Getting married is an exciting time in anyone’s life! In between the wedding itself, the preparation and the pre-wedding celebrations, there’s plenty to get excited about. At Wicked Hen’s, we simply love that we have the opportunity to play our part of these events and help people across Australia put together a party to remember – for all the right reasons of course!
When it comes to the hen’s party, the possibilities on offer are truly endless. There is absolutely something for everyone and the perfect option comes down to your style, vision and budget. While you can pick from any number of themes or hen’s activities, the biggest considerations are to ensure that the bride feels like the woman of the hour and that everyone else involved has a good time.
Simple enough, right? Well, it is when you get the gang together for a karaoke session. It’s scientifically proven that belting out your favourite song reduces stress and increases oxytocin and endorphins (the happy hormones), which is exactly what everyone needs in the lead up to their big day.
Luckily, there are plenty of places in Adelaide where you can get your happiness fix. In fact, there are so many different places on offer that we took the liberty of scouting them all out and putting them to the test. After singing our lungs out to Lady Gaga at more venues than we can remember, we’ve put together a list of our favourites to make your job of planning a whole lot easier. Read on to discover the top 5 karaoke bars in Adelaide.
1. La Sing
Ask any Adelaide local for their favourite karaoke bar, and 9/10 they’ll send you on your way to La Sing. This ultra-popular bar is known for its out of this world astrological décor and has been welcoming karaoke enthusiasts through its doors since 2000. Unlike many venues found in Australia, this place has one stage instead of multiple booths or rooms – which means you’ll get to strut your stuff in front of the entire crowd.
The crowd is always filled with plenty of regulars, who come in week after week to get in the spotlight and show everyone what they’re made of. With no entry fee, super affordable late-night food and an extensive drinks menu, it’s the sort of place that you can easily stay all night long.
Address – 261 Gouger Street, Adelaide South Australia
The Voice Karaoke Bar is just as funky as the Yang brothers that own the venue. The vibrantly decorated bar has 17 individually themed karaoke rooms, which pay homage to everyone from Elvis Presley to Hugh Hefner. Each room is up for grabs for an hourly fee, which means you can rent out your own space for as little or as long as you like.
Once you’re set up in the room with your gang, you’ll be left to run wild with the extensive music playlist of more than 80,000 songs. The wide range of drinks are perfect for getting your vocal cords ready and the art deco décor provides the perfect backdrop for you to snap the ultimate Instagram shot – what’s not to love about that?!
Address – 1, 39 Gouger Street, Adelaide
Ever wondered what the first karaoke bar was in Adelaide? Probably not, but we’ve got the answer for you. Illusion Karaoke Lounge is the oldest karaoke destination in the city, and prides itself on being the largest in the area too. Here, each of the 17 rooms in varying sizes are decorated in a distinct black and gold design, which gives the entire place a super luxurious feel.
But it’s not just the showstopping tunes that keep everyone coming back! The drinks menu also packs a serious punch, including everything from locally brewed beers and wines to fancy and creative cocktail concoctions. There is no better place to make a toast to the bride to be!
Address – 84 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Shangri-La is known among Adelaide locals and travellers alike for it’s wall art, particularly the two large murals created by local artist Elaine Cheng. It’s usually this masterpiece that attracts people through the door initially, but it’s the karaoke that sees them staying for hours on end.
Once you’re through the doors and you’ve passed the clusters of red Chinese lanterns that welcome you on your way in, you can grab yourself a drink from the beautifully designed bar that offers shelves upon shelves of every potion you could wish for. These ingredients are then used to make your custom cocktail of choice. With a delightful beverage in hand, you’ll be amped and ready to show off your singing skills in a private room or on stage in the public area – the choice is yours!
Address – 1, 128 Hindley Street, Adelaide
What’s a wrap up of karaoke bars in Adelaide without a special mention for 15 Miss Hanoi? This Vietnamese restaurant and karaoke bar is the perfect place to channel your inner Rockstar and really soak into the moment. The bar itself is set up with tables around the stage, so you can egg on the bride to be when she ventures up to belt out her favourite tunes.
When you need a breather from all the action and excitement, you can retreat to the restaurant section of the venue. Here, you can savour on reasonably priced cocktails and sample the tasty traditional Vietnamese food. After karaoke wraps up for the night, the venue usually kicks on with a live band performance. It’s the best of both worlds!
There is simply no denying that karaoke is one of the best ice breakers, which makes it the perfect activity to celebrate your hen’s party. So get everyone together and prepare to show us what you’re made of! For more help planning your party or other helpful tips, reach out to the Wicked Hen’s team today.