The Best Weekly Karaoke Picks in Toronto
Thursday - Loser Karaoke at Marquis of Granby
Host: Jason Rolland. Loser Karaoke has been around for a quite few years now, way before this website. Jason is one of the best hosts in the city. He is always funny and not afraid joke with the crowd and to makes it all around fun. Theme nights are every Thursday from Duet nights, to "Songs the year you were born in" to 80's prom theme. Jason has over 55,000 songs to choose from! The sound system is excellent and there are plenty of TV's (depending on the venue) so the crowd can sing along too. The cult like following on this night can turn off rookies but everyone is pretty laid back. Tip: Get your song in early, spots fill up fast! Celine Dion free zone. Search Twitter for #loserkaraoke
Thursday - Shameless Karaoke at Savoy
Host: Will McLean. Rotation is great, never have to wait hours to sing, a great crew of show performers are always in attendance. Savoy is a great Queen West spot close to the Drake Hotel for drinking cheap and having a good time. Tip: Really cheap drinks! $5 Pints, Search Twitter for #shamelesskaraoke
Tuesday - Baby Huey's with Karaoke Rich
Host: Karaoke Rich. They have a mini stage at the front, which rocks. Richy has wireless mic's so you don't get tangled in all the chords. He Dj's between songs which makes for a lively environment with hip-hop and other great tunes. Tip: $5 PBR's and $6 mixed drinks.
Wednesday - Hurricanes Roadhouse with Shawn Meunier
Host: Shawn Meunier. Great Wednesday spot in Bloor West. Hurricanes is always packed on this night and it's the only bar that host's Karaoke on Wednesdays in the always growing Bloor and Ossington area. The bar is nice and cozy, and you won't feel intimidated by the crowd. Shawn is a great host and makes the rotation very fair, everyone gets a chance to sing. Tip: Back patio is great!
Tuesday - The Karaoke Cult @ ROUND venue with Steve-O! Karaoke
Host: Steve-O Karaoke. Steve is cool host and has an impressive selection and probably the best alternative music collection. Over 45,000 songs, Steve's show is one of the longest running shows in the city as far back as 2006. Venue recently moved from the now closed Neu+ral Lounge but its still a great show with Steve-O as the host.
Friday & Saturday - Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar
Host: Peter Styles. Only place to sing on Saturdays in the always packed Queen West area. The Gladstone is probably one of the longest running shows in the city. Peter has a cool Applause sign that he holds up to get the crowd going. Tip: Get your song picks in early, the rotation fills up quickly.