Best Karaoke Bars Sydney

When your girlfriend announced she was getting married, did you want to scream from the rooftops? Squeal until everyone across Sydney knew? Keep on yelling until she truly understood just how excited you were for her? Well, you’ve got the answer for you – Karaoke.

We’ve organised our fair share of hen’s parties over the years. In fact, we’ve lost count of just how many there’s been – all we know is that it’s in the thousands. During that time of planning and executing unmissable events, we’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to put on one heck of a hens celebration. While the perfect party looks different for every person, there is one fool-proof activity that will keep everyone happy – karaoke.

And when it comes to belting out a tune in front of a room packed with your nearest and dearest, you’re truly spoiled for choice in Sydney. The city is home to a stack of karaoke bars that are all waiting for you to come and bust a lung or break hearts on the private dance floor.

Beyond having a room, a sound system and a song list, there’s a certain special something that’s needed to take a mediocre karaoke bar to an absolutely sensational, stand-out one. In the name of your friend’s hen’s party, don’t be fooled if you think you’re settling for anything less than incredible.

To save you the hard yards of doing the research yourself, we’ve put together a handy guide that outlines the top 5 karaoke bars in Sydney. So if you’re looking for somewhere to sing your favourite tunes until you’re empty-lunged and sweaty-browed, you’ll want to read on.

Top 5 Karaoke Bars Sydney

Sydney Korean Karaoke

How does a night of free snacks and old-school karaoke in the heart of the city sound? If you’re anything like us, this joint is about to become one of your new favourites. Despite being located above George Street, this karaoke bar steers away from the usual glitz of the CBD and embraces a more minimalistic style. But so long as you’re a-okay to abandon high-tech devices for the night, you’re in for the trade.

The novelty of having to flip through an actual song book is kind of charming, as is the oversized Game Boy-style remote that’s wrapped in plastic with handwritten buttons to queue songs. If you’ve got a boisterous group celebrating the bride-to-be, you’ll fit right in because the sound system is loud, and the reverb is intense. Be sure to have a camera handy to capture the woman of the hour doing her thing.

Address – 636 – 638 George Street, Sydney

Lantern by Wagaya

Lantern by Wagaya is a relatively new addition to the Sydney karaoke scene, but where it lacks in history, it exceeds in sparkle. The rooms are like little mod capsules, all fitted with mirrored oval tables and a plush, light olive lounge setting. The tunes on offer all hit the mark, and a special mention should be made for the extensive number of Lady Gaga ballads and Rihanna numbers on offer.

This is also a great option if you’ve got some party-goers that aren’t too keen on the whole karaoke idea (we know, they don’t know what they’re missing out on!). You can order tequila shots and hot chips without even getting up from the lounge, or take your pick from the extensive Japanese menu on offer.

Address – 591 George St, Sydney

Dynasty Karaoke

Get the party together and make your way to Chinatown – the middle of Dixon Mall to be specific. Once you’re here you’ll find an unobtrusive door that leads to an elevator, where you’ll then be taken to a Blade Runner style Shanghai wine bar. It’s like a scene from a sci-fi film!

Once you’re inside, you’re in for a proper rager of a night! With one-way mirrors in the private rooms, touchscreen tabletop games and so many over the top statues, your senses will be in absolute overdrive! When you add in an uplifting group rendition of an old classic, it’s sure to be a night you’ll all remember for years to come.

Address – 1/63 Dixon St, Haymarket

Echo Point

Another popular destination for travellers and locals alike is Echo Point. Those that have been there will fondly describe its worn ‘80s aesthetic as careworn, like a favourite coat and we’d have to agree with them. Just like its welcoming style, the staff running the joint are just as friendly and keen to ensure you have the very best time!

The biggest selling point of Echo Point is undoubtedly its song list. The venue has Sydney’s greatest and largest range of tunes, hands down. They’re all keyboard backing tracks, which means you can adjust the pitch and tempo to suit as well. If your woman wants to prove she’s got what it takes, this is the place for her.

Address: Basement/262 Pitt Street, Sydney

K1 Karaoke Lounge

We couldn’t wrap up our top 5 picks without including K1 Karaoke Lounge. This collection of 18 rooms up a few grungy flights of stairs off Dixon Street offers big spaces, comfy lounge chairs and a super easy to use music system.

While the song selection is pretty good, it’s the sound system that really sets this place apart. You can have up to 4 microphones per room, and up to 40 people in your room too. There’s also a bar on site so you can make a toast to a special day right around the corner.

Address: Level 2/31/37 Dixon Street, Haymarket

After playing our part in hen’s parties across the globe, we’ve got plenty of tips and tricks up our sleeve to ensure you make the most of your time together and leave the bride to be feeling as special as she deserves to feel. Karaoke is just one of the many activities we can tee up for you. If you’d like to hear more about this option or get more information on how else we can help, reach out to the Wicked Hens Parties team today.

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New Year’s Bucks Party 3 Day Splurge

Weddings are a time for new chapters – when people come together, celebrate the simple joy of being with the people that matter most and get ultra-creative on the dancefloor. Come to think of it, weddings are rather like New Year’s Eve? Both events mark the start of something new, while still prompting everyone to reflect on the moments and experiences leading up to that time.

In the spirit of all things good, why not combine both into one epic celebration? Overwhelmed by the excitement of releasing this new possibility, we caught up with our friends at Wicked Bucks to discuss exactly what would be involved and how we could bring this to life.

As usual, the Wicked Bucks team was absolutely overflowing with ideas, tips and tricks to help us. In fact, they even put together a handy guide that outlines exactly what you need to know to ensure your New Year’s Bucks Party is absolutely unforgettable. With these simple 4 steps, you’re on your way to organising a party that will go down in history as one to remember.

Top Tips for a New Year’s Bucks Party

1.    New Year’s Bucks Accommodation 

Being the most popular time of year to travel, it’s important to get in early to secure the perfect accommodation for you and the crew. According to the Wicked crew, the two biggest considerations when booking somewhere is to consider location and facilities.

Location is particularly important when it comes to a New Year’s Bucks Party as you’ll want to be close enough to the action that you can easily reach everything, yet far enough away that you can still enjoy some peace and quiet if you need to recharge your batteries.

Knowing what facilities you need for your New Year’s Bucks Party really comes down to how many people you’re inviting on the trip and how you’re planning on using the accommodation. If you’ve got a big group and the intention is to have a house party, you’ll want to splurge a little to get a place that comes with all the facilities for a super comfortable stay. We’re talking about a full-kitchen, spacious living area, generous balcony and the added niceties of a pool or spa.

If you’re planning on spending most of your time at parties and exploring the region, you may want to consider going for something with a few less facilities to ensure you’ve got some extra cash to throw around during the day. If you are opting for something a little more simple, just ensure that you’ve got enough facilities to keep everyone in the group super comfortable.

2.    New Year’s Bucks Activities

No matter where you choose to celebrate your bucks party over New Years, there is really no shortage of activities, attractions and events on offer. In fact, it’s probably the busiest time of year in most people’s social lives! Just like accommodation, it’s important to consider exactly what everyone in the group is comfortable doing and then find something that ticks everyone’s boxes.

But in saying that, the most important person to keep happy is obviously the groom to be! When it comes to showing him just how much he means to you, some of the top activity suggestions from Wicked Bucks included a private adult show, in-room poker tournaments, a boat party, or a pub crawl. Remember to keep in mind that many venues will host private events on New Year’s so you’ll need to get prepared by booking tickets ahead of time. If you’d like any information about the hottest, must-visit events in your destination of choice, feel free to reach out to the Wicked Bucks team for more information.

3.    Chill time

While bucks’ parties are go, go, go nearly all the time, it’s important to have some down time scheduled in order to ensure you can recharge your batteries and keep up the pace for the entire trip. The nature of heading away for New Year’s Eve is that there’s likely to be plenty of big nights, limited sleep and late-night antics. While it’s all well and good at the time, it’s all too easy to run out of steam before you know what’s even happening.

The simplest and most enjoyable way to keep going is to find time to relax and just enjoy the simple beauty of being in each other’s company. For some, that may mean booking in a slower paced activity such as a boat cruise or just leaving an afternoon unscheduled and allowing the partygoers to make up their own minds about how to spend their time. Another great tip is not to schedule anything too early in the morning. Even if you’re an early riser, it’s likely that you’ll be greeted with a few sore heads wanting to sleep off the night before.

4.    Don’t hold back!

A Bucks Party on New Year’s is really a once in a lifetime experience for your buddy. He’s not only celebrating the fact that he will have a beautiful partner by his side for the rest of his life, but he’s also making a toast to the people that helped him get to where he is in life right now – aka you!

To show him just how much you’ve enjoyed the ride so far and how much he means to you all, don’t be afraid to splurge a little and shower him in the attention that he secretly wants. When you add New Year’s into the mix, the options to celebrate your buddy are really endless so be sure to do your research and organise a line-up that will go down in history as a celebration to remember.

When it comes time to plan a buck’s party, whether it’s for yourself or your buddy, be sure to reach out to the Wicked Bucks team. These professional party planners have a stack of experience in the space and know exactly what it takes to plan the ultimate party.

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Sydney Hens and Bucks Party FAQ

When should you have your hens or bucks party?

A hens or bucks party can be held at any time, however a couple of weeks before the wedding is common. It’s a great chance to escape from any wedding planning stress and to get excited for the big day.

Who pays for the hens or bucks party?

Typically guests pay for themselves. However, it is not unusual for the bridal couple to cover the costs.

Who should be invited to the hens or bucks party?

The guest list should be made up of the bridal party as well as good friends and family members who are also invited to the wedding. Typically the best man or maid of honour will host the party and should be inviting the guests. They will work with the bride or groom to finalise the guest list.

What is the point of a hens or bucks party?

It’s typically seen as a celebration of the last days of single life.

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Bucks Paintball Sydney

Adrenaline-junkies listen up. We’ve got just the thing for you. Test your stealth, aim and courage with a ‘friendly’ game of paintball with your buddies – because let’s admit it, we all feel like belting our mates with a paintball or two, every now or then. It’s all in good nature, of course.

While paintballing is often rolled out as the go-to team bonding activity in plenty of corporate workplaces, it’s far a far cry from many of the group morale exercises you’ve probably come across in the past. In fact, we’d go as far as to say it’s one of our favourite pastimes.

And it looks like we’re not alone in our thinking either. We recently caught up with our good friends over at Wicked Bucks, who’ve organised more bucks’ parties than we’ve had cooked dinners. Over the years, they’ve put together celebrations for dudes from all walks of life and they’ve picked up plenty of tips and tricks to ensure every party goes down in history as a time to remember – for all the right reasons.

Through every party they’ve put together, bucks paintballing in Sydney has always been an absolute crowd favourite. Equal parts fun and painful, these sessions are the best way for guys to put their computer gaming skills to the test as they duck, weave, defend and attack opponents in a realistic feeling battlefield. For anyone heading to Sydney for their buck’s getaway, the Wicked Bucks team has found the perfect place. This site is the real deal, and comes with all the equipment, accessories and extras needed for players to put their best foot forward.

Having got you packing your bags and booking your ticket already? The team has gone ahead and put together their top five reasons why you should lock in paintballing for your buck day. If these excuses aren’t enough to get you over the line, we’re not quite sure what will!

Reasons to go Paintballing in Sydney for your Bucks Day

1. Get competitive

Ask any mother, sister, girlfriend, wife or even friend – guys are competitive. From the very first moment they can walk and talk, most dudes are keen to prove they’ve got what it takes to beat everyone else. Or at least their closest buddies. When you’ve finally managed to round up all the lads at the one time for your buck’s party, you’re going to want to use this opportunity to show everyone who rules the roost.

Paintballing on a bucks weekend is the best way to get your adrenaline flowing and prove all those hours spent with a controller in your hand, weren’t a waste. It might not be Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty, but it’s as close as you’re going to get to feeling like you’re right in the thick of the action – without putting yourself at risk. It’s also a super safe and seriously fun way to determine who is shouting the first round of beers for everyone later that night.

2. Enjoy quality bonding time

As the years go by and more of your mates start to settle down, it becomes increasingly challenging to get everyone together. Now that another member of the group has sealed the deal with the partner of his dreams, we think you’ve got the perfect excuse to call everyone up for some quality time together. And what better way to enjoy each other’s company than with a few hours running wild on the paintballing field?

Split into a team and go head-to-head against each other, and you’re guaranteed to walk away with a whole new depth to your relationship. While paintballing on a bucks brings out the most competitive side of people, it also surfaces a stack of comradery and a great sense of teamwork. Once the game wraps up, you’ll also have plenty of memories to look back on – and a whole heap of moments to laugh about too.

3. A full-body workout

For most guys heading away for a buck’s party, exercise isn’t the first priority. But between all the beers that will be consumed and the volume of food you’ll probably eat, it’s a pretty nice feeling to get your body moving too. And it turns out paintballing is a surprisingly good workout. Between running across the field, dodging your opponents and diving for cover, you’re likely to work up a pretty good sweat while you’re out in the field.

Don’t let that scare you off though! Bucks paintballing is as hard as you make it for yourself. If you’re not keen on getting hot, turning as red as a beetroot and testing your own limits, you can take things a little easier too. The beauty of this option is that it’s an activity every can get involved with – regardless of age, experience or fitness level.

4. Embrace the outdoors

There is a reason why hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe make their way to Sydney every year. Simply put, the city is stunning. From the glorious days of sunshine to the balmy summer afternoons, it’s an outdoor mecca for nature enthusiasts. And paintballing is one of the best ways to embrace this beautiful setting. If you can take your eyes off the field and your opponents for long enough, you’ll be treated to some pretty impressive scenery. These are the sorts of views that will stay with you long after you head back home, so you definitely won’t want to miss out.

5. Let off some steam

Old mate Johnny’s jokes may have been funny the first-time round, but they’re starting to get a little dry on the 18th roll out of the same punchline. Rather than taking it up with him and causing a fuss, why not use paintballing to let off that steam? From the moment you get hold of the paintball gun and the hooter sounds for your first game, we can guarantee that all those petty concerns will be well out of your head. You’ll walk away feeling so much more refreshed too – which is the ideal way to set the tone for an epic night to follow.

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