Maybe you’re a fan of the famed, sake-heavy Japanese pastime or maybe you’re just itching for a fun after-work teambuilding session that doesn’t involve trust falls (which do not mix well with sake). Either way, downing a few shots of liquid courage and getting up in front of a crowd to bust out some Biggie or Cher or Cardi B at your local karaoke night is always a good idea.
The next time you’re in the mood, head to one of these Westchester pubs, lounges, and watering holes and see if you can go viral! (Westchester Magazine is not responsible for how you think you sound either drunk or sober.)
600 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers
NightStar DJ Justine Faith breaks out the beats every Thursday at Barney McNab’s in Yonkers. This karaoke night starts at 11 p.m. and runs into the wee hours, 4 a.m.! Perfect for night owls, if you’re heading out with coworkers, you may want to pop a Red Bull to make it all the way through.
1201 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor
This rivertown neighborhood restaurant hosts karaoke night every Thursday from 9 p.m. until close. Currently it’s just-for-fun bust weekly prizes will start being awarded in February.
911 South St, Peekskill
Regulars have long been fans of Gleason’s karaoke Thursdays. Running from 9 p.m. to midnight each week and hosted for the past 5 years by Tina Machete, guests can look forward to holiday themes and the occasional special prize like for its Halloween costume contest edition or the Ugly Sweater Party Christmas iteration.
38 E Main St, Elmsford
This local watering hole hosts karaoke for visitors on Saturdays from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.
123 North Main St, Port Chester
McShane’s Port Chester pub busts out a DJ every Wednesday to host its festivities from 11 p.m. to close. Grab a mic, eye the TV if you forget the words, and remember to project!
63 Welcher Ave, Peekskill
Drop by this Northern Westchester bar & grill for some dynamite wings, plus karaoke hosted by Tony Corado every-other Friday from 10 p.m. until close. Fridays are also ladies night, so drop by early for $1 off drinks as a little “liquid courage.”
93 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
Host Crystal runs this weekly event every Thursday starting at 10 p.m. There’s no cover charge and is just for fun, but don’t go thinking this is amateur hour: O’Connors won this past year’s “Karaoke of the Year” along Mamaroneck Ave.
8 West main St, Elmsford
Sandwiched between Trivia Wednesdays and Live Music Fridays and Saturdays, this 40+ year old go-to lets Elmsford residents live out their Rockstar dreams with karaoke every Thursday night. Host Nick Moutaka brings the music from 8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m., but come early enough and you can enjoy the kitchen’s famed Thursday night Prime Rib Special!
500 Commerce St, Hawthorne
Victor’s holds karaoke every Friday at 8 p.m. (and Sundays at 7 o’clock, outside of football season that is). It’s just for fun, so grab some friends, order some food and drink, and play a game of pool or hit the arcade room while you wait for your turn to be a star.
This northern Westchester grille hosts bi-monthly karaoke nights at 10 p.m. on alternating Fridays, hosted by none other than DJ Larryaoke. Based on the name alone, we have to assume this is, in point of fact, the oke-est of karaoke nights.
2011 Albany Post Rd, Croton-on-Hudson
Last alphabetically but never in our hearts, Yuka’s brings delightful fusions of Latin with other world cuisines to this northern rivertown. It also brings the beat every Friday at 9 p.m. Host Tina Machete (she’s everywhere!) runs the show and raffles off prizes each week, like brunch vouchers or a cool $100 cash!