Arts and Entertainment Editor
Hoping to switch up your weekend routine and explore the Dallas nightlife? Try out the Penguin Dueling Piano Bar in uptown. Open on the weekends, the Penguin presents an upscale venue, serves up tasty drinks and provides great entertainment for everyone. A nice break from the typical clubs and bars, the focus of this hotspot is the two baby grand pianos that sit center stage with the talented pianists ready to cater to the crowd. That’s right, the entire show is determined by the audience itself; in one evening, you’ll hear anything from “American Pie” to “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” to “I’m on a Boat.” These artists are fun, comical and full of energy. You definitely will find yourself singing and dancing before the night is over.
Along with every other bar and club, the Penguin has its share of drawbacks. Unfortunately, it’s a 21 and up nightclub, and with an older audience comes quite a bit of crass behavior. Although admission is free on Thursdays and from 8-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, the major downside for college students is the $7 cover cost; this mostly affects the gentleman, because Friday nights are free for the ladies. Though it may feel a little costly for college kids, the drink prices aren’t half bad, especially if you order one of the specials. But, consider yourself warned: You will spend money.
The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar has something to offer each of its guests. Be sure to check it out the next time you’re in the neighborhood searching for entertainment and enjoyment.