Chicago's Piano Bar, Randpark Ridge

Chicago's Piano Bar, Randpark Ridge

Chicago's Piano Bar, Randpark Ridge
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Chicago’s Piano Bar is a 1920’s Gatsby themed ‘Adult party playground’. Quoted as being ‘The bee’s knee’s, the big cheese, the cats meow!” of Johannesburg .Shimmy & pop to the best beats in the business 6 days a week. This Super Club boasts 2 locations in Johannesburg. Each with 2 bars, 2 dance floors, a speakeasy room, live entertainment & talented DJ’s. Bust a move in the Piano Bar to 70’s, 80’s & 90’s slick beats. If clubs aren’t your scene, then Al Capone’s bar is the place for you. As the clock strikes 12 an electric mix of house, disco & funk turns both bars into a full blown party every weekend until 2am. In an era ruled by flapper ladies & gangsters, prepare for large intimate parties, bootlegger drink prices, tassles & fedora’s galore! Chicago’s specializes in 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th , 70th birthdays, special occasions, bachelorettes & Christmas functions. Set menu’s & cocktail platters to suit all. Veg & halaal options available. 40% off all drinks Tues-Sun until 7pm
Duration: More than 3 hours
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4.0 of 5 bubbles40 reviews
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Linos Mthembu
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
Great place to hang out,good food,awesome vibes.for your private functions they got you covered. The location is good situated along beyers Naude you will never get lost..
Written 8 September 2020
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Narendra G
Chengdu, China80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Went here with work mates and it's a place to be on a Friday night. Drinks are a bit expensive but the live entertainment was excellent. The smoker's lounge was a bit stuffy though. The highlight here is the bar areas with live bands and the dance floors. Music is old school and cool!
Written 10 December 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to review our much loved venue. Unfortunately we couldn’t put the smoke fans in due to load shedding, we were running the whole business on a generator. Glad you loved the music and our themed venue. See you soon 😘
Written 11 December 2018
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ANTHEASMITH
Johannesburg, South Africa87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Visited Chicago's Piano Bar to celebrate friends post wedding. There were a lot of us and we were served snack platters. The atmosphere is amazing, it is such a vibey happy place, the live music was incredible and we spent most of the night dancing and singing. The service was great and quick, despite the amount of people. I can't really comment on the food as we only had snacks which were very tasty and hot out of the oven.
Written 30 October 2018
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Thank you so so much for your support and fabulous review. We would love you to come back and try out our delicious and affordable meals. 🙏
Written 31 October 2018
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Lez M
Plano, TX143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
We went here for a drink after dinner and to listen to the Band. It was a wonderful evening of dancing and listening to the music. The wait staff are attentive and helpful. The music was 70's and 80's, so not everyone's cup of tea, but it was ours. Would definitely recommend.
Written 24 June 2018
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Thank you so much for your support and lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the vibe, next time try our delicious flame grilled steaks 😃
Written 25 June 2018
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Gerrarddv
Johannesburg, South Africa29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Went to Chicago's piano bar for New Years Party, being abit over crowded had a good atmosphere. With the arrival of food which could get at any type of pub, maybe I expected something more. The building and décor were very dated and in need of some TLC. Also felt very young compared to the other patrons who definitely over 50's.
Written 19 June 2018
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Hi Gerard thank you for joining us on New Years Eve. The evening was a set menu offering prawns, fillet steak and a trio of desserts, not quite pub food and we do specialize in flame grilled steaks. Had a giggle about the decor been dated, the theme is 1920 so hopefully that did come across. We cater to a mature crowd and often have birthdays right up to 70ths, glad your still young and hopefully we be around for many years so that you too can celebrate with us
Written 27 June 2018
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Clyde B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
This is ridiculous. I’ve never been to a place that is so expensive. It’s absurd. R26 for a bottle of water is day light robbery!
Written 17 March 2018
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Hi Clyde, thank you for trying out our venue, Chicagos Piano Bar. We offer top class live entertainment as well as deejay entertainment and do not charge an entry fee, unlike most entertainment venues. In order to offer the best entertainment, the cost is incorporated into our prices. That said, we are still much cheaper than most venues. During the times when no entertainment is on, we offer a 40% discount on all drinks, both alcohol and coldrinks, a bottle of water would then cost R15.60.
Written 20 March 2018
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Keith M
Johannesburg, South Africa15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018
Music here is always of a good quality, nice variation, some top bands and artists. Most recently we saw Mark Beling (very good) and Cindy Alter with a 5 piece band (very good) . However, the food has got a bit pricy - 45 rand for a small plate of chips with cheese sauce (fair taste) and 149 rand for beef trinchado, not nice, used to be the best in town.
Written 5 March 2018
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Hi Keith, thank you for taking the time to review our venue and I am glad you enjoyed the entertainment. We don't charge entrance fee and have LIVE entertainment Tuesday to Sunday, therefore our prices are Incorporated into our costs. I will review the Trinchado with the kitchen - thank you and all the best!
Written 25 April 2018
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Roe M
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
I have been twice and the food was really good, nice atmosphere and good music. I would recommend this venue for any 20’s themed party.
Written 26 November 2017
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Thank you so much for the lovely review and your support - most appreciated
Written 28 November 2017
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Geniene Preston
Johannesburg, South Africa554 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
I always thought that Chicago's was a great spot until we visited one night. It was a great band and the service was average but when my husband lost his prescription glasses, it became a nightmare. We were told that the DJ only does birthday announcements so he couldn't help. The staff shrugged and said how could they find them when the place was so busy and since they were busy what was it exactly we wanted them to do. This happened last year during Halloween and we have never been back and nor have we recommended it. At the time the glasses disappeared the venue had filled with young revellers and teenagers and the DJ moved to playing house music from about 11pm.
Written 23 October 2017
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Chicago's is an over 21age limit that caters to mainly an older crowd. our music is 70s-90s and features the best live entertainment in Joburg. We do tend to get a lot of lost property, especially over weekends. Our manager had advised that we could not stop the music and it is best to phone the following day to check if your hubby's glasses were handed in.
Written 24 October 2017
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Elvin
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
This venue is a must, Been 3 times now, first for a friends birthday on a Saturday night(place was going off) then in the week with my wife, not as mad but still fantastic, then on a Friday with friends another occasion and this is what has made me loyal for life, the staff remembered me, the band was awesome and the food once again fantastic, A great music LIVE entertainment, excellent service, and the food was outstanding,

ps definitely recommend the prawns and the steaks, mouth watering.
Written 27 August 2017
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Wow, so glad you are now a regular. Thank you for the excellent review and love that our staff remembered you. Our motto is "go the extra mile". Nice to know its working
Written 29 August 2017
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CHICAGO'S PIANO BAR, RANDPARK RIDGE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Chicago's Piano Bar, Randpark Ridge is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 19:00
  • Tue - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
  • Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00



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