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Where to Find the Best Piano, Karaoke Bars in San Antonio 

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Sometimes, you just want to get really drunk and sing in front of strangers. You're in luck, 'cause karaoke is poppin' here in the Alamo City. From straight up karaoke bars to watering holes with weekly karaoke nights, here's where you can bask in the spotlight after you down a few drinks.
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Dads Karaoke
2615 Mossrock, (210) 267-5703,
When “karaoke” is in the name, you can expect a venue name to have its shit together for times you just wanna get drunk and scream into a microphone. Slightly sleazy, the bar is a solid option for hours of uninhibited fun for just about anyone, especially first-timers trying to get their feet wet in the art of karaoke. Expect a crowd – or shall we say audience?
Photo via Instagram / ennaid_22
Asiana/Big Bang Karaoke
4408 Walzem Road, (210) 501-9448
Shy singers can hit up this Northeast side spot that has private rooms so you can show off your skills without the whole bar watching. The concept is common in Asia, so think of this as a way to make your night out a cultural experience.
Photo via Instagram / dreasays
The Bang Bang Bar
119 El Mio Dr, (210) 320-1187,
A retro dive bar with badass cocktails, live music and a karaoke night? We’re there! The Bang Bang Bar is just one of those spots that everybody loves, so it should definitely be a top contender for the next time all of the squad just feels like singing.
Photo via Instagram / thebangbangbar
502 Bar
502 Embassy Oaks, (210) 257-8125,
With music at the forefront of this watering hole, you can expect lots of fun. Though there’s plenty of local bands playing the venue regularly, there’s also karaoke nights! With an emphasis on craft beers, this is your spot to get your drink on and not care whether your voice is in tune or not. Your Mondays just got a whole lot better.
Photo via Instagram / 502bar
Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub
200 S Alamo St, (210) 224-3343,
With recent renovations to spruce up the space, Durty Nelly’s keeps the party going with traditional grub and import drafts. That, and the piano entertainment that is especially lively at night and on the weekends. Be prepared for sing-alongs here, which is the best way to drink and sing without having the spotlight on you if you don’t want it.
Photo via Instagram / chet_sexington
Bar 414
Inside the Sheraton Gunter Hotel, 205 E Houston St, (210) 585-9999,
Go on down to the Sheraton Gunter Hotel’s bar – that is packed with history in case you didn’t know. The refined speakeasy has lots of craft cocktails and live piano music for your enjoyment. So pretend you’re classy and sip on a drink while you enjoy these tunes.
Photo via Instagram / sip_sa
Kennedy’s Public House
19179 Blanco Road, (210) 764-1333,
In the true spirit of the Emerald Isle, Kennedy’s Public House brings you plenty of choices available by the pint and even more spots to kick back. This pub may be Irish, but you can still get your karaoke on. Located in the Stone Oak area, Kennedy’s has karaoke night every Wednesday and Sunday, perfect for a mid-week night out or a last-minute way to enjoy the weekend. Bring the gang to get boozy and make fools of yourselves.
Photo via Instagram / andrewreynosa
Southtown 101
101 Pereida St, (210) 263-3753,
This spot may have solid drink specials, one of the most affordable happy hour menus in Southtown and tasty bar bites to boot, but Southtown 101 doesn’t stop there. On top of fun events like trivia night, the bar also offers karaoke nights. So swing by and order up those beers (or cocktails) and get to singing.
Photo via Instagram / southtown101
Who’s Who Cocktails
1711 Babcock Road, (210) 973-5055,
A dive bar with karaoke on the weekends? Count us in. For chiller nights of drinking, stopping by Who’s Who Cocktails guarantees a night of shenanigans with a drink in one hand and a microphone in the other.
Photo via Instagram / xebecic
Pat O'Brien's
121 Alamo Plaza, (210) 220-1076,
Modeled after the New Orleans institution of the same name, Pat O’Brien’s means a good time when it has Cajun fare and boozy hurricane cocktails at the ready. As far as entertainment is concerned, it’s definitely covered here with a dueling piano bar. So sit back and enjoy the show, just make sure the hurricanes keep a’coming.
Photo via Instagram / daylortakespictures
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TBD Bar + Social
938 N Loop 1604 W, (210) 494-3371,
With plenty of food on the menu and lots of bar games to keep busy, TBD has a lot going for it. Add karaoke nights to the list. Karaoke nights take over on Sundays in true Sunday Funday fashion.
Photo via Instagram / tbdbarsocialsa
Liquid Monkey Lounge
252 Losoya St, (210) 709-1719
If you need some liquid courage to perform in front of a crowd, it’s best to take advantage of the drink specials over at Liquid Monkey. Head to the basement and let the DJ know which song you want to sing your heart out to. Just make sure you have a drink first – some bartenders are known to make them hella strong here.
Photo via Instagram / donjaycups
Oak Hills Tavern
7920 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 614-8855,
Need an easygoing bar that brings the booze and bites? Consider karaoke nights the cherry on top at Oak Hills Tavern. Every Tuesday and Sunday you can swing by to perform for the crowd at this poppin’ Medical Center bar. Oh, and drink lots and lots of beer.
Photo via Facebook / OAK HILLS TAVERN
Tonic Bar
5500 Babcock Road #117, (210) 877-5858
San Antonians near the Medical Center can hit up Tonic Bar for all their boozy needs – whether for an after-work drink or a night of karaoke fun. The sprawling Old Havana-style drinking spot has a large bar and a stage out back for live music. Gone are the days of “porneoke” (porn used to play behind the karaoke singer), but you can still find drumbeat karaoke here (sans music, though there is a live drumbeat).
Photo via Yelp / Ruby L.
Charlie Brown’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill
11888 Starcrest Dr Ste 101, (210) 496-7092,
There’s truly a neighborhood vibe at Charlie Brown’s thanks to the laid-back atmosphere. The bar features pool tables and TVs for entertainment, as well as karaoke on Friday nights. Whatever brings you here (there’s also trivia nights and live music regularly), Charlie Brown’s always means a fun night out.
Photo via Yelp / Chuck J.
Sir Winston’s
2522 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 829-5933
With foxy bartenders at the helm, you’ll get some strong AF drinks at this pub. That might be just what you need if you need a push to grab the mic and head to the stage. With a solid mixture of natural performers and those that, well, aren’t, Sir Winston’s constantly has new patrons looking for a new place to bask in the spotlight.
Photo via Instagram / thelinabee
The Martini Club
8507 McCullough Ave Suite A9, (210) 595-7626,
Dig the old-school cocktail lounge vibes and swing by for the Las Vegas-style shows. Oh, and for karaoke of course! This neighborhood joint hosts karaoke throughout the week – even happy hour karaoke on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Consider this your mid-week pick-me-up.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
Cootey’s Tavern & Kitchen
8318 Jones Maltsberger Road #128, (210) 342-4998,
If you’re looking for a chill and laid-back watering hole to drink and do some singing, venture out to Cootey’s Tavern to find what you need. With plenty of bar games like darts, pooll and shuffleboard always available, the tavern also has weekend karaoke so you can spice up your night out with some foolishness.
Photo via Instagram / heatherdeekay
Hidden Tavern
11407 West Ave, (210) 541-0001,
With billiards and darts, Hidden Tavern does you one better with karaoke. Sure, there’s live music, but all you really need is a song list to choose from to keep you and your group (and everyone else in the bar, really) entertained. Stop by on Friday and Saturday nights to get boozy with drink specials offered in honor of karaoke.
Photo via Instagram / odetogatsby
Thirsty Camel Bar & Lounge
5307 McCullough Ave, (210) 780-0669,
Karaoke roulette. Need we say more? This divey spot is all about having a good time, hosting themed karaoke nights where you’ll give it a shot on whatever song you get. For seasoned singers or karaoke newbies who enjoy a challenge, this is your spot.
Photo via Instagram / omargee
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Dads Karaoke
2615 Mossrock, (210) 267-5703,
When “karaoke” is in the name, you can expect a venue name to have its shit together for times you just wanna get drunk and scream into a microphone. Slightly sleazy, the bar is a solid option for hours of uninhibited fun for just about anyone, especially first-timers trying to get their feet wet in the art of karaoke. Expect a crowd – or shall we say audience?
Photo via Instagram / ennaid_22

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