Howl at the Moon

Central Business District - Downtown

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In a Nutshell

  • Dueling rock pianos
  • Buckets of boozy beverages
  • Live music five nights a week
  • Great happy hour

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Promotional value expires Feb 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 Groupon per 2 people at table, max 2 Groupons per table. Valid at Kansas City location only. Not valid toward entrance fee, tax, or gratuity. 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 amidst the dueling rock ‘n’ roll pianos at Howl at the Moon on Grand Boulevard.

Unlike concert pianists who massage, strike, and command the piano keys with a juxtaposition of militant precision and emotional fortitude, 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 its 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 any Tuesday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

You must be 21 to enter. Your Groupon is not valid toward your cover charge.


The Kansas City Pitch featured Howl at the Moon when it opened: > * Accessible and welcoming, Howl at the Moon attracts a mixed downtown crowd that’s looking for what the club promises is “the most fun you can have with your clothes on.” This 13th Howl location to open nationally is an interactive entertainment spot with dueling piano players (as well as guitar and sax players), dancing servers and Jell-O shots. Nobody’s forced to sing along, and there’s plenty of entertainment simply in watching waitresses in strappy black tank tops hitting the stage once an hour to dance to the band’s version of songs by the Ohio Players, Journey or Sublime. – Pitch

Aspiring piano duelers are discerning, with Citysearchers giving Howl at the Moon Kansas City 3.5 stars, and Insider Pagers and Google Mappers giving three, noting the personable piano players as a highlight: > * I would like to thank the staff for the awesome entertainment and the service I received at Howl at the Moon…The duo singing at the piano bar were off the charts. It’s a must see!…It’s a warm crowd and everyone is friendly. – Gordon Gottsche, Citysearch > * These guys play everything. I tried to stump them with several requests, but they nailed them. I was extremely impressed with the piano players, especially when they switched instruments and played as a band. The group is extremely talented, making us laugh and sing. We stayed for several hours. I plan on visiting a Howl at the Moon whenever I travel. I hope they are all this amazing! – lazysusan102, 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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    Central Business District - Downtown

    1334 Grand Boulevard

    Kansas City, Missouri 64106

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