Monday, August 9, 2010
Dueling Pianos Everywhere!
Do we really need so many dueling piano bars in Orlando? Apparently the answer is YES because we're about to have our 4th one opening soon. The newcomer is called Baby Grands and it will be opening on Church Street in downtown Orlando. And that's probably a great location as Church Street revives and downtown serves a completely different crowd. The others are Howl At The Moon (International Drive), Pat O'Brien's (Universal CityWalk) & Jellyrolls (Disney's Boardwalk).
These establishments seem to be immensely popular with those in their 20's and also with older folks who have no desire to go out dancing but enjoy a night out with a few drinks. Some are livelier than others. My first experience with a dueling piano bar was at the Jellyrolls in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. It was so crowded and everyone was singing that it almost felt like a religious experience! I was hooked. There used to be a Jellyrolls in Ybor City/Tampa but it folded. The one at Disney may be the only one remaining but it stays crowded. Readers, do you have a favorite of those in the Orlando area?