Karaoke came to Vietnam in the 1990s and became a well-liked type of recreation to Vietnamese until now. Started as an affordable and communal activity, karaoke rapidly made its commercial development and became so favored that there is a range of karaoke bars, from small ones to luxury bars. In big cities like Ho Chi Minh City, karaoke as a business is really popular, and the karaoke bars can be found in almost every district.
Karaoke is as an interesting type of musical entertainment that people as participants sing into the microphone along to the lyrics on the screen of the television, accompanied by the recorded music in the background.
Karaoke is actually constituted by 2 Japanese words, namely "kara" from the word “karappo” meaning empty and "oke" from “okesutura” originating from “orchestra”. There are some theories about the start of karaoke, but it is universally accepted that karaoke emerged from Kobe, a Japanese city.
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Inoue Daisuke is said to have invented the karaoke machine in the 1970s when the music was a favorite kind of entertainment in bars, clubs, and parties. As a drummer, Inoue made tape recorders of his performances to accompany his clients, then he developed the machine, and the activity became a trend spreading to other countries. Till now, karaoke remained such a unique type of musical entertainment since it made its way to nightclubs, bars, and people love the activity mostly for its amusement power.
In karaoke bars in Vietnam, people go in groups for fun often share the bill. The room people mostly rent is the closed one equipped with a soundproof door to guarantee privacy and to make sure they are not bothered by other rooms. The karaoke bars, or the KTV bars where people do karaoke now in Vietnam absolutely abound and range in size, sound quality, light quality, service, and decoration.
In big cities like Ho Chi Minh City, karaoke bars are everywhere, and they bring the best relaxing moments for a night out with singing, drinking Vietnamese beers, eating snacks, and having a great time with friends. The fee is charged per hour and varies depending on the room, date, and the service hour. Below are some of the popular karaoke bars in Ho Chi Minh City.
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1. King Karaoke
Address: 31 - 33 Hai Ba Trung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Opening hours: 10 AM - 12 AM
Price: VND 100,000 - VND 1,000,000/hour
Located in the center of the city, King Karaoke is among the luxury karaoke bars in Ho Chi Minh City. The bar will impress you with the royal and luxury decoration from the light, the furniture, to the way their staff welcomes you. They offer 3 kinds of rooms, which are ordinary rooms, VIP rooms, and Super VIP rooms. As one of the top karaoke bars in Ho Chi Minh City, it will not disappoint you regarding sound quality and karaoke equipment.
King Karaoke with glamorous decoration
2. Kingdom Karaoke
Kingdom 1: 67 - 69 Pham Viet Chanh, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1
Kingdom 2: 218 - 220 Tran Quang Khai, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1
Opening hours: 9:30 AM - 12 AM
Price: VND 100,000 - VND 950,000/hour
In the world of karaoke bars in Ho Chi Minh City, Kingdom Karaoke is a famous name. Like King Karaoke, Kingdom is focused on glamorous decoration; customers will be amazed when coming to a bar which seems like a splendid palace. Each room has a different decoration concept, which makes the bar so interesting to come. Regarding the food and drink, you have to pay for them. There is a menu consisting of various Vietnamese dishes.
The royal decoration of Kingdom karaoke
3. Avatar Karaoke
Address: 63 - 65 Pham Viet Chanh, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1
Opening hours: 10 AM - 12 AM
Price: VND 200,000 - VND 680,000/hour
Avatar Karaoke belongs to Van Phat Hotel offers its service at a lower price than the other two. Besides, Avatar often runs discounted programs. With closed rooms and an ideal location, Avatar has many advantages besides its design and the quality of the room.
The furniture and lighting at Avatar Karaoke
4. Fyou 2 Karaoke
Address: 467 Su Van Hanh, Ward 12, District 10
Opening hours: 9 AM - 12 AM
Price: VND 80,000 - VND 600,000/hour
Fyou 2 Karaoke is great for parties, get-togethers with 4 types of room, namely ordinary room, small VIP room, large VIP room, and super VIP room. The prices vary, but the price from 10 AM to 6 PM is much lower than the price after 6 PM. There is a range of songs at your disposal; just choose ones you love and bring on your best performance.
A room of Fyou 2 karaoke
5. Nnice Karaoke
260 Phan Xich Long, Ward 2, Phu Nhuan District
340 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 5, District 3
524 Phan Van Tri, Ward 7, Go Vap District
121 Vo Thi Sau, Ward 6, District 3
284/1 Le Van Sy, Ward 14, District 3
16 Cong Hoa, Ward 4, Tan Binh District
890 Tran Hung Dao, Ward 7, District 5
Opening hours: 7 AM - 12 AM (The bars differ in opening hours)
Price: VND 60,000 - VND 260,000/hour
With 7 branches and more than 20 years in operation, Nnice is one of the most well-known karaoke bars in Ho Chi Minh City. Nnice has been developed based on the traditional family model with a cozy but also fun vibe. They also offer karaoke membership, which helps customers get frequent discounts. With the slogan of “Sing better when being with Nnice”, the bars will bring you a chance to experience the true Vietnamese karaoke.
One of the luxury but cozy rooms of Nnice Karaoke
Musical entertainment in Vietnam is a big thing, and many people are really into it, singing their hearts out when doing karaoke. Karaoke bars in Ho Chi Minh City have been such a potential business so you can find the bars reserved for this fun activity all over the city. It will be a really joyful and relaxing night out.
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