Dueling pianos are far more enjoyable to observe than flute fisticuffs, since they involve more gentlemanly regulations and less flying spittle. Watch ivory instruments work out their differences with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of martinis, small plates, and more plus a waived cover charge on Friday and Saturday nights at Chez Cirque dueling piano bar in the Denver Tech Center in The Village Shops at the Landmark (up to a $30 value).
Two to four pianists engage in a well-matched duel each evening at Chez Cirque, sampling from more than 100 audience requests spanning all major musical genres. A Paris-inspired stage outfitted with red curtains, opulent lighting, and a state-of-the-art sound system tickles all five senses, and a $5 happy hour martini tantalizes your sixth, apple-centric sense with an apple-buttercup concoction made with vodka, DeKuyper Buttershots, Kahlua, and DeKuyper Apple Pucker. Hours become happy Wednesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., entertained by drink specials that also include $3 Bud Light drafts and a free snack buffet on Fridays and Saturdays. A sushi bar adds raw talent to the menu Thursday through Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m. (prices vary). Light appetizers are available on the floor level, and groups can dine on specialty options on the mezzanine. See a partial menu online and call for full details. Chez Cirque's team of talent is sure to dazzle all 88 keys with nimble fingers and an ear-pleasing list of tunes.
- The service is fantastic; the wait staff are very attentive and the bartenders are pros! And the show is unbelievable. What a talented group of musicians! – Brynna M., Yelp
- Chez Cirque presents its dueling piano entertainers in a setting reminiscent of an 1800s Parisian ballroom. – Boots Gifford, Denver Business Journal