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Best Karaoke Bars In the Twin Cities

November 2, 2010 11:45 PM

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Cheap drinks served by real veterans and bottomless tubs of popcorn are served at James Ballentine. (Credit: uptownvfw.com)

Cheap drinks served by real veterans and bottomless tubs of popcorn are served at James Ballentine. (Credit: uptownvfw.com)

Whether you’re there to sing or be seen, the Twin Cities has some of the best karaoke bars this side of Tokyo. You can find more than one place to stretch your pipes every night of the week. Looking for the perfect place? Here are a few of the best karaoke bars in the Twin Cities.
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Cheap drinks served by real veterans and bottomless tubs of popcorn are served at James Ballentine. (Credit: uptownvfw.com)

James Ballentine

VFW Post 296
2916 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 823-6233
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What do you get when you cross a lodge-like hangout with throngs of urban hipsters? The VFW in Uptown. Cheap drinks served by real veterans, bottomless tubs of popcorn and nightly karaoke make this one of the most popular karaoke places in town. Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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The Cardinal is a classic neighborhood bar in a prime location. (Credit: cardinaltavern.com)

Cardinal Tavern

2920 E. 38th Street
Minneapolis, Minn. 55406
(612) 724-5837
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The Cardinal is a classic neighborhood bar in a prime location right off the lightrail. They feature good service, cheap beer and decent food. They host karaoke every other Saturday night that even the wait staff cannot resist. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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The Vegas Lounge has fried fare, drink specials and karaoke almost every night of the week. (Credit: vegaslounge.com)

Vegas Lounge

965 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, Minn. 55413
(612) 378-1873
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Don’t let the name fool you; this place is as unpretentious as they come. The Vegas Lounge has fried fare, drink specials and karaoke almost every night of the week (except Monday and Wednesday). Hours: Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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With their deep fried mac & cheese, Hot Dish Tuesdays and all the local beers on tap, Grumpy

Grumpy’s Bar and Grill

1111 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis, Minn.  55415
(612) 340-9738
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With their deep fried mac & cheese, Hot Dish Tuesdays and all the local beers on tap, Grumpy’s is as Minnesotan as a bar can get – which is why you can find Minnesotans there nightly singing along to Staraoke karaoke. Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

U Otter Stop Inn

617 Central Avenue SE
Minneapolis, Minn.  55414
(612) 331-4169
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U Otter Stop Inn is best known for having the strangest mural in the Twin Cities. If you can make it past the grinning otter in a top hat, there is a wealth of fun to be had inside. Karaoke starts nightly at 9 p.m., but if you want to get a place to sit and a spot on the list, get there early. Hours: Monday through Thursday, noon to 2 a.m.; Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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