Last night, after a fun and riveting night at a party in Seattle celebrating the Chinese New Year, Simeon and my dad and I decided to head into Bellevue. We were hungry. Not that the party in Seattle didn’t provide us with food, but let’s face it… we’re Westerners. Sometimes that authentic Oriental food can be a bit much for us. And I had one hell of a time digging my lobster out of the shell. So we were in the need for some more… recognizable food after the party.
We headed into Bellevue with the idea of going to Joey’s, but as we were finding parking, we noticed the lights for a new duo of bars that just opened last week: Piano Bash Dueling Piano Bar and the Munchbar. We decided to check it out. The Piano Bar was serving food, too; and while they charged a $10 cover, the cover included a beer or well drink, so it was fair.
The Piano Bar ended up being a blast. While it was loud and packed, we managed to find a table and ordered some food to go with our drinks. The pianists were great! They seemed to know every song that came their way, and the music was awesome. They played a really good mix of modern, rap (yes, rap), and classic rock/pop that kept the party going all night long.
I think the best part, though, was when someone requested that one of the pianists play “the hardest thing” they could. Obviously someone was craving some harder music, and I can say I supported them whole-heartedly in that. The rocker in me still likes my hard rock. So he played… any guesses? Bohemian Rhapsody! It was great! And everyone got sooooooo into it! I mean seriously, who doesn’t know the lyrics to that song? And another thing – who doesn’t sing along to every line of that song when they’re in their car or in some other private singing arena? But because the music was so loud, everyone got massively into it, and we all sung every line of the song… even the “Figaro-o-o-o! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! O mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go!” Isn’t that like, everyone’s favorite part, anyway? It was awesome. For anyone looking for a lot of fun and a great night out, check out the Piano Bash Dueling Piano Bar in Bellevue. Here’s a link to their website in case you want to check it out: http://www.munchgroup.com/bellevue/