Most people can’t go a day without listening to music. It’s a little-known fact that music actually relaxes the mind. Another great piece of information about music is that it seems to be a universal language that’s so relatable to all. Besides, karaoke is a great way to make new friends or connect with old friends by singing and listening to others sing. Be sure to check out the following five popular karaoke entertainment venues in Baltimore.
Ottobar
2549 North Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 622-0069
www.theottobar.com

 

The Ottobar is conveniently located near the Amtrak train station in the lower Charles Village community of Baltimore. Did you know that Prince, “the” Prince, once performed there live? They offer a huge selection of new and classic songs for karaoke night, and consumers can participate for free. Everything about this bar screams alternative, from indie music, to punk music, to hip hop music, to rock music and heavy metal music. Nevertheless, the karaoke is traditional. Karaoke takes place on Wednesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. with drink specials, consumer giveaways and trivia games between song rotations. Whenever giveaways are available, just know that your song slip counts as a raffle ticket toward cool prizes. Talk about creating several Kodak moments! It‘s the ultimate bucket list to do in Charm City!

Hazelwood Inn
4937 Hazelwood Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21206
(410) 866-3116
www.hazelwood-inn.com

 

The Hazelwood Inn is home to the Northeast Baltimore/Hamilton community. It’s the perfect friendly haven for locals. This is a neighborhood hangout bar that welcomes all ages. Nevertheless, the thirty and older bar-goers in the local area love this place. Karaoke is free and takes place on Tuesdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Wednesdays from 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the 21 & older crowd, and Sundays from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the 30 and older crowd.

Club Hippo
1 West Eager St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 547-0069
clubhippo.com

 

Created in 1972 in the heart of Mount Vernon, the Hippo is a retreat for the LGBT community in Baltimore. They offer karaoke on Fridays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Just fill out a slip and turn it into the host — it’s that simple. Between performances, go ahead and shoot a game of pool with your friends.

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Latin Palace
509 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
410-522-6700
www.latinpalace.com

 

Latin Palace is a little piece of Latin America right in the historic Fells Point community of Baltimore. They offer karaoke on Wednesdays during happy hour starting at 6 p.m. They are looking to soon add karaoke to the Thursday night schedules, as well. They also offer affordable alcoholic drink specials, as well as internationally-inspired food from South America and the Caribbean Islands.

Rainbow Music Studio
2126 Maryland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 783-0229
www.facebook.com/Rainbow-Music-StudioDid you know? Karaoke was invented in Japan. Rainbow Music Studio is an Asian-American owned business. This is the closest one might come to original American K-Pop in an urban setting. A small room that fits six people costs $40 per hour and a large room that fits 10 people cost $50 per hour. They offer Karaoke room rental services daily from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., and the equipment is very professional.
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