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Le Piano Rouge

Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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Address: 22 St Paul East, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1G3, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-439-3842

Sing, dance, laugh, play, relax and connectThe Piano Rouge will open your...

Sing, dance, laugh, play, relax and connectThe Piano Rouge will open your horizons to the many colors and emotions of this amazing instrument. The ‘’Rouge’’ fire of its passion will be unraveled through the notes of its keyboard from Soul Jazz, Classical to Pop joined by voice, other instruments or solo. The Piano Rouge will time travel from the past to present, from a Speakeasy style to World music discovering a variety of Pianists and ending the night with a Soul Funk DJ with Electronic highlights. The Piano Rouge will create a unique experience awakening all your senses with its cozy lounge atmosphere and its friendly interaction between employees, the music and you! Our Bistro Counter will charm you with its dishes while you discover one of our famous cocktails carefully prepared by a Cocktailogist. So enjoy!

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This is one of the most unique bars I have ever visited. We were attracted by the red piano in the window. The live entertainment was exceptional! There was a dj that played... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2012
kabul w
Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

This is one of the most unique bars I have ever visited. We were attracted by the red piano in the window. The live entertainment was exceptional! There was a dj that played amazing classic house and hiphop. We had an amazing time!!!!

2 Thank kabul w
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Stumbled upon this place on a recent business trip to Montreal. Big red piano in the window. Friendly welcoming staff. Excellent martinis. Wonderful atmosphere.A small cozy place but somehow they managed to squeeze in a seven piece band including 3 horns playing an uptempo blend of what they called soul electric, acid jazz. I think they were called the Atomics.... More 

2 Thank Glenn F
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

If this place used to be a hip jazz bar it ain't any more. Total tourist trap. This is not where real music fans go to hear great music. Save your money!

4 Thank Mr M
cocobrown75, Manager at Le Piano Rouge, responded to this review

Hello, It would be useful to everyone if you clarified exactly what aspects of the bar you did not like. We have an exceptional friendly and efficient staff Our music rooster often include world class musicians such as Jose James, Lorraine Klassen, Slim Williams, Obed Calvaire etc Although we have only been in existence for less than two (2) years,... More 

Burlington, VT
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Heard great things about this piano bar in the Old City of Montreal. Thought this venue would have a been an ideal place to hear real jazz, but turned out to be quite the opposite. Very packed environment, $10 cover, weak drinks (as they all are in Montreal, but that's not why we were there) - but worst of all... More 

5 Thank abesinVT
cocobrown75, Manager at Le Piano Rouge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Le Piano Rouge. We love having customer feedback as it helps us to continuously improve our service levels as well as clarify any misconceptions about what we offer. It seems that you were looking for a jazz bar experience. While the music played at our lounge is sometimes... More 

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Reviewed 17 January 2012

This place was just down the block from our hotel. We went on the night they had a singer featuring motown. There was a cover, but it wasn't much. I think it was $5 each. The place was crowded but we managed to find a spot on the couch and squeezed in among other locals and tourists. The waitress was... More 

1 Thank shereen811
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

Warm reception at the door from a very elegant gentleman. Great ambiance that is comfortable and elegant. The music was really soulful and musicians were clearly talented. An intimate space that caters to those in the know.

1 Thank Karine R
Cincinnati, OH
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

This bar was great. My twenty-one year old son had us wait until the bar opened so he could ask to play the red piano that appears in the window. The staff was very obliging and allowed him to play a tune on the piano. What a great experience. And their ginger martini was to die for!

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101 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

This spot was pleasant when we arrived - a bit of piano music coupled with some not-too-expensive cocktails. Not too pushy, either, about ordering. But our lounge singer, who came on around 8pm, was totally drunk, and not doing very well. It was a performance to remember, but definitely didn't leave us with a very good impression of the place.

1 Thank jlm2053
cocobrown75, Manager at Le Piano Rouge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very balance review of your experience @ Le Piano Rouge. We are very pleased when clients take the time to provide feedback as it helps us to continually improve our customers' experience. Please note that there is solo pianist who often plays from 7pm-9pm and our evening shows begins at 9:30pm. On the evening that you... More 

Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

I have just spent the the last month in Montreal, and the first place I went was Le Piano Rouge. It was a Friday night and the atmosphere was amazing. From the moment you walk through the door of Le Piano Rouge you feel welcome and exhilarated. This feeling does not wear out. The piano singer combo is like nothing... More 

3 Thank CurtisMregina
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2011

Stumbled upon the Red piano by accident in old Montreal after they first opened. Had a great time that visit, and make it a point to visit there when in town - it's a great little spot for post-dinner music, and the staff and owner make it a tremendous experience. Super friendly, great music and a great atmosphere - wish... More 

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