It’s hard to imagine a time when karaoke wasn’t a big part of bar culture, reflected in the continuing success of the American and Canadian Idol shows. Here in Halifax, the name Mimi Andriopoulos is synonymous with karaoke, our own Ryan Seacrest and Ben Mulroney, as he has been the ringmaster at Bearly’s Wednesday night karaoke circus for years. If you’ve never been, prepare to hear someone sing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” or maybe belt out a version of your own.
First Runner-up: Cheers Bar & Grill
Second Runner-up Oasis Pub & Eatery