Can downtown Minneapolis handle two dueling piano bars? We'll find out come December when Howl at the Moon opens on 1st Avenue. The national chain will open its first Minnesota outpost in the former Rosen's bar, just three blocks from the Shout House in Block E. That dueling piano bar celebrated its seven-year anniversary Thursday night.
Howl at the Moon has locations across the Eastern seaboard and the Gulf Coast (15 total). The club is scheduled to open its Minneapolis location on Dec. 9.
Howl at the Moon describes itself as a rock 'n' roll piano bar catering to big groups, especially birthday and bachelorette parties. Like the Shout House, there's plenty of interaction with the musicians and, apparently, plenty of drinking. Beyond the cocktails with names like "3-Way" and "X-Boyfriend," the bar offers 86-ounce neon colored bucket drinks.
Stay tuned for more details.
Howl at the Moon: 430 1st Av., Mpls. www.howlatthemoon.com.