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The top five piano bars in the world

There is little more pleasant than settling down with a drink while listening to good music. For many years, people have gone to bars to enjoy the company of friends and relax. Piano bars have long been a favourite place to obtain some relief from the daily the stresses of everyday life.

If you like to go to piano bars to wind down then you will want to know where to find the best. You probably have your favourite in your home town, but if you are out of town or overseas, where should you go? Here are some of the some of the best piano bars from around the world that might like to try. You will be very glad that you did.

Boisdale, London

Boisdale in Bishopsgate is located near one of London’s main business districts. It is essentially a large, popular restaurant that serves excellent Scottish-themed food, including sumptuous steaks and oysters, where patrons can enjoy excellent musical entertainment at modest cost. Boisdale also happens to serve some of the best cocktails in the area and offers the promise of delightful evenings that should not be missed.

Piano bar, Los Angeles

Hidden away along Selma Avenue in the heart of Hollywood, the aptly named Piano Bar is an unpretentious British-themed bar that has grown from modest beginnings to one of LA’s finest. It features quality live piano music seven days a week along with a regular procession of guest musicians. With no cover charge and a lively atmosphere, the Piano bar is usually crowded with an eclectic mixture of patrons who enjoy the low-key atmosphere and good music.

Las Cuevas del Sesamo, Madrid

In a class of its own among Madrid’s historic “cave” bars, Las Cuevas del Sesamo is located in the Plaza de Santa Ana and is a popular haunt for devotees of sangria, a wine punch usually containing wine, brandy, chopped fruit and a sweetener, which many say is the best in the city. Patrons can enjoy the collection of paintings and literary quotes that adorn the walls while engaging in typically loud conversation against the background of gentle melodies played by the resident pianist.

L’Absinthe Bar, Antibes

As much a museum as a bar, L’Absinthe is located in a stone-vaulted basement along the Cours Massena in the market area of Antibes on the French Riviera. As you sip on one of the many varieties of absinthe on offer, you can enjoy the fountains, vintage posters and hat collection to the sounds of piano music every night. The bar is seldom crowded but the atmosphere is casual and enjoyable.

Harry’s New York Bar, Paris

Harry’s is an iconic Parisian landmark that should not be missed. It has been serving wonderful cocktails for over a hundred years and is the birthplace of the Bloody Mary. Chic and sophisticated, Harry’s is the perfect place to enjoy old world style to the sound of music from the resident pianist and guest musicians.