Tonight marks the grand opening of Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar. Although the location is new, the name might sound familiar since this isn’t the first Jolly’s in the Rittenhouse area. Owner Jolly Weldon used to captain a Jolly’s in the Latham Hotel, a Jolly’s Sporting Lounge on 19th Street, another Jolly’s piano bar on 19th Street and the old Redhead Lounge. Now he’s back in the piano bar business on a different block. This one has food, drinks and a “dueling pianos” concept.
The dueling pianists, Tony DeCarolis and “Wildman Joe” Marchetti, will perform Tuesday through Saturday from 8 p.m. to closing (although tonight, for the grand opening, the dueling starts at 6 p.m.) and they’ll be taking audience requests. There’s no cover charge, and the menu of snacks, which you can view here, is under $10. There’s also a two-hour happy hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. nightly with $3 well cocktails, $3 glasses of select red and white wines and $3 domestic beers, which should have you ready to sing along by the time the dueling rolls around.
Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar, 2006 Chestnut St.; (267) 687-1161