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5 Raleigh Piano Bars That Will Jazz Up Your Night Out


The piano bar may be a nod to the past, but its popularity is still going strong. Some Raleigh piano bars have loud, Broadway-esque atmospheres while others have a retro speakeasy vibe. From rambunctious dueling piano bars to relaxed cocktail lounges, here are the best local spots to listen to someone play the ivories.


PLUS Dueling Piano Bar

PLUS Dueling Piano Bar claims to be the largest dueling piano bar in America, so expect a party! There’s not a bad seat in the house because the stage rotates. The piano players skillfully perform everything from Journey to Eminem, all while cracking jokes in between songs. Snack on an appetizer or pizza during the show, and grab a drink from one of the many bars. Make sure to reserve a table in advance if you want to sit!


Rum Runners Dueling Piano Bar & Grill

Treat yourself to a staycation and head to the tropics at Rum Runners Raleigh. This Raleigh piano bar features two baby grand pianos on stage and live music spanning everything from The Beach Boys to Rihanna. The Caribbean-inspired setting, drinks and food will keep you feeling nothing but good vibes all night long.


Blazin’ Keys Entertainment

The Must-Visit Raleigh Piano Bars


Blazin’ Keys Entertainment is more than a Raleigh piano bar; it’s a company providing dueling pianos shows, solo piano shows and specialty performances across the Carolinas and the United States. They perform at a number of local venues, including The Dillon and Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Check out their Calendar of Events to see where you can catch them playing next! If you’re planning a wedding or other event and you want something a little more engaging than a DJ or band, Blazin’ Keys can provide improvised and unscripted musical fun.


C Grace Cocktail Bar

You might say that C Grace is a classy speakeasy without the pretense. It feels like a classic jazz club with its dim lighting, well-crafted drinks and hot jazz music. A pianist begins playing smooth jazz every Tuesday through Saturday around 9 p.m. Make sure you eat beforehand because this Raleigh piano bar only serves cocktails!


The Angus Barn

The Wild Turkey Lounge in The Angus Barn is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day. Sink into a leather couch and order a fine glass of wine or whiskey cocktail. The food menu includes salads, sandwiches, seafood, steak and a variety of shareable appetizers. Live piano players and other musicians fill the space with music every day of the week. Don’t forget to snap a photo of the more than 600 Wild Turkey decanters, the largest private collection in the world!


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