Dueling piano shows are free to attend and feature a pair of pianists who typically incorporate comedy into a high-energy, engaging performance. This is not your niece’s piano recital. Unlike other lounge shows or concerts, the audience is invited to sing along to classic songs from then and now.
Most of these shows fill up quickly, and unfortunately, dueling piano bars in Las Vegas are few and far between. If you want a seat, we recommend getting to the lounge early to stake your claim.
Dueling Piano Bars in Las Vegas
The Piano Bar Harrah’s: In addition to Pete Vallee’s free Big Elvis show which runs Thursday and Friday from 2 pm – 5 pm, Kim and Tamara Pinegar fire up the dueling pianos Friday and Saturday from 9 pm to 2 am. Grab a couple pre-game cocktails at Carnival Court, an outdoor bar located between Harrah’s and Linq, and then make your way into the Piano bar just steps away.
Bar at Times Square at NYNY: Tucked in the themed city section of the New York New York casino floor, the Bar at Times Square is one of this blog’s favorite dueling piano bars in Las Vegas. The dueling piano show plays nightly to a festive crowd. Hot tip: Grab one of the bartop seats that circle the bar looking in. You’ll have a great view, and will be able to enjoy comped drinks all night (provided you’re playing the bartop video poker). Both Harrah’s and Bar at Times Square offer a casual atmosphere. Getting dressed up isn’t necessary.
Napoleon Lounge at Paris: A beautiful bar located in the promenade hallway linking Paris to Bally’s, Napoleon’s lounge has a vintage, upscale Vegas vibe. Although boasting a high-end appearance and fancy drink menu, we found Napoleon’s to be welcoming, energetic, unpretentious, and a hell of a lot of fun. Entertainment starts at 5 pm daily and ends at 1 am.
Eastside Lounge at Encore: Keeping up with the elegance and luxury that defines Wynn and Encore, Eastside Lounge is stunning. As a high-end option at 5-star resort, we recommend dressing up and looking the part. Swimwear and tank tops are not permitted. With views of Encore’s pool, you can enjoy specialty, hand-crafted cocktails while enjoying the live entertainment which kicks off at 9:30 pm nightly.
Whether you are craving an upscale lounge experience with craft cocktails or a run-of-the-mill bar serving draft beer and rail drinks, there is a dueling piano bar in Vegas for all tastes. Shouting along to your favorite songs until the wee hours of the morning is the perfect way to forget about the beating you took in the casino.
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