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Sep 27, 2008 07:49 AM

Piano Bars?

Are there any in the area? Good food would be a plus, but not a necessity. Looking to take out a friend who fell in love with the initmate feel and great live music of a piano bar on a recent trip to NYC. There have to be some in the DC metro area. Please help.


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  1. I know Fairmont has a piano player at night... but the wine list isn't very interesting and I wouldn't recommend the food.

    1. 701, (it's right at the NatlArchives metro stop), though I haven't been there when he/she was playing, it's a nice space but I'm not super impressed with the food I've had (which hasn't been much, just appetizers with drinks).

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      1. re: mselectra

        The last time I was at 701 the bar menu was quite nice (not cheap). It's a really old-school feeling, DC atmosphere. I like it quite a bit.

      2. You may want to check out this web site and then do searches on CH about the various places listed:

        It has a list of piano bars in DC area. Hope this helps.

        1. if your willing to come up to Baltimore, we have a Howl at the Moon (dueling piano bar) in the inner harbor.

          1. Mr. Smith's on M st in Georgetown or Banana Cafe in Eastern Market on 8th. Both decent food...Mr. Smiths's is traditional pub grub and Banana Cafe is Mexican/Cuban.