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Redhead Piano Bar

16 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654-7581
+1 312-640-1000
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Great entertainment, lively environment

This is a nice bar with a piano player who will take requests. You can sing along, dance, or sit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Good entertainment

Nice bar with a live piano player who will play your favorite songs if you ask him to. The Redhead... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Heidelberg, Germany
via mobile
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  • Excellent36%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
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Hours Today: 7:00 PM - 4:00 AM
16 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654-7581
Near North Side
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice bar with a piano player who will take requests. You can sing along, dance, or sit back and enjoy a cocktail or two. Finally made it on a weekday, way less crowded.

Thank Amy_and_Jeremy
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Nice bar with a live piano player who will play your favorite songs if you ask him to. The Redhead is a good place to end the evening. They also have a friendly bouncer. :-)

Thank narcanti
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Sing a long piano entertainment. Lively crowd, smoke a cigar in the back. Chicago icon. Worth a visit after dinner.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I have walked by this place for 30 years and never gone in, till this weekend. Sorry it took me so long. We had a great time! Stacy, behind the bar, was spot-on, as well. We will be back very soon!

Thank SusanD3413
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We went with a group that was from Chicago and recommended it. The Piano player that night was a cool guy with a great voice and it appeared he could play anything! It was so much fun singing along and just hanging out to live...More

Thank Becky D
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

As a visitor loved this place! Dropped by after dinner and enjoyed the music and the other patrons. Agree with a previous review the people watching is great. Friendly, upbeat with a crowd ready to share stories or sing along.

Thank Balboagal
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We were attending a downtown event and visited the piano bar twice during the week, and the experiences were totally different. The first night we found a pleasant staff, a fun crowd, and great music. The drinks were overpriced but tasted great, and the staff...More

Thank Team_Maltese
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This review is for the gal bartender working a private event Sunday evening.. she was a awesome and should definitely get a raise and a big high five.. she was a rockstar.. All around fun place in a great location..

Thank rocknreconstruct
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We had a big group and had to wait about 20 min to get in. Not a big deal to wait when it’s worth it, and this wasn’t. At least for me. The piano player really didn’t have a good voice, and his selection of...More

Thank FF710
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Recently visited this wonderful bar as part of a large group. The staff were very helpful and accommodating For a large group. Great list of cocktails and variety of drinks to pick from and enjoy. The house speciality is the Redhead cocktail which is delicious....More

Thank Tigermot
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Veronica H
26 June 2017|
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Response from Barb E | Reviewed this property |
I believe 21 as they were carding people at the door.
2 December 2016|
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Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Smart casual. Don't disrespect the Redhead. No rags , but demeanor is more important