Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar

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Verification
Date Verified: June 24, 2016
Method Of Verification:
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Contact Information
Address:
18 E 5th St, Newport, Kentucky 41071
(859) 491-8900
Hours Of Operation
Venue Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 06:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday 06:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Showtime Hours: Fridays and Saturdays only: 8:30 PM - 1:45 AM
Reservations: Required. Phone only.
Description

Newport, KY is located just across the river from Cincinnati and has a charming downtown area with lots of restaurants and bars. Our favorite, of course, is the dueling piano bar called Gangsters. The pianos are situated in the middle of the space and essentially separates the dining area and the bar area, and is central to both, breaking up the large space into two more intimate spaces where no one is very far from the stage. The stage is large enough to accommodate dancing (behind each piano player's back), as well as two baby grands and a drummer. (Thank you Gangsters for not resorting to keyboard drums!)

There is something small-town about this club, in the best way possible. All of the staff have been there for a long time, and everyone knows everyone, giving it a familial feel to it. True to it's name, Gangsters is reminiscent of the roaring 1920's with it's art deco theme. The show (and the bar) are only running on Fridays and Saturdays, first with just pianos, then later in the night they are joined by a drummer. Expect a traditional dueling show with lots of comedy bits and call downs. The players here rotate, and are usually solid vets that know how to entertain. We've also been there when a couple of the bar staff get up and sing...like for real! For a minute it reminded us of a NYC old-school piano bar where professional theater vets tend bar and sing occasional sets with the piano.

Their menu has everything thing from skins to steak, and it's the best place in town for dinner and a show. If you're coming for dinner and/or a table, you need a reservation. If you just want to hang at the bar, you don't need a reservation. There is never a cover charge.

 

Arrival & Details
Cover Charge: No Cover Charge Ever
Private Events:
  • Yes
Parking: Paid parking lot across the street or meter parking on the street.
Menu

Wings $11
Bratwurst Bites $10
Chicken Quesadilla $12
Nachos $13
Potato Skins $12
Sliders $12
Blackened Chicken Salad $14
Summer Salad $12
Caesar Salad $10

Dinner Entrees

Chicken Parm $16
Bourbon Glazed Salmon $19
Steak $21
Pasta Alfredo $16
Champagne Chicken $19
Spaghetti & Meatballs $15

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