Sing Sing Dueling Piano Bar
171 East Bridge St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15120
Price: $7 cover
This Waterfront bar recently celebrated its 10th anniversary as Pittsburgh’s longest running dueling piano bar, and its no surprise, thanks to its prime location next to Rock Bottom restaurant and hilarious, improv-style, belly laugh-inducing performances. Shows are held Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. featuring a gang of talented, witty and endearingly obnoxious pianists. With sing-a-longs and audience requests sung with a little extra sass, crowd participation is a must, making Sing Sing a hilarious and unique place for birthday celebrations and bachelor/bachelorette parties.
1005 East Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Price: $4 cover after 8:30 p.m.
If rock music is more your speed, check out Charlie Murdochs, home of Pittsburgh’s only dueling piano rock and roll show. Located in the Church of Rock on the South Side, Charlie Murdochs show is a little subdued than Sing Sing’s raunchy, rowdy atmosphere. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., but if you arrive before 8:30 p.m. you can avoid the $4 cover charge and throw back a few of the bar’s specialty shots and drinks. Try the Purple Haze, Ring of Fire (a shot of Firewater and Dekuyper Cherri Berri) or Blue Suede Shoes (a cocktail of Dekuyper Island Blue, berry vodka, sours mix and Sierra Mist) while you wait for a truly rockin’ show unlike any other in Pittsburgh.
1114 Grandview Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Combine distinguished dining with exceptional service and you have the legendary LeMont Lounge. Located inside the city’s only five-star diamond restaurant, LeMont’s lounge oozes elegance and style. Evening piano music in the lounge makes this the perfect spot for a romantic evening of dinner and dancing. Sip on the lounge’s extensive selection of wines while you listen to the enjoyable sounds of the piano and lose yourself in the gorgeous view of Pittsburgh’s skyline.
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Palm Court at Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
A gorgeous grand piano sits in the Omni William Penn Hotel’s elegant Palm Court Lounge, its music lending itself to the room’s elegant and refined ambiance. The lavish and luxurious lounge is located in the hotel’s main lobby, which is adorned with antique Czechoslovakian lead crystal chandeliers and imported marble tile. Indulge in a cup of tea with traditional silver tea service from Monday through Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Return in the evening to enjoy classical piano music and a glass of vintage wine or your preferred cocktail.
Michael’s Restaurant & Lounge
3052 Churchview Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
This Baldwin-based restaurant is unmatched for family-friendly dining and entertainment. The lounge’s old-fashioned piano, which provides live music on Saturday nights, enhances the restaurant’s casual, relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the lounge’s happy hour specials that shave $1 off all beers, wines and mixed drinks from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. With nearly 50 years of heaping portions at budget-friendly prices and accommodating staff, Michael’s Restaurant & Lounge is the place for family and friendly gatherings.
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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.