Las Vegas Dueling Piano Bars
The Duels in the Desert Are Fun
People pack the fun dueling piano bars like here at New York New York.
Sometimes, the most fun bars are in Vegas involve dueling pianos, where a duo of ivory ticklers like to tickle the soul.
Everyone is singing, some are dancing in place and they are partying heavily. Rarely is the patron to be found without a big smile.
The performers don't so much tickle the ivories as pound them with fun songs.
They have become so popular in Las Vegas that people plan their nights around them, and make them the centerpiece of their trip to Vegas. They are especially popular among big groups, such as bachelorette parties.
And when there's a bachelorette party in Vegas, there is fun for everyone else who is there with them.
What song will be played next!? It's part of the fun at the dueling piano bars.
The most popular of these is the The Bar at Times Square in New York, New York. Simply put, it's a blast for anyone with a lot of enthusiasm and energy.
The crowd here is primarily mid-20s/mid-30singles and everyone is singing, screaming and, eventually, laughing. There can be some pretty headed debates over which songs are being played – the pianists use a bidding process to determine the songs and sometimes that exceeds $100 a tune – and that adds a bit of reality TV-style drama to the show.
Of course, you don't have to participate in the bidding, for it's a blast just to be in there enjoying the show. PubClub.com likes to hang by the bar, which is often one of the best mingling bar spots in all of Vegas.
Note that there's often a cover of $10, perhaps even $15, even on some weekdays.
The blonde piano player gets to her feet at Harrah's.
One of the dynamic blonde sisters rooks the house at Harrah's.
They seem to like the song she's playing at The Piano Bar.
Up the strip, it's not as lively at Harrah's, but is still fun. Here, it's called simply The Piano Bar and while it's smaller its' also cheaper (occasionally there's a $5 cover) and missing the full-on frenzy of New York New York but that's part of it's appeal.
It's smaller and more casual, and when the hot blonde sisters are the primary attraction and they let it rip. The crowd tends to be a bit older than the Bar at Times Square, and also there's more couples.
But this is Vegas and you just never know when an opportunity for singles may present itself.