If you’re discussing with your friends about open mic nights, chances are, you love the limelight. If we’re going to stretch it even further, you might be convincing one of your shy friends to take it up as well!
Whichever it is, there are places around Singapore that host events for people to flaunt their stuff and get that much-needed confidence boost. If you’re keen, here are a few places that you can get yourselves started at.
1) Talk Cock Comedy at Canvas Singapore
Talk Cock Comedy is one of the OGs when it comes to open mic sessions. For years, people have gathered at one of these hilarious sessions and watch both professional and amateur comedians put up a humorous series of performances that will leave you in stitches.
If you’re keen to try your hand out at making a whole room of people pee their pants in laughter, you can book a slot at firstname.lastname@example.org. If not, just sit back, relax and laugh away!
Talk Cock Comedy at Canvas
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Canvas Singapore, 20 Upper Circular Rd, #B1-01/06 The Riverwalk, Singapore 058416
2) Cask & Bangers
Cask & Bangers is known to host a number of open mic events such as Monday Jams. These open mics feature many young and creative individuals who are eager to showcase their talents. Alongside their line-up of regular performers, they also are open to having other budding stars to take the stage and impress the audience with their chops!
Cask & Bangers
Where: Cask & Bangers, 3B River Valley Road, #01-14, Singapore 179021
3) Crazy Elephant
Crazy Elephant is no doubt one of the hippest bars around and they have a stage area that is dedicated to both professional and amateur performers. Their Mondays to Saturdays are usually packed with performances by veteran local acts but on Sunday night, you can enjoy a jamming session with a bunch of aspiring musicians and vocalists!
Where: Crazy Elephant, 3E River Valley Road #01-03/04, Singapore 179024
4) Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
For those of you who are keen to try out a different kind of pub environment, you can always shimmy your way over to Molly Malone’s, Singapore’s first and oldest Irish pub. Aside from their delicious beers and scrumptious food, they’re also famous for their open mics that take place every Saturday evening. If you’re curious to see what an Irish open mic is like, you can also head down for their Traditional Irish Tuesday’s sessions.
Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
Where: Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, 56 Circular Road, Singapore 049411
5) The Beast Southern Kitchen + Bourbon Bar
Aside from their fantastic food and range of alcohols, The Beast Bar & Restaurant is also home to some pretty swell open mic sessions. If you’re into folk, pop and country music, this is also a great place to swing by to jiggy to the music and enjoy the performances with other fellow like-minded people.
The Beast Southern Kitchen + Bourbon Bar
When: Thursdays & Fridays
Where: The Beast Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar
6) The Merry Lion
If you’ve been feeling a little down and you’re looking for something to lift your spirits, you should check out The Merry Lion which specialises in open mic comedy sessions. They take pride in their line-up of comedians from all walks of life which include global headliners such as Kotani and Kavin Jay. If you’re an aspiring comedian, this is also a great place to start! Just take note that you need to prepare your act sometime in advance as each participant is only given 5 minutes to leave the audience in stitches.
The Merry Lion
Where: The Merry Lion, 8b Circular Road Level 3, Singapore 049364
7) Timbre @ The Substation
One of the more established places on this list for live music, Timbre has long been known to be an diehard supporter of the local music scene and they encourage local musicians and vocalists to perform at their various outlets. If you’re looking for an opportunity to break into Singapore’s music scene, this is a great place to start. If not, you can always head down here for some great drinks and excellent nosh that you can enjoy with the great music.
Timbre @ The Substation
Where: Timbre @ The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
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