (because that's almost all one can do) near the DJs.  When they're not being "hilarious" on the mic, they are being catty, rude bitches about nearly every song selection that they see.  I didn't bother staying to sing a single, solitary song, but didn't have the heart to tell the really sweet and concerned guy on the door why.

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