Piano Bars: Tickling The Ivories Across Wisconsin

There’s nothing like a night on the town with good friends, live music and great libations. But who knew Wisconsin boasts so many rockin’ piano bars and live music spots that combine all of the above? Grab your crew and head to one of these super entertaining venues for an unforgettable night out.

Ivory Room – Madison

Named the “2012 Small Wonder Bar in the U.S.” by Nightclub & Bar Magazine, the fun and excitement of this classy, yet cozy piano bar spills out into Capital Square, drawing in loads of patrons. Inspired by Chicago-style piano bars, the Ivory Room is the perfect place to book holiday parties, rehearsal dinners or to end your night. The mood shifts from boisterous to low-key here, so you’ll always hit a unique note on your visit. 

Lucille’s Piano Bar and Grill – Milwaukee

For a rowdy night out in Milwaukee, consider Lucille’s – the only dueling piano bar in the city. National talent is flown in on weekends to put on an interactive, unscripted show. This casual, lively spot is perfect to celebrate high-energy special occasions, from bachelorette to birthday parties. Plan to enjoy delicious food like pizza, burgers and appetizers while you secure a spot closest to the stage. Check out their online calendar for upcoming events and performers. Reservations strongly recommended. 

Knotted Pianos – Appleton

This much loved, all request-driven piano bar is the perfect thing for letting loose and singing along. Local and national entertainers duel it out on the piano and combine comedy of the adult-variety into their shows… the faint of heart should take note! But if you’re up for an adventurous time, sit back and order one of their signature song-titled martinis and have a friend roasted on stage. There’s no dress code and reservations are not accepted. Be sure to get there early for a gut-busting good time.

The Pink Magnolia – Racine

What do you get when you cross a piano bar with a wide range of nightly shows and a restaurant with high-quality dishes? The answer is the Pink Magnolia, Racine’s premier location for fine dining and live entertainment. This bustling space is also available for catering larger parties, so consider holding an event here and your guests will be sure to sing, dance and cheer the night away.

The Jazz Estate – Milwaukee

This dark and loungy gem located on Milwaukee’s East Side originally opened in 1977. An iconic jazz club with a jam-packed calendar, the Jazz Estate is Milwaukee’s favorite intimate venue for live national talent and popular local musicians.

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