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The best karaoke bars to channel your inner Beyonce

Karaoke is one of those group activities that leaves everyone laughing. Whether you want to break out those middle school choir skills or just work through some feelings by belting out Beyonce, here are the best places to sing it out in the DMV.

1. Muzette

Muzette's Korean-style karaoke rooms mean you and your friends can have some privacy while you sing out k-pop, j-pop or just American pop. Their song catalog has 70,000 (!) options so there's no shortage of fun to be had.

2305 18th St. NW
Washington, DC

2. Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey is a bar that never seems to see the light of day, but this co-ed AdMo hangout has karaoke in the basement. The bar is so dark you may not actually see your friends perform, but on the other hand if you totally bomb, no one can pick you out of the crowd.

2317 18th St NW
Washington, DC

3. Sticky Rice

There's no better way to spend your thirsty Thursday than getting down at Sticky Rice. This sushi haven offers karaoke after 10:30 on Thursdays, but who's really productive on Friday anyways?

1224 H St NE
Washington, DC

4. Wok and Roll

This Chinatown spot offers big rooms that are great for a crowd, but you'll keep coming back because they add new songs every month. You can check out their entire catalog ahead of time here.

604 H St NW
Washington, DC

5. Rock It Grill

Sometimes you want to sing karaoke on a weeknight! Rock It Grill is a neighborhood hangout with karaoke every single night of the week.

1319 King St
Alexandria, VA

6. District Karaoke

District Karaoke isn't a place, but this team-based karaoke league often dukes it out at Penn Social and Policy. It's the bawdiest and coolest league in The District, hands down.

7. Songbyrd/DC9/Galaxy Hut

These are all separate bars and venues in D.C. and Arlington, but they all host indie rock karaoke! Check out the Facebook page to see where the next get-together is.