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Address: 235 E 84th St, New York City, NY 10028-2961
Phone Number: +1 212-650-1944
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Happy New York!

Nice people. good cocktails and perfect atmosphere to spend a night in upper east side. Music is the guide-line: on demand or following the inspiration of the pianist. You like... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Palermo, Italy
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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice people. good cocktails and perfect atmosphere to spend a night in upper east side. Music is the guide-line: on demand or following the inspiration of the pianist. You like to sing? Welcome! Just one rule: don't forget the tips for the artists...

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typically American and especially New York ! A place dedicated for only singing and music (piano). No dancing or eating here. The bartender(s) and the waiteress take turn to sing too. You can make requests... Usually the piano man has a huge repertoire varying from Frank Sinatra to Cold Play to Lady Gaga. But always remember, tip the piano man... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy an evening with friends. Awesome artists, good selection of cocktails. If you love music, you will love this place!

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Crowds are thinner, apparently staff is making less money and thereby more tense and surly. It's kinda depressing there when it's almost empty (except on weekends now with bridge and tunnel folks from New Jersey). Meanwhile the talent has declined, the energy has dropped, the attitude of staff is poor. The pressure to tip has risen as crowd size and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We went here on a Sunday evening as a friend recommended it. The staff were all very friendly and the final drinks bill was a lot less than we expected. The piano player and singers (the bar staff!) were great and even on a Sunday evening it was packed. No food though so eat first....

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St Helier, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Actually cannot fault the entertainment here. Service was quick and cocktails ok. But beware of staff and tips. We bought 5 drinks coming to $88. We left $100 and $15 for the singer. The waitress/manager 'Jennifer' came running outside after us demanding more money and basically took a further $20 bill out of my friends hand and disappeared inside. All... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

This was an awesome little club with a huge amount of talent! Perfect place to end the night after a dinner out. This will be a stop every trip!

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Lucca, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

If you make it getting in, it's awesome !!! Every night live music (high quality), no cover charge (but you need to get two drinks at least)...go early if you don't want to stand in line for a while !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love piano bars so we looked to find one during our trip to NYC. We were initially shocked by the size of the place. It is quite small...but mighty! Jeff was behind the piano but the waitress and bartender joined in. They all clearly had a background in musical theatre. I would highly recommend a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Everyone here is amazing. Were from Florida. It has a small pub type feel but don't be fooled. A requirement to get a job is an amazing voice...the guy on the piano is very talented. And just when you think it can't get better the bartenders jump on stage an LIGHT IT UP. Just come here.

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