Who the Hell is Pete? That’s a good question. Well, Pete is many things. Pete is the piano players. Pete is the door staff, wait staff, and bartenders. Pete is Austins hardwood floors. Pete is the energy bristling in each of our locations. However, most importantly, Pete is you. Yeah, you. At Pete’s Piano Bar, you are the entertainment. It's your singing, laughing, clapping, and dancing that causes an infectious excitement inside everyone each night. This is what keeps you coming back time and again for more celebration. That is Pete.
"Pete’s guests have been cutting loose and singing loud and proud since the first Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar opened in 1992. What started as a one-man show at Pete’s Peanut Bar & Piano Emporium in Austin, Texas went on to become Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar in 1998. Now, 27 years later, we’ve made our way to the Midwest!"
Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar is a one-of-a-kind beat bumpin’, feet tappin’, mic droppin’ live entertainment experience where everyone is a part of the show. Every night, Pete’s explodes in a boisterous, raucous music-driven party driven by high-energy dueling piano excitement. A-list pianists take the stage to perform hits from every era on two baby grand pianos with high spirts and unparalleled showmanship. Table reservations, ideal for bachelorette parties, birthdays, graduation parties, or simply a night out, are available. For more information and reservations, please visit http://www.petesduelingpianobar.com or follow along on social media at @petesrosemont.
In Austin, music is a lifestyle, hence its reputation as the ’Live Music Capital of the World.’ On any given night, one will find 100+ venues showcasing an eclectic mix of free live music performances grounded in well-loved genres like country, blues and rock.
Every night, Pete’s explodes in a boisterous, raucous music-driven party driven by high-energy dueling piano excitement. Four a-list pianists take the stage in two-person rotations to perform hits from every era on two baby grand pianos with high spirts and unparalleled showmanship. Throughout the evening, all four pianists also unite onstage for the ultimate high-energy musical experience. At Pete’s, the entire staff is part of the show. Waitresses and bar staff join in the fun by dancing, singing and clapping along with the audience.
They also make a mean cocktail (but they won’t be mean while doing it). The house favorites include 52-ounce schooners, such as the signature Lucky Duck, a delightful, drinkable gem made with Pinnacle Tropical Punch, Blue Curacao, muddled lemon and lemonade.
Pete’s will offer a variety of event packages, including ’Bachelorette’s Final Blowout’ for bachelorette parties, ’Pete’s Ultimate Party Package’ for groups of 20 or more, ’Pete’s 2 Go’ for off-site private events, and 24/7 corporate event planning. Reservations are recommended, and nightly table reservations for parties less than 20 people are booked online.
April 4, 1998: The Duel in Austin
Two is better than one, right? Right! That's when we brought in not one, but three more piano players to perform each night on two side by side, baby grand pianos. It all began with these four pianists: Arch Hooks, Keith Kelly, Mike Squillace, and David Poindexter. This team brought a rock and roll atmosphere to the bar and zinged the crowds together for nearly a year before other piano players began to enter the rotation.
Although we changed the name at this point to Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, and have since said goodbye to the tasty barrels of peanuts, the sweet memory of the scattered shells remain.
In Austin, music is a lifestyle, hence its reputation as the ’Live Music Capital of the World.’ On any given night, one will find 100+ venues showcasing an eclectic mix of free live music performances grounded in well-loved genres like country, blues and rock. Pete's is proud to be apart the Live Music Capital of the World.
May 2001: Addison, TX
Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar was becoming so popular in Austin that the obvious thing to do was to share the excitement with some other folks. So we sprouted one up in Addison, TX, a suburb of the lively city of Addison. Since opening, Addison officials have been getting reports of citizens singing loud and proud throughout the town.
August 2004: Fort Worth, TX
That’s right; another Pete was born!
July 2009: Houston, TX
Our fourth Texas location opened in grand style!
November 8th 2019: Chicago- Rosemont, IL
The One-of-a-Kind Beat Bumpin’, Feet Tappin’, Mic Droppin’ Live Entertainment Experience Will Open in Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District on November 8th. Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, the premier destination for nightly singing, laughing, dancing and infectious dueling piano excitement, today announces the brand’s expansion to the Midwest market. On November 8th, Pete’s opened its fifth location in Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district (5540 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018). The 6,000-square-foot Rosemont venue joins Pete’s four Texas locations in Austin, Addison, Fort Worth and Houston.