Where to find the best karaoke bars in Hanoi

If you haven’t figured it out by now, the Vietnamese are crazy about karaoke – and so is the rest of Asia. One of the most fun things to do at night is to go to a karaoke bar with your friends and sing until you’ve lost your voice. Literally. Karaoke became especially popular in the 199s when recording Vietnamese lyrics over an empty vocal track became possible and all of a sudden you could sing any Vietnamese song. Nowadays, karaoke is a part of the Vietnamese culture and you’ll most likely not meet a local person who would turn down the chance to sing at a bar with neon lights and blaring music. Don’t let your star potential go to waste – go to a karaoke bar! And what better city to go to than in Hanoi, where there’s plenty of them to choose from.

1. Karaoke Top One KTV

Address: 168 Ngọc Khánh, Giảng Võ, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Extravagant, over-the-top and absolutely fabulous are just some words to describe this place. If you’ve ever wanted to visit a karaoke place that will make you feel like a superstar – Karaoke Top One KTV in Hanoi will fulfil your secret dreams of becoming a popstar. The rooms are, to say the least, quite excessive and gives you the feeling of being king (or queen) of karaoke. You can get beverages and lighter food here as well so you can stay here for hours. It’s situated a bit further from the city center but it’s definitely worth the trip to get there, if you want a karaoke night that you won’t soon forget.

2. X’Men Karaoke

Address: 402 Đê la Thành, Chợ Dừa, Đống Đa, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Another karaoke bar in Hanoi with cool lighting and a great atmosphere. Blast away here with your friends, family or why not bring a date here. It’ll be difficult for you to miss this place – just look for the huge signs where it says “X’Men”. If you’re tired of drinking beer from a plastic stool on the street, bring whomever you want to and go to X’Men Karaoke instead. The plastic stools will be exchanged with couches instead and grand chandeliers. What better way to end a night than by singing our heart out?

3. Tom Karaoke

Address: 116 Bùi Thị Xuân, Q. Hai Bà Trưng, Tp. Hà Nội, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

One of the most popular places to go karaoke is the Tom Karaoke, where the vibe is more relaxed but 100% fun. Staff are friendly, the place is inviting and the song lists are updated. There’s many types of rooms to choose from but bare in mind that it’s a very popular spot, so best way to ensure a room is to book it. The sooner the better. If you have a birthday party or any event, they also do catering here and drinks, so you and your friends will have the perfect evening full of dancing and singing.

4. Karaoke Hanoi Night

Address: 168 Ngọc Khánh, Giảng Võ, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam

This modern karaoke bar is perfect for those who are looking for a place to sing in the Old Quarter. They have modern sound equipments and an updated song list so you can find both Vietnamese and International songs on the list. You’ll surely find your go-to song here. The staff are also accommodating and will help you with any questions.

There’s no better way to get a glimpse into the locals life than by doing the things they love to do – such as singing karaoke with their friends on their day off.  Even if you can’t hit those notes or you’re a professional singer, you’ll definitely have fun singing all night long. Hanoi is a city full of surprises and there’s an endless amount of things to do here. No night out is like the other, which is why so many people love Hanoi.

Remember to apply for a Vietnam visa before you head over to the country. This is a crucial first step when you’re planning your trip to Vietnam. If you fail to present a valid visa, the immigration officers can (and will) deny you entry into the country. But luckily, the visa process these days are so simple and so fast that you can get it within a few days, or even hours if you need an emergency visa. You can also acquire a visa by going to your nearest Vietnamese Embassy or Consulate but the best and easiest choice is to do it online. You can then either get a Visa on Arrival or an E-Visa.