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“Great Place for Live Music”
Review of The Red Piano SXM

The Red Piano SXM
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in the heart of Pelican, The Red Piano Bar is unquestionably on the St Maarten bucket list. Welcoming piano players from all around the world, this amazing venue has live music 7 days a week. Every Monday night, tourists, residents, the young and the less young come together to see the legendary band "Church on Monday" and witness St Maarten's most talented artists. Voted #1 local band in St Maarten five years in a row, Church on Monday never fails to impress. Furthermore, this spot certainly has a drink for every taste bud, from the island classics like the Red Piano Rum Punch to the inevitable Espresso Martini. The Red Piano's friendly bartenders will make you feel like family as soon as you walk through the door, and after a few drinks, they may even let you know all of their island secrets... The Red Piano bar has the widest liquor choice on the island with over 300 bottles on its shelves, from extra old rum, single malt whiskey to fine cognac and champagne. Come early for quiet after dinner cocktail, melt in the cozy decor, enjoy the jazzy piano vibes and you will surely end up staying until the craziness begins! If you're lucky enough, you might even get to dance on the piano until the wee hours of the morning... Don't forget to visit the brand new boutique on your way out and bring back a piece of your Red Piano memory with you! The Red Piano is open from 7pm until 3am, 365 days a year, and now is the first smoke-free Piano Bar/Nightclub on St Maarten.
Reviewed 23 December 2013

I went the the Red Piano several times this month and had a great time each night. Monday night "Church" is a must do if you are visiting the island.

Great staff. They are friendly and quick.

Thank Scott_Smith6064
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

After a great meal at Mario's Bistro we were in search of a nice place for a couple drinks before we called it a night. A couple of people had told us about The Red Piano, which was conveniently located 5 blocks from where we were staying. We stopped in around 10pm and thought we'd stay for a half hour before heading back to our villa. Needless to say, thanks to PAPI and the beautiful and very efficient bartenders we found ourselves having a hell of a time at 1:00am with no plans of leaving. Papi was both impressive as a musician as well as a comedian. There wasn't a request he did not fulfill as he put his personal twist on some classics to keep it fresh. All in all a fantastic way to end a perfect day and we will definitely be back on our next visit. Thanks to the entire staff for a great time!

1  Thank Christofer N
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We have been coming here for years and absolutely love it!! The staff and owners are fantastic and the piano players are top notch. This is a great place to go to finish out your night after dinner.

1  Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

After many visits to the Red Piano over the years I can truly say it is a top notch establishment. Most recently, Papi Sorrelis has rocked the place with an amazing blend of top notch music and hilarious comedy. The staff are very friendly and service is consistently excellent. A wonderful way to end the evening in the heart of Simpson Bay Resort.

Thank Horton E
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I had read previous reviews of this place and had seen mention of it having cigars so my husband was eager to check it out. (Note - he was the only customer that evening to have a cigar so there's not a lot of cigar smoke in there. Plus, their ventilation system works well - there was not much smoke at all in there from his cigar or the few cigarettes being smoked).
We arrived around 8:30 on a Tuesday night and we were the first customers in there for the evening - but we loved that. We got to spend time talking with our lovely bartenders, Stephanie and Jodi. They were both sweethearts and when it got busy later in the evening, they were dynamos - fun to watch. Soon other customers started arriving, and at 9:00 the piano player arrived. Apparently different months have different entertainers. We had "Frankie G. from Tennessee". What fun! He's very engaging with the audience and gets the crowd drinking and singing and having lots of fun. If you're looking for a real sing-along, this guy may not be for you as he does short and/or fast versions of your old favorites, but it's very interactive and a lot of fun.
The bar itself has low dark lighting with some red lights and a disco ball. Just what you'd expect for this type of place. In the back room there's a pool table.
We returned a couple of nights later, and it was a little different vibe that night. Frankie G. took a little longer to get rowdy that night, and a lot of his act was repeated - but we didn't mind - still very entertaining. We also saw Stephanie again and another lovely bartender, Marie.
I have to send a special shout-out to Stephanie who was a real doll. We so enjoyed talking with her and getting to know her our first night in there. She's a real asset to this place, and I was actually sad to say good-bye to her on our last night there.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for some different entertainment during their visit.

Thank lddcg
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MPG1983, General Manager at The Red Piano SXM, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review our business. We are proud to announce that we are now a smoke-free establishment!

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