Now that spinach has been deemed a performance-enhancing vegetable, Popeye's future shortstop career hinges on his transition to burgers and wings. Get a sailor's worth of energizing pub fare with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of creative bar fare and nonalcoholic drinks at Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar. This Groupon also covers the Friday-night cover charge (a $5 value).
The menu at Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar tickles teeth in culinary sing-alongs while piano players tickle ivories in musical meals each evening. Diners warm up to their meals with a trifecta of sliders filled with hamburger, crab cake, and pulled pork ($7.95), or the Cheasapeake fries enlivened with malt vinegar and Old Bay seasoning ($3.95). The Steakhouse salad is tossed with filet mignon and an ensemble of roasted red peppers and Kalamata olives ($14.95), the margarita pita pizza bears fresh basil and juicy plum tomatoes ($8.95), and the bacon Blues burger fails to recognize its wealth of blue cheese and applewood-smoked bacon ($9.95), instead lamenting about the lost truck that it never really had. For especially grumble-prone bellies, a hot roast-pork sandwich served with fries ($9.95) mollifies grouchiness with heaps of meat and potatoes.
At Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar's new location, diners can cut a rug during nightly shows as featured pianists stroke the keys and take requests. Dueling pianos stop trying to body-slam each other for long enough to harmonize from 8 p.m. until closing time Tuesday–Saturday. Guests can also sit out under the stars and take in the tunes from Jolly's outdoor deck.
Jollys Dueling Piano Bar
Just about every night at 8 p.m., two musicians take their seats at opposing baby grand pianos, and the show at Jollys Dueling Piano Bar begins. For the next, say, six or so hours, they'll belt out crowd favorites by Billy Joel and Lady Gaga, pausing to take audience requests or serenade a birthday honoree. But even without the rollicking performance, there would be plenty to draw people to the bar—namely, the food and drinks. A rotating list of craft beers and sweet cocktails complements a menu of spicy bacon burgers, goat cheese flatbreads, and housemade guacamole.
Avenue of the Arts South
1420 Locust St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102