If it's a casual night of singing and drinking you're after, head down to Jankara Karaoke, located close to QV.
It's a small, intimate setting where patrons can choose from an assortment of spirits, cocktails and other alcoholic beverages with the hope of working up enough gusto to alight that stage and sing. The lighting is soft and the ambiance is relaxing. There's a long list of mainly classics and Japanese songs. On a busy night, be prepared to wait a little longer and to sing a shorter version of the song you choose as they like to be fair to all their customers by cramming in as many requests as they can. Usually the singer is limited to one verse and a chorus which might be just enough if you are taken with a case of the jitters. The good news is that you don't have to pay for the karaoke, just the drinks so if you don't get to sing, you can still drink and have a nice time.
Be warned, though, this venue is not ideal for booking a special event. They do not take large bookings and understandably so, since this would involve taking up half the room. And perhaps it isn't the most suitable place for a special celebratory night as the venue tends to get a little crammed at full capacity. All the same, a nice little place to visit, and close to some great eateries in the area.
Christine, Oakleigh, 07/13
Jankara Karaoke / Link to this page: https://www.partystar.com.au/venue/3051/
2/430 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
1300 535 010