Patrons at a downtown Toronto pub may have done a double take on Friday night when pop star Justin Bieber sat down at the piano and played a few songs.
Fifth Pubhouse, located at Richmond Street West east of John Street, issued a news release Sunday saying Bieber wandered in alone, ordered a drink and watched the Toronto Raptors’ game.
The pub says he spied a piano and asked staff if he could play it.
A few posted YouTube videos captured the impromptu performance.
According to the pub’s news release, Bieber played a number of songs including the Beatles Let it Be and his own song Sorry. He also play a few bars of Beethoven’s Fur Elise.
Pub owner Oliver Geddes says the Canadian pop star was gracious to both staff and customers at the entertainment district bar.
Bartender Dale McDermott chatted with Bieber, who he described as a “very genuine guy.” McDermott and Bieber talked about McDermott’s home town of Dublin, where the pop star played two shows last week.
Last night while I was working in my bar Justin Bieber came in on his own to get a few beers. We talked about Ireland and his visit. pic.twitter.com/xcWY2bIDeF
He was a very genuine guy and was intrigued at my move to Toronto. He wished me all the best and even mimicked my accent! Nice experience.