In a city full of music, piano bars are strangely scarce in Miami compared to other metropolises. No need to fret, though; there are a few excellent piano bars for great evenings out, from Christy’s in the Gables to Buena Vista’s The Blue Piano. Each one offers great wine selections, talented musicians and warm atmospheres, while a few offer other specialties including wine and food tastings or food pairings, themed nights and choreographed dance. The most difficult decision is choosing which to visit first.

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777 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 579-0035

Truluck’s is a Manhattan-style restaurant and piano lounge in the heart of Brickell. The popular spot is open seven days a week and offers great tasting dishes and an impressive wine selection––perfect for sharing with a date or among friends. The lounge features nightly live entertainment with a rotating selection of talented singers and piano players. In fact, one of the entertainers, Zeljko Marinovic, played with KC & the Sunshine Band for 12 years, so you know this place is legit.

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3101 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 446-1400
www.christysrestaurant.comChristy’s in Coral Gables is the place for an elegant evening on Friday and Saturday nights. The restaurant’s weekends are filled with the sounds of American standards and live jazz in the intimate, beautiful piano bar. The food is as amazing as is the music, and this fine dining locale is a favorite of business professionals in the Coral Gables area. The Friday happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. features half off appetizers and well drinks, so it’s a great place to take the co-workers after a long work week.

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Crescendo’s Piano Bar
113 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-1787
www.crescendos.orgCrescendo’s Piano Bar is a lively and chic hotspot on Lincoln Road. They have a full bar, a daily happy hour deal along with frequent drink specials. The crowd is always a fun mix of locals and tourists that wander off of Collins Avenue or happen upon the bar leaving the nearby Ritz-Carlton South Beach. No two nights here are ever the same, which is what keeps regulars coming back. For live entertainment, expect anything from musical performances of jazz to choreographed cabaret shows.Crescendo’s also features a stylish troupe of in-house dancers who do a great job of keeping the atmosphere high energy.

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The Blue Piano
4600 N.E. 2 Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-7919 Tucked away in the Buena Vista neighborhood lies a funky locals’ spot––The Blue Piano. This venue is a music lounge/wine bar combo that offers tapas, hard-to-find wines (most of which are organic) and artisan beers. On any given night, live music may be heard from most any genre including blues, Spanish rock and bluegrass. The music is not the only entertainment factor though, as The Blue Piano loves to host themed nights, wine tastings, wine and food pairings and more.

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Magnum Lounge
709 N.E. 79 Street
Miami, FL 33139
(305) 757-3368 between Biscayne and the beaches is a very cultured, Manhattan-style piano bar––Magnum Lounge. It’s a full-on scrumptious eatery, as well as a hotbed of talent tapping away at the baby grand. Magnum is open every night of the week and features daily happy hours and creative theme nights from holidays to legends of the stage (Judy Garland night, anyone?). Ready to expose your talent to the rest of the world? Drop by on a Wednesday for open mic night.

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