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Psst… 19 Music Open Mics In Denver6 min read

Ophelia's | The Denver Ear

You have been playing the guitar/ukulele/accordion for a few months and you are ready to step on the stage and rock out on your rendition of Free Bird. Or you have been playing for many years and have originals that you are ready to share with the world.

Here is a list of open mics around Denver where you can show off your skills, or enjoy listening to brave musicians rock out all week long. 

19 MUSIC OPEN MICS IN DENVER

#1 LOCAL 46 BAR AND BIERGARTEN
Local 46 Bar and Biergarten | The Denver Ear

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Local 46 Bar and Biergarten has a great patio, beer selection and place to showcase a song you are working on.

When: Monday, 8pm

Psst… They have open jam sessions every Tuesdays at 8pm!

#2 SYNTAX PHYSIC OPERA
Syntax Physic Opera | The Denver Ear

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Syntax Physic Opera has an open mic hosted by local songwriters Rachael Pollard and Anthony Ruptak, this is a great place to show off new song and covers of classics.

When: Tuesdays, 7:30 sign up/8 – 11:30pm

#3 OPHELIA’S ELECTRIC SOAPBOX
Ophelia's | The Denver Ear

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Ophelia’s showcases local beers, responsibly-sourced food, and an open mic on the first and third Tuesday of the month! Currently, the host of the open mic is Soul Daddy and His Band for a grooving good time. 

When: First/Third Tuesdays, 7 pm sign up/starts at 8pm

#4 YOUR MOM’S HOUSE
Your Mom's House | The Denver Ear

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Your Mom’s House is the place to open mic and jam out until late in the morning. Hosted by the Cap Hill All Stars, this is both a jam and an open mic for musicians of all levels. 

When: Tuesdays, 9pm -1:45am

#5 THE MEADOWLARK
The Meadowlark | The Denver Ear

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The Meadowlark hosts all sorts of musicans and special events from a Goth Nights to Monday Jazz Nights. If you are looking to take center stage show up on any Tuesday in the month!  

When: Tuesdays, 9 pm (this event is 21+)

#6 GOOSETOWN TAVERN
Goosetown Tavern | The Denver Ear

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Goosetown Tavern join in on the Open Mic Band Jam hosted by Nic Jay. Featuring full stage, full sound, lights, and live streaming video and sound from the board so you can sign up to show off your skills or just jam with friends.

When: Tuesday, 9pm sign up/10pm – 1am (this event is 21+)

#7 GENNARO’S CAFE ITALIANO
Gennaro's Cafe Italiano | The Denver Ear

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Gennaro’s Cafe Italiano serves up delicious Italian food and events all week including an open mic on Tuesdays. Order a pizza and enjoy the music or make a little of your own! 

When: Tuesday, 8pm

#8 WOODS BOSS BREWING
Woods Boss Brewing | The Denver Ear

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Woods Boss Brewing has a range of delicious beers and an open mic (open to music, comedy, poetry) on Tuesdays! Hosted by Niki Tredinnick and guests from the local band The Dollhouse Thieves!

When: Tuesday, 7-9pm

#9 SWALLOW HILL CAFE
Swallow Hill Music | The Denver Ear

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Swallow Hill, the fantastic venue that hosts and teaches music also has Jam Nights on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and a monthly open mic in their Quinlan Cafe.

When: Fourth Thursday, 7pm

#10 MERCURY CAFÉ
Mercury Cafe | The Denver Ear

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Mercury Café hosts a weekly open mic in the Jungle Room. It is free and open to all types of acts so you might see anything from music to magic.

When: Wednesdays, 9pm

Psst… Mercury Café, The Meadowlark & Syntax Physic Opera were also featured in ‘14 Places to Listen to Live Jazz Music in Denver‘!

#11 LINCOLN’S ROADHOUSE
Lincoln's Roadhouse | The Denver Ear

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Lincoln’s Roadhouse serves up cajun food and live music. Try the Award winning Meatloaf Cheeseburger and open-mic on Wednesdays.

When: Wednesdays, 8pm

#12 LIONS LAIR LOUNGE
Lion's Lair | The Denver Ear

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Lions Lair Lounge has Paul’s Open Stage every Wednesday. I don’t know who Paul is, but I am sure he hosts a friendly open mic!

When: Wednesday 8:30pm

Psst… They also have Comedy With Roger on Mondays!

#13 BERYL’S BEER CO.
Beryl's Beer Co. | The Denver Ear

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Beryl’s Beer Co. has many delicious beers and every Thursday night hosts an open mic/jam session. They also offer a free beer for all jam participants – so be bold! 

When: Thursdays, 7pm

#14 THE CORNER BEET
The Corner Beet | The Denver Ear

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The Corner Beet has fresh pressed juice and an open mic titled White Noise and Spoken Word. Poetry, comedy and original music are welcome!

When: Thursday, 6pm-9pm

#15 IGNITE KITCHEN AND COCKTAILS
Ignite Kitchen and Cocktails | The Denver Ear

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Ignite Kitchen and Cocktails has Nashville Nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday evenings are reserved for the open mic with drink specials for draft, cocktails and more! 

When:Thursday, 7:30pm-11pm

#16 DECLARATION BREWING
Declaration Brewing | The Denver Ear

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Declaration Brewing has a weekly open mic on Thursdays! This an all inclusive open mic, so you can either play music or show off your mad juggling skills.

When: Thursday, 6:45 sign up/7pm-9pm

#17 ROSEBUD CAFE
Rosebud Cafe | The Denver Ear

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The Rosebud Cafe has an open mic on the second Monday of each month hosted by Keven Ecke (Dream Flow Media). Open to music, poetry, comedy and all the other talents!

When: Monday 6pm-8pm

#18 HOSTEL FISH
Hostel Fish | The Denver Ear

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Hostel Fish pours a yummy absinthe and hosts an acoustic open mic night on the first and third Saturday of the month!   They offer a free drink to any performer and a buy-one-get-one-free drink special to the audience.

When: First/Third Saturday, 6pm-9pm

#19 TELLER’S TAP ROOM
Teller’s Tap Room | The Denver Ear

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Teller’s Tap Room has a special of Three Cheese Lasagna on Sundays and on the last Sunday of the month is an open mic!

When: Last Sundays, 7 pm

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1 Comment

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    Keila
    April 22, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    What a great list! I would also add Be On Key Psychadelic Ripple. They have an open mic/jam every Tuesday starting at 9 pm. You can either come with your band or jam with the players already there to jam 🙂

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