The following is a list of Open Mic nights in Toronto.

Note: Open mics change around a lot. Please call the venue before you go.



map showing all Monday locations (last updated on Feb 11th, 2018)

Art Bar Open Mic, Pauper's Pub. November 24 2011. Photo By Pearl Pirie aka Pesbo on Flickr. cc-by-nc-nd.

  • Murphy's Law Pub and Kitchen (upstairs) - different host each week, new and welcoming open mic community (bring your guitar, keyboard, bass, whatever!), welcoming solo performers, duets, groups, jams (quiet, simple drums/percussion okay), drink and food specials, 8:00 - 9:00 sign-up, music goes from 9:00 - 12:00. 1702 Queen St E, Toronto
  • The Magic Monday Jam-Every Monday night at The Magic Oven (360 Queen St E).  Soul/R&B/Funk/HipHop/Spoken Word.  There is a killer house band with amps, drum kits, and full sound system.  Band kicks things off at 9:00pm.
  • Alt Dot and Coming Soon Show @ Rivoli Mondays 8:30, Rivoli – 334 Queen W (Just E of Spadina) Come by a show and introduce yourself. Bookings are handled by Diamondfield Entertainment.
  • Imperial Comedy Mondays 9:30, Imperial Pub -Dundas Just E of Yonge (near Eaton’s Center) [email protected]
  • Stand Up at Sportsters Mondays 9:30, Sportsters Bar and Grill – 1430 Danforth Ave [email protected]
  • Underground Comedy Mondays 9:00, Clandestiny Hemp Boutique - 670 Queen St E- Come and introduce yourself
  • Cheap Laugh Mondays @ P.J. O’Brien Mondays 8:00, P.J. O’Brien Irish Pub and Restaurant – 39 Colborne St. – Contact Russel Roy via email: [email protected]
  • Russell Roy presents Cheap Laughs Monday @ P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub- Open Mic Stand-Up comedy night. 39 Colborne St., 9 PM start e-mail [email protected] for booking info
  • the departure lounge @ Global Village Backpackers, 8pm. Come and play in front of people from all around the world, $5 SteamWhistle Pints 460 King Street West @ Spadina, 416-703-8540
  • Red Moose Bar and Grill, One of The Beaches only Open Mics 8pm. Hosted by Jessica Mondello. It's a fun and friendly atmosphere, so bring your instrument, vocals, or just drink a pint and be apart of a great night! 1910 Queen Street East @ Woodbine 416-686-3919
  • Renaissance Café, Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Assoc., 2nd & 4th Mondays each month. Website: 1938 Danforth (2 ½ blocks west of Woodbine Station) (416) 422-1441
  • Free Times Café, Different Host each Week, 6:30 PM sign up, 8:00 PM start, 320 College Street (a block and a half west of Spadina)
  • Tranzac Club, Different Host each week, 9:30PM start, 292 Brunswick Ave. south of Bloor (two buildings south of the Future Bakery) (416) 923-8137
  • The Painted Lady - 218 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON, M6J2Z9. 647-213-LADY / 09:00 PM
  • Grossman's Tavern- 379 Spadina Ave. No Band Required... Open Jam. All are welcome to join in. All Musical Genres. 9 pm sign up. 9:30 pm jam begins. Check us out on Facebook.


map showing all Tuesday locations (last updated on Feb 11th, 2018)

  • The Cavern Bar - 76 Church St. @ 7:30 FREE DINNER for the first 5 sign ups (ONLY for hostel residents)
  •  The Groove Bar & Grill  -OPEN MIC Night at 9pm- 1952 Danforth Ave., 1Block West Of Woodbine Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 1J4 647-350-1917 Please message through facebook. - Please come in and support talented local musicians.
  • The Rovers - 570 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON, M6G 1K1. 647-348-0409 / 10:00 PM
  • Tota Lounge - 592 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M6J 1E3. 416-580-9983 / 10:30 PM
  • Yuk Yuk’s Tuesdays 9:30, 224 Richmond St. W Call to sign up 10am Tuesdays, 416-967-6431 ext. 126 – leave your name and phone # Check after 4:30 – 416-967-6431 ext. 127
  • Standing on the Danforth Tuesdays 9pm, Eton House – 710 Danforth (Just E of Pape Stn.) Go introduce yourself to Jo-Anna Downey
  • I Heart Jokes @ the Central, Tuesdays 6pm, The Central – 603 Markham Street Go introduce yourself (second floor)
  • Revel York Music Open Mic @ The Central, Tuesday 8pm-2am The Central - 603 Markham Street (main floor)
  • Open Mic Comedy at The Port Tuesdays 8:30 sign-up, 9pm show, The Port – 1179 Dundas St. W at Ossington – contact Jon Hyatt, or just show up for lottery spots
  • Double Deuce Saloon, 9:30 PM start, Host: Vanessa Young, Monthly CONTEST for performers: Every time you play you are entered to win 3 hours of recording studio time!!! HD VIDEO AND AUDIO SERVICES PROVIDED: Need a new video reel? Want to get work at the TO bars but don't have any footage for experience? DVD reels are available for $40. Includes edited footage of your full set, name/contact info and bar logo. Audio is recorded through the soundboard and is very good quality! $5 Tall Boys, $12 Teapots (12 shots *liquer mix) 1168 QUEEN STREET WEST NO COVER Facebook Group
  • Open Stage (FREE BEER FOR PERFORMERS!)- Winchester Kitchen and Bar (51A Winchester, east of Parliament, upstairs) - FREE - 9pm to 2 am, HOST: Nikola Vucicevich, WHAT: Any and all talents (Musicians, Comedians, Dancers, Magicians, etc...), 416 323-0051 Facebook Group
  • Club Alibi (529 Yonge St., just south of wellesley st.) - NO COVER - 8pm to 11pm, HOST : Deb Pearce, WHAT : Comedy, Drag, Karaoke, Poetry, Talent, etc. Facebook Group, 416-964-9869
  • Axis Gallery and Grill, 8:00 PM Open Mic, 3048 Dundas Street West - (416) 604-3333
  • The Bar With No Name, 1651 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1A6, Host Alan Mason, 9:00 p.m., Music, comedy, poetry, talent
  • Café Au Lait (Club Gio) Host: Peter Verity, Pre-set list of performers, play by invitation (ask in person), 9:00 PM Start, 2040 Danforth Ave (1/2 block W. of Woodbine Subway) (416) 467-7577
  • Renaissance Café, 8:30 PM Online signup at (click on venues), 1938 Danforth Ave. (2 ½ blocks west of Woodbine)(416) 422-1441
  • The Gladstone Hotel,"Scribes & Muses" Host: Sean McShane, 9:00 PM, 1214 Queen W. (416) 531-4635
  • The Press Club, 9:00 PM, 850 Dundas W. (416)364-7183
  • Toronto Reference Library. "Open Mic at the Library". Once a month on select dates. Please see library website, social media, or call the Arts Department for more details. Signup at 5:30pm. 789 Yonge St. (416) 393-7157.


map showing all Wednesday locations (last updated on Feb 7th, 2018)


map showing all Thursdays locations (last updated on March 4th, 2018)

  • 4th Thursday Open Mic and Jam - Grossman's Tavern, 379 Spadina Avenue. Hosted by Diane Baker Mason. Full back-up band; house guitar, keys, bass, drums. All styles welcome. Sign up is at 8 p.m., show starts 8:30. Goes to 1 a.m. For info call the host (Diane) 416 894 7094 or check out our Facebook page. MONTHLY EVENT - fourth Thursday of each month. 
  •  The Groove Bar & Grill  Open Mic Comedy (Sign-up at 9:30pm) at 10pm -1952 Danforth Ave., 1block west of Woodbine Ave., Toronto ON M4C 1J4, 647-350-1917 - Please message through facebook.  Great place to practice your set or routine.  4 years and running. Rockie Raccoon's Eatery - 2579 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4P 2J1. 416-484-6464 / 10:00 PM
  • Gate 403, 9:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles Ave. (South of Dundas West Station) (416) 588-2930
  • The Lakeview Lunch (Restaurant), Hosts: Maria Kasstan & Trish Kerr, 8:00 - 11:00 PM, 1132 Dundas West, (at Ossington) (416) 535-2828
  • The Local Gest (Restaurant). Open Mic with Porter. 9:00pm-1:00am. 424 Parliament St. (Just North of Gerrard) (416)961-9425 Every Thursday EXCEPT the first Thursday of each month. 
  • Hot Box After Dark Thursdays 7pm, Hot Box After Dark" – 193 Baldwin St. Go introduce yourself
  • Poor John’s Cafe at 1610 Queen Street West (between Sorauren and Roncesvalles) – Contact Daniela Saioni via email at [email protected] with the subject line “Spot at West End Girls.” Please include some information about your comedy if the producer does not know you, and please note that spots fill up months in advance, especially for the token male spot.
  • Thursday Nights at The Starving Artist 9pm, The Starving Artist at 584 Lansdowne ave. Come introduce yourself to host Natasha Henderson. to book a spot email [email protected]
  • Tasty Comedy Thursdays 9:30, La Revolucion – Keele and Dundas contact Jeff Danson
  • Starving Artist Thursdays 9:00, The Starving Artist 584 Lansdowne Ave. – Contact Natasha Henderson [email protected]
  • Open Mic at "The Barrel: Live Public House", starts at 21:00 until close, registration at 20:30.


  • Big Daddy's Open Mic (Acoustic) 460 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill 9:30-1am (905) 508-5747
  • Loons Restaurant, Hosts: Laura Fernandez and Kevin Stock, 8:00 PM Start, 416 Roncesvalles Ave. (at Howard Park) (416) 323-1210
  • Village Vapor Lounge Fridays 9pm, 66 Wellesley St. E (Church and Wellesley) – Introduce yourself to Dred Lee – spots often available on the night
  • Flow Friday Every Friday at AMP Studio Café, 154 Oakwood Ave. This is a community for creatives and entrepreneurs with opportunities to network, co-work and be creative. There is also an open stage component for ALL forms of expression. Regular attendees have an opportunity to be part of a live streamed show with professional video production. Open stage starts at 8:30pm (following the live streamed show) and has limited space, so please arrive by 7pm and introduce yourself to Aiesha. Have fun connecting and getting creative! 


map showing all Saturday locations (last updated on March 3rd, 2018)

  • A.C's Bar and Grill, Hosts: Dean Gray Trio, 9:00 PM Start, 1151 Dundas St. West (Mississauga @ Erindale Stn. Rd. 1 mile W. of Mavis).
  • Spillin’ The Beans Comedy Saturdays 7pm, Full of Beans Coffee House – 1348 Dundas Street West 5 lottery spots plus booked contact Rene: [email protected]
  • Crown and Tiger TSaturdays – 8pm, 10pm and 12am show, Crown and Tiger Pub – 414 College just E of Bathurst – Various bookers for earlier shows, 12am is first come first serve
  • Crown and Dragon Saturdays 9pm, Crown and Dragon Pub 890 Yonge St. – contact Ryan Horwood
  • Comedy Hub Saturdays 8pm, Honey’s Bistro – 1061 Birchmount Ave. (Scarborough) contact [email protected]
  • The Loaded Dog Saturday Matinee & Jam - 1921 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, contact [email protected],
  • The Grover Pub Saturday Open Mic with Host Carmen Toth - 676 Kingston Road (Kingston & Main), Toronto, 8:30pm sign up, 9pm-1am. 4 songs per artist.


map showing all Sunday locations (last updated on March 4th, 2018)


Closed Down

  • Gypsy Co-Op, Songwriter's Night open mic TUE 9 pm start, 817 Queen St. W. (416) 703-5069
  • Healey's 9:00 PM TUE, 178 Bathurst St. (@ Bathurst and Queen) (416) 703-5882
  • Labyrinth Lounge, Host: Chris, 10:00 PM, 298 Brunswick Avenue (Bloor and Brunswick, just south of the Future Bakery), (416) 925-7775
  • Pour Boy Saturdays 10pm The Pour Boy Pub – 666 Manning St (and Bloor) Introduce yourself to Will Smeaton
  • Renaissance Café, Afternoon Country Jam, 2:00 - 5:00 PM, 1938 Danforth Ave. (2 ½ blocks west of Woodbine)
  • Dave's Gourmet Pizza, Host: Herb Dale, Sign up 8 pm. 730 St. Clair Ave. W (Just west of Christie St). (416) 652-2020
  • Café Au Lait (Club Gio), Host: Frank Wilks, Pre-set list of performers, play by invitation (ask in person) 9:00 PM Start, 2040 Danforth Ave (1/2 block W. of Woodbine Station(416) 467-7577
  • Renaissance Café, Dr. B's Medicine Show (hosted by Brian Gladstone), 9:00 PM, 1938 Danforth Ave. (2 ½ blocks west of Woodbine Ave.)
  • Rockie Raccoon's Open Mic with host Ryan Casselman, 10pm start, sign-up starts 9:45, 2579 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, 5 blocks north of Yonge and Eglinton, Open Daily from 4pm. PA and Mics provided, originals and covers welcome, food and drink specials!
  • Dave's - 730 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON, M6C 1B3. 416-657-3283 / 08:30 PM
  • Scratch Daniel's, Host: Shawn Sage, 9:30 PM - 1:00 AM, 2207 Queen Street East. (416) 690-5020

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