Howl at the Moon

Second Ward

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In a Nutshell

  • Dueling rock pianos
  • Buckets of boozy beverages
  • Live music four nights a week
  • Can use toward cover charge

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Promotional value expires Oct 28, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Valid only at Charlotte Location. Not valid toward tip or tax. Must redeem at the door. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

After years of tutelage under a pack of melodious wolves, Bing Crosby discovered that group sing-alongs result in handsome smiles and cardigan collections. Today's Groupon gives you the cocktail courage to croon with your crew: for $25, you get $50 worth of drinks and cover charge ($5–$8, depending on the night) amidst the dueling rock 'n' roll pianos at Howl at the Moon.

Howl at the Moon's talented entertainers tickle the ivories until a bellow of laughter rises from the instrument and wraps you in a familiar tune. They'll make sure your night is an all-inclusive entertainment experience that feeds off your participation and provides a high-energy rock show, incorporating pianos, drums, guitars, and more. Put in a request for that Third Eye Blind song or wait for the show's signature "Showtime" moment, when the whole pack of Moon Howlers will lead you in a choreographed medley of popular tunes, including nostalgic themes and jingles from TV. A fully stocked bar gives patrons the courage to get up and dance while singing along. It's a bit like an Elton John and Billy Joel concert, if Elton and Billy were armed with submachine guns full of rock.

Celebrate the lunar eclipse as the ceiling of Howl at the Moon slides between you and the cratered orbital body with one of the signature drinks. Try the X-Boyfriend, a tipsy blend of X-Rated Fusion and Stoli Vanilla with tropical juices. Howl at the Moon's buckets of boozy concoctions—including the 86-ounce Hurricane Bucket, the Mega Margarita, and the 24-ounce Dr. Feelgood Bone—make a communal cauldron for your coven. Turn your sister's once grating voice into an angelic wind as you sip through a straw from a bucket of hurricane or margarita. Drinks range between $5 and $25.

Throw open your throat and let out a barbaric yawp in a moonwardly direction on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Thursday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

You must be 21 or older to enter.


Charlotte Nightlife Examiner says:

  • Even though they are busy and the house is packed on the weekends, service is fast and polite. They have tables and chairs throughout, so it's a nice to place to SIT, drink and enjoy the music. The musicians encourage crowd participation, which is really fun and entertaining. – Melissa Barker

Six Yelpers give Howl at the Moon Charlotte three stars, while five Citysearchers give it a perfect five:

  • Lovely atmosphere, fun great place for entertainment...You can request your own songs for the piano players to play and they know just about every song in the book. – Anon1111, Citysearch
  • It was pretty crowded, but the atmosphere was really fun...This is definitely a place to check out if you haven't been to a dueling piano bar before... – EmilySchemily, Citysearch

Howl at the Moon

As Tommy, one of Howl at the Moon’s piano players, explains on the club’s website, “Every night…we try and throw a party, regardless of whether it’s a Tuesday night or a Saturday night.” The bar’s trademark dueling pianos serve as the epicenter of these nightly celebrations; patrons submit their favorite songs on slips of paper for the pianists and backing musicians to recreate. If the website’s playlist is any indication, the bands can handle popular songs from all genres and eras, from Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” to Kanye West’s “All of the Lights.” The performances are spirited: colorful lights splash upon a stage where servers, guests, and chairs that have somehow developed mobility all dance along to the music.

Fueling the celebration is the bar’s indulgent selection of drinks. Servers stand over patrons to plunge jello injectors into their mouths, and revelers grab colorful straws to help drain 86-ounce booze buckets filled with sangria or other fruity libations. Pomegranate liqueur and honey-infused whiskey sweeten specialty cocktails, and local beers add depth to coolers stocked with Stella Artois and Dos Equis.

Customer Reviews

Great fun! Get there early!
Robert P. · February 19, 2015
Go early!! The place fills up super fast. If you do have to wait in line to get it, it will be well worth it. The talent is amazing!
Dana W. · January 18, 2015
Get there around 8 on, busy place!
Don S. · October 2, 2014
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    Second Ward

    210 East Trade St.

    Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

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