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Top Open Mic Nights In Denver Bars

April 11, 2013 7:00 AM

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

There is an abundance of musicians in the Mile High City. No matter if you sing or play an instrument, there are several places around town to show off your talents. Open mic nights are a great way to meet new people and show off your creative side. You will more than likely be able to find an open mic night any night of the week. If you are a music fan, it’s a great way to explore the local musicians in the area. Below are five of the top open mic nights in Denver.

Meadowlark Bar
2701 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 293-0251
www.meadowlarkbar.com

The Meadowlark Bar is known for its great support of local musicians. Tuesdays from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., the stage is opened to local musicians. In fact, it’s a favorite hang out for those musicians. You will find all types of music genres, as well as solo artists and bands. It’s a great place to check out local talent or showcase a little of your own.

Bistro Al Vino
15352 E. Ida Drive
Centennial, CO 80015
(303) 400-3166
www.bistroalvino.com

Centennial’s Bistro Al Vino is not only a popular wine and martini bistro, but also one of the area’s most popular open mic nights. The restaurant and bar opens its doors to talented musicians every Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. It accommodates solo artists as well as full bands, no matter the style of music. If you check it out, be sure to reserve your time slot here.

The Toad Tavern
5302 S. Federal Circle
Littleton, CO 80123
(303) 795-6877
www.toadtavern.com

The Toad Tavern is located in Littleton and brings the area some of the best music around. Tuesday nights, the popular night spot hosts open mic sessions for all kinds of musicians, including acoustic and full bands. If you want to participate, be sure to be there at 8 p.m. for band sign-up as it’s first come, first served.

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Larimer Lounge
2721 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 291-1007
www.larimerlounge.com

Larimer Lounge is a popular hangout for music fans, so it makes that it’s the perfect place to showcase your talent. Open mic sessions are Monday nights from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., unless the lounge is hosting a national act. This bar has been a staple in Denver for years. It has nightly specials, with Monday happy hour of $1.50 PBRS, $2 wells and $3.50 calls. So, check out some local artists and relax with friends at the same time.


Mercury Café

2199 California St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 294-9281
www.mercurycafe.com

Denver’s Mercury Café hosts open mic night Wednesdays beginning at 8 p.m. Be sure to arrive no later than 7:45 p.m. to sign up. The popular night club opens its doors to not only musicians, but local comics and magicians as well. While checking out the local talent, be sure to check out Mercury’s eclectic food and drink menu.

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Michelle Humphrey is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found here.

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