Metro Manila · Karaoke Bars (KTV)
If you see KTV in big letters, you might find yourself singing for the rest of the night. KTV refers to the boxes which are connected to the TV in order to enable you to sing karaoke all night long!
Karaoke is one of the most - if not the most - popular after work activities practised in the Megacity. No matter if your colleagues, friends or family join, when the karaoke machines are switched on it is always a blast! The more known KTV bars have to be booked in advance on the same day. You will get your own room with karaoke machine, two microphones, a thick folder with selectable songs, and a cozy place to sit down and sing your heart out. You can order some drinks (mostly soft drinks, beer and hard liqueur) and fast food (pizza, chicken wings and the like) or special packages. These packages also come with a certain number of hours that you can stay inside the room and sing karaoke. A great gift for a friend is to ask the staff to record the singing session and give it to you on CD. It depends on the bar if they have the facilities to do it.
For those who are not used to KTV bars, they can easily be mistaken for Girlie Bars - and some of them actually are. Most KTV bars can be found in the Jupiter and Tomas Morato HotSpots. You find more information on certain bars in our HotSpot section.
Bowler is a British-style restaurant and bar with an ambitious music program, including courageous karaoke singers, aspiring new bands, DJs and Jazz music.
With its high definition TVs and more than 40,000 English, Philippine, Korean, Japanese and 35,000 Chinese songs, Center Stage guarantees for perfect Karaoke nights - for Filipinos as well as for Megacitizens from Asia and the rest of the world.
Karaoke around the clock: the four Music 21 branches are open at least until five in the morning, and some even for 24 hours. The Family KTV welcomes adults and kids alike and provides a shuttle service for its patrons.