Chicago’s Howl at the Moon Celebrates 15 Years of Singing, Dancing and Howling

May 19, 2017

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On Saturday June 15th, 2002, Howl at the Moon opened its doors and the heartbeat of Chicago was born. In celebration of our Golden Birthday and our 15 Year Anniversary, we are rolling back our drink prices to 2002! Come celebrate with us Thursday, June 15th 2017 starting at 8 PM.

If you have never experienced Howl at the Moon’s live and interactive music performance, where have you been? There are no more excuses. It’s been 15 years! You may have heard that Howl at the Moon is known for their live music show, but that’s not all we do. We can host bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, corporate events, birthday parties, holiday parties and so much more. Our musicians take the stage seven nights a week and can perform any song requested right there on the spot. Don’t believe us? Reserve a table to see for yourself.

Chicago is one of 16 Howl at the Moon locations spread out across the US. This particular location originally belonged to a rib house once owned by Bradd O’Brien, who has since then become President and Co-owner of Howl at the Moon. While vacationing back in 2002, O’Brien came across a dueling piano bar that had changed his life forever.

“I saw the Howl at the Moon concept in Orlando, Florida and loved it”, he said. It was then that he immediately contacted the founder [Jimmy Bernstein] to pitch the idea of opening a Howl location in Chicago. At that moment, a partnership had been formed.

“I took a chance opening Howl at the Moon, and from day-one it just took off along with Hubbard Street”, said O’Brien. “We simply rode the wave of River North.”

Chicago 15th Year Anniversary Party

The second opening of Howl was a weekend that O’Brien will remember forever. “I will never forget the line – it was wrapped around the building! I have never before seen such a long line in Chicago!”

Howl at the Moon is like flipping through the radio, but better. The music is LIVE and you control the playlist. It is a one-of-a-kind experience that has been entertaining Chicago since 2002, and nothing excites us more than celebrating 15 years with the city that we love.

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Our anniversary party is taking place Thursday, June 15th and it will be the best show yet. We are always revamping, always improving and the show is now 15 years in the making. It will truly be an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss. Come celebrate with us by dancing the night away while consuming an 86oz. Bucket of Adios MOFO (Bradd’s favorite!). You can share a bucket with your friends or keep it for yourself, we won’t judge. Starting at 8 PM our performers will sing your favorite songs non-stop and we guarantee that you’ll be howling along in no time.

To those of you who have experienced Howl in the past and have returned time and time again, this night is for you. You are the ones who push us to keep performing and to keep learning. You are what brings life to Howl at the Moon. We cannot thank you enough for your unconditional support and for choosing to celebrate your special moments with us.

“The most significant reason why Howl at the Moon has been so iconic is the concept; we found a void. There are a lot of sports bars surrounding Chicago… and we found what was missing.” – Bradd O’Brien, President & Co-owner of Howl at the Moon.

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