Pianos

Pianos

Rock Club and Karaoke Bar
Lower East Side, New York
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    The experts at The Corcoran Group and New York Habitat recommend this place
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    Edyta K.
    "Great happy hour.. 4$ frozen margaritas, well drinks, and beer!"(16 Tips)
    Ben v.
    "Red Wine Burger - one of my favorite in NYC"(7 Tips)
    Elena H.
    "Best happy hour specials!"(5 Tips)
    Lorin
    "DJ spinning the upstairs lounge but try to avoid the bathrooms"(5 Tips)
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  • Omari A.heart icon on user image
    Omari AllenMarch 13, 2016
    Drinks are crazy cheap during the weekend happy hour. Great vibes. Rock concerts in to back, if you're into that.
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    MarmyMarch 3, 2018
    Yesterday party in here upstairs was wonderful😋👌 I was still dancing, cos’ the Dj was playing many hip-hop tracks. Chicks, drums, drinks - yeahh. Many thans to barman. She was excellent!
  • Jim T.heart icon on user image
    Jim TaylorApril 9, 2015
    Located in an old Piano store, Pianos kept the original signage and have transformed into a Lower East Side fave for happy hour, live music and food for that tipsy snack. Read more
  • The Wild Honey Pieheart icon on user image
    The Wild Honey PieOctober 17, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    This historic venue originally opened as a piano store. Now you can eat a tasty burger and watch some great bands!
  • Maria M.heart icon on user image
    Maria MontesanoJuly 13, 2016
    Great happy hour prices on drinks and food. Nachos and burger are amazing. Check out a local band for cheap or dance upstairs.
  • ℳ𝒶𝓎♍heart icon on user image
    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍April 27, 2020
    Pianos is always a staple for a fun random night out in the LES. Great drinks and FIRE music. Gets packed on weekend evenings. Left after 1am and still packed
  • Lower East Side Partnership
    This bi-level bar is located in the heart of the LES. Locals line up most nights to scope out the live music and sweet dance floor. Come with your friends, leave with new ones.
  • Gajtana S.
    Gajtana SimonovskaJune 5, 2016
    20th Anniversary reunion tour for Verb. Old school little music venue. Affordable cover and dj spinning in the other room makes for a fun and lively Saturday night.
  • Del N.heart icon on user image
    Del NobleJuly 20, 2018
    Exactly the sort of upmarket dive bar you’d expect to find in NY. Perfect for late night drinks
  • Katie E.heart icon on user image
    Katie EytchSeptember 5, 2014
    Support the local bands that play in the back bar. Shows are usually around $10 and they're always worth it, at least to meet new people and hear something new.
  • CMJ
    CMJAugust 29, 2012
    CMJ hosts shows in this former piano store every year. You can relax in the bar with a burger after attending the two stages. Just be careful with the ketchup if you haven't fully calmed down.
  • Anthony D.heart icon on user image
    Anthony DeRicoMay 31, 2015
    Best LES spot for music lovers that like drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon cans for under $5 a pop. Having both in one spot - winning! A true NYC gem.
  • Christine M.
    Christine MonahanJune 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Non pretentious, shorts and sneakers welcomed kind of joint. Best happy hour- Nachos are amazing, burger is really good, wings are small but also delicious + $4 frozen margs= Done deal.
  • Songza Music
    Songza MusicSeptember 27, 2013
    In addition to fresh new music coming out of the main room, Piano's often has more stripped-down acts perform upstairs. Also, the burgers are pretty darn good.
  • DoubleDeuceheart icon on user image
    DoubleDeuceNovember 28, 2015
    Really, it's a great place to see varied genre live bands. Often a line, always a good time.
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LutzNovember 5, 2011
    not only great spot to see Qthe best of Queens and brooklyn rock bands, but best hamburgers in NYC hands down! Maybe second to "Two Napkins" but their flash fired wine burger is just amazing.
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LutzJuly 6, 2011
    Best burger in Manhattan. I know that's a bold statement but try the flash fired red wine burger and see if you don't agree. Great music on MONDAY NIGHTS! I played here on a Monday and it was PACKED!!
  • BlackBook Magazine
    BlackBook MagazineDecember 14, 2012
    Single, hot hipster chicks. Single, hot hipster chicks dancing like mad in confined, packed spaces. What happens at Pianos... generally moves to your apartment. So wash your sheets before going out. Read more
  • Axel
    AxelOctober 29, 2012
    1 out of 10 is a fantastic concert. Still worth the visit. You can see and listen to the act before paying entrance, through a window. That helps when making a decision.
  • John L.heart icon on user image
    John LeidlMarch 28, 2018
    If you manage to get in its fun. The back room plays amazing hip hop and Andrew is a great bartender!!
  • Cari Y. S.heart icon on user image
    Cari Y. SalasMay 5, 2015
    I love coming here after a stressful day at work! It's just chill and relaxing! The bartenders are great! Amazing food as well!!
  • Alyxa L.
    Alyxa LeaseJuly 29, 2014
    Thursday live funk bands really bring in an interesting crowd, make sure to drink appropriately.
  • David G.heart icon on user image
    David GreenbergerAugust 14, 2014
    Great live music from up and comers almost every week night. $8 or so gets you in for 4-5 shows
  • Yera H.heart icon on user image
    Yera HaMarch 24, 2015
    Fantastic happy hour! $4 frozen margaritas, but watch out-- they're strong. Catch a free show upstairs on weekdays!
  • Rick M.heart icon on user image
    Rick MoserJune 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My wife and I met here. Only seemed appropriate to rent the whole space for our wedding. It was an amazing NYC wedding. Carlo hooked us up.
  • Kevin
    KevinOctober 26, 2011
    No cover. Upstairs karaoke is fun. Downstairs it's great to grab a table to or spot at the bar, people are always moving in and out and most people are real friendly.
  • SideTour
    SideTourMay 8, 2012
    On Saturday nights, head to the downstairs back room for a dance party that rages until 4AM. Ask nicely and the DJ might fill you in on after hours locations.
  • Adam V.heart icon on user image
    Adam V.August 7, 2017
    The bookings have really taken a dive over the past few years, but they still pull off the occasional great show.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 18, 2011
    Sit (or dance) downstairs for good drinks and yummy burgers or head upstairs ($5 cover) and hear the newest indie rock band perform.
  • Richardine B.
    Richardine BarteeMay 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The margarita was good. I think if you have more than one, you will definitely fall when you get up if you don't have a high tolerance like me.
  • Alexander V.
    Alexander VinokurovMarch 28, 2013
    Cool place. Calm on Mon, very crouded on Wed. Good live concerts, rock/funk DJ on the 1st, hiphop on the 2nd floors
  • Malcolm R.heart icon on user image
    Malcolm RingJune 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Strong $4 Frozen Margaritas for their 2-8PM Happy Hour. Weekends here are a mess, but this place is a gem off-peak hours.
  • Noah X.heart icon on user image
    Noah XifrJuly 22, 2015
    Fun dance floor. Cheap strong drinks. Long entry & bathroom lines.
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RobertsonAugust 5, 2022
    I played a show here when I was 15 and had to have X’s drawn on my hands and go home by 9:30 and I accidentally kick-unplugged a DJ lady’s CDJ and she was like oh what the FUCK man and I wanted to die
  • Victoria N.
    Not a place that I prefer to go out on the weekends, but it always has a long line and everyone seems to love it there. Usually have bands playing, so maybe that's why.
  • Chet M.heart icon on user image
    Chet ManciniFebruary 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great bands come through here. The upstairs is a chill option with a smaller bar.
  • Ry
    RyAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great venue, totally friendly staff, and they have lambics! If you've never had one, ask for it at the bar. A bit pricey, but totally worth it.
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.February 11, 2015
    Cosy bar with good staff. You can catch a good live music every night of the week.
  • Miguel S.
    Miguel SenquizSeptember 20, 2011
    According to The Family Records, these are the best in the city. Can't attest to that personally, but they've got good taste, so check it out.
  • Steve R.
    Steve RitterJuly 19, 2012
    Load up on cheap margaritas at happy hour--the showroom cover starts at $10 and typically exceeds reasonable for the lineup.
  • Taylor L.heart icon on user image
    Taylor LindsayJanuary 21, 2015
    Frozen margaritas - strong and cheap! And the fries are great - mix the two dipping sauces.
  • Candace L.
    Candace L.March 5, 2013
    Never had anything bad on this menu. Molten choc cake, goat cheese veg burger, chipotle mayo w/fries...try everything twice.
  • Nate B.heart icon on user image
    Nate BeattyFebruary 16, 2015
    Awesome music, VT beer on tap, cheap happy hour, great burgers. What could be better?
  • Tyger M.
    Tyger MadendaSeptember 26, 2011
    The mushroom quesadilla is legit. I didn't think is was gonna be all tasty like that! Calamari is the bomb. The happy hour is the truth.
  • Luis A.
    Luis ArguetaJuly 14, 2012
    Great environment, awesome music on the second floor! Make sure you come with girls, otherwise you won't get in!
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveJune 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing seared tuna salad and sandwich, great french fries, and on Tuesdays at ten they have the best 1980's/90's pop music DJ's. Super fun to dance to and eclectic.
  • James J.
    James JDecember 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Whether in the front bar or listening to live music in the back or upstairs, this place is a good time.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 7, 2011
    Fun spot for a drink and to catch a live band. Come here during happy hour for some cheap drinks and a good time.
  • Alexis B.heart icon on user image
    Alexis BendjouiaDecember 5, 2015
    Frozen margs all the way. Good casual drink spot with mediocre live music but worth it anyway
  • Spencer V.heart icon on user image
    Spencer VairoFebruary 22, 2015
    Great music but can get very crowded on Saturday nights, 10 dollar cover for some shows
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