Claremont Insider: Piano Piano

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Piano Piano

If you're looking for something different to do, you might want to check out Claremont's new piano lounge, Piano Piano, at Foothill and Indian Hill Blvds. next to the DoubleTree Hotel Claremont.

We haven't been yet, but we hear the place is drawing big crowds. Piano Piano is open Wednesdays through Saturdays and features dueling electronic pianos. The Claremont Courier had a write-up for Piano Piano last month:

The professional musicians know hundreds of songs dating back to the 1950s. “We play everything from Elvis to LL Cool J,” [entertainment director Ryan Bueter] said.

The performers encourage audience involvement through clapping, dancing, singing and dueling over songs. “We do more than just play music,” he said. “We put on a show.”

“It will be great entertainment for hotel guests and the community,” said Owner Harry Wu, speaking at a private opening Thursday night.

Despite the slowing economy, Mr. Wu is confident that the Double Tree Hotel and new bar will be successful. “We are holding up fairly well compared to our competitors,” Mr. Wu said.

Piano Piano
555 W. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 626-2411, ext. 1847

Wednesdays through Saturdays, 8pm to 12:45am
Happy Hour: 6-8pm