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“Had a Blast”
Review of Redhead Piano Bar

Redhead Piano Bar
Ranked #20 of 561 Nightlife in Chicago
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142 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Had a Blast”
Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

As usual did not disappoint. The atmosphere and music are electric. Music started at 8. We got there at 7:30 and were able to sit at bar but not around the piano. Now we were told the dress code had loosened a bit as we saw lots of people in Jeans. Not sure about tennis shoes. That has always been forbidden.

Visited November 2013
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“It's a 3.5 and def go knowing that ...”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

I've only been 3 times on trips over but loved it as sat near piano each time. This time I asked the door guy if we were dressed as we were but had our converse on (as we had most other nights of our trip, including posh restaurants) if we'd have got in - he did say no as he'd had to turn others away. So. How does your footwear define you in this day and age. I brought the high heels just for this bar? But once in we were in prime position by the piano / window and had a fab evening. Now, I wouldn't go there and sit further back as it's a bit detached. The service knows they have a transient audience so don't show any level of commitment. So, lot's to improve on, but yes, I'd go back - for 1-2 nights only. And always recommend it based on above. BTW the 2 piano players we saw on the Fri night were amazing. Great entertainers

Visited October 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Chicago Shame”
Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Took my wife in for a nice cocktail and music.

Outstandingly poor and so called select service prevailed.

Fell into the reserved table trap and was subject to real Illinois rudeness.

The best part of this over priced dive was when the so called waiter stuck a reserved sign on our table and moved us on.

Nice - and the music was really mediocre too.

AVOID!

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Vancouver, Canada
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“Everything you read is true”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

A colleague tipped the doorman $100 to get me in as I had runners on. Not stark white Reeboks but half classy campers Total (__) Drinks way overpriced, music terrible.

Visited October 2013
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Barlborough, United Kingdom
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“The Redhead Bar”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

fantastic atmosphere and almost like a film set with the golden girls sat around the piano bar . all walks of life all ages and all types give this bar a must visit feel . just grab a table if you can have a nice glass or 2 and see this fantastic eclectic mix. great music from on our visit talented keyboards and vocalist.
Spooky moment when amongst all the great songbook classics the duo sang Fleetwood Mac`s "Rhiannon" just 4 days before we were due back in the UK and lucky to have tickets to see The Mac in Manchester . They were superb by the way.

Visited September 2013
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