December 30, 2011 in Bars and Lounges
The Bar at Times Square at New York New York Hotel & Casino has been rated the number one dueling piano show in Las Vegas, a coveted distinction in a town of dueling piano bars. It has the feel of a neighborhood pub and is always bustling with people dancing and drinking, even on Monday nights.
The dueling pianists play a little bit of everything and seem to know every song and style ofmusic. Songs played range from the songs that you might expect like Billy Joel and Elton John’s piano hits to more surprising and non-traditional selections like Queen, Journey, AC/DC, and Metallica, but it comes at a price, so make sure you came with cash if you want to hear your favorite song. If you’re looking for a peaceful evening of piano music, this is not the place for you, with people standing shoulder to shoulder and singing along at the top of their lungs. The atmosphere is definitely all party all the time, so be prepared to dance and sing your night away.
It costs more to sit at a table than it does to stand (and if you do want to sit at a table, it is highly advisable that you make a reservation in advance), but once you’re there, chances are you won’t want to sit anyways so that you can join in on all the fun. There is also bar-top gaming and 14 flat screen televisions so that you can gamble and check the score on your favorite game while you enjoy a drink and the sounds of live music.
Although they may be best known for their dueling piano show, they also offer “The Sax Man” every Sunday through Wednesday from 3 PM until 7 PM with free admission. For locals, there is always free admission with a local ID, with the exception of special events. Their happy hour runs from 4 PM until 8 PM Monday through Friday, offering $5 house wine, shooters, specialty cocktails, Heineken drafts, and 50 percent off of select food menu. They also offers shot specials, beer buckets, a unique cocktail menu, and a limited food menu.
The Bar at Times Square is a fun change of pace from the stuffy nightclubs that line the Strip, offering a unique alternative to the classic casual party spots like Rockhouse and Coyote Ugly. Whether you love dueling piano bars, pubs, or you just love an evening of raucous fun, The Bar at Times Square is certain to please.