Here’s all that’s left of DoReMi Karaoke in Allston

The walls came tumbling down.

The remains of DoReMi.
The remains of DoReMi. –Ben Oliver /

Bye bye bye, DoReMi.

Beloved Allston karaoke bar DoReMi closed down this summer to make way for a new four-story apartment complex. The demolition of the Cambridge Street spot began in earnest the past few days, leaving behind crumbling rock and cement.

DoReMi Karaoke bar in earlier times. —Google Maps

DoReMi, which opened in 1997, was known for its 19 private karaoke rooms and songs in 13 languages. It also was one of the few spots in Boston with a liberal BYOB policy.

The spot will be replaced by a complex offering 40 apartments and parking spots. A sign on the door of DoReMi in August said it would reopen in another location in that area and would post any updates on its website.


As of Friday, there were no updates on the site and the phone number listed was disconnected.

It’s a sad sight, though there’s no doubting Boston’s need for more housing. As Semisonic once said, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

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