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So, You Want To... Do Karaoke

Sing like there's nobody listening at these five local joints

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Sing any night of the week at Monterey Cafe. - YOUNG KWAK
  • Young Kwak
  • Sing any night of the week at Monterey Cafe.

CRAVE

A roomy lounge on the corner of Riverside and Washington, Crave offers dancing and karaoke throughout the week. DJ Dave, a regular around town, is behind the mic. 401 W. Riverside Ave., Downtown Spokane

THE JACKSON ST.

The Jackson St. is something of a hidden gem for local music. Tucked away in the Logan Neighborhood, this rock 'n' roll-themed bar hosts karaoke on Wednesdays and Sundays. 2436 N. Astor St., North Spokane

MONTEREY CAFE

Easily Spokane's most popular karaoke destination, Monterey Cafe hosts karaoke every night starting at 9 pm. They've got a catalog of songs that's as stacked with decades-old classics, and a laid-back atmosphere that's perfect for embarrassing yourself behind a microphone. Even better, you can enjoy a slice of pizza while you're waiting your turn. 9 N. Washington St., Downtown Spokane

STAR BAR

The best kind of dive bar, this Gonzaga-area staple offers karaoke every night, and they've attracted a cadre of regulars who know how to belt. 1329 N. Hamilton St., North Spokane

THE WAVE

This downtown sushi spot has one of the most in-demand happy hours in Spokane, and they've also got the kind of karaoke night that attracts die-hards. The restaurant boasts a classic karaoke bar setup, with a benched alcove in the corner nearest the screens, but you can easily enjoy the tunes from a bar stool. 525 W. First Ave., Downtown Spokane

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