Some things are as timeless and classic as a great piano bar with a cold drink and hot keys. Las Vegas piano bars have fluctuated in popularity over the decades, but if you’re looking for the best crooners on the ivories, there’s no finer place to look than one of these five piano bars on the Strip.
Piano Bars On The Strip With Vintage Vibes
1. The Bar in Times Square at New York New York
This is one of, if not the most popular dueling piano bars in Las Vegas. The Bar offers a slightly different take on a Vegas bar as it is surrounded by a vibe that is distinctly New York. Dimly lit, the pianos are set on a pedestal that helps the music carry out beyond the open windows and entices passers-by with an atmosphere that makes you want to linger.
The pianists let their audience request songs and keep the party going until the early morning light. Everything from 80s music and reggaeton to pop and classics, you name it, they play it. Dancing and singing along are highly encouraged.
A limited appetizers menu is available to complement their innovative cocktail menu. In addition, they have 14 TVs where you can catch your favorite local, national or even international sporting events while you enjoy your drinks and tunes. There is a cover charge, but if you choose to sit at the slot bar right outside, you can enjoy the music, drinks and maybe a little lady luck.
2. A Classic: The Piano Bar at Harrah’s
Located in the heart of the Strip, but tucked a bit away from the foot traffic is the Piano Bar at Harrah’s. They open every day at 5:30 p.m. with availability to have any on-site food delivered right to your table as you enjoy listening to Big Elvis (Pete Valle) or any of the other magnificent pianists they host nightly. Crowd participation is highly encouraged, from song requests to interact with the musicians, like the Saxman Duo.
If you’re looking to showcase your pipes, try your hand at the karaoke and feel like you are having that once-in-a-lifetime experience of performing a show on the Strip. If you prefer to just sit back and listen, but want some hot action, give the bar-top gaming a try. Whether you are looking for a fun way to start your bachelorette party or a great way to end your special celebration, The Piano Bar at Harrah’s is sure to entertain.
3. Don’t Miss: Eastside Lounge at Wynn Las Vegas
Located close to the Fashion Show Mall and the Venetian Expo, the Wynn is perfect for the local crowd and visitors alike. The Eastside Lounge prides itself on expertly hand-crafted cocktails, savory and mouthwatering appetizers with a view of the gorgeous pool on sight. Though they don’t permit tank-tops or swimwear, the casual atmosphere is warm and inviting. You feel like you have been transported to another world with subtle glitz and glam mixed with comfort and sophistication.
Unlike others on the list, the Eastside Lounge is closed Monday through Wednesday. It is open Sunday to Thursday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Dueling pianists are entertaining nightly starting around 9:30 p.m. so get there early for the good seats as the crowd tends to gather quickly when the keys are warming up.
4. An Unexpected Treat: Napoleon’s Lounge at the Paris
If the Eiffel Tower and Arc du Triomphe replicas are usually what you think of when you go to the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, you would be missing out on the bigger picture of all that this amazing hotel has to offer.
From the Las Vegas classics like video poker and table games to outstanding food from world-renowned chefs like Bobby Flay, the hidden gem is Napoleon’s Lounge. A vintage Vegas showroom awaits the musical stylings of talented musicians, and the audience to appreciate them. The wood-paneled walls add an element of cozy and inviting while you sip on your hand-crafted cocktails with amazing happy hour pricing, or to enjoy a cigar with a great friend in the cigar lounge area.
The dueling piano shows heat up the checked floor nightly, which starts at 9 p.m. and provides a vibe that is truly one of a kind. They play everything from the tried and true classics to modern day music with a piano twist to keep you grooving out all night long. Get there early? Other live entertainment will be there to delight when the bar opens.
5. Don’t Miss Petrossian Bar at the Bellagio
If you are looking for an elegant setting and a refined atmosphere, look no further than the Petrossian Bar at the Bellagio. With menu items like caviar tacos and the cocktails to match, this elegant bar promises to set the mood for a romantic celebration or a refined evening out with your business partners.
Open daily at 10 a.m. you can start early and set your Vegas vacation off right with live piano music and a comfortable setting. Ordering the Bellagio Martini or Poof! while you are there is not only a unique experience but provides some of the most enveloping drinking experiences you will ever have. If you are looking for the extravagant side of Las Vegas, look no further than the Petrossian Bar.
Piano Bars Off The Strip
6. Big Bang at Dick’s Last Resort
While technically Fremont Street is not part of the official Strip, a five-minute drive will take you to the “rowdiest Rock & Roll Dueling Piano bar in Sin City.” Open Thursday through Saturday, this party bar takes live requests and boasts a crazy time. One of several locations nationwide, Big Bang has perfected the party vibe mixed with piano. Seem hard to believe? Even locals rave about how much fun they have while singing along with their favorite songs at this sassy dueling piano bar.
Sing Your Heart Out at More Bars on the Strip
Some of the finest piano bars on the Strip to tickle your fancy, delight your taste buds and get your feet tapping. Whether you want to belt it out like ol’ Blue Eyes or enjoy the playful banter of artists like the Saxman Duo, there’s sure to be a spot just for you at any of these incredible lounges and bars.