Chicago >Arts & Entertainment > Howl At The Moon
26 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.890204 -87.629173
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
DO NOT RESERVE A TABLE AT HOWL AT THE MOON! – I entered into a contract and paid for reservations for 3 tables at Howl at the Moon for my birthday earlier this year. Periodically throughout the night one of my tables would be empty (people out smoking or gathered around the other 2 tables) and a group of women repeatedly took over the table. I explained to them that I paid over $100 to reserve that table for the night but they refused to move so we alerted our server who called the bouncer. It took a while for the bouncer to actually get them to move. This happened numerous time and after a couple of times of calling the bouncer over to kick them off the table we talked to the manager on duty. He said there was nothing he could do (how about telling them if they do it one more time that they would have to leave?) and to call the person I signed the reservation contract with to discuss a refund for that table since we could not sit at it for half the night. Well, to make a long story short I got the run around. I had a lawyer send corporate a letter regarding their breach of contract (not honoring the reservation of all 3 tables that I paid for) and they immediately responded with a refund.
The one star is for the server. She was very efficient and responsive.
seriouly left howling with anger and disgust – So I spoiled my one Chicago evening at Howl at the moon. I walked in on a Tuesday night. my greviences are:-
1) Indifferent staff
2) no one offered me a place
3) for 20 minutes no one took any orders
4)Indifferent music with too much public participation
5) Beatles were massacred there
6)Food served without napkins and cutlery
7) had to request for napkins
8) the waitress was ready to had me food at the bar when I was standing, she actually wanted me to take the plate from her and carry it to any table I wanted.
9) felt absolutely humilated
So I thought about the reasons, which i think are:-
I was brown skinned Asian. This place is meant only for White people
The staff is inadequately trained
the musicians are bad
I personally felt offened for the first time in USA and it was probably my race. Im not sure but thats how I felt.
So if you are not a White man, please make sure you are not insuled like I was. very bad experience in deed.Hopeles place.
6) wrong bill
Had a blast – So I went to Howl with a group of friends last weekend and we all had a great time! I have been there before, cause I live downtown Chicago, but I brought some Howl virgins in for a first time experience..and they too loved it. The service was good, the bartenders were friendly and on top of things, the drinks were great (I recommend getting a bucket if you're with a large group) and the piano players were awesome. Howl is by far the best piano bar I have been to!
Dont see what the hype is about – I dont see what the hype is about for this place. We had reservations here and when we got there our tables were taken, when we asked why we did not have seating they said they only held them till 8pm., We arrived at 8:05. The reason we were late getting in is because the guy at the door could not find our name on the list and was trying to charge us afer we already paid. It was crowded and we could not even get a drink.
Awesome place to go – I had my bachlorette party there and it was a blast. There was great music and the performers really got into the crowd. There was a lot of dancing and you better be ready to laugh your butt off. I definetly recommend going to howl at the moon, just make sure you get there a little early to get a good seat.
Awesome Birthday Place! – I love piano bars and wanted somewhere to celebrate my birthday this year. I had heard great things about Howl at the Moon and it all proved true! We had a great time and they did get me up on stage for my birthday...as embarassing as it was. It got a little crowded at times, but everyone still had a fantastic time and the piano players were awesome!
Glad you had a good birthday experience! Please come back again... We give away free happy hour parties for you and up to 100 people, so visit us at howlatthemoon.com to sign up! Hope to see you again!
Great music, crowded venue. – I'm a big fan of piano bars and Howl at the Moon had to be one of the best I've seen. Huge energy from the pianists, band, and the crowd. I went on a Friday night and the crowd was very eclectic -- people of all ages singing along to old and new songs. The musicians are incredibly talented and interactive. The venue itself however is crowded and the dance floor is small. We had to troll around for a place to sit and it was packed when we got there at 10 pm! Drinks are a little pricey (I paid $12 for a bud light and a super small vodka/shirley temple without tip), but the experience is definitely worth it.
kind of love this place – We went here when my cousin was in town. Great time. Really liked the atmosphere and crowd. Even got a date from it. We'll see bout that one. parking is kind of a hassle, but overall would recommend to my buddys.
Brilliant inclusive fun! – We went to Howl at The Moon on Sunday 16th March, and had a brilliant time!
The players were really talented and gave it their all, even though they'd had a marathon session the day before for St P's Day.
Even though we were visiting from the UK, and some of the songs were completely new to us, we were still able to sing along to old classsics and rock our to some splendidly played Jovi!
Plus some of the band members and singing staff members were plenty easy on the eye for boys AND girls!
Drinks were slightly more expensive than we expected, but there were specials available on some beers.
I'd really recommend it for out of towners, only real complaint was that the dancefloor was much too small.
Guaranteed a great time – This place is so much fun!! The staff is very friendly and the service is great even if they are crowded. The musicians are very talented and keep the audience involved. It gets very crowded on the weekend. You have a much better chance of getting a table if you arrive early.
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