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August 7, 2010

Corkboard: Baltimore bars with the best karaoke?

In yesterday's paper, I did a quick roundup of three dive bars with great karaoke. Check it out. The bars on my list were Nevin's Cross Street Station, Frazier's and Walt's Inn.

I've been to all three and Nevin's is by far the dingiest. I've heard stories of people puking on stage while singing. But Nevin's is the only holdout from the old Cross Street corridor -- before places like MaGerk's set up shop.

In that piece, I was just looking for low key spots. But now, I'm opening it up to suggestions. What's your favorite Baltimore spot for karaoke, and why?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:05 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Corkboard


Walt's Inn by a landslide. The BSSC softball team celebrated it's season there on Monday night.

Bill's Lighthouse in Riverside/South Baltimore has great tunes on Saturday night, and actual singing talent.

Walt's Inn is fantastic. One of the best New Year's Eves ever - karaoka until midnight, step out into the street, where you can watch the fireworks over the harbor, then you, uh, Walt's back Inn (sorry couldn't help myself)

Donna's in Dundalk.

Nowhere else has midgets and bikers doing karaoke

NcDevin's in Canton. Great prices. Better bar tenders and DJ Scotty has an awesome selection.

I'm a Walt's Inn fan personally.

Better than karaoke is LIVE BAND KARAOKE. It only shows its face every once in a blue moon, but if you ever find a local establishment featuring a night of it I HIGHLY suggest it.

@Trouble -- Sounds bizarre and fascinating. I'll have to check that out sometime.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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