By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Apr 22, 2022 at 2:01 PM

Last night, Howl At The Moon opened in Downtown Milwaukee under a waning gibbous moon. The Chicago-based chain nightclub and live music venue took over the former Pub Club space, 1103 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

The new space is fresh, clean and simple, with a massive square-shaped bar smack dab in the center and a stage and dance floor toward the back.

Howl at the Moon is known for dueling pianos and big buckets of fruity booze drinks and both were flowing freely last night during the grand opening soiree.

Check it out:

The drinks come in three bucket sizes, we’ll call them larger, larger and ridiculously large, and have names like Sex on the Moon, Adios Mofo, Fruit Rollup, Pink Paradise, Howlin’ Punch and a classic Hurricane.

Regular-sized cocktails, beer, wine and a variety of unique shots like a “Basic B**** Bomb” or “Gummy Bear” are also available.

Live music shows happen nightly, with two “dueling” piano players and a rotating mix of other musicians cranking out anthemic dance hits and sing-a-long songs from the ‘70s to the present. Think “Bennie and The Jets” meets “Don’t Stop Believing” meets “Gin and Juice” along with whatever else guests request.

Howl at the Moon Milwaukee is the chain’s 18th location. It's open to the public Thursday-Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and other evenings for birthday, holiday, bachelorette/bachelor, corporate and private parties.

Here are more pics from last night’s grand opening:

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Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.