“Good crowd, busy but not packed, and great atmosphere.”
“Theres no line at the door, no cover, drinks are good and crowd is chill.”
“Cool vibe downstairs, meat market upstairs”
“The drink prices weren't that bad and the music was diverse.”
“great place when your not sure what to do, but wanna have a fun night out.”
“But the atmosphere is great and I would definitely go back there to grab a drink with friends.”
“think the bartenders are good but know what's going on as they are always watching people and i'd say security ,host /doormanagers might all be in on the thieving and know someone on their staff is ripping people off :BECAUSE THEY DON'T EVEN PRETEND TO ”
“it turned into a huge fight with my bf because we're both huge tina turner fans and my shirt was a souviener from my very first tina concert.”
“Its got a standard space up front with different size tables for small or big groups, a long bar, and good beer on tap.”
Let me tell you something that no one else will tell you about Pianos. I went to Pianos to ask for a waitressing position because I waitressed on Ludlow street before. I have a few friends in the neighbohood, gossiping hipsters, who told him I was lesbian. When nightlife psycho Carlo Schiano heard I was gay he quickly demoted me to coat check and watched me starve, hiring the people who told him I was gay instead and made them my boss. A friend of mine from Europe visited Pianos and tried to hang out with Carlo Schiano, he pretended to be a great manager to me, Carlo Schiano raped her with his fellow employees. She and her lesbian assistant (who was held down by her limbs) were raped by Carlo Schiano and his friends who got away. No one called the police. Carlo laughed about it. Mind you, I don't make any money at Pianos, and Carlo was so paranoid, he made me speak about my childhood in Queens, NYC on a recording and any other info he finds useful. He called my childhood friends and threathened them for no reason. At the same time, the now mayor candidate of New York City, Chris Quinn, had an event there and saw that I was not eating or able to pay rent. She told me to call her office so she can help me find the right work, and told the Pianos staff to make sure I call. Carlo, knowing what he did, refused to give the information to me. He had Heidi Solander, a bartender at Pianos kicked me out, and warned me if I ever pay rent around there they will break in and rape me too. Carlo Schiano is crap from Queens, knows nothing about music, and a rapist.
Love it. We're neighbors, love this place. Great happy hour specials, sick Saturday night electronic dance party.
A Good Sunday Happy Hour From 2PM - 7PM. My friends and I stopped by on a Sunday. I think the happy hours were from 2PM - 7PM and I was sold when I saw the sign for $4 frozen margaritas! We didn't intend to stay too long, but I'm glad that we did because I got to try the Mediterranean nachos for the happy hour price of $5. I liked that they had chickpeas in addition to the traditional toppings of cheese, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. There were quite a few other $5 happy hour appetizers that I'd go back and try.
dont bring anything valuable here!!!!!!!.
i used to frequent pianos but recently had a really bizairre experience.
i was having a great time as usual but it started to get really hot so i took off my shirt (i'm a guy lol). i left it with my bf while i danced with my friends. when i went back to get my stuff i realized my shirt was gone! it turned into a huge fight with my bf because we're both huge tina turner fans and my shirt was a souviener from my very first tina concert. i was devastated and angry and genuinely thought my bf had taken the shirt for himself. we broke up the next day and i went back to pianos because i needed some cheering up but i was shocked to see the bartender wearing my tina shirt! he clearly didnt even wash it either because there was still a stain from the night before. eww! who does that?!
i know this story sounds crazy but i swear on queen tina herself that every word is true. these people are two-faced. the staff will act like your bff one minute then turn around and steal your tina turner shirt. never again will i go back!!!!!
Like fist pumping to bad music? This is your place!.
I'd heard good things about Pianos, so I checked it out on my trip to NY. Upstairs, people were fist pumping to MC Hammer, which was followed by a Vanilla Ice song. Later, they played some 80s music, which was alright.
The crowd/staff seemed very strange. Some guys had fake tans and blowouts, and others had tight pants and emo glasses. The girls all looked like they needed a good shower. No one was friendly, either! One guy wearing a Metallica hoodie with plaid pants spilled a drink on my new dress. When I told him he should apologize, he had the audacity to insult my dress and tell me he hopes it leaves a stain! Another girl was dancing/convulsing wildly and knocked me over. Instead of helping me up, she stepped on my arm with her stripper heels. Weird mix of people...
Plus, the whole place reeked of B.O. and feet. Strangest night ever.
Worst bar experience of my LIFE. Staff should be fired!.
My unfortunate Pianos experience began with a trip to their grimey ladies' room. Not only was it missing a toilet seat, there was pee and blood all over the floor. I never judge a dive bar by its bathroom so I decided to stay. Little did I know, the off-putting ladies' room would set the tone for the rest of my night at Pianos--appalling... x10.
I signed up for karaoke and a stocky dude with long curly hair (spitting image of Hurley from LOST) tacked my slip of paper onto a bulletin board full of people waiting to sing, which is understandable. Drunk people like to sing. An hour later, I asked "Hurley" how many more people were ahead of me. He was reluctant to let me see the bulletin board and kept pushing me away from his iPod, which he referred to as his "equipment." When I finally caught a glimpse of the board, I realized I hadn't moved. "Hurley" rolled his eyes and said he'd bump me up, so I stayed another hour, spending over $100 at the bar with my cousin. After realizing "Hurley" wasn't sticking to the lineup but letting the same people on stage over and over, I walked back over and tipped him $4. He told to "calm down" because I had less than a half hour left, then called someone else up on stage. Oh, and once again I was standing too close to his "equipment." At that point, I'd had enough. I reached into his tip jar and took back the $4 I had tipped him and walked out.
I soon realized my wallet was gone, which is VERY interesting considering all the reviews about the shady staff at Pianos. I called the bar at 2 am but the manager said he hadn't seen it. The next morning, I saw I'd been sent a Facebook message at 1 am--an hour before I'd called the bar about my wallet--saying they had my wallet, but also had video of me "stealing money" from the karaoke guy's tip jar. I immediately called the bar to retrieve my wallet before my flight that day, but was told that they guy who had sent me the message had possession of my wallet and I'd have to speak with him to get it back. I was forced to reschedule my flight, and I still haven't gotten my wallet back. During an irritating phone call with the guy who messaged me--presumably the owner--I was threatened to have the police called on me if I didn't apologize and hand over $20. I decided to forget about the whole thing and go home. Honestly, I'd rather cancel my credit cards and get a new wallet than deal with pompous hipsters who accuse me of stealing and talk down to me because I'm not part of their little clique.
never again.... hm.. N E V E R A G A I N !!!!
If a bar so packed that you can't even move without spilling your drink or worse, having someone spill theirs on you, is your thing.. then by all means, go here.
what is the point of having a door man if he doesn't respect capacity.
uhh.. greasy people rubbing all over you as they walk by... words can not describe.
way to bright inside for a bar..
a thousands times no.
Mix it Up With Hip Hop.
This venue has two floors that will definitely bring you a good show.
I went once when there was a hot DJ spinning in the front room with a rock show/viewing party in the back room. DJ Alias was spinning the jams and our group had a great time. The DJ played on our vibes and we danced what seemed like for 3 hours straight.
Make sure you check out the bar because the prices are sooo good for someone on a budget
Good tunes, great crowd, sweet vibe and a amazing time!
Always A Good Time. Always a good spot to stop in grab a bite and a drink. Great choice of music, supporting local and national acts from unknown to well known. The crowd is diverse and funky. The food is delicious and reasonably priced and the bartender isn't afraid to poor a real drink. I've been popping in for 3 years now - always a good time.
Awesome time!!. I LOVE Pianos!! The upstairs dance floor is the best - the DJs always play great dance music, lots of stuff from the 80's. Going there is always a blast. And the bartenders don't skimp on the alcohol, either.
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