Though the "noble experiment" of Prohibition failed, other noble experiments, such as teaching horses how to shoot guns and giving suffrage to any horse that can shoot a gun, were huge successes. Celebrate the failure of the 18th Amendment with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of libations and live music at The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar. Seating is first come, first served, and the establishment does not serve food. The Penguin is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, but is closed on Thursdays in July.
The Penguin's dueling pianos lock chords at nightfall in an effort to relive the greatest hits of the last 50 years. Talented musicians are flown in from around the country to ensure a fresh crop of faces and entertainment every week. Onstage, two baby-grand pianos sit opposite one other in front of entertainers ready to tap out any of thousands of songs from the past five decades, all committed to their mental jukeboxes.
The spectacle keeps toes tapping and voice boxes crooning along for the four-hour set punctuated by short comedy bits, toasts, and roasts. After belting out the lyrics to "Livin' on a Prayer" or "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da," guests can soothe sore throats with a vodka tonic ($3.75), a cosmo ($7.75), or a Newcastle ($4.50), or they can imbibe in wallet-pleasing style with one of The Penguin's Thursday or Friday drink specials and cover-free Thursday nights. Today's deal can also be used toward cover charges ($5/person on Friday and Saturday nights).