526 Main & Tequila Blue

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64 reviews
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526 Main Dueling Piano Bar is the premier nightspot destination in downtown Royal Oak, featuring world touring professional piano players who sing and entertain with humor and audience participation guaranteeing a thrilling and enjoyable time for all. Our elevated stage, viewable from all of our seating, creates a lively atmosphere in which guests are encouraged to participate with our dueling pianist. Granite walls & deep red tapestries fill the room and contribute to our sense of elegance and warmth. Twelve large screen televisions accent the room, with a stage occupying the center. The menu copies the atmosphere taking sophistication and balance to heart. You are sure to leave satisfied.

Tequila Blue Nightclub
If you are looking for that south-of-the-border dance flair, look no further than Royal Oak's Tequila Blue Nightclub. With our Mexican-inspired motif complete with vintage Mexican artwork, decorative ceramic tiles, impressive stone work & thatched-roof cabanas!

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What 64 People Are Saying
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LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

It was fun something different, expensive drinks worth a try tho

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M
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place! Great date night!

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LW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The chef and the food awful. I sent my order back twice and chef never got it right. Last time I’ll spend a dime at this place.

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JJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We go there for the entertainment, not the food. Fish & chips overcook, dry & chewy. Pizza was good & the chocolate cake was good also. We had to redo nachos because cook forgot the beef.

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U
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

It was nothing like what they made it seem... It's a run down bar with two piano's in it! It was a waste of time and money! The menu is small with terrible options and the drinks are watery and over priced!!

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We were seated by the door where we couldn’t see the pianists. We couldn’t hear well enough to know that there were two pianists. We didn’t even have a waitress for drinks after fifteen minutes of waiting. Didn’t even stay and use our Groupon.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

They didn’t have enough staff working. It took forever to get our drinks and food. The food wasn’t good tonight. We have been in the past and remember the food being much better!

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time! Great music. Talented and hilarious musicians coupled with courteous and attentive staff are always a winning combination!

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OT
Detroit
88 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow. Some food was real good and some was not.

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RL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The service and management were horrible. We made a reservation a month in advance and our table was so far away. You couldn’t see the piano and could barely hear the music.

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I would normally recommend, however, it was not a great experience this go round. I have been here close to 10 times and this was by far the worst of my experiences. There apparently was a large party prior to all the dinner reservations. They were scrambling to set tables up. We were seated a half hour late, at a table that was different from what we reserved. We were thrown in a corner behind the bar. The whole point of making a reservation is to get the table you want. The server was okay. However, she completely forgot to put in one of our dinner orders. My food was cold and was not appetizing. We were looking forward to the dueling piano's but were a bit disappointed in the pianists. While the played rhe piano very well, the females personality left something to be desired and she couldn't carry a tune. Hopefully, if I decide to return, my experience will be better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Food was okay. Service was friendly and good. The only issue that threw everything off is the live music is too loud. I can’t even talk with other people without yelling and my ear started hurting after a while. When I left the restaurant, I felt like I just got out of a concert standing next to their main speakers.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date we had a blast going back for sure

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JP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is average but service was great. Piano dueling is only Thursday thru Saturday.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

What a great time here. 3 piano players know almost every song. They switch out every so often, the service was great never had a problem getting a drink everyone was very friendly . Good pub food. Don't expect the keg or hi end food but just really good.

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C
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing and very attentive. The food and the entertainment were both very enjoyable.

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation which was canceled because we didn’t show on time. Our dinner reservation took over 40 minutes past our dinner reservation time because the people stayed at our table longer than expected. I tried to call you but there was no way to reach an actual person so I left a message. We were able to get seated but the means of communication is poor.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The service was poor took forever to get our order and our food , the food tasted awful, I wasn’t impressed

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GT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a ball. The musicians were definitely talented and the servers were really friendly.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Awesome food, awesome atmosphere, awesome show!!!!! 3 thumbs up!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used open table for reservations. We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated right away. Our waiter was very attentive and the food and drinks were delicious. Loved the entertainment. We had a great time.

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I made a table reservation online, but when we got there , they couldn't find it.
The parking situation is horrible (thanks, city of RO).
Not my cup of tea. Wa-a-a-a-ay too loud.

But the most frustrating thing was that I made a reservation
then they (she) couldn't find it!!! frowny-face.

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

You know every song they play...it's a comedic sing-a-long. The pianists are awesome! So much fun!

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere. Really enjoyed ourselves! We had a party of 13 and everything turned out great! The piano players were amazing and kept their audiences attention!

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a good time at 526 Main. Our waitress was amazing and we ended up with a little private booth. The food and drinks were great though I'd say a little overpriced. However, you are paying for the experience it isn't just dinner you are paying for. Make sure you make reservations, all of the tables were reserved the night we went so we were so happy we had a reservation! Overall we had a great time and are planning to come back in the future!

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KH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was so much fun . Waiter Was. Fabulous definitely will be going back

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n
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time there and we had a Groupon. Our waiter was outstanding and the entertainment (dueling pianos) was a lot of fun. We had a great time!

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LG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a party of five gals. We had a great time, and loved the rotating piano players!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Experience would have been great if out waitress wasn't so rude. The amount of excuses she gave was unreal. Thankfully, Charles the manager made up for it!

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TB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

I would highly recommend the entertainment. The food was one of the worst we've ever had. Chicken was burnt fries were ice cold mac and cheese was cold just horrible food.

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s
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Birthday celebration, it was a perfect venue! Our waitress Kara was amazing, she's excellent.

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SP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good deal in general, a bit loud later in the evening. A good selection of food.

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PL
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my boyfriend for drinks on his birthday and we didn't want to leave! The music was great and the atmosphere was energetic. I recommend making a reservation so you're promised a table. We will be returning and bringing friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very unhappy with the entire thing. I reserved a table for the low tops near the stage, and when I got there my party was crammed in the corner table by the door right against the atm. The whole time we had a crowd of people standing right by us waiting to get in, bumping into us just trying to get money from the atm, and were extremely far from the pianos. Our service was very slow, forgot drinks and were way over priced compared to other bars. Our party of 8 people left after about 40 minutes because the experience was so miserable. I was told by the staff that our reservation selection didn’t mean anything and they just put us where they could fit us. We have filled out yelp reviews and are spreading the word about how poorly we were taken care of. We will not be back

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T
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Didn’t get high top table that was reserved. Got stuck in corner booth and couldn’t see piano show

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place food was good, drinks were good and the dueling pianos we're a lot of fun.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Fantastic entertainment! Really talented piano player and knows how to please the entire crowd.

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OT
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

We arrived with an open table reservations, we were told sorry we are sold out open table should not of let you make a reservation. After about 10 minutes the host sat us at a table next to the entrance. So every time the door opened we got a gust of cold air.
When the food came to the table the chicken was pink/red at the inside leg bone joint. Waiter (Miekyle) took it back only to have the manager bring it back to the table. Manager said the chicken is done, the red at the joint is just a vein. He pulled the rest of the chicken apart with his hands to show it was cooked. He seemed to do this just to prove us wrong and I'm sure so in his mind he was 'right' and would not have to say sorry or anything. He walked away and said he would have another plate made and sent out. The waiter came back to check on us many times. After 30 minutes or more we asked the waiter to check on the chicken. He returned and said they were working on it and the manager would bring it out when it was ready. The waiter continued to come by the table and check on us. After another 30 minutes we told the waiter to put the chicken in a to go box when it was ready. In about another 10 minutes the waiter brought the chicken to the table in a to go box. Waiter brought the check, the manager was near by and the waiter asked him something and the manager told him to take one drink of the bill. (how nice of him) :-(
The other food we had was - the beef nacho's which were very very salty, - the chicken taco's were tasty but dry. The drinks were good.
I wished we didn't go to this place, won't be back.

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DC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went to 526 Main for dinner and dueling piano show to celebrate a birthday. Piano players were ok as they weren't in sync. We put in a request for a song as the show started (with tip) but they never played the song which was a favorite of the birthday person.
Food was good, waiter Kyle went about and beyond to make sure the evening was enjoyable. Suggesting food and drinks. Spot on Kyle and thank you!

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DL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Small portions and cold.
Entertainment very fun and funny.
Good prices.

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