9219 35th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115
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Open Mic: Mondays at 8:30 p.m.
This neighborhood pub in Wedgwood touts one of the city’s longest standing open mic nights. Every Monday, the show starts at 8:30 p.m., but if you’d like to participate, be sure to call the Inn early in the day to sign up. Fiddler’s offers a sizable selection of microbrews to wash down the bar food grub, an outdoor patio littered with picnic tables for lounging and friendly service in a cozy atmosphere.
The Triple Door Musicquarium
216 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
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Open Mic: First Wednesday of every month at 9 p.m.
Built in 1926, The Triple Door is one of Seattle’s oldest performance venues and features different musical talents every night on the main stage. The Musiquarium is the lounge just outside of the main doors, and offers up live music as well, but in a more casual setting. Where does The Triple Door get such a lovely name for its lounge? From its 1,900 gallon aquarium, of course. Open mic nights are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 9 p.m. For performers, sign up begins at 8 p.m.. each musical act is limited to 15 minutes only, so make it good! All acts are welcome.
1928 North 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
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Open Mic: Every Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Murphy’s Pub prides itself on foregoing the frills and remaining the same, down to earth bar it’s been since its doors first opened more than 30 years ago. With a history of offering its patrons live music, the Irish tradition is still kept alive today. While Monday nights showcase Irish jam sessions, Wednesday nights are allocated for local performers in an open mic night hosted by John Weiss. Challenge a friend to a game of darts (the loser buys the next round of Guinness), order the shepherd’s pie, relax and enjoy the show.
597 15th Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98112
Open Mic: Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
There are two things you will always find at this Capitol Hill pub: a deliciously cold assortment of local beers and a weekly open mic night that’s sure to knock your socks off. Every Monday, musicians take the stage at Hopvine to entertain the crowds as they sip on IPAs and nosh on pizza and meatloaf sandwiches. While all acts are welcome to take the stage, patrons will usually find musicians and acoustic performers grooving on stage. The open mic nights, hosted by Scott Bellman, have signups begining at 8:30 p.m. with performances running from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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The Gypsy Cafe & Pub
510 Stoneway N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Open Mic: Thursdays at 8 p.m.
The popular Gypsy Café is a refreshing, unique mix of restaurant, art gallery and neighborhood bar in the Freemont area. The cafe side of things serves up delicious food while the pub offers a great beer selection, wines of the world and Caffé Vita espresso drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Gypsy’s open mic nights are held every Thursday with signups at 7:30 p.m. and a show, hosted by Linda Lee, at 8 p.m. Lee likes to get in on the act as well and will offer her services as a back-up musician playing the keyboard, guitar or other instruments if you’d like.