Georgetown is about to have not one, but two piano bars when the sensibly named Georgetown Piano Bar opens Friday evening. Co-owner Hunter Lang (formerly of Mr. Smith’s, the other piano bar that recently reopened in the neighborhood) and fellow pianist Spencer Bates will lead nightly concerts in the 90-seat space.
The music: Inclusive. Lyric books will be available to encourage sing-alongs, and those looking to perform a solo act can make requests.
The liquid courage: Wine ($7), draft beers ($6), and specialty cocktails and martinis named after famous musicians. Dean Martin is sounding pretty tasty these days with Grey Goose vodka, dry vermouth, and St. Germaine.
Best seats: Spotlight-seekers should snag a spot at the 20-seat bar in the middle of the room.
Date night-do: The place is pretty no-frills and won’t serve food, but paying guests can bring their own. Grab takeout lobster rolls from nearby Luke’s Lobster, get the vocal chords lubed with a glass of wine, and be ready to sing when the piano show starts at 9.
Date night-don’t: Have too many drinks and insist on a solo performance of “Chopsticks.”