I love it when I find gems in Orange County that I had no idea existed! When I was in my 20’s I used to socialize at Piano Bars all the time and it was always such a great time! Then suddeny they all started going out of business and they were impossible to find or too far to drive to.
Well, last month all of that changed for me. I was invited to attend a media night at the popular hot spot “Key’s on Main” in Costa Mesa. This high energy dueling piano bar is strategically located on the corner of The Triangle in Costa Mesa. Parking is ample albeit very packed in the evenings.
There are two grand pianos on stage with several extremely talented musicians playing and singing your requests all night long. The musicians have worked for decades to learn thousands of songs and can sing and play any number of them for you at a moments notice. Anything that’s been on the radio for the last 65 years is game. Typical songs request include everything from Bon Jovi to Billy Joel, Bruno Mars to Garth Brooks. On the evening i attended they played Eminem, Snoop Dog, Sublime and so much more. It was like attending a rock concert of my favorite bands!
Do They Serve Food?
Yes, They serve bar bites and light appetizers such a wings, nachos, pretzels and flatbreads. They do not have a full kitchen.
Cocktails and Drinks
In addition to a full bar with beers on tap, select craft beer and a wine list, Keys on Main has signature cocktails with music-inspired names, such as Lady Gaga (Bacardi Dragon Berry rum, Bacardi Coconut rum, pineapple juice and cranberry in a sugar-rimmed martini glass), Britney Bitch (Skyy Blood Orange vodka, Watermelon Pucker, Red Bull and grenadine), and Bohemian Rhapsody (Skyy vodka, Bacardi Superior rum, peach Schnapps, pineapple juice and a splash of cranberry.)
Is There A Cover Charge?
Yes, Keys On main charges a cover on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Cover charge will vary depending upon night and availability. Thursday shows go from 9:00pm to 1:00am and weekend shows are from 9:00pm to 2:00am.
Do They Celebrate Special Events?
YES! They will pull people up on stage, who might be celebrating their birthday, anniversary or bachelorette party! Be sure to let the staff know in advance.
Can I reserve seats in advance?
All seating at Keys on Main is reserved in advanced, with a cover charge of $5 on Thursday nights and $10 on Friday and Saturdays. General reserved seating is free, but guests must arrive by 8:30pm. Premium seating next to the stage is $10 per person and you must arrive by 8:30. VIP packages with reserved lounge seating and bottle service start at $300 with no time restrictions.