4731 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-451-4731; manilabaydetroit.com
What makes for a great open mic night? Is it the quality of the performers? Should they be a diverse array of poets, singers, and comedians — or more often than not, some combination of all the above? Yes, none of that hurts. But a supportive and savvy audience is just as crucial. And this is why our readers voted Manila Bay Café’s open mic the best in town.