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Redhead Piano Bar

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Address: 16 W. Ontario St, Chicago, IL
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+1 312-640-1000
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19:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Fri 19:00 - 04:00
Sat 19:00 - 05:00

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Old-school all the way!

Old-school piano bar in the basement of an old three-flat. The kind of place that newer piano bars are imitating. Packed to the gills on a Saturday, so reservations are advised... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old-school piano bar in the basement of an old three-flat. The kind of place that newer piano bars are imitating. Packed to the gills on a Saturday, so reservations are advised unless you want to stand all night. The only food is bowls of snacks on the bar, but they never said they were a restaurant and you should've eaten... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this over rated speakeasy on Feb 6th2017. First of all they could not provide our initial.drink order. Having changed our order their next thing was my VISA card was unacceptable. 'Totally our computer' they said. Well, we would have tolerated the drink or the card but not both. Asked them to try card again properly... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time visiting here! Felt very "old school" Chicago. Definitely worth dropping in for some tunes. They have a coat check.

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Thank Katie A
Waukesha, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Old time lounge. Great drinks and piano music. Super service and great for people watching. Coat check was a nice touch.

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Milw, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were here for New Years Eve. Service was GREAT considering the occasion and amount of people. Our bartender was very attentive and kept up on all of the patrons' orders.

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Bloomington, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We could walk here from our hotel and had a blast! The pianists keep everyone singing and laughing as the year closes and then kick off the new year with more songs. All ages will appreciate the music played, and suggestions are welcomed by the pianists. Some negative reviews were read, but our experience was great - and no waiting... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

So, we actually just stopped in here to kill a little time on a Wednesday evening, before a 9:30pm reservation at a restaurant. We didn't know anything about this bar and we had no idea about the dress code, until I started reading reviews on here. We were both dressed casually, in jeans and sweaters with boots, but I guess... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I saw a lot of negative reviews on this place, so I was unsure about it. But I have to say, I'm glad I went there. I love piano bars, and I've been at many, and this is a true Chicago style piano bar. This is not a 5 star restaurant, but a prefect place if you enjoy live music... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

When you think of a piano bar you think classy! Not this place! Looking for a fun place in downtown Chicago after dinner for drinks, stay clear. This is a cheesy place with patrons in yoga pants and hoodies with over priced drinks and a silly table cover charge of $40pp. Try somewhere else!!

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

On this visit the placed was packed to capacity, I have been visiting here for over 30 years, my favorite live music venue anywhere. After the piano guy took a quick break at midnight he returned with a guitar player, these guys crushed it ! You don't come here for the drinks, although there are plenty of drinks flowing, the... More 

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