Nestled on the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is framed by mountains, water, and scenic forests. The city has acres of green parkland within its limits and is the largest city in Washington State. The city’s skyline is dominated by the futuristic Space Needle, which was created for the 1962 World’s Fair and has many museums. Chihuly Garden and Glass is an interesting visit, showcasing the glass-work of artist Dale Chihuly. The Museum of Pop Culture is a non-profit museum founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen as the Experience Music Project and is dedicated to contemporary popular culture. The Seattle Art Museum occupies three locations in the city covering various forms of art. When visiting this city of culture and music, take time out to visit some of the best piano bars in Seattle, Washington, USA. Scroll below to check out our top picks.
Vito’s was first opened in 1953 as a restaurant and lounge on First Hill, Seattle by Vito and Jimmie Santoro. The restaurant has a long history of family-style Italian cuisine, cocktail culture, politics, and live music. The ownership changed when Jeff Scott and Greg Lundgren purchased the restaurant in 2010, but the newly renovated restaurant still retains its original, mid-century glamor and style. A grand piano was once more placed in the lounge and live music is played five nights of every week from Wednesday thru Sunday, with a range of sounds including jazz, soul, blues, and pop.
Address: 927 9th Ave, Seattle, Washington, USA
Opening hours: 4pm - 2am (daily)
2. Keys On Main
Keys On Main isn’t just a piano bar, as it features the famous Dueling Pianos. The performers play a range of music, from hip hop to country, pop to rock and almost everything else in between. They can sound like Elton John, Billy Joel, or any of the famous sounds of music today or from as far back as the last 65 years. It’s your choice - you just need to make your request! The two grand pianos are on a stage in the bar and music is played all night. There is a cover charge of 5 USD on Fridays and 10 USD on Saturdays. Thursdays are ladies’ night, so there is no cover charge.
Keys On Main
Address: 11 W Roy St, Seattle, Washington, USA
Website: Keys On Main
Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 8:30pm - 2am (closed Sun - Wed)
3. Aqua By El Gaucho
Aqua at El Gaucho features live music every night, including not only great piano sounds but also guitarists, violinists, singers and more. Relax with your favorite drink in the spacious, ground-floor lounge while listening to the music, or head into the restaurant for delicious seafood or a tender Argentinian steak. There is also a large outdoor deck, perfect for relaxing with a drink on summer evenings and overlooking Elliott Bay.
Aqua By El Gaucho
Address: 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70, Seattle, Washington, USA
Website: Aqua By El Gaucho
Opening hours: 4pm - 9pm (daily)
4. The Terrace Lounge
The Terrace Lounge is nestled off the lobby of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel and is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail, Washington wine, craft beer or other favorite drink while seated in a plush and comfortable chair. Delicious snacks are available to keep you grounded while you enjoy the live music scene on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 6pm and 10pm. You can listen to anything from acoustic and soul artists to some of the best jazz musicians on the piano and with guitar backing.
The Terrace Lounge
Address: Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St, Seattle, Washington, USA
Website: The Terrace Lounge
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 1am; Sun: 11:30am - 12am; Live music: Thu - Sat: 6pm - 10pm
5. Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret
Dorothy’s Piano Bar and Cabaret is a great way to spend the evening while singing along to your favorite tunes played by a talented pianist. The range of music includes jazz, pop, rock, country, and Broadway, among others and there is a book of 500 songs to choose from. The Piano Bar is not static – it moves around Seattle. On the second and fourth Sunday of each month head to Re-bar Seattle to enjoy the music between 7pm and 9:30pm. On the second and fourth Wednesday of every month head to the Lumber Yard Bar to enjoy the sounds between 7pm and 10pm.
Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret
Address: The Lumber Yard Bar, 9619 16th Ave SW, Washington, USA
Website: Dorothy’s Piano Bar and Cabaret
Opening hours: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month: 7pm - 10pm
A musical evening out in Seattle
After exploring all the museums, art galleries, sights, and sounds of this exciting city, have a relaxing musical evening. Head to one of the best piano bars in Seattle, Washington, USA.
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