You wouldn’t first think of piano bars as great places to enjoy live music and a couple drinks, but they can actually be quite fun, playing tunes everyone can sing along to and serving interesting cocktails to keep the night going.These three piano bars in and around Washington, D.C., are definitely worth checking out for a good time. speakeasy, with cocktails named after musicians and small tables placed close to each other in dark lighting. Try the Sinatra (bullet rye, vermouth, bitters) and transport yourself back the 1940s, or go for the Elton John (Stoli Citrus Vodka, Chambord, sour, sugar rim) for a sweeter, more modern taste. View the full cocktail, beer, and wine list here. The bar features live piano every night starting at 7 p.m., and dueling pianos on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 9 p.m. It’s recommended that you make a reservation in advance, as it does tend to get full, especially on the weekends. Learn more about Georgetown Piano Bar here. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="7458,7457"]
buy your tickets online to make sure your group gets a spot. Make sure to note that there are two options for seating, either down by the stage with tables, or standing room on the second level by the bar. While Georgetown Piano Bar is more sophisticated, Bobby McKey’s has a more lighthearted vibe and is just plain enjoyable. The performers are very interactive with the audience and will play requests all night long. The specialty cocktail and shooter menu is extensive, and they even serve food. It’s also worth mentioning that Bobby McKey’s is a 21-year-old-and-over establishment every day. Learn more about this piano bar here. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="7459,7460"] here. For dinner, start out with some grilled wings or crispy calamari, then order the Shaw’s Burger as your entrée. Wash it down with one of the beers on draft or their specialty Moscow Mule. The dinner menu can be found here. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="7461,7462"] Have you been to any of these piano bars before? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!