Note: On Feb 28, 2015 the cafe changed ownership and is now being run by Politics and Prose directly as P&P Coffeehouse instead of Modern Times. You might want to call (202) 362-2408 or email email@example.com to confirm that they are still doing the open mic nights. The website said that services will continue uninterrupted but that was it.
In the coffeehouse on the lower level of the bookstore. This one is a more intimate, unplugged open mic night since there are no mics. Sign up starts at 7:30pm at the cofee counter.
Politics & Prose Coffehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave, NW, lower level