Planted on the third floor of Downtown’s GreenStreet development, next door to the House of Blues, is Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar—one of the area’s newest high-energy, nightlife additions. The laid-back Austin-import set up shop in July 2009, welcoming patrons for hours of interactive, singing, clapping and musical entertainment.
Each Tuesday through Saturday night, Pete’s comes alive onstage as piano players put their talent to the test, facing off on a pair of baby grand pianos. But this isn’t your mom’s piano recital. Here, Beethoven is traded in for Blink-182, Bon Jovi and The Beatles, along with audience-submitted selections from every other era imaginable.
Remember that waiter taking drink orders? Keep an eye out, because they’ll probably join the pianists later for on-stage sing-a-longs and dance parties. Oh, and heads up future Pete’s guest: The staff is known for luring unsuspecting audience members onstage for impromptu performances and blush-inducing games.