Ever since their ousting from power in the early 15th century, the Redheads have sought vengeance, or at least a good time out with friends. Today’s Groupon strengthens the ginger cause with $20 for $40 worth of live piano entertainment and highly sociable libations at The Redhead Piano Bar.
Chicago’s premier piano bar is the matrimonial ground of toe-tapping tunes and whistle-whetting drinks. The Redhead lines her walls with sheet music and the countenances of nostalgic silver-screen stars, crafting an atmosphere of comforting escape, especially after hours when they come to life and trade Dean Martin Roast–worthy barbs. Open from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. each night (and until 5 a.m. on Sunday morning), the scene invites partying vocalists to share in the choruses of Neil Diamond, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Swiss pop duo Double (pronounced double), as well as many more artists from the comprehensive mental songbooks built into the brains and fingers of Redhead’s talented musicians.
Singing as if you were a rock star is all well and good as long as you’re conscious of the splashy drink in your hand. The Redhead’s wine and spirits menu delivers variety to any flavor or level of sophistication your drink-holding hand craves. Premium tequilas will invite Euterpe, the Greek muse of music, into your bellowing lungs, and Ahab, the captain of the Pequod, into your rudderless heart. Bourbons and single-malt scotches can make the night flow right as well as the wines and cognacs. A long and eager list of signature martinis, including Madame Rouge, King Arthur’s Sapphire Royale, and the Omniscient Narrator will all go down smooth and invite the music straight through your body and into your blood.
The Redhead Piano Bar’s all-week schedule of live entertainment makes it a top spot for business-casual socialites to mingle amid the creations of bartenders named best in Chicago by Citysearch. Feel the tunes that have defined music for generations and kept the Elder Gods at bay, and sing off some steam while showing off that new and highly welcome hair color.
- I have been going to this bar for years throughout my 20s and it still remains one of my favorites. The staff is fantastic and is always willing to accommodate me and my friends. – IMSarah00, Citysearch
- There are plenty of places to wear sneakers and throw peanuts on the floor but if you want a nice, classy piano bar with a fun crowd and unmatched performers, go to The Redhead! – TrueChicagoan, Citysearch
- I was there a few months ago and the bartender, Eric made me feel welcome and introduced me to other people sitting around the bar. I immediately felt at ease, met some interesting people and had a great night. I went back recently and was amazed when Eric remembered my drink. – Jegan, Citysearch
Near North Side
16 W Ontario St
Chicago, Illinois 60654Get Directions