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Redhead Piano Bar

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

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Fun place to people watch; entertainment is not very good

There was a slight wait to get in, but we didn't wait long on a Friday night. There was no cover charge. It is larger on the inside than it appears to be. It is very very... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Greenmemonica
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was with a group of co workers who are all probably in their late 50's and up. Many of them had been to this historic bar many years ago and going here brought back some great memories or something. They are very strict about dress code of at least business casual and NO tennis shoes, flip flops, etc. that's... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a slight wait to get in, but we didn't wait long on a Friday night. There was no cover charge. It is larger on the inside than it appears to be. It is very very crowded inside and hard to find a place to sit. Excellent place to watch people. There were quite a few entertaining characters who... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you are in Chicago. We listened to Phil Baron last night. He was good at involving the crowd. The place was packed with standing room only at first. The service was a bit aloof but not terrible. The drinks were good and the vibe was what we were looking for at 1... More 

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Thank Matt B
New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If anyone with tennis shoes goes near the place they freak out. Super boring for "business casual". They lost out on a group willing to spend a lot of money, all because of a pair of nikes.

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Thank daniecoleman
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent over two hours at this piano bar and had a blast. The crowd was diverse, lively and fun. Some folks danced and others sang along. Tunes were from various genres and decades so there was something for everyone. One patron even took a turn at the piano to sing a Billy Joel song. The only negative...there was one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here after dinner. They do have a dress code, not too fancy but sneakers or torn jeans or t-shirts are not going to cut it, which is good! Bar gets very loud which sometimes makes conversation difficult, but the atmosphere is vibrant and fun. We often were singing along with the music, and several times the entire bar was... More 

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Thank Dan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great evening of drinks and sing-a-long celebrating our sister's birthday. Specials on bottles of wine. We got there an hour before the music started which allowed us seats at the piano. Free requests of songs for the birthday girl! Fun selection of music.

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Thank Denise F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were so looking forward to a fun night of drinking and singing along at a piano bar. The piano player was good and sang great songs. However, he did nothing to get the crowd involved. There was limited sitting near the piano the player, and few if any people sang. What a disappointment. We finished our drink and left.

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Thank Christine K
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Stopped by here after dinner to enjoy the company of the other couple we were traveling with. Lots of people, nice place to grab a drink.

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Thank Anne L
Guntersville, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is the prototype Piano bar!!! "Everyone will know your name". Clean yet always busy. Security makes sure there is a level of clientele

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