Last week, I went to a karaoke bar and the next day, I didn't have a voice - oh the irony! However, if anything is to go by The Voice Karaoke Bar night's festivities, then it's safe to say that I may have just found my new hangout spot with my friends for a gala of a time.
The Voice Karaoke Bar is a collaborative venture between brothers Liuchien and Wesley Yang, who is the duo behind K-illusion Karaoke Bar on Hindley Street. Since they migrated to Adelaide in 1996, they have been passionate about their adoptive home and are fiercely supportive of South Australian businesses. Calling Gouger Street their home, the space has recently undergone a $500,000 renovation that includes the addition of a luxurious new bar fit-out that instantly captures your attention when getting up the stairs. There are 17 private karaoke rooms equipped with all the essentials for a solid singalong and thousands upon thousands of songs to choose from. The overall look injects a level of glam and finesse that is dripping through their eclectic wallpapers, the fancy and timeless lounge furniture, the oversized colourful couches, and the combination of gold and black through velvet textures and smatterings of diamantes.
It's the place where the elements of the Great Gatsby and Crazy Rich Asians come together and are conceptualized to offer their customers with a one-of-a-kind experience of enjoying karaoke in its most glamorous form. I wish I could say that I had a bone of talent when it came to pumping up my vocal cords (I definitely do not), but when you get to singalong with other friends who know how to hit the note, you can't help but join in on the fun and belt out a few fun tunes to your heart's delight.
From the Elvis room that is decked out with blue suede couches, to the pretty-in-pink Pop Princess room, to the sleek, all-white Hollywood charms of the Rat Pac room, and the Pirates of the Caribbean room which has to be seen to be believed, each room encompasses a theme that can fit anywhere from 4 - 35 guests, depending on the size of the room.
Of course, being a karaoke bar, the venue is fully licensed and stocked with some of the best from Australia and beyond, including wines, local and Korean beers, some of Adelaide's finest gins, fruity sojus, and an impressive cocktail list. Want something by the bottle for your group? There's the option to order this as part of your karaoke room catering package - details can be found here.
Everyone knows that karaoke and drinks can sure work up an appetite, so there are also share platters available to keep you nibbling between songs. From fruit platters to stews to finger food favourites including garlic chicken wings, spring rolls, fried calamari (to name a few), there's something for everyone to enjoy to their heart's content.
The Voice Karaoke Bar is at Level 1/39 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000. Bookings can be made on thevoicekaraoke.com.au or (08) 8410 7736.