It's a scientific fact: after a few beers or a couple cocktails, you'll most likely begin to think you're extremely talented at one of the following things you're actually quite mediocre at — 1. hitting on the opposite sex, 2. fighting, or 3. singing. While most bars were erected for the express purpose of no. 1, most establishments tend to frown upon impromptu displays of both no. 2 and no. 3. While there's scant few bars that condone no. 2, luckily for those with a song in their heart there's plenty of watering holes that not only condone your drunken caterwauling but actually showcase it. It's a phenomenon known as karaoke night, and the following Jackson establishments all offer up their own take on it at least one night a week.
Where to let it all hang out for karaoke
Carey MillerMetromix producer
October 21, 2008
Fenian's brings the taste of Ireland to Jackson's Belhaven neighborhood. It can be a happening bar packed full on some nights or a perfect place to go hide, sit and drink a warm stout, cold lager or any liquor drink for that matter. Fenian's has live music every night with no cover, with karaoke on Mondays, open mic on Tuesdays and live bands ranging from acoustic rock to traditional Irish folk Wednesday through Saturday. People go for the bar and the intimate atmosphere. Fenian's also serves lunch and dinner with an abundant selection of Irish delicacies like Boxty (Irish potato pancakes) and Irish stew. They have a great Halloween costume party/contest and are closed on Sundays. A must try when looking for a place to go on any night of the week.
The Hill is a neighborhood bar that all locals attend. You can expect great food, music and dancing. Karaoke is every Monday and Thursday. On Thursday you can request a band that you want to hear. Saturday anything goes and Sunday you get blues, jazz, rock and country.
Located across from Hal and Mal's, Martin's always delivers with an anti-mainstream plethora of bands that are well worth the $5-$10 cover. Established in 1953 and open since, Martin's takes pride in not being a upscale, pinky-raised martini bar, but a little rough around the edges with a truckload of character. A landmark ladies night with $5 all you can drink wells, wine and beer make every Wednesday special. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights always promise a good crowd out for the live music. Martin's also serves lunch and early dinner during the week with a famous buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The after-work crowd are what make Martin's the self-proclaimed "adult day-care" with the younger set turning out for the 10 p.m. shows.
McB's is a restaurant and bar dining experience. They are noted for their burgers but everything on the menu is worth a taste. Tuesday and Thursdays enjoy dinner, drinks and your favorite song during karaoke night.They have an array of music playing which accommodates the diverse crowd. They feature live entertainment on weekends only. Besides drinks there are pool tables and video games to keep you entertained.
Stone Pony is owned by Two Rivers but is not as upscale. It is considered a sports bar that is packed with various activities. The venue specializes in poboy sandwiches and fish. They also serve hand cut steaks and everything is cooked to order. Every night there is a special on different shots. Every Thursday is college and ladies night out. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday is karaoke night at the bar.
This neighborhood bar is located in the heart of Jackson between Terry Road and Hwy 18. Customers can expect to hear music ranging from classic rock to country while enjoying an ice cold beer. Every Saturday night the bar mixes it up with karaoke night letting fans of music sing their own melody over their favorite artists.
Located on Highway 80 in west Jackson with a regular local clientele. A bar that his been in business for years in the area.
If you enjoy the sounds of country, blues, and classic rock music, Here We Go Again is the place to be! Located in South Jackson this affordable come as you are bar offers live entertainment for all ages 21 and up. Offering the opportunity to broadcast your skills, karaoke takes place on the weekend and so does the pool tournaments for you pool game lovers! If you are looking for a good ole country time HERE WE GO AGAIN welcomes you!
Hot Shots is your local neighborhood pub. When you walk in everyone is treated like family. The bar features beer with a happy hour special from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. daily brews for $1.75. Don't skip out on karoake every Thursday and Saturday evening.