Rukkus’ 100 Favorite Places To See Live Music

#16: Pianos
This venue on the Lower East side is a great place to discover new music, or enjoy some of your favorites- Passion Pit and Cold War Kids are just a couple of the big names this place has featured. And before the show, you can enjoy some great food!

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Where It's At: Pianos

“Pianos is another small venue where you can see a fine mix of local and touring bands, the food is good and the happy hour prices are enticing”—My Social List

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Courtney Barnett at Pianos During CMJ 2013

“Barnett’s first CMJ show sets the bar high”—CMJ 2013

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NYC'S Best Concert Venues for $10 or Less

“A bit like a drinking spot superhero, once the curtain of night comes this Lower East Side bar doubles as a concert/dance party space”—CBS New York

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Talk About Getting Your 2-for-1!

“Talk about getting your 2-for-1! How does a Night Out where the venue has two completely different shows going on simultaneously sound to you? Pianos is just that, and it serves up decent pub grub with stiff drinks to boot. Come get your fix for live music of all shapes and sizes and genres, Pianos loves them all. From pop to rock to funk to disco to dance-n-shake-your-money-maker groups and DJs, you are sure to leave here with good memories and maybe a few new dance moves.” – Night Out

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Twi the Humble Feather and Fredrik played Pianos

“Comprising of three acoustic guitarists who all play and sing, often identical or nearly identical parts, the band revels in a cerebral kind of sweet and silly; like a reincarnation of whistles blowing out of a school bus, only here fingers leap in unison like ballerinas and quick gasps of breath make way for a trail of some very important monosyllabic sounds.” – Hooves on the Turf

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Passionate For Passion Pit

“At what feels like one of the most hyped Pianos residencies since the Cold War Kids or Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Passion Pit played their second of three consecutive weekly shows at the bar this week to another sold-out room…” —Gothamist

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Rock Around the Block

“The younger, very popular Pianos follows Arlenes Grocery protocol, keeping the Pianos name and sign from the store that was there when it was conceivable that a piano store might make it on the Lower East Side…” —

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