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Howl at the Moon

#159 of 7,709 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Near North Side
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
As featured in 3 Days in Chicago
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26 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654-4606
+1 312-863-7427
17:00 - 03:00
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Sun 19:00 - 02:00
Mon - Wed 18:00 - 02:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 03:00
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went here 2 nights in a row while in Chicago and had a great time. On Thursday night there was no cover and a nice crowd and very good musicians. On Friday there was a $10 cover and standing room only after 9:30, we got there by 9:00 so had a table to sit at, but... More 

Thank CzmLisa
Manchester, New Hampshire
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for a group of coworkers to stumble in, order buckets of beer and shots then dance and drink and sing along to Don't Stop Believing or Shake it Off or American Pie til 2 AM. It's a blast!

Thank Mary M
April B, Marketer at Howl at the Moon, responded to this review

We're so glad you and your coworkers had fun! We hope to see you again soon :) More 

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587 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go to enjoy good music. The H@M is well and centrally located downtown Chicago. For a small entrance fee $5, you get good musicians and good piano music. As then audience decides what to play, the style is very eclectic and entertaining. The place must improve the friendliness of the bar tenders though and make the cocktails... More 

Thank Matyas L
Kaukauna, Wisconsin, United States
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Chicago hot spot for night life. I can understand why because the place fills with people and the band is good. However, after paying $10 just to get in, one would not expect to pay $13.50 for a mixed drink. Most places in Chicago charge around $7 for this same drink. This is also a regular stop... More 

Thank Rich O
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy music you want to hear and can request your favorite songs. Musicians are top notch and so.....talented! Fun fun fun place. No grouches allowed. Request your songs early so you get to hear them, and tip please. Come early to snag a good table. Lines form after 9:00. Good for group or any size. Thanks Howl... More 

Thank MaryKelley
April B, Marketer at Howl at the Moon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review! I'll make sure to share this with our entertainers. They truly are so talented and they'll appreciate the compliment :) We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In a city with so much great jazz I kind of get the concept of duelling pianos and the violinist was great but the crowd is college kids and few grown ups in the mix "chaperoning" :) The music is rock covers from the 80s, 90s , 00s. It's more of a trashy old school bar than what I want... More 

Thank Suzy D
Warrington, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard that this was the place to go for a great time, it was good but it was quiet. We went on a Sunday so perhaps the day affected the atmosphere as it was extremely quiet. The artists were good. The drinks were expensive though so we only had a couple in here. I would try again if... More 

Thank tix83
April B, Marketer at Howl at the Moon, responded to this review

I'm sorry your experience wasn't what you were expecting. The atmosphere does vary depending on the night of the week you choose, but you should definitely try to make it back on a Friday or Saturday night. Those are our busiest nights. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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480 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Place was recommended by our tour guide. Called in after a show and didn't leave until early the next day. I love watching very talented musicians perform requests on multiple instruments. Their range of songs was mind boggling. Thought the cost of drinks and food was reasonable.

Thank GrantHay
April B, Marketer at Howl at the Moon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your incredible review. I'll let our entertainers know how much you enjoyed the show. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Strongsville, Ohio
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460 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Fun times in downtown Chicago! Spent a few hours here in the evening while attending a recent trade show. The place was packed with trade show attendees on a week night. The musicians were very entertaining! Talented - several of them played multiple instruments. Drinks/beers were good, and appetizers were average. A loud place - difficult to carry on long... More 

Thank Will H
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Duelling pianos, cheesy pop songs, top 40 hits twisted and rearranged, random work functions, birthdays and hens parties - what more can I say? Okay, so it might not be for everyone, but if you go with a view to just have a good time you will delighted and amused. Make a song request and bust your moves.

Thank 906lyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
19:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
18:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654-4606
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-863-7427
Ready to Howl, Chicago? Howl at the Moon is the #1 nightlife spot that’s keeping Chicago’s River North dancing! Part bar and part concert, Howl at the Moon creates a non-stop party with live music performed in a high-energy setting. This isn’t your average piano bar, Chicago. Get on the dance floor and join our talented musicians in rocking out to your favorite songs while trying our signature drinks! You’ll hear everything from pop to classic rock to hip-hop. It’s the best Chicago nightlife has to offer!

Howl at the Moon’s energetic and interactive setting creates the perfect atmosphere for any type of special events in Chicago. We’re the live music bar that always throws a non-stop party. It doesn’t matter if you’re celebrating a bachelorette party, birthday party, or planning a corporate event, any group event at Howl at the Moon is guaranteed to make for a memorable night. It’s the most fun you’ll have at a dance bar in Chicago!

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