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Open mics come and go, and we can't keep on top of them all by ourselves.

It's a good idea to call the venue first and make sure it's still open.

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Cafe Deux Soleils
2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
hosted by Frasier
signup 8 pm, music at 9
This is a very busy open mic and instead of being first-come, first-served, you put your name in a jar and they draw 15 names. If you don't get picked that week, your name stays in the jar for the next week's draw, so you can enter again and get two chances.
Mostly singer/songwriters, some duos and trios.

Charqui Grill
- confirmed September 11, 2014
1955 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
(604) 733-3323
8pm - 11pm
Intimate room, good sound, drums available.
Hosts rotate week to week.

Gallery Lounge
- confirmed September 6, 2013
UBC (University of British Columbia) SUB (Student Union Building) first floor, facebook
(604) 822-4508, map
9pm - 12am
2 mics and acoustic guitar available, good sound system including monitor for performers.
Hosted by Connor

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
3981 Main (Main & 24th), Vancouver
"Music and Misery on Main St."
The feature artist plays from 9pm-10pm.
Signup at 7pm

- confirmed April 4, 2016
450 Granville Street, Vancouver
(604) 684-5022
7:30 - 10pm
Sign up is at 7:15pm, no earlier)
Each performer gets 3 songs unless it is very busy, then only 2 songs will be played.
Any genre is welcome, as well as stand-up comedy and spoken word!

West Vancouver

Hugos Restaurant
- confirmed January 3, 2014
5775 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
(604) 281-2111
6:30pm - 9pm
Hosted by Karen Fowlie
Intimate room with one input and one vocal mic available.


The Anavets 305
- confirmed January 30, 2011


Porter's Bistro
- confirmed May 24, 2016
21611 48th Ave. Langley, BC
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Open mic and jam session, with a band to back you up.
4 mics and keys, amps, kit, acoustic guitars ready for players.
Jazz, rock, R&B, country, singer/song writer - whatever you want!
For more information, and weekly videos, go to their Facebook page.
Hosted by Shannon Lee

Wired Monk Murrayville
- confirmed September 13, 2012
#104 - 22198 48th Ave, Langley BC
Equipment provided: 6 channel mixer, PA amplification with 1 mic
Open mic at the Wired Monk has been a tradition in the Langley/Murrayville area for years.
Wired Monk Murrayville is licensed but all ages and all genres are welcome.
Space and noise limitations make it a best fit for acoustic and/or vocal acts.
Arrive early as the signup sheet tends to fill quickly.
6pm signup
7:30pm - 10pm
Hosted by manager on duty

Maple Ridge

Witchcraft Beer Market and Bistro
- confirmed December 7, 2016
22648 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC
(604) 398-2280
6:30 - 9:30 pm
For more information, visit their Facebook page.


Historic Dewdney Pub
- confirmed March 9, 2013
8793 River Road South, Dewdney, BC (10 minutes East of downtown Mission)
Acoustic Open Mic
730pm - 1130pm
The Dewdney is acoustic guitar based but there is a full house drum kit, bass rig, full house system including monitors.
Great food and a very laid back friendly atmosphere.
Hosted by Roger Potter (Live Rust).

New Westminster

Magnetiq Club Lounge
- confirmed December 3, 2016
27 Church Street, New Westminster
(604) 525-1932
8 pm - 12 am
Hosted by Thomas

North Vancouver

Beans on Lonsdale
- confirmed June 13, 2012
1802 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Open mic takes place on the second Thursday of each month
Contact Jess for further information, (604) 985-2326

Rusty Gull
175 East 1st Street, North Vancouver (1 block from Seabus)
** Every other Thursday, call to confirm before coming down **
(604) 988-5585
8pm - 12am
The Rusty Gull open stage, now in it's 7th year, has been a stepping stone for artists and bands.
Many of the acts in regular booking rotation throughout the Lower Mainland were discovered on this wonderful little stage at the Thursday Night Jam.
Come out on Thursday nights and network with your music community, make valuable contacts and play the "legendary" Rusty Gull stage, with one of the most "music savvy" audiences anywhere.

Smiles Restaurant and Bar
100 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver
Corner of Lonsdale and 2nd
7pm - 9:30pm
Brand new, eclectic musical atmosphere, open mic Thursdays and Saturdays, piano standing by, starts at 7:00 pm, finishes at 9:30 pm on Thursday and 10:30 pm on Saturday. Not a venue for beginners. 778-340-6655 evenings. Better to stop by in person Thursday to Saturday after 5:30 pm. to chat with Mgr. Michael!

Port Coquitlam

Crossroads Lounge (Poco Inn & Suites Hotel)
- confirmed October 30, 2016
1545 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam, BC
(604) 941-6216
7 - 10 pm
Small intimate venue suited more to acoustic instruments, Acoustic piano available and small PA, mics and DI.
Hosted by Larry Evans.

Port Moody

Gallagher's Coffee Bar and Bistro
- confirmed February 27, 2012
Open Mic Nights with Mark Fossen
7-232 Newport Drive (in Newport Village), Port Moody
(604) 461-4717
Sign up 7pm, Music 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
It tends to get really busy. It's a good idea to get there early. Average set time is 3 songs or 15 minutes, whichever comes first.
Gear: 8-Input P.A. system, two vocal mics on stands, two D.I.'s
The setup is ideal for duos and trios. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
It is a pretty intimate venue and is not suited for bands unless they acoustisize their act a little bit. No drum kits allowed, but hand drums are no problem. Genre should be cafe-appropriate. Bring your own instruments.
They're licensed!


Crescent Moon Coffeehouse - Crescent Legion #240
- confirmed August 24, 2014
(604) 535-1043
2643 128 Street, Surrey BC
8pm - midnight (signup at 7:30pm)
Drumkit, acoustic piano, PA & mics available.
Solo and collaboration of covers, originals, jams on a stage. Potential for occasional acoustic song circles being included.
Newcomers are encouraged and are most welcome.

Peacock Bar and Grill
- confirmed May 3, 2016
10257 King George Hwy, Surrey BC
(604) 584-1388
7pm - close


Legion #289
- confirmed May 29, 2012
Suite 22-1835 56 Street, Tsawwassen, BC
8pm until close
Hosted by Paul and Rachael
Great stage, awesome sound, friendly atmosphere, songwriters, acoustic duo's and groups welcome.

RP?10 April 2014, 18:39

Update on The Dewdney Open Mic Thurs. I have passed on the Hosting Duties to Larry Vollans due to a Move. Be sure to check out The Dewdney, I spent 6 Years Hosting and it's still going Strong!! Great Room/Sound and New Host. Many thanks for all the years at The Dewdney...come see me on Thursdays at The Artful Dodger for Open Mic!! RP

Suzy Rawsome?24 November 2016, 15:09

THURSDAYS! Vancouver's newest weekly open mic THE BOMB SHELTER premiers and while the focus will be primarily standup comedy - improvisers, musicians, spoken word and other performance art is totally welcome. 5 mins per performer. 10 mins for duos. Come on down and tell your mom to come too. Goldies Pizza (in the basement) 605 W Pender St 7-10pm Thursdays Weekly

Bon Jovi ?04 August 2017, 00:19

"Smiles" in North Van states "Not a venue for beginners "! Ha ha ha LOL I suggest manager "Michael " open up his wallet and pay "PROFESSIONALS "!! arrogant cheapskate ! If it's not a venue for "beginners " Then remove it from the open mic Vancouver site !!! I am far from a beginner but would never play at a place that has that attitude in dictating the FREE entertainment they glean from open mics ! I am a pro , open your wallet and I shall grace your dump with my expertise !!

grobworthy?21 September 2017, 12:14

Open Mic Mondays (8:30-11) and Wednesdays (7-11) at the Fairview Pub on Broadway. Sign up 6:45. 2 mics. Decent stage.

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