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Venice Cafe

Open Mic
Every Monday at 8pm
1901 Pestalozzi St.
St. Louis, MO

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  • Submitted by Mike
  • Last updated: January 23, 2014

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, Dec 05
  • Monday, Dec 12
  • Monday, Dec 19
  • Monday, Dec 26
  • Monday, Jan 02

It'd been a LONG time since I'd set foot into the Venice - definitely my loss. Still a favourite - great night, great host, great audience, great performers - and a fantastic room. The list seems to go out whenever (I called in at around 6pm but when I arrived just before 9 we were the only ones on it… at 9.15 though it was packed). Be aware that it's a cash bar (ATM on the grounds though) and if you've got any mobility issues, the bathrooms (or "shitters") are down a narrow, long flight of stairs. That being said - I Love this place, and the host, Miles Long - is a LOT of fun.
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 rob ilyAIMY (1/2014)
? Do you still encourage poetry at your open mic nights?
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Lisa Morie Borchers (5/2012)
We have poets every Monday, a house poet even. Feel Welcome to bring your poetry anytimes
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Miles (10/2012)
We are in the heat of summer so come cool down with the NEW AC unit set @69 degrees for crowd comfort.come on and jam with us.
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 Red Keel (7/2010)
One of my favourite open mics - certainly one of my favourites in the Saint Louis area. We've played this venue a number of times but last night was my first time hitting up the open mic. A good packed night with a decently varied list (500+ open mics played, but this was the first time I'd ever seen a hammered dulcimer and a tenor bazouki at an open mic). The host was friendly and the bar itself is just a great place to be. Certainly the venue is one of the most beautiful in the country and I highly recommend going there to stare at the walls if nothing else. I hear over the warmer months they even have the music outside, so I'll be looking to return.
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 rob ilyAIMY (3/2009)
Poerty Slam @ Venice Café' Sept. 1st,08 featuring Mark Smith-don't miss this launch into Venice's 20th anniversary party 9-2-08.
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 Red Keel (7/2008)

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