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  • Southbank
  1. Several people converse in a luxe karaoke room
    Photograph: Supplied/Ocean 12
  2. A luxe karaoke room with a gold mic
    Photograph: Supplied/Ocean 12
  3. A rooftop terrace with a view of Southbank and the Yarra river
    Photograph: Supplied/Ocean 12
  4. A luxe karaoke room with leather couches
    Photograph: Supplied/Ocean 12
  5. A neon rooftop bar
    Photograph: Supplied/Ocean 12

Time Out says

Savour premium whiskies on the rooftop bar and hit your highest notes at this bougie karaoke spot

You might think you know what to expect from a night out at the karaoke bar, but trust us when we say Ocean 12 is in a league of its own. Yes, belting out some beloved tunes is definitely a key part of visiting this luxe spot, but that’s only the beginning. 

From the second you ascend to level three of the Crown Entertainment Complex and enter Ocean 12’s flashy foyer, you’ll be dazzled by this secret late-night hideaway. Once you’ve marvelled at the striking light wall, you can either get straight to the singing in a private karaoke room, or head up to the sprawling rooftop terrace to take in the panoramic views of the Yarra River and the glittering lights of Southbank.

Sip a colourful cocktail or a fine whisky on the rooftop terrace, as you snack on Asian-fusion style tapas and enjoy the sunset. There’s certainly no rush though, because this riverside haven is licensed to keep the liquor flowing all the way through until 5am. You can even impress your guests with a view of the famous Crown fire show on the hour from the terrace. 

For those who want to sing their hearts out, Ocean 12 boasts small, medium and large karaoke rooms decked out with state-of-the art sound and light equipment to give you the popstar moment you deserve. With a huge library of more than 140,000 songs in six languages, you’ll surely be able to find the perfect melody to complement your range. If opulence is the order of the day, book one of the five spacious VIP suites and you’ll get access to your very own balcony, bathroom and butler (oh my!).

If Ocean 12 sounds like the perfect place for your next special occasion, you’re in luck. They’ve got a dedicated events team on hand to help create your next birthday, hens or bucks party, or even an exciting Christmas party for your workplace.  

You can book a table on the rooftop terrace here, or a private karaoke room here.

By Ashleigh Hastings for Time Out in association with Ocean 12


Shop 51, Level 3 Crown Entertainment Complex
8 Whiteman Street
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Opening hours:
Tue, Wed, Thu & Sun 8pm-3.30am, Fri & Sat 8pm-4.30am
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