These karaoke bars in Hong Kong play old classics, modern chart toppers and Canto/J-pop favourites. It's time to get involved!
Looking for great entertainment that isn’t just happy hours on a night-out? There are a wide array of stand-up comedy clubs and live music venues in Hong Kong waiting for you to discover. And for the adventurous types who want to get out of their comfort zone and be in action, we challenge you to sing these old classics and the latest pop hits at our favourite karaoke bars in Hong Kong.
The coolest karaoke bars in Hong Kong
1. Red MR
One of the most famous karaoke bars in Hong Kong – with branches in Wan Chai, Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Causeway Bay – this list would not be complete without Red MR. Enjoy a private room with your friends and sing a selection of Cantopop or English tunes (“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a sure favourite). In between songs, get your fill of a wide range of dishes including spaghetti carbonara, fried rice, black truffle fries, and sirloin steak, then throw back a nice cold drink – or even a cup of hot tea to prep your voice!
Red MR has locations across Hong Kong.
2. Neway Karaoke Box HK
Get in on some Hong Kong-style karaoke at Neway Karaoke Box HK, which has Canto/Chinese pop songs as well as English chart toppers. With multiple branches throughout the city, you can simply hop over to your most convenient location. Eat tasty snacks like sushi, chicken wings, and desserts while belting your lungs out!
Neway Karaoke Box HK has locations across Hong Kong.
3. Knight Club
On the second floor of the Knight on Wyndham serviced apartment is the Knight Club, a multipurpose party venue. The private rooms offer a 46-inch HD television, a DVD player, and karaoke equipment. Utilise the professional sound system to turn this space into your own musical party destination.
Knight Club, Knight on Wyndham, 41 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2536 0808
Entertain the whole bar with your vocal stylings at Chrono! While you’re getting your breath back, be sure to spend some time challenging new friends to beer pong. Want a more intimate space to raise the roof in? Book one of the two private rooms and sing to your heart’s content.
Chrono, 2/F Cosmos Building, 8-11 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2526 9996
5. Boo Bar
Meet Boo Bar, the ultimate bear karaoke bar in Hong Kong. This notorious gay bar, supposedly geared towards the “larger, hairier” subset of the gay community, holds many fun events and theme nights constantly. It’s also coincidentally the perfect place for a round of karaoke in front of a group of mostly tipsy strangers. Take a shot, take the mic, and belt out your best rendition of “Bad Romance”!
Boo Bar, 5/F, Pearl Oriental Tower, 225 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, p. 2736 6168
6. Music Box
A Japanese-style karaoke joint, Music Box boasts over 240,000 songs in its catalogue in Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese. With the self-proclaimed biggest selection of English songs in Hong Kong, this karaoke venue is open almost every day of the year – including for happy hour singing sessions. Remember to book ahead here, because only reservations are accepted.
Music Box, 10/F, 10 Prat, 10 Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2368 1927
7. Junels Restobar
Fancy some Filipino food with your karaoke? Neighbourhood favourite Junels Restobar has been slinging good eats and soulful tunes for years. Dig in to some comfort food and try out a Tagalog song to fit the mood of the restaurant. This place has been a staple of Hong Kong’s Filipino community and is overall a great place to eat and let your inner songstress out.
Junels Restobar, Shop 1G, 7 On Ning Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 5182 8725
8. Club String
For those serious about their karaoke, this private members’ club is for you. Started back in 2005, Club String is a venue designed specifically for karaoke and drinks, equipped with a state-of-the-art karaoke system. Along with a pool table and electronic dart game, the VIP suites here are the ultimate venues for parties that inevitably end with everyone singing “I Want It That Way”. The best thing about the karaoke system here is that you can select a song directly from your phone. With a live band playing in-house on Thursdays, Club String is certainly the place to be for music enthusiasts.
Club String, 20/F, Lucky Centre, 165-171 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2866 8320
[This article was originally published in November 2018 and updated in 2024 by Min Ji Park.]