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In the Mood for a Melody? 9 D.C. Restaurants and Bars With Live Piano Music

Where to hear piano music with a drink in hand, from sing-alongs at Mr. Smith's new Georgetown location to old-school dining rooms with live jazz.

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| R. Lopez

A piano at a restaurant can scream "classy" (think 40s tunes providing soft background music for a meal) or "party" (in the tradition of sing-along piano bars). D.C. has a little of each to offer.

Here are nine restaurants and bars in the Washington area that offer live piano music for a classy dinner out or a late night karaoke option.

—Updates by Missy Frederick

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bombay Club

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815 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 659-3727
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Bombay Club's old-school dining experience includes live piano music every evening of the week.

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2. 701 Restaurant

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701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 393-0701
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701's lounge and bar area features a piano, and local jazz artists perform Thursday through Saturday evenings.

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3. Quill

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1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 448-2300
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At Quill, The Jefferson hotel's lounge and cocktail bar, pianist Peter Robinson performs every Tuesday through Saturday evening starting at 9 p.m.

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4. Georgetown Piano Bar

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3287 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 337-1871
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A glossy red piano is the focal point of the succinctly named Georgetown Piano Bar, which opened last September. Former staffers from Mr. Smith's set out together to open Georgetown Piano Bar, which features performances by pianists Hunter Lang and Spencer Bates. Don't expect to solo: it's more of a listen and sing-along kind of place.

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5. Mr. Smith's of Georgetown

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3205 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-3104
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Georgetown institution Mr. Smith's moved from M Street to K Street this fall, taking over the space formerly filled by another long-running restaurant, Chadwick's. Even though Mr. Smith's is in a new location, it's the same piano bar, with sing-a-long performances from Piano Jon Wednesdays through Saturdays.

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6. The Grille At Morrison House

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116 S Alfred St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 838-8000
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Dinner at The Grille at Morrison House includes live piano music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

7. Bobby McKey's

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172 Fleet St
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
(301) 602-2209
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At Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar in National Harbor, teams of piano players take the stage for an all-request live show that goes until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

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8. Banana Cafe and Piano Bar

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500 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 543-5906
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Barracks Row's Banana Cafe serves Cuban and Puerto Rican dishes, but they also put on live music nights at their upstairs piano bar. Upstairs also is sometimes the home to karaoke night.

9. Shaw's Tavern

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520 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 518-4092
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Shaw's Tavern becomes a piano bar on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m.

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1. Bombay Club

815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
Bombay Club's old-school dining experience includes live piano music every evening of the week.

[Photo: Official]

815 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

2. 701 Restaurant

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
701's lounge and bar area features a piano, and local jazz artists perform Thursday through Saturday evenings.

[Photo: Official]

701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

3. Quill

1200 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
At Quill, The Jefferson hotel's lounge and cocktail bar, pianist Peter Robinson performs every Tuesday through Saturday evening starting at 9 p.m.

[Photo: Official]

1200 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

4. Georgetown Piano Bar

3287 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
A glossy red piano is the focal point of the succinctly named Georgetown Piano Bar, which opened last September. Former staffers from Mr. Smith's set out together to open Georgetown Piano Bar, which features performances by pianists Hunter Lang and Spencer Bates. Don't expect to solo: it's more of a listen and sing-along kind of place.

[Photo: Facebook]

3287 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

5. Mr. Smith's of Georgetown

3205 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
Georgetown institution Mr. Smith's moved from M Street to K Street this fall, taking over the space formerly filled by another long-running restaurant, Chadwick's. Even though Mr. Smith's is in a new location, it's the same piano bar, with sing-a-long performances from Piano Jon Wednesdays through Saturdays.

[Photo: Facebook]

3205 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

6. The Grille At Morrison House

116 S Alfred St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Dinner at The Grille at Morrison House includes live piano music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
116 S Alfred St
Alexandria, VA 22314

7. Bobby McKey's

172 Fleet St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
At Bobby McKey's Dueling Piano Bar in National Harbor, teams of piano players take the stage for an all-request live show that goes until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

[Photo: Facebook]

172 Fleet St
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

8. Banana Cafe and Piano Bar

500 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Barracks Row's Banana Cafe serves Cuban and Puerto Rican dishes, but they also put on live music nights at their upstairs piano bar. Upstairs also is sometimes the home to karaoke night.
500 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

9. Shaw's Tavern

520 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Shaw's Tavern becomes a piano bar on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m.

[Photo: Facebook]

520 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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