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Edinburgh’s 12 Karaoke Spots (Where Nobody Judges Whether You Sing Well or Not)

Ever find yourself belting out a tune in the shower, thinking, “Hey, I could totally win The Voice,” only to realize your only audience is your shampoo bottle and maybe your bewildered cat? 

Well, gather your courage and head to one of Edinburgh’s karaoke spots, where the only thing that matters is your enthusiasm, not your pitch precision.

Let’s face it, not all of us are destined to be the next Adele or Ed Sheeran, and that’s okay. In Edinburgh, there’s a magical place for every wannabe pop star, where the vibes are encouraging and the audience is, thankfully, non-judgmental.

The Tron 


Address: 9 Hunter Square

Contact details: +44 131 225 3784

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 12 PM to 1 AM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 11 PM

Cost: £-££

The entire vibe of The Tron transforms, with everyone from the regulars to tourists jumping in to belt out classics and chart-toppers. Plus, the food and drinks are pretty good, making those high notes a bit easier to hit!

Besides karaoke, The Tron has a cool, laid-back atmosphere with tons of Scottish charm. It’s also well-placed if you want to explore more of the city’s nightlife after your singing session.

Pro tip: Sundays are the best for karaoke here. It tends to get less crowded, plus you might snag some great deals on drinks too!



Address: 58a George St.

Contact details: +44 131 226 4218

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 5 PM to 2 AM
  • Friday – 2 PM to 3 AM
  • Saturday – 12 PM to 3 AM
  • Sunday – 1 PM to 2 AM

Cost: £-££

If you’ve got a birthday bash or simply a big group outing planned, Supercube on George Street is your spot. They’ve got private karaoke rooms, so you and your crew can rock out to your heart’s content.

Now, each room’s got awesome sound systems and huge song selections, so you’re kind of like the DJ and the star all in one go! And hey, if singing’s not your only jam, Supercube’s got you covered with a bunch of snacks and drinks to keep the party going.

Not to mention, the George Street location means you’re smack in the middle of Edinburgh’s vibrant city vibe, making it easy to hop from one fun spot to another.

Pro tip: Remember to book early, especially on weekends, as it can get super busy. Sometimes they run early bird specials where you can save a chunk if you book your slot before the evening rush!

The Black Rose Tavern 

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Address: 49 Rose St.

Contact details:  +44 131 220 0414

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 12 PM to 11 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 12 PM to 1 AM

Cost: £-££

The Black Rose Tavern is for you, especially if you’re into a rock ‘n’ roll vibe with your karaoke. When karaoke night hits, the place lights up with spirited singers and supportive cheers.

No judgement here, just good vibes and great tunes! Apart from karaoke, Black Rose Tavern also dishes out some hearty meals like nachos and paninis, and a good range of drinks, making it a perfect spot to fuel up before you hit the stage.

And it’s not just about singing; they’ve got live bands and quiz nights lined up, making it a full-on entertainment hub.

Pro tip: If you have a little one in tow, you might want to plan your family’s karaoke debut earlier, as kids are welcome until 7 p.m. only.



Address: 79 Grove St.

Contact details: +44 131 290 2205

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 3 PM to 12 AM
  • Friday and Saturday – 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 12 AM

Cost: £-££

If you’re hunting for an all-in-one spot where you can eat, drink, bowl, and, yeah, belt out some vocals, Marcos is the place to be. Their karaoke setup is on point—think up-to-date sound systems and a library of tracks that’s got something for everyone.

Seriously, whether you’re into ABBA or ZAYN, you’re set here. Marcos is also a good shout for anyone looking to have a bit of fun without the late-night city centre chaos.

You’ll also be spoiled for choice here when it comes to food, especially with the variety of their stone-baked pizza.

Pro tip: Make sure you keep an eye out for their combo deals. You can often score a round of pool, a meal, and some karaoke time for a steal.



Address: 26 George IV Bridge

Contact details: +44 131 622 1818

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 12 PM to 12 AM
  • Friday and Saturday – 12 PM to 1 AM

Cost: £-££

Now, you can’t talk karaoke in Edinburgh without giving Frankenstein its due. This bar is like a trip into a different world—think horror flick meets nightclub.

The décor alone is worth the trip, along with the monster-themed everything. But let’s talk about their monster karaoke: it’s epic.

When they host their nights, everyone’s all in for the fun. Also, they’ve got special effects and screens that will have you feeling like a music video star, which is great.

Pro tip: Remember to arrive early on their karaoke night which is every Sunday to secure a spot and to get a better chance of getting more songs in. Also, they have a quiz night every Tuesday, so check that out.

The Banshee Labyrinth 


Address: 29-35 Niddry St.

Contact details: +44 131 558 8209

Operating hours: 

  • Sunday to Thursday – 7 PM to 3 AM
  • Friday and Saturday – 5 PM to 3 AM

Cost: £-££

The Banshee Labyrinth is touted as Scotland’s most haunted pub, but don’t let that scare you off—their karaoke nights are legendary. You’ll get everything from gut-busting ballads to headbanging anthems, and the crowd is always up for a singalong.

Aside from karaoke, there’s a warren of rooms to explore, each with its own twisted charm, cinema screenings, and live music. Plus, the drinks menu has plenty to keep you well-oiled for the night, from craft beers to potions.

Pro tip: The Banshee Labyrinth accommodates private functions of all types! This unique venue is ready to transform your gathering from spooky soirees to boozy book clubs.

Sing City 


Address: 19 Blair St.

Contact details: +44 131 220 0125

Operating hours: 

  • Thursday to Saturday – 4 PM to 1 AM

Cost: £-££

Sing City is buzzing with energy, especially during their famed karaoke nights. It’s where you’d want to be if you’re after an eclectic mix of tunes and a crowd that’s up for everything.

From those tear-jerking ballads to the latest bops, they’ve got you covered. Plus, they offer different set-ups of karaoke rooms, from the 90’s and Hollywood style to New York and Las Vegas style.

Pro tip: Don’t forget to sign up at their club to receive special offers, VIP invitations, and a heap of extras that will make your karaoke experience unforgettable.

The Globe Bar 


Address: Niddry St.

Contact details: +44 131 557 4670

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 5 PM to 1 AM
  • Saturday and Sunday – 12 PM to 1 AM

Cost: £-££

The Globe Bar is a haven for those of us who love a good sing-along but in a more low-key setting. They don’t do karaoke every night, but when they do, it’s a blast.

But don’t let the smaller size fool you. The energy here is contagious, and the selection of songs is pretty solid. 

It’s also a great spot to kick back, enjoy some drinks, and maybe catch some live sports on their screens before the singing begins.

Pro tip: They often run drink specials during karaoke nights, which is always a nice bonus. If you’re planning to make a night of it, getting there early secures you a good spot to enjoy both the tunes and the tipples.

Fox’s Bar 

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Address: 8 Bonnington Rd.

Contact details: +44 131 800 8875

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 11 PM

Cost: £-££

Now, if you’re up for a more laid-back vibe where karaoke feels like a gathering at a friend’s house, Fox’s Bar is your spot. Their karaoke setup is top-notch, with a great sound system that makes even the most tentative singers sound like pros.

Fox’s Bar is kind of a hidden gem since it’s a bit off the usual tourist track, which means you get a more authentic Edinburgh feel. There’s also a nice selection of local brews and spirits to get you in the singing mood.

Pro tip: They don’t do karaoke every night, so it’s a good idea to check out when their next event is. 



Address: 4 South Charlotte St.

Contact details: +44 131 226 5526

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Thursday – 11 AM to 12 AM
  • Friday and Saturday – 11 AM to 1 AM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 11 PM

Cost: £-££

Shandwick’s is cosy, it’s comfy, and it serves up some seriously fun karaoke nights. Every Thursday, the crowd goes wild, with everyone from die-hard karaoke enthusiasts to first-timers grabbing the mic.

Apart from the killer karaoke setup, Shandwick’s nails it with its drink selections, bar eats, and comfy setting. The place isn’t massive, which means you get that friendly, everyone-knows-your-name kind of feel the minute you step in.

Pro tip: They sometimes run karaoke contests with prizes, so if you’re feeling confident, keep an eye out for those. Also, if you fancy some quieter time before the singing starts, pop in earlier to grab a good seat.

Bannerman’s Bar 


Address: 212 Cowgate

Contact details: +44 131 556 3254

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday – 12 PM to 1 AM

Cost: £-££

Down Cowgate, there’s this cave-like bar that’s a staple in the Edinburgh music scene: Bannerman’s. If you fancy singing in a place steeped in musical history (we’re talking a venue where actual bands gig), Bannerman’s is it.

The karaoke nights here are epic, mostly because the crowd is so diverse. One minute you might be rocking out to a local talent, and the next, belting out your own rendition of a rock classic.

Other than that, this place hosts live music featuring local artists. And let’s not forget about the drinks—a fine selection of beer that won’t break the bank.

Pro tip: If you’re a beer aficionado or just love trying new and exclusive brews, then check out their online store of beers, where you can browse and purchase from a selection of local and international beers.

Planet Bar & Kitchen


Address: 6 Baxter’s Pl

Contact details: +44 131 558 1270

Operating hours: 

  • Monday and Tuesday – 4 PM to 1 AM
  • Wednesday and Thursday, Sunday – 1 PM to 1 AM
  • Friday and Saturday – 1 PM to 3 AM

Cost: £-££

Planet Bar & Kitchen is legit one of the coolest hangouts, especially for our LGBTQ+ friends. They’ve got this cozy setup where belting out your favourite tunes feels like the main event, and honestly, it kind of is.

They’ve got some scrumptious food and drinks to keep your energy up, too! Plus, they host a bunch of different events like drags, quiz nights, and card games.

Pro tip: If you’ve got a group, try calling ahead. Space can get snug, especially on popular nights, so securing a spot means you’re all set for a night of epic tune-belting and memorable shenanigans.

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