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The Little Guy Has Opened a Tiny 15-Person Karaoke Room Out the Back of Its Glebe Bar

Swap your usual karaoke bar's vodka sunrises for craft beers, Doom Juice wines and martinis at this new Glebe Point Road haven for group sing-alongs.
By Ben Hansen
September 28, 2023
By Ben Hansen
September 28, 2023

Sydney has its fair share of karaoke spots, from the slew of neon-lit bars in the CBD to more off-the-beaten-track spots like The Pickled Possum in Neutral Bay and Sizzling Fillo in Lidcombe. One Sydney venue throwing its hat in the ring to host all of your sing-along dreams is The Little Guy in Glebe which has opened a tiny karaoke room out the back of the bar.

Named Poppie's Karaoke, the room is the only spot in Glebe facilitating karaoke right now and can accommodate up to 15 patrons. The Little Guy is calling it Sydney's "littlest" karaoke bar, playing on the venue's name (although it's hard to compete with some of the truly tiny spots throughout the city like El Primo Sanchez's two-person room).

The Little Guy, Kitti Smallbone

One thing that sets these sing-alongs apart from pretty much any other microphone-wielding Sydney joint is that you can enjoy the beloved bar's drinks list while you're rocking out. In place of the vodka sunrises and Heinekens of a classic karaoke bar, you'll find everything from craft beers, martinis and Doom Juice natty wines through to guava Cruisers and Moet.

There's also a special Poppie's Punch available on the menu, bringing real house party energy to the room, as well as free popcorn to snack on between ballads, LED lighting, a laser machine and all of the classic tracks you could want.

A bottle of Doom Jucie rosé is poured at The Little Guy's red neon-lit karaoke room Poppie's Karaoke

"We've got good tunes, a beautiful beer garden right on our doorstep, a pool room upstairs, great drinks and free popcorn. What else can you add to that? Karaoke. That's what you can add to that," says Dynn Szmulewicz, owner of The Little Guy, Sunshine Inn and Enmore Country Club.

The room can be booked from 3–11pm Tuesday–Saturday and 3–10pm on Sundays and costs $10 per person for 50 minutes of karaoke. You can book online or if you're heading into The Little Guy for a drink, you can try your luck nabbing the room without a reservation. There's also an option to book the room for an entire night (seven hours) if you've got a birthday or function.

Two young people sing a duet in front of a neon popcorn sign at The Little Guy's red neon-lit karaoke room Poppie's Karaoke

Poppie's Karaoke is now open at The Little Guy, 87 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. For more information head over to the Poppie's Karaoke Instagram.

Images: Angus Bell Young

Published on September 28, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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