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Dueling Piano Bars in Las Vegas – On the Strip & Downtown

Dueling pianos aren’t 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. It’s an upbeat, almost raucous experience that only gains energy as the night progresses.

Most of these shows fill up quickly, and unfortunately, bars in Las Vegas that feature Dueling Pianos are few and far between.

If you want a seat, I recommend getting to the lounge early to claim some real estate.

Strip Dueling Piano Shows

The Piano Bar Harrah’s: In addition to Pete Vallee’s free Big Elvis show which runs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm, Kim and Tamara Pinegar fire up the dueling pianos nightly from 9 pm to the wee hours of the morning.

Grab a couple of pre-game cocktails at Carnaval Court, an outdoor bar located between Harrah’s and LINQ, and then make your way into the Piano bar just steps away.

Exterior of the Piano Bar at Harrah's

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 features one of my personal favorite dueling piano acts in town.

It was about a decade ago now, but my wife and I stumbled across it and were drawn in like bugs to a light. To this day, this was one of the most memorable nights I’ve had on the Strip, and I had a lot of beer.

Dueling Piano shows take place from 8 pm – 2 am nightly.

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.

Times Square Bar at New York New York Las Vegas
Times Square Bar at New York New York Las Vegas

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 a 5-star resort, I recommend dressing up and looking the part.

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 and concludes at 1:30 am (2:30 am on Friday & Saturday).

Entrance to Eastside Lounge at Encore with 2 pianos sitting in the middle of the lounge and Encore's pool in the background viewable through the windows

Fremont Street Dueling Piano Shows

Don’t Tell Mama Piano Bar: An honorable mention of sorts, Don’t Tell Mama can be found in the Neonopolis complex on Fremont Street. While the pianos don’t “duel” per se (there’s only one), there is live entertainment nightly accompanied by a piano.

The live entertainment is offered in an “open mic” format with both guests and employees taking the stage. Whether you want to sing or not, Don’t Tell Mama could be a great option for those looking to sit back, relax, and enjoy live music.

Don't Tell Mama Exterior in Neonopolis.

Whether you’re craving an upscale lounge experience with craft cocktails or a run-of-the-mill bar serving draft beer and rail drinks, I can’t recommend catching one of these shows enough.

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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Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Nothing more boring than dual pianos same old same old anywhere you go you seen one you seen them both avoid at all cost you can see this in any place in any town in any City it's got nothing to do with Vegas at all give me a little bit

Wednesday 11th of March 2020

That is quite a long run on sentence.


Wednesday 11th of March 2020

With this new information in mind, I would recommend you avoid dueling piano shows in Las Vegas. I don't think you would have a good time :)

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