526 Main & Tequila Blue

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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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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We reserved a table at 7pm and the piano players started at 8pm and we left at 930pm. Their housemade pretzels were delicious but my husband didnt like the fries. The players were very talented and made dinner entertaining. I wouldn't call this a dueling piano show but just singers playing your song requests.

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r
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

Its a fun place, Groupon I revived was not the one I paid for, no drinks, no apps, only 40 off food... We went on anyhow just to listen to music and relax, have a fun night, the musician's were playful and fun, they also shamelessly begged for money THE ENTIRE TIME, it was extremely off putting, I've been there before, it was a lot of fun, I'll go back, ill also skip the Groupon. Not worth it at all

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CD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

A piano players beg for money all nighr long would a turn off

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

My first impression was not real positive, when two of the three stalls had no toilet paper (and, ahem, liftoff had already occurred), but things improved vastly from there. Friendly, if a tiny bit slow service, excellent food and fun entertainment made for a very nice evening. I would definitely return.

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AK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Great service and so entertaining! We loved every minute from our server to the entertainment.

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MH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the entertainment, could have used the music to be a little quieter though. Food was great, service was excellent. Fun show that got us involved and was funny. We will be back

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n
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Very disappointed. No live music on a Sunday

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BD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Too crowded and too noisy. The entertainment was ok, could have been better

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R
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Update 7/8/2019. I have reached out to the restaurant again, via their website... No response from Management. Stay clear of this restaurant as well as their sister restaurant in Novi called The 5th Novi on Novi Rd. Update: 6/27. I have shared my initial review from my visit 6/15 with restaurant management. I have gotten no response. I do not recommend this restaurant. Initial review: The food was good. Our 2nd waitress was fantastic. (Initial table waitress was terrible) Overall I was completely disappointed...an automatic tip was included on our bill As well as I tipped 20%... So, the waitress made a 40% tip. This does not seem to be a very ethical business practice for a bar and grill with low lighting.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This place is great! The food was amazing! The service was phenomenal! The price point was good. The entertainment was music to our ears! The only advice I have is to bring cash because apparently the establishment does not pay the talent so the entertainment only plays songs for cash or venmo. While the musicians were talented the constant badgering for money was less than entertaining and annoying along with being a distraction from the music.

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CP
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

food terrible my opinion, drinks were tasty, waitress never ever came back with change. Overall it was very lively. I love this place awesome! I would go back every week if I could. love it. Young, middle age folk all in the same place having a great time.

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EC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We purchased on a Groupon to try the experience and were glad we did. We had to buy the drinks, as they were not part of the deal, however we did not even consume half of one and a few sips of the other. Awful. The service was good. No entertainment displayed though. One other table showed up while we were there and the wait staff let them and their two toddlers sit right behind us. May I mention again that no one was in the restaurant but our table when they showed. Overall disappointment. I have heard good things about the place so I am hoping our experience was a fluke.

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PC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice place to enjoy music and ambiance with friends.

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AC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The piano players were excellent & funny & the drummer was awesome! They got the crowd laughing & singing & there was never a dull moment.
Our waiter was great & funny and the food was good!

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CA
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Exceptional fun for any occasion! Get there before 7:30pm so you don't have to pay a cover charge

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

Nice place thang out & have fun.

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Yes, the entertainment was good. But would not recommend anyone eat there. Although our appetizers were good, our dinners were not.

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for dinner for my birthday. The waitress was great and we had a lot of fun. Love the booze bucket..we had two!!

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R
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

If you are looking for a fun night out and enjoy piano bars / dueling pianos, you should check this place out! We went for Mother's Day brunch and I have to say the food was a huge disappointment, especially for what they were charging. The redeeming qualities were the service and the entertainment.

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LT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

It was WAY too loud! Actually earsplitting! The music could have come down several decibels & still have been loud. The food was cold, of poor quality & offered few choices. Paper plates & plastic silverware! Really? A total rip off for $27.00 buffet. Did not even include a Mimosa for Mother's Day brunch. In all, a very unpleasant experience!

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for the Mothers’Day Brunch, so the crowd was a bit on the mellow side. Our reservations were originally for 2:30, but I received. Phone call from the establishment encouraging me to come earlier. Unfortunately, we moved out rear aviation up to 1:00. It was very crowded. The lines were long, which is difficult for my father who uses a cane. There really should have been an additional person cooking the omelets. The wait was ridiculous. Your other food got cold as you waited. I sat down and came back later, but it was still a long wait. I missed several songs that I liked. Since it was a buffet, the server didn’t come around often. It was just an okay experience overall,

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s
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Charles was one of the best bar managers I've seen. He spent the entire night on the bar floor checking with everyone to be sure they were happy. Pianists were great. Had a great night!

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V
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fish tacos were good but difficult to eat. They were on a tiny soft shell and piled high with the fish and salsa. You need to eat half the filling with a fork in order to finally eat the taco shell folded over. It would make more sense to use a larger tortilla shell. It tasted good but was awkward to eat. Blue margarita was excellent.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place, awesome that we had our table waiting for us as I made a quick online reservation.. no waiting for a table, I would recommend reservation!! You can pick your arrival time. Fun two dudes on the pianos and a drummer, interactive, would highly recommend

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KL
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a fantastic time and I hope they do another Game of Thrones trivia night lol

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PD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Thank goodness for the duelling pianos, the absolute only reason we stayed, everything else: food, drink, service, was either sub or barely par.

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SK
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

I read the reviews and took a leap of faith since I live in Royal Oak. I expected the crowd noise since I have been to piano bars before. The sound quality from the pianos was terrible and the singers were screaming the lyrics. The musician were fair on a skill level. So it was just fair.

The food quality needs some work. Get some skill in the kitchen. The best item was the chicken bacon ranch flatbread. The fish and chips were super skimpy and tasted like gortons frozen stix.

One visit and gone.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Tacos were not that great. Drinks were expensive and watered down.

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FZ
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun place! But if you want to converse with the people you're with, maybe not the place to go for the evening. We thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment but left after dinner because we were with friends that we hadn't seen in a very long time and had a lot of catching up to do! Food was great....fried pickles, poppers, margherita pizza and bbq chicken flatbread.....wonderful!!! Oh, and the Gallagher Smash was, in a word, smashing!! Definitely recommend for a fun, entertaining night!

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PV
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time. Excellent place to go with a group or just with a friend. Food was really good. Entertainers were awesome.

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MI
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Even better on piano nights.

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BS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great atmosphere, really fun experience. My wife and I went here on a date night and had a really fun time. Bit pricey, but overall a great experience!

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
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 on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun place! Great date night!

526 Main & Tequila Blue
Responded on April 5, 2019

Kris, Thank you for the 5 star review! Please visit again soon!

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AM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were seated upstairs, the service was lousy, and the food certainly wasn't worth what we paid for it. We have been here before and were seated downstairs and everything about that experience was terrific. Unfortunately we brought friends this time and were really disappointed.

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ET
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Dueling pianos were great. Food bad. Drinks expensive.

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
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 on March 22, 2019
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.

526 Main & Tequila Blue
Responded on April 5, 2019

Jill, Thank you for the kind 5 star review. We are glad you enjoyed our Pizza and Chocolate Cake dessert. Please visit again so we can get that Fish and Chips right! Thanks again!

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U
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
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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