Nightlife & Music

Top Piano Bars In Connecticut

June 21, 2012 6:00 AM

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Put on your favorite outfit and dancing shoes for a night out at one of Connecticut’s dueling piano bars. Live music gets you on your feet and singing along to your favorite tunes, both new and old. Talented musicians will take requests and play fan favorites. If you’re opting for a romantic night, Connecticut has that too, with live jazz and vocals over a candlelight dinner.
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Keys to the City at Terminal 110
240 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 624-6200
www.terminal110.com

Price: $7 cover charge

Let the good times roll at Keys to the City, part of Terminal 110. This dueling piano bar is high energy and the perfect place to party with your friends. The talented musicians sing your favorite 80s, 90s and current tunes as they play along with two pianos and drums. Simply send your song request to the stage on a clothes line string (the more moula attached, the better chances you have of it being played) and become part of the action singing and dancing to your most beloved songs. You may even find yourself on stage competing in one of their contests. Keys to the City is a popular spot to host of bachelor and bachelorette parties, so table reservations are suggested to guarantee a front row seat. Live music starts at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and free parking is available.

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Cavey’s
45 East Main St.
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 643-2751
caveysrestaurant.com

Price: Free with dinner purchase

Cavey’s is an authentic, yet affordably priced French and Northern Italian restaurant located in Manchester. A grand piano is located on the ground floor, also referred to as “upstairs,” alongside the Italian part of the restaurant. Sit by candle light with your significant other to enjoy live classical music with vocals while you nosh on ricotta gnocchi or pan roasted cod and sip from a glass from the extensive wine menu. This piano bar has a casual, yet romantic atmosphere to enjoy a night out. The live music is featured every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

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Polpo Restaurant & Saloon
554 Old Post Road No 3
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 629-1999
www.polporestaurant.com

Price: Free with drink purchases

No other bar in Connecticut can provide live piano and music seven days a week. Polpo isn’t just known for it’s tasty menu, but also for its ability to entertain guests like no other venue in the area. Seven nights a week, come treat your ears to piano, bass and saxophone performed by talented musicians. All types of music is played at this bar, so there’s something to suit everyone’s melodic tastes. Musicians will take your requests all night long while you enjoy Italian appetizers and liquor desserts. Polpo’s piano bar is open Monday through Saturday until midnight and Sundays until 10:30 p.m.

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Armellino’s 
667 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 874-6509
www.armellinos.com

Price: Free with drink purchases

Since 1985, this family run restaurant and bar has provided mouth watering Italian food to Connecticut locals, and it’s still around for good reason. If you’re looking for a spot that’s akin to lounging in your living room with a glass of wine while a family friend entertains guests with beautiful music, this is your spot. Armellino’s bar provides live entertainment every Friday night with musician Mike Proscino pounding the ivory keys from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Don’t let this small establishment fool you–Armellino’s provides guests with family hospitality, delicious meals, your favorite drinks and lively weekend entertainment.

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Fife’n Drum Restaurant, Inn, & Gift Shop
53 Main Street
Kent, CT 06757
(860) 927-3509
www.fifendrum.com

Price: Free with dinner purchase

Since its opening in 1973, local romantics have visited Fife’n Drum for its warm atmosphere and live music. Since the age of 4, restaurant owner Dolph Traymon has entertained crowds with his musical skills on the piano. With that same passion for music still alive in his heart, Traymon transformed this small town eatery into a romantic get away. Each night at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., Mr. Traymon plays jazz and classical music. If you’re looking to turn a romantic evening into a weekend getaway, this spot will inspire you to stay for an extended trip.

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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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