Open Mics We Love


Richie Cannata’s Monday Night Open Mic Jam with Friends
11pm  @ The Bitter End 147 Bleecker St, NYC

Sidewalk Cafe
Sign-up at 7:30pm.
Performances begin at 8pm. 2 drink Minimum.

Gran Torino in Williamsburg.
Real stage, sound guy. Drinks, food.
Sign up at 7:30, starts at 8pm. Two songs or 8 minutes.
It’s really new so they haven’t committed to it yet. But it’s fun.

Freestyle Mondays
Pianos – 158 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
NYC’s longest-running freestyle competition! Hosted by IllSpokinn. Last Monday of every month from 9p-1a $10

503 Columbus Ave.
Sign up at 8pm

Supreme Bars MC and Producers Battle
FALUCKA LOUNGE, 162 Bleecker St
Every THIRD Monday, $6-$8 / 8pm

House of Kava
238 Central Ave, BK
sign up at 8:30
performers get 15 min.

Precious Metal
143 Troutman St, Brooklyn, NY
8-10pm FREE

236 East 3rd St. New York, NY
9pm, $8-$20

Think Coffee Open Mic
Every Second and Last Monday of the month.
Insta: @openmicnyc

Inspired Word
The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street, Manhattan, NYC – Open mic EVERY MONDAY night (for poets, comedians, singers/musicians, storytellers), 7-11pm. AGE LIMIT: 21+. $8-$10 +2 drinks
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10pm TRY something new, SEE something wild!
EVERYthing* welcome: Every kind of Theater, Comedy, Music, Dance, Weird, Beautiful, Dumb, Great!
Signup 9:00pm, show 10:00pm-12 Midnight.
$5 cash for 5 minutes / longer Featured slots avail weekly (contact Gregory Levine!)
Piano, keyboard, DI plug-ins for amps and instruments available. We’ll play your music tracks and video, too! All tech requests taken by the great John Vogel.
at the PIT Theater, 123 E. 24th St, bet Park and Lexington Aves.
FB page: Electric Stage Open Mic with Gregory Levine

Hip Hop & Spoken Word Open Mic
8pm– 12am Once per month, please check the site.
Shrine Bar & Restaurant
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard, Harlem,NYC
TEL: 212 690 7807 – –
No Cover before 9PM with RSVP ($5Donation After). The Shrine Hip Hop & Spoken Word Jam welcomes uptown writers, poets, singers, actors and emcees to present their art backed by a live jam band. Sign up early! Covers and originals are welcome for singers, poets and rappers. Please 1 piece per performance (15 slots per night); your courtesy for the community is appreciated. No MP3s.


The Healing at Frank’s Cocktail Lounge
660 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY
Every 1st Tuesday 8pm-12am

Under Saint Marks
94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY
$4 Tickets always Available at the door. At The Mic Under ST. Marks the focus is the stage! Sign-ups get 7 minutes to try anything in one of the most supportive rooms in New York. 9:30

Tuesday Night Bushwick Public House Open Mic Hosted by Joe Crow Ryan
8-11pm FREE
1288 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn NY 11221 · (917) 966-8500

Topaz Open Mic
251 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
7-10pm – FREE!

Inspired Word
The Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street, Manhattan, NYC
Open mic EVERY TUESDAY night (for poets, comedians, singers/musicians, storytellers), 7-11pm. AGE LIMIT: 21+.$8-$10 +2 drinks
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Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231
Every Tuesday – Sign up in person by 9:00pm

Cassidy’s Open Mic
10pm- 1am
65 West 55th Street New York, NY 10019
TEL: (212) 397-0814 – –
No Cover

Bijan’s Soul Acoustic Tuesdays Open Mic
10pm – 2am
81 Hoyt St., Brooklyn, NY (Boerum Hill)
TEL: 718 855-5574 – –
Hosted by Sharief Hobley. This is a true open mic (bring your own instrument). Covers and original material. No cover. Venue website does not list music.


236 East 3rd St. New York, NY
— 1st Wednesday – ALL THAT Hip Hop Poetry and Jazz 9:30 / $13
— Open Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10

Inspired Word
Hell Phone (in the back of the Ange Noir Cafe), 247 Varet Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC. Open mic EVERY 1st and 3rd Wednesday night of the month (for poets, comedians, singers/musicians, storytellers), 7-10pm. AGE LIMIT: 21+. $8-$10
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The Poet will be Televised / The SHED
Silvana – 300 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026
Poets, spoken word and hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers rock with the live band.
9pm – 12am
TEL: 646692-4935 –
The Shed is a monthly jam session catering to New York City’s hottest Soul, Hip Hop& Jazz musicians. The site says once a month but it looks like it’s happening twice in May so always check the calendar. Past Performances at #TheShed Include: Robert Glasper, James Poysner (of The Roots), Mark Kelley (of The Roots), Raymond Angry (of The Roots), RC and The Gritz (Erykah Badu’s backing band), Big Yuki, Marcus Strickland, Jaleel Shaw, Jerimiah Abiah

Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar Open Mic (All genres)
6:30 sign up – Open Mic 7pm – 11pm
519 Second Avenue (Corner of 29th Street),NYC
TEL: 212 686-1210 –
Wednesday Open Mic features music, and at times, poetry, spoken word, or comedy. We offer a laid back, warm environment for all artists and guests. You get 15 minutes or 3 songs. Come join us for a grand tradition in New York City. Piano on Premises

Branded Saloon Cowpoke Open Mic
7:30 Sign Up Open Mic from 8-11pm 4TH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
TEL: 718 484 8704 – –
Zac and Robin Irene are hosting an open mic the middle two Wednesdays of each month at Branded Saloon! Come by, sign up, play two songs, and have some of their delicious food and drink options. There will be a new song challenge for each open mic, so come to the first one to hear the first challenge! If you write a new song on the challenge theme, you get to play it as a third song. If you don’t, no problem! We’ll have a PA system, house guitar. piano, and drum kit available.
Guitar, Piano, Drums on Premises

Halyards Acoustic Wednesdays
8:30pm – 11:00pm Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
406 3rd Avenue at 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
TEL: 347 532-8787 ––
Featured artists first, then open mic at 9:30PM!


Blue Nile 1st Thursdays
Stratosphere Studios Cafe – 227 utica ave, crown heights

Sugar Bar Open Mic with Live Band
254 W 72nd St, New York, NY
9pm / $10

The Grinders Mic at Bushwick Public House
1288 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11221
2nd and 4th Thursdays
7pm / $8

The Lesson Jam and Hang
Arlene’s Grocery – 95 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002
Phaseone hosts a bombastic and psychadelically live hip-hop and soulful open mic for artists, aficionados and lovers of music all around, at the heart of Lower East Side.
Thursdays from 10pm-2am :: FREE with RSVP/$5 @door

Open Mic & Jam Thursdays at Kitty Kiernan’s in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn!
10pm Always free, no minimum, to sign up and play!
All musicians are welcome to perform.
Share, and work on, new material in a friendly and supportive environment.
Or come and jam to some old favorites with local musicians.

Greenhouse Cafe’s “Original Thursdays”
7717 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
8pm sign up. 8:30 features. 10PM open mic


Rhythms, Repair and Renovation Open Mic
7:30pm Sign Up – performances start at 8:00-11pm
West-Park Presbyterian Church
165 W 86th St Enter on 86th St. New York, NY entrance to Chapel
TEL: 212-362-4890 ––
Offering the UWS a new venue for players and stayers. Bring your talent, instrument, voice, and song, and join us as we share with the UWS community. Sign up is from 7-7:30pm, after which we will draw and choose time slots. Beverages will be available and the suggested donation is $5.


First Saturday at Post Script
St. Paul’s Chapel (1160 Amsterdam Ave.) at Columbia University
8pm get there early! only 15 slots.

236 East 3rd St. New York, NY
— Third Saturday: WORDS: Hip hop & poetry Showcase & Open Mic with WiseGuy and Gaston $13

The Band Called FUSE presents: THE LINE UP
NYC’s monthly hip-hop and soul rock showcase
@ Sidewalk NYC – 94 Ave. (corner of E. 6th street) – New York, New York
1st Saturdays 10:30pm till late – all ages – no cover

Acoustic Open Mic
12:30pm Signup Open Mic from 1pm – 6pm
The Bitter End – 147 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia), NYC
TEL: 212 673-7030 –
Hosted by Evan Kremin. Singers, songwriters, instrumentalists (2 songs each), comedians, poets, actors, storytellers, etc. (8 minutes each) are all welcome. A baby grand piano and acoustic guitar are available for use, and backing tracks are accepted. If you don’t perform, come down to watch, because the talent is top notch and there is no cover charge! DRINK SPECIALS ALL DAY!! Piano on Premises

Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar Songwriter’s Open Mic
5:30 Sign Up – Open Mic from 6pm – 9pm
519 Second Avenue (Corner of 29th Street), NYC
TEL: 212 686-1210 – –
What better way to begin a Saturday night out than with the Saturday Evening Open Mic. Relax and enjoy a wide variety of lives performances by aspiring artists and songwriters. Rick Johnson Host, 15 minutes or 3 songs whichever comes first.

Cassidy’s Open Mic
7pm- 11pm
65 West 55th Street New York, NY 10019
TEL: (212) 397-0814 – –
No Cover

Funkadelic Studios Funk Open Jam
8pm – 11pm
209 West 40th Street, 5th Floor (Near7th Avenue), NYC
TEL: 212 696-2513 –
$10.00 Cover – Hosts change often hosted by P-Funk Alumnus Gabe Gonzalez


Pete’s Candy Store Hosted By Bruce Martin
709 Lorimer St. Brooklyn, NY
4:30 sign up.  FREE

Every Sunday from 8pm to 11pm NO COVER.
8pm sign up for a guaranteed spot or sign up throughout the night We have a house keyboard available for pianists and are huge fans of original music, hence the event being called We Love Songwriters!
807 9th Avenue
New York, NY, 10019
(between 53rd and 54th Street)
phone: 212-399-9336

Freddy’s Open Mic
7pm Sign up – Open Mic 7:30 – 8:30 pm THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
Freddy’s Bar & Backroom
537 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
TEL: 718 768-0131 – –
Hosted by Punxutawney Jesus

End Of The Weak Hip Hop Open Mic
Bowery Electric 327 Bowery, New York NY
Doors at 8pm.  Free before 9pm.
MCs bring instrumentals.