Let’s be honest – who doesn’t love karaoke? Even if you’re not a professional singer, or can’t even hit a note, karaoke is one of the most fun activities to do with your friends. Hit the streets of Ho Chi Minh City where you can find some amazing karaoke bars where you can either sing alone in a private booth, or bring company and blast out together. Let’s take a look at the best karaoke bars in Ho Chi Minh City.
1. King Karaoke
Address: 31-33, Hai Ba Trung Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Vietnam
Start off with a cocktail (or two) to relax those nerves and start singing your heart out. The venue is still relatively new and opened the doors in 2011. It’s one of the few karaoke bars in District 1 and have an extensive and updated list of songs so you can choose both Vietnamese and international songs. They offer luxurious private booths where you can sing without worrying about an audience.
2. Avatar Karaoke
Address: 61-63-65 Phạm Viết Chánh, Phường Nguyễn Cư Trinh, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
This karaoke bar is definitely one of the more unique bars that you can find in Ho Chi Minh City. Step inside and you’ll feel like you’ve entered a futuristic bar with neon lights everywhere and a funky decor. The younger crowd tend to go here because of their fun cocktails and ambiance. All the rooms are themed as well so you can choose which mood you’re in – are you feeling for a casino night? Or how about transporting yourself to Egypt? Everything’s possible here. You can also order fruit platters, snacks and when the attendants see that your glass is running empty, they’ll quickly make sure to refill it so you won’t have to worry about running out of beer. For the really competitive ones, if the system rates you a 100 on the songs you’ve sung, the karaoke bar will award you with a mini prize.
3. Kingdom Karaoke
As the name implies, the place is extra. In fact, it’s really extra. But it’s also what makes this place so special and fun to visit. If you want to feel like the king (or queen) of karaoke, you’ll surely feel like one here. The decor is luxurious and will remind you of a palace with its grand chandeliers. However, the prices still remain decent so no need to worry about having to splurge much more. They have excellent cocktails, beer, fruit platters and snacks that will help you keep singing all night long. It’s a great place to go to if you want to arrange a birthday party or any other event as well.
Address. 27 – 29 – 31 Đường 9A, KDC Trung Sơn Nam Sai Gon, Hồ Chí Minh; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Now when K-Pop has taken over the world, what better way to show that you love it than by singing their songs? If you’re a fan, you must visit iBOX, the futuristic karaoke bar that has attracted both Korean visitors, locals and expats. It’s the perfect place to bring either a big group or just a few friends. You can order food as well and the famous Korean drink “Soju”, which will surely make you sing all night long.
5. Catwalk Karaoke
Address: 76 Lê Lai, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
If you want to go somewhere a bit “fancier”, this karaoke bar is where you can let loose. There’s also private booths here if you prefer to be a bit secluded. If you really want to splurge, why not go for the VIP karaoke suites, with a sushi station, dance floor and private bar. It’s extravagant and really, really cool. You’ll have a memorable night, that’s for sure.
Please note that a Vietnam visa is required by everyone who is not on the visa exempt list. If you are, but wish to stay in the country for longer than 15 days, you’re required to apply for a visa. You can do it online or go to your nearest Vietnam Embassy or Consulate. The online options are by far the most popular and easiest way to obtain a visa. You only need a computer and internet, and can get the visa within a few days, even hours if you need an emergency visa. The two online options are: Visa on Arrival and E-Visa.