When in Budapest, a night out in the party district is almost as essential an experience as tasting goulash soup or visiting the Parliament. For those looking to go all-in, why not level up the typical ruin pub crawl? Grab the mic and sing along to the biggest hits with your friends at one of Budapest's karaoke hotspots.


Stifler House

Open from 5 pm to 6 am the next day, this popular nightclub complex in the heart of the party district features karaoke on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (with free entry, no less). Once you've had your fill of singing, there are 3 dance floors to party on, all coming with different music styles. The bar also offers a convenient on-site burger bar for those late-night cravings. If you're eager to catch an important match on TV, there's no need to step outside – the Stifler House also includes a sports pub. (x)


Hashtag BAR

Hashtag BAR specialises in karaoke. Located just a few steps from Astoria, near the Great Synagogue on Dohány utca, it's easily accessible. There's no cover charge, but there are always discounts on drinks, so grab a mic and hit it! The venue is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 6 pm to 4 am (Wednesday and Thursday) and 6 am (Friday and Saturday).


Kazinczy Kocsma

Located on the main street of the party district, this basement pub is a place to let your hair down from Wednesday to Saturday from 6 pm until dawn. Karaoke is usually held on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with the brave songsters grabbing a mic from 10 pm, sometimes with more than one performer on stage at a time. Sometimes a live saxophone adds to the performance.


Morrison's 2 Nightclub

The nightclub is, without exaggeration, a legend on Grand Boulevard. Open Monday to Saturday, from 6 pm to 6 am, Morrison's 2 has its own karaoke room, where the party takes place every Monday, Friday, and Saturday. In case you get tired of singing, there are 7 dance floors available in addition to the karaoke. From HUF 4,999, you can enjoy unlimited drinks from a wide selection, and if you get hungry, you can have a slice of pizza, a lángos (a popular Hungarian deep-fried flatbread), or a snack. (x)


Vibe Rooms

Vibe Rooms is an exclusive venue, sort of a party bar, where you can celebrate with your friends in rooms of different sizes, seating capacities, and themes, without being disturbed or approached by drunken strangers. Of course, there's karaoke in every room, but you'll need to book a time slot and room on the venue's website for a good sing-along private party. The place is open Thursday to Sunday, from 4 pm to 10 pm.


Blue Bird Karaoke Rooms

Located in Gozsdu Court, Blue Bird is a nightclub with 5 private karaoke rooms. These are rooms for 25 people, with a fairly sophisticated sound system and 75,000 songs in 10 different languages to choose from. Due to the layout, you don't even have to leave the room to party, as there's private ordering available, but if you're looking to mingle, you can also visit the bar. The Blue Bird is open Thursday to Sunday, from 6 pm to 4 am.


Why Not Budapest

Located on the banks of the Danube, this place serves several functions at once. During the day it's a cosy café, which turns into a cocktail bar in the evening, and at night it's a club where you can enjoy acoustic concerts and karaoke. The opening hours are adjusted accordingly, from 11 am on weekdays and 10 am on weekends until 3 am, except on Sundays, when they close at midnight. Karaoke is available on Tuesdays (KaraokeKedd) and Saturdays (Karaoke Party), both from 8 pm.


Stifler32 Bar & Club

At Stifler32 Bar & Club, you can eat burgers, drink whatever you fancy, play pool, and watch the game (several simultaneously and even in a separate booth), as well as indulge your karaoke addiction. Although the club is open every day (Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 2 pm to 3 am, Friday and Saturday from 4 pm to 4 am), we should quickly add that there aren't sing-along parties every week and day, it's worth following them for more info. (x)