Open Mic

Shaw's Bar and Grill

Shaw's Bar and Grill is one of the best live music and open mic bars in Minneapolis, drawing an eclectic array of regional talent for music and a jovial crowd for all-around good times. Country, jazz and blues are the genres best represented,...  Read More

The Terminal Bar

Every Thursday night from 7:30pm to close, The Terminal Bar hosts some of the most talent-laden open mic nights in Minneapolis. A family-owned and operated bar for the last 78 years, The Terminal is something of an icon in the local Twin Cities...  Read More

Schooner Tavern

In addition to featuring one of the best open mic nights in Minneapolis, the Schooner Tavern offers a whole host of other specials, from amazing happy hour deals to free nacho bars. Two heated patios (smoking allowed) offer a great way to enjoy...  Read More

Riverview Café and Wine Bar

This neighborhood coffee shop offers one of the best open mic nights in Minneapolis on top of organic fair-trade coffees, tasty pizzas and sandwiches, and a separate kid-safe area for little ones to romp in while parents relax and enjoy some...  Read More

Chatterbox Pub

If you're searching for a one-of-a-kind open mic night experience in Minneapolis, the Chatterbox Pub is for you. This pub is all about music, with karaoke two nights a week, an acoustic open mic night and music bingo just to round it out....  Read More

Warehouse District
Acme Comedy Co.

A hot spot for stand-up comedy, this club showcases nationally recognized comics as well as unknown locals and well-worth-seeing newcomers. Acts range from energetic and clean (but sarcastic) observations of life and relationships to witty,...  Read More

West Bank
400 Bar

From his previous life as a producer, the owner of 400 Bar still has connections in the music biz, ensuring that quality local, regional, and national acts take the stage. Alternative, punk, indie, and straightforward rock are the genres of...  Read More

Kieran's Irish Pub

Around since the mid-1990s, this attractive pub remains one of the most popular gathering places in the town. The decor is as authentic as can be – dark-stained wood, bric-a-brac celebrating Ireland in general and Guinness specifically, and a...  Read More

O'Donovan's Irish Pub

Built in Ireland and shipped to the USA piece by piece, O'Donovan's offers a wonderful pub experience complete with the requisite Murphy's, Harp and Guinness collectibles, a cool mural of an Irish rugby match, and even cozy fireside seating...  Read More