For anyone who’s ever glanced at the cruise ships in Charleston harbor and felt a twinge of envy, there’s now a dueling piano bar in Mount Pleasant.
During the week, the entertainment at Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar is limited to noncompetitive ivory tinkling, with experimental jazz scheduled for Mondays; standards on tap for Tuesdays; and pianist Rich White’s choice of tunes on Wednesdays and Sundays. (Thursdays are reserved for popular songs by request.) But the pianos start dueling at 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.
“It’s more than a show: It’s an experience,” Fill’s website promises.
It’s also an occasion for eating. The dinner menu includes deep-fried bacon-wrapped croissants filled with cheese, loaded baked potato pierogis and beer cheese dip in a bacon bowl. Things get even quirkier when the late-night menu kicks in. Choices include a personal breakfast casserole baked in a poblano pepper, waffled cinnamon rolls and a waffled version of beef Wellington, topped with Boursin cheese.
For eaters who keep their meals more low-key, dinner also features a pork chop, shrimp pasta and filet Oscar.
“We feel like this community will really love it,” owner Jeff Hodges says of chef Michael Rogers’ food.
Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar, 1150 Hungryneck Blvd., serves its full menu 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday. The bar serves its late night menu every night but Sunday, starting at 9:30 p.m. To learn more, call 844-200-3455, or visit fillbar.com.