Wild Ivories, located at 1400 Market Street, opened its doors in June of 2010. Wild Ivories can best be described as a dueling piano bar set on top of a cover free dance club Juke. This two in one concept is something that the owners planned out well in advance as a way to give customers an option of hanging out in the piano bar or going downstairs for a much needed dance break. The energy of Wild Ivories spills out onto busy Market Street grabbing attention of passersby. It’s off to a great start. The players are fantastic. They feed off the energy of the crowd as customers throw tips and song request forms at them. The guys are very good about playing all of the songs requested and making sure to embarrass birthday boys and bachelorettes alike with their off-color but always hilarious tunes. While Wild Ivories does specialize in Birthday and Bachelorette parties, it was not overkill like Sing Sing can sometimes be.
Wild Ivories is open Wednesday-Saturday starting at 6:30PM but the music doesn’t start until 7:30PM. I really enjoy the fact that Wild Ivories has a late Happy hour Wednesday-Friday from 6:30PM-10PM. They feature $4 shot specials, $3 well drinks and house wines, as well as $2 domestic beer and PBR tall boys. Other drink specials throughout the week include Ladies drink for free on Wednesdays from 9PM til 11PM and Thursday is College Night where a $10 cover gets your free drinks from 10PM til 11PM. Cover varies depending on the night but is usually right around $5.
While a fun time is certain as soon as you walk into Wild Ivories my only suggestion would be to skip their “Bowl of Fun”. It is a giant flavored fishbowl of booze. However it is quite overpriced at $20 (Sing Sing sells a similar concoction for $12) and does not contain a proper amount of booze. If you drink a lot of one of these your teeth will be hurting! Stick to your old favorites and leave the “Bowl of Fun” for the Bachelorette parties.