We visit the new karaoke bar that everyone in Dubai seems to love already. Does it live up to the hype?

Part rock pub, part stylish bar, and with karaoke pods to boot, Lucky Voice is a rare venue that caters to all tastes.

During our visit, the after-work crowd were taking full advantage of the bar’s daily happy hour (buy one get one free from 4pm to 8pm), while birthday parties were ready to rock out in the karaoke rooms. There are 11 soundproof booths to choose from, each with a menu of more than 15,000 tracks that you can peruse on screens.

The sofas are perfect for taking a breather between those ’80s ballads, and there are loads of accessories for those mid-karaoke photo opportunities. You can also order food and drink to the room. We loved the tongue-in-cheek cocktail list, which includes a twist on a classic Tom Collins called the Raspberry Phil Collins, and is served in a coffee mug that says ‘Keep Calm And Sing Phil Collins’. Solid life advice there.

Lucky Voice karaoke pod

The karaoke pod at Lucky Voice

Food-wise, expect pub grub: fish and chips (Dhs90), and a range of sliders (from Dhs55) and tacos (from Dhs45). If you only order one thing, make it the smoking hot fries (Dhs35), a massive portion of calorific fries smothered in cheddar, pancetta and jalapeños.

Plan your visit for a Wednesday or a Friday, when the resident band Game Over get everyone pumped with their set list of crowd pleasers. Or, grab the girls for a vocal ladies’ night and get free-flowing drinks and karaoke tester sessions on Tuesdays (girls also get 50 per cent off of food on these nights too. It gets busy though, so book your booth in advance we say).

Also, this month saw the launch of Lucky Voice’s Friday brunch too, which means DIY drinks, sharing plates, lip sync battles and of course karaoke from 1pm to 4pm (for Dhs295 with house drinks). 

Lucky Voice Band

Lucky Voice’s house band, Game Over

Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights, Dubai, daily 4pm to 3am. Tel: (04): 4478010. Metro: Dubai Internet City. More info on website