Sometimes a well-clubbed Las Vegas adventurer just wants to kick off their dancing shoes, relax in a cozy atmosphere and have an old-fashioned good time, possibly with an old fashioned cocktail in hand to boot. Likewise, when date night comes, the subtle romance of a piano bar has a great deal to offer a suitor looking to get attention from a potential new beau. Whether with a group of friends or on a date, get set to have the perfect intimate evening out by hitting one of these top piano bars in Sin City for some refreshing cocktails and smooth tunes.

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Piano Bar
3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 369-5000

Cost: Tues to Thur free, $5 cover at Fri and Sat performances

For those who prefer to hear the ivories tickled by a pair of beautiful young ladies, the Piano Bar offers lively performances by a set of identical twins, Tamara and Kim Pinegar. Located inside the Harrah’s and Imperial Palace property, the Piano Bar offers a Tuesday through Saturday live piano performance dubbed “The Twins Dueling Piano Show,” which of course stars these piano-playing twins. The girls will perform dueling piano versions of classic pop and rock tunes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. You can even vote by a round of applause for your favorite twin’s performance in this sister-rivalry showcase. This venue tends to cater to a middle-aged crowd, so it’s perfect for a low-key evening. Early birds at the Piano bar will find karaoke from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

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Don’t Tell Mama
517 Fremont St # 160
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 207-0788

Cost: Free

A New York transplant known for featuring local talent as well as imported artists from its New York roots, Don’t Tell Mama is a popular spot for locals and visitors who love live music with a cabaret flair. The talent here is just as impressive as anything you’ll find in the Big Apple, and the “New York State of Mind” is definitely present here. This bar is off-Strip in the stylish Fremont East district, just a short cab ride from the main drag. Inside the venue you’ll find a vintage-style atmosphere playing into a nostalgic fantasy experience that you can dress up for if the mood strikes. This venue is romantic, but comfortable, and appeals mainly to patrons in their mid-20s to late 30s. Don’t Tell Mama is a great pick for an offbeat, yet classy date location. Music starts nightly at 7 p.m., but arrive early for a table as the venue is on the smaller side.

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Napoleon’s Piano Bar
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 603-4586

Cost: Free

Located inside the Paris hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, Napoleon’s Piano Bar is an opulent venue offering impressively skilled (and free!) dueling piano entertainment. This versatile on-Strip piano bar is both a convenient stop during a turbulent day trekking through the streets of Las Vegas and a breathtaking place to wet your whistle dressed to the nines for date night. Sing along to your heart’s content and let the talented pianists battle over the patrons’ tip money to play their song of choice. The dueling piano performance happens every night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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The Bar at Times Square
3790 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89136

Cost: $10 cover, free with local ID

If dark wood decor and world-class service tickles your fancy, The Bar at Times Square has just the atmosphere for your piano extravaganza. Located inside the New York New York Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, this bar has the classic smoky look that is beloved by fans of neighborhood bars and cigar lounges worldwide. The dark, matte wooden pianos take a dominant center stage in the decor at this venue. The Bar at Times Square bar runs the gamut for those of legal drinking age with a performance that pleases a wide variety of audiences. The piano show starts nightly at 8 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m., so it’s a great spot for evening cocktails after touring the Strip or to unwind after a night at the club.

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Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
‎6551 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119
‎(702) 220-7383

Cost: Free

Located south of the Strip in the Town Square Shopping Center near the McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar is the perfect spot to grab a show after a rough day of shopping. On some nights, it can be difficult to find a seat at this venue, so arriving early is important, especially when visiting with a large party. Shows have a high level of audience participation and singing along is greatly encouraged (even if you aren’t sporting the most finely tuned of pipes). The doors to Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar open at 7 p.m., and the show runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover charge means you won’t have to feel doubly guilty after that shopping spree.

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Heather Bliss is a writer living in Las Vegas. Before she wrote about the Las Vegas area, she wrote articles about news, politics, movies and music in California. Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in the Visual and Performing Arts from CSU San Marcos and studied Journalism at Moorpark College, where she received her A.A. degree. Her work can be found at

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