Malarkey’s Dueling Piano Bar brings in entertainers from around the country for an all-request music show. Managing Partner, Wayne Potter, along with performers, Jamie McNeill and Wiz, talk about Bricktown’s newest nightlife spot. Several elements that set this Oklahoma City venue apart is the elevated stage, available appetizer menu, and the separate smoking/cigar lounge.

I had featured Wayne back in 2010 when he was the general manager at Michael Murphy’s Dueling Piano Bar. Wayne has taken all the feedback he was received from his time there and used it to make Malarkey’s better. Before the interview, Wayne gave my wife and I tour, explaining all of the various improvements, which I’m listing below in summary.

– Bigger, more space all around
– VIP table booths (you can even dance at your table)
– No support beams obstructing stage viewers
– Elevated center stage
– More bathroom stalls (Michael Murphy’s has 3 women’s stalls, Malarkey’s has 5)
– Dedicated smoking room (if you want to smoke at Michael Murphy’s, you’ll have to go outside and you cannot bring your drink)
– Food (Michael Murphy’s has no kitchen)
– TVs that show the stage
– Performances not broadcasted outside

I haven’t been to Michael Murphy’s in awhile and I’m sure there are some pros and cons, as with everything in life. However, overall, Malarkey’s is an improvement for Wayne. There is a cover charge of $10 at Malarkey’s (depending on the night, time, and specials so it may vary). My wife and I enjoyed our time. Watch the video, see for yourself, and check it out if looks like someplace you might like.