Here is perhaps the best list of open mic's in the metro Phoenix area. Though I have not attended all of these spots, I want to! If you have more info or reviews of these spots, please let me know.





Open Mic Locations in the Metro Phoenix Area

Compiled by Chris on from various net and newspaper sources, word of mouth from performers and hosts of open mics. Accurate as of11/23/08.  For corrections or if you know other open mic spots  please  leave me feedback. Thank you! I have this same list by days now if you prefer (it's on the menu bar) Here is my code for the verification: PC=Phone Call, HC=host contact, RV=Recently Visited, VW= Venues Website


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1. All Starz Sports Bar & Grill Live

  4929 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler        SE Corner Of Chandler Blvd. & Rural
Sunday 8-11 (480) 785-7827 hosted by Michael Treatch
2.Arabian Library             
  10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd, Scottsdale     3rd Thursday of the month 5:30-7  480-312-6223  
3. Arizona Joe's   417 S. Winchester Rd, Apache Jct. Wednesday 8:30-12:30 480-983-6115  
4. Aunt Chiladas   7330 N Dreamy Draw Drive Sunday 9p-12a (602)944-1286.  
5. Barney’s Boathouse 216 E. University Dr. Tempe   Mondays  8-12
(480) 214-0714    


hosted by Tyler Neilson (former host from Blue Adobe)

6. Big Fish Pub

  1954 E University Dr, Tempe Thursday  8-12 480-449-3474 Open Jam

 View map

7. The Blackbird Music  and Art Center   18911 East San Tan Blvd. 1/2 mile E.  of Power, Queen Creek first Friday of every month 8-10pm 480-677-4159
8. The Buffalo Chip Saloon    6811 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek Monday 8-11 480-488-9118 open jam sessions for electric players, all ages allowed, amps, drums and soundman provided
9. Cave Creek Coffee Co.


  6033 E. Cave Creek Rd. Cave Creek Thursdays 7:30-? (480) 488-0603 hosted by Mad Coyote Joe. Great stage, lights and sound system
10. Chantilly’s                      717 W Union Hills Dr, Phoenix    Tuesday  8:30-?   602-789-1417
11. Chaser’s Nightclub  

8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale





hosted by Cliff Hockersmith

12. Chuy's


  1948 E McKellips, Mesa Sunday 9 pm till close 480-615-8636 hosted by Dan and Arthur
13. The Codfather Restaurant                               NE corner of 16th St and Bell, Phoenix Tuesday 6-9pm 602-788-1199  
14. Cup O’Karma                              1710 W. Southern, Mesa         1st and 3rd Saturdays   6-10pm (phone?)  hosted by Chava Cannon J
15. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf


  4740 E. Shea blvd.


Saturday 7- 9:30 602-404-6850 hosted by Scott Walter

16.  Cornerstone Coffee House

  3915 North Dysart Road, C-1, El Mirage Thursday 7—9 PM 623.975.2666 hosted by Stephen May of the Folk/Americana/Bluegrass group “Strictly Business”
18.  The Detour Bar & Grill   6403 W. Chandler Blvd in Chandler Tuesday 9:00 to 1:00. 480-598-0700
House drum set, guitar amps, keyboard, PA with monitors, and stage lights. Hosted by Bill Ludlow
19. Dirty Pretty (formally Bar 74)   7443 E 6TH AVE SCOTTSDALE Wednesday 10-2 480-284-0521 480-970-1222 NO COVER, DRINK SPECIALS!! hosted by Adam Shero
20. Dubliner Irish Pub  

3841 E. Thunderbird, Phoenix




 Krystal hosts

21. Famous Sams  

SW corner of Alma School and Ray, Chandler




 Chuck E Baby hosts

22. Fatso’s Pizza  

3131 E. Thunderbird, Phoenix




 Graham hosts

23. Fiddler’s Dream  

1702 E. Glendale Ave, Phoenix


7:30 -10


Open Stage (All Acoustic)

24. The Final Round   5030 S Mill Ave, Tempe Thursday 8-11 480-820-0011 Chris Frazer hosts, all ages open mic
25. Gavilan Peak Sports Bar            6639 N Black Canyon Hwy. New River Thursday 8-12   (623) 465-1020
26. Goat Head Saloon  

1423 S. Country Club Dr. Mesa

Tuesday 8-? 480-464-8030 Carey Slade hosts

27. It’s a Grind Coffee House


891 E. Baseline Road, Ste 106


Thursdays 7-9 480.558.2006 Dan Wiebe hosts
28. Joe’s Grotto  

13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix

Monday: acoustic

Wednesday: Bands



Pat hosts

29. Last Exit Bar and Grill   1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe Tuesdays 10-closing 480-557-6656  
30. The Lucky Devil                      1212 East Apache, Tempe     Thursdays   7:30-11pm      480-446-7468        hosted by Andy
31. Mama Java's   SE corner, 36th St. and Indian School Rd. Phx.  every Tuesday 7:00-9:30 602-840-5282


hosted by Lindsay Owen
30. Mighty Cup Coffehouse   7021 N. 57th ave., Glendale Wednesday 7-12 623-463-8078  
31. Next Coffee Company                            
  19420 N. 59th Avenue, Suite J, Glendale Saturday                               7-10          (623) 322-4852    Map   

32. Pat Murphy's Pub

  3215 E. Thomas Rd.
Wednesday 8:30pm Sundays at 5:30   602-522-0669 blues jam


33. The Rogue East 

  423 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale Wednesday 9-? 480-947-3580 [Map]
34. Rula Bula  

401 S Mill Ave

Tempe AZ

Tuesday 7-closing (480)929-9500 Walt Richardson hosts
35. The Sandbar   9868 W. Northern, Peoria  Wednesday  10-close 623-877-6444 21 and over
36. Satisfied Frog   6245 E. Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, Wednesday 7-10


480-488-3317 hosted by Pandy and Rhonda

35. Steel Horse Saloon

  1768 W. Bell Rd.
Monday 9-closing 602-942-8778 Jam night [Map]
36. Smokies Bar and Grill   1734 E. Main St # 5, Mesa, Monday and Sundays 8-12 (480) 833-1950 hosted by Dirty Goat Productions. Full band setup
37. "The Studio" 

Majerle's 9 Lounge

  24 N. 2nd St., Downtown Phx Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday 8:30p / 12:30a 602-253-0118 The cover charge is $5 for performers and $10 for those that want to come enjoy the music R&B Soul, Spoken Word, Live Music Band: "Classic" with Buddy Strong
38. Sugar Daddy's   3102 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale Wednesday 9 480-970-6556 Scotty Johnson hosts
39. Terroir Wine Pub   7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale Wednesday 7-10 480-922-3470 Jeff Miller hosts
40. Three Roots Café 1020 S Mill Ave Tempe 2nd Friday of the month  7-9ish (480)966-4949    
hosted by Lynda

41. 26th Street Blues Bar

  2547 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix Sunday 4-8 602-955-0881 [Map] CALL FIRST
42. Vine Expressions   1030 S. Gilbert Rd, Ste 103, Gilbert 2nd Thurs. of each mo. 7-10 (480) 633-0730 hosted by Kara and Eric
Get directions
 43. Yucca Tap Room  

29 W. Southern (Southern & Mill)


Starts at 9pm