Although it may not look like much from the front, inside Pianos there is a lively mix of people, music and drinks.
Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, Pianos has happy hour every day from 3pm to 7pm including:
Select Beers – $3
Well Drinks, Wine & Frozen Margaritas – $4
Special Plates – $5
Nachos – $2
Sandwiches – $5 & $6
Aside from a super cheap happy hour, Pianos is always pumping with music, whether by DJ or live bands. You can mosey upstairs any time of the week at 8pm to listen to a wide variety of bands gutsy enough to play for a musically rich and knowledgeable LES crowd. There is a cover for the upstairs lounge, usually $8 – but depending how packed they are and how early you’re there, you can sometimes get around this, or get it dropped to $5.
Beware though, on the weekends this place still draws a massive crowd and the line can get exhausting. Be an old lady (or man) like me, and head over for an early happy hour and meal so you can find yourself a seat…or corner to stand. Otherwise, be prepared for it to be hot and crowded. As NOT ideal as that may sound, the music, dancing and all around pumped up vibe make it all a bit better. Promise.
158 Ludlow St
Between Rivington St & Stanton St