In a city filled with one bar after the next, it can be quite a feat trying to differentiate yourself from all the rest. Howl at the Moon, a well-known franchise, opened up shop in Midtown, placed conveniently in the Theater District. The two-level spot has a slight Southern feel, warm and inviting, despite its large size. While it’s definitely a bar, it adds an extra component to your typical night out with live music. You may be thinking that lots of bars have live music — but not like this. The band that performs takes turns rotating from instrument to instrument – drums, guitar, piano, microphone and back again, showcasing their immense skills and keeping the audience on their toes. It’s literally musical chairs. Guests at the bar can fill out request forms for the band, making the music eclectic and diverse (who knew we’d like Justin Bieber as soon as someone else was singing his lyrics?!). From old school 80s and 90s hits to present day rap and hip hop, the range and talent of this group is on point.
No matter when you arrive, the place is packed. It has a good happy hour crowd (ladies – plenty of men in suits, if that interests you) and on Wednesdays from 6-10pm you can score $5 well drinks and $3 domestic bottles. The food is nothing to write home about, but we do recommend the Teriyaki Wings. Plus, it’s the booze you really want to come here for. Their signature 86 oz. buckets of booze (yes, you read the correctly) may sound like a lot but it’s a winner, especially when out with a group of friends.
There’s no doubt in my mind that this spot will be very popular amongst birthday, bachelor and bachelorette parties. The fun and lively atmosphere elevates this bar to the next level and we can’t wait to come back, especially to hear the band’s rendition of “No Diggity” again.
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