Where to Get Your Karaoke On for National Karaoke Week

Westchester’s best spots to tune your croon

Did you know that April is home to National Karaoke Week? (Off the record, the Westchester Magazine crew has itself been known to mount a sortie or two on local karaoke haunts.) So, in honor of this fun-loving hors d’oeuvre of self-indulgence, we’ve recommended some of the county’s best places to sing your way to 15 minutes of local fame.


Black Bear Sports Bar: not for the screamish?

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From February through July, Black Bear hosts a Karaoke Idol elimination competition that awards $1,000 to the ultimate winner. But Black Bear staffer Niall Scannell says that plenty of vocally challenged folks also jump on the Tuesday-night bandwagon, to belt out some of their most cherished top-40 faves. 166 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains; 914.422.3270; www.blackbearsportsbarwp.com


Barney McNabbs: rock-god karaoke. 

With its two 8’ screens, the show that NightStar DJ & Karaoke puts on here Thursday nights has not only won awards, it may just be the closest you’ll come within county limits to feeling like a bona fide rock ‘n’ roll frontman (groupies not included). 600 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers; 914.961.8960 


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dúo Tapas Bar & Lounge: karaoke with a side of pheromones 

Hosted by Jose Vargas and DJ Megg, this Thursday-night be-there-if-you-dare event is arguably the spot for sexy karaoke in the county. In addition to the sultry clientele, there are $5 apps and mixed drinks, and $15 beer buckets and hookahs. 748 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers; 914.294.0034; www.duotapasbar.com


PETE’S Saloon: a minstrel mecca 

Practically all of Westchester’s singing samurai know that Thursday is Spotlight Karaoke night at PETE’S Saloon, which has been a haven for amateur balladeers since 1989. What’s their secret? It’s Spotlight Entertainment’s Nick Moutakas, who really knows how to get ’em up and crooning on PETE’S elevated platform stage. 8 W Main St, Elmsford; 914.592.9849; www.petessaloon.com

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