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 ($3–$7, depending on the night) amid the dueling rock 'n' roll pianos at Howl at the Moon on South 4th Street.
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. 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 $12.
You must be 21 to enter.
Six Citysearchers give Howl at the Moon four stars:
- What more could you ask for? Live entertainment, reasonable prices, and good food! – louisville0128
- the piano players seriously know every song imaginable. We had a group of eight and ordered a few fish bowls and sang a long all night. Ther eisn't a lot of seating, but the dance floor will get you moving. – timber00
- Amazing place. A great mix of people. The pianos players know every song. Hot bartenders!!! Loads of fun. – argos4ya
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.
Central Business District
434 S 4th St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40202Get Directions