The Hotel Utah Saloon is one of The 11 Best Places for Open Mic in San Francisco.

1. The Hotel Utah Saloon

7.4
500 4th St (at Bryant St), San Francisco, CA
Rock Club · SoMa · 83 tips and reviews

SF WeeklySF Weekly: SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST PLACE TO DEBUT YOUR MASTERPIECEThis creaky old saloon has long been recognized as hosting SF's best open mic night… Read more.

Brendan G.Brendan Getzell: Best open mic in town on Mondays. And I'm not just saying that because I'm the host. Trust me, doesn't get much more entertaining than this.

Leena S.Leena Soufi: AMAZING Open Mics on Mondays :D

Bazaar Cafe is one of The 11 Best Places for Open Mic in San Francisco.

2. Bazaar Cafe

7.7
5927 California St (btwn 21st & 22nd Ave.), San Francisco, CA
Café · Outer Richmond · 26 tips and reviews

Ian R.Ian Rousso: Cool spot. Very friendly staff. For all you singer/songwriters, they do open mics every Thursday. Draws a pretty decent crowd, and it's a lot of fun to play/check out

Rebecca C.Rebecca Chapa: Check out open mic on Thursday's and performance this Feb 5 by Benjamin Francis! Amazing voice

Amanda E.Amanda Ellis: Open mic night on Thursdays is the best

BrainWash Cafe & Laundromat is one of The 11 Best Places for Open Mic in San Francisco.

3. BrainWash Cafe & Laundromat

1122 Folsom St (btwn 7th & 8th St), San Francisco, CA
Laundry Service · SoMa · 114 tips and reviews

The Bold ItalicThe Bold Italic: Hosts two stand-up nights a week; Wednesday night is The Ladies Room an all-female open mic night that starts at 8:00.

Dustin W.Dustin Whittle: Best laundromat in San Francisco. Good food as well. Random selection on open mic nights for entertainment. Check out the wall to wall quotes in the bathroom.

Anthony F.Anthony Francisco-Magee: Go here for Thursday night's open mic comedy.

Portal's Tavern is one of The 11 Best Places for Open Mic in San Francisco.

4. Portal's Tavern

179 West Portal Ave (at Vicente St), San Francisco, CA
Pub · West Portal · 8 tips and reviews

Jaq S.Jaq Stieve: Open mic stand-up comedy every Monday night!

oohgodyeahoohgodyeah: Old school but super friendly atmosphere. 3 flatscreen TVs, The Shadow pinball (Alec Baldwin for real), dartboard, & Megatouch Maxx Emerald arcade countertop machine with variety of video games.

NinaNina: This bar looks random from the outside but don't let that fool you--it's awesome! Randy the bartender was great and the price is right!

Cafe International is one of The 11 Best Places for Open Mic in San Francisco.

5. Cafe International

7.7
508 Haight St (btwn Fillmore St & Steiner St), San Francisco, CA
Café · Lower Haight · 75 tips and reviews

Matthew B.Matthew Balousek: The turkish coffee is amazing. Open mic performances (mostly musicians) every Friday, and jazz twice a week!

David G.David Gorges: Awesome Bagels, good espresso and a lovely patio.

SF WeeklySF Weekly: SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST PLACE TO FIND FREE LIVE JAZZRelax on the back patio at Cafe International every Sunday at 4pm & take in a set of fine local jazz… Read more.

901 Columbus Caffe is one of The 11 Best Places for Open Mic in San Francisco.

6. 901 Columbus Caffe

6.8
901 Columbus Ave (at Lombard St), San Francisco, CA
Café · Russian Hill · 56 tips and reviews

Aaron H.Aaron Hill: Everyone talks about the inexpensive Speakeasy Beer - they should also mention: Open Mic Nights (Tuesdays), specialty blended coffee, awesome staff, outdoor seating and people watching opportunities.

Zak W.Zak Welsh: Great place to study or get some work done. Free WiFi, grea hours, drinks and staff.

Maria F.Maria Fangras: $3 wine for happy hour, can't beat that!

Madrone Art Bar is one of The 11 Best Places for Open Mic in San Francisco.

7. Madrone Art Bar

8.3
500 Divisadero St (at Fell St), San Francisco, CA
Night Club · Lower Haight · 94 tips and reviews

Noah R.Noah Reiter: Spike's Mic Night on Sundays is a chill open mic for musicians. Awesome drinks, great service, good crowd and a couple of French Bulldogs roaming around.

Amanda V.Amanda Van West: We love their music selection! And their Lolita cocktails

EaterEater: Points for drinks like the Steve McQueen with Bulleit, punt e mes and barrel-aged bitters. Points for the quirky rotating art and nightly jams. Extra credit for not having an ounce of pretension.

Bottom of the Hill is one of The 11 Best Places for Open Mic in San Francisco.

8. Bottom of the Hill

8.7
1233 17th St (at Missouri St), San Francisco, CA
Rock Club · Potrero Hill · 80 tips and reviews

Lori K.Lori Kober: If you haven't experienced a KC Turner Presents Open Mic you haven't experienced the SF music scene .. Just sayin

Kim L.Kim Le: Grilled ham and brie sandwich with a beer. And live music. You will not be disappointed.

Nathan B.Nathan Brown: don't be an idiot. pre order your tickets!

The Creamery is one of The 11 Best Places for Open Mic in San Francisco.

9. The Creamery

685 4th St (at Townsend St), San Francisco, CA
Café · SoMa · 211 tips and reviews

Stephannie D.Stephannie Depa: Grab dinner and check out Open Mic on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. Great local musicians!

Vela M.Vela Mineva: I had a latte and a lox bagel, both were delicious! Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Unfortunately, there are no electrical outlets but other than that really enjoyed this cafe! :)

AskMenAskMen: A local SoMa coffee joint that has the vibe of an incubator. Read more.

Mojo Bicycle Cafe is one of The 11 Best Places for Open Mic in San Francisco.

10. Mojo Bicycle Cafe

639A Divisadero St (at Hayes St), San Francisco, CA
Café · Panhandle · 109 tips and reviews

James T.James T: Lots of pop-ups, open mics and events throughout the week.

Melon L.Melon L: Love their pop ups! Come early on a Wednesday to avoid a wait. Yummy burgers. Bring cash.

The Bold ItalicThe Bold Italic: If you're looking for some Saigon-style street dining, head over for Rice Paper Scissors. This Thursday pop-up hits all the right spots with amazing bahn mi sandwiches and other Vietnamese vittles. Read more.

Church Key is one of The 11 Best Places for Open Mic in San Francisco.

11. Church Key

7.7
1402 Grant Ave (btw Green & Union St), San Francisco, CA
Beer Bar · North Beach · 58 tips and reviews

Erin O.Erin Oldenburg: Love this place. Check out the sour list- don't come on open mic night-listen to metal. (And hardcore)

UntappdUntappd: Great little pub in downtown SF - small draft list but great atmosphere!

Esther A.Esther Assaad: Mmm Beer.... Loads of Beer.