You're probably thinking, "That sounds great, but I've never bought a car or a computer without first reading the Wikipedia definitions for car and computer—I'm not about to buy a Groupon either without a briefing." Well neither would we, and since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of the Twin Cities: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power"!
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (25 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll get a printable gift certificate in your inbox the next morning that you can use whenever you want (well, at least until the deal expires—today's expires in three months). If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
It's nice to wake up to something new every day. Some people get their daily fix from desk calendars with a cute puppy and a funny caption every morning. Groupon is like a desk calendar, except the puppy is an unbeatable discount and the funny caption is a profound reflection on the flowers and needles growing from life's cactus. We selflessly share our deep insights, hoping that you will join our mob of consumers, thus strengthening our collective buying power and commanding even better deals.
Today’s ivory-tickled Groupon fills your ears with melodious magic. For $10, you’ll get $20 worth of spirits and snacks at Shout House Dueling Pianos, a key-stroked watering hole that’s home to the world’s fastest bartender.
Prime your pipes for sing-alongs with Shout House’s specialty drink menu. Try Sex on the Piano, a spiked fruit basket of flavor featuring Finlandia mango, melon, and raspberry liqueurs and a splash of cranberry and pineapple juices ($8.25), or The Purple One, a combination of Smirnoff White Grape vodka, blue curacao, chambord, and cranberry juice in one delicious lilac-hued libation ($8.25). Nosh on traditional (buffalo wings for $9, pizzas from $12) and non-traditional (ants on a log, $4) bar-fly favorites while scribbling down your musical requests for the two piano players/singers who perform at face-to-face grand pianos in a battle for your approval.
The Shout House’s key players also host themed nights that pay homage to musical greats (Michael Jackson) and influential eras ('80s Night). The interactive, audience-driven format is perfect for both control freaks and bashful karaoke hopefuls, who dream of appearing on some kind of televised singing contest. Doors open Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday after 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m. You can catch ivory-caressed interpretations of revered rock-'n'-roll classics an hour after opening.
Note: You cannot use your Groupon on Wednesday.
- This is, by far, the best bar I've ever been to. The piano players are great at keeping the crowd alive. I went early the other day and the piano players still played even though there were only 4 of us in there. AWESOME! – banaramamama, Citysearch
- Shout House is a great time; a piano bar with dueling pianos... amazing talent! They have an 80s night which is a blast! – mnturtle, Citysearch
- The most fun I have ever had downtown. Believe me, Im not a fan of the downtown scene, but this bar is amazing. Go on a weekday if youre a cheapass like me. It doesnt matter how many people, or how few are there, you still will have an awesome time. – lynnz52, Citysearch
Shout House Dueling Pianos
A sheet of corrugated metal adorned with neon letters and a row of piano keys greets guests entering The Shout House, but what lies within isn’t simply a bar: it’s a battleground. While bartenders pour drinks at rapid speeds—up to 662 shots in two minutes—a pair of performers wage musical war with grand pianos on a mirrored stage. When they’re not pounding out classic rock-‘n’-roll hits from the 1950s to the present, they engage the audience, cracking jokes, taking requests, and explaining the latent causes of Lisztomania. They also work in multiple teams to keep the music going all night long, giving guests plenty of time to sip their drinks and dine on menu items such as burgers and southern comfort food. In addition to these tuneful nightly skirmishes, The Shout House also hosts weekly events such as ‘80s Night, and Birthday Tuesdays.