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Half Note Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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4881 Glenn Dale Rd, Bowie, MD 20720-3585 (MD Rt. 450)
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Chester, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a Friday night they don't have a "true happy hour" (maybe if you sat at the bar) but this is a lounge mind you. Drinks are $2.00 off, when the rum punch is $12.00 taking 2 off isn't much... They charge a cover after 7:00pm, and they are serious as someone in my group pointed out that it was... More 

Thank Shanel C
Clinton, Maryland
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

This was a nice social place for some laughs and great entertainment. This was a Saturday night for me and a girlfriend to hangout. The cost was $10 a piece for entrance (normal cost). The drinks are a bit pricey though. The place is small so I would suggest early arrival for good seats. The band was GREAT and kept... More 

Thank crystrh1
Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

someone wanted a birthday bash w/real southern blues performed.this place is jumpin'.loud old school tunes pumped out from a high end system.great selection of wine at affordable prices.excellent simple fare.basically a BBQ joint.my grilled salmon/ grilled asppagras was prefect.mississippi blues man/child Kingfish Ingram rocked the house for 2 sets.service was friendly,attentive.this is a black club.I'm white and was welcomed by... More 

Thank twinetime
Barcelona, Spain
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere, staff, food and Karaoke participants. My friends and I will be returning.

Thank vendetta61
Bowie, Maryland
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206 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

Enjoyed visiting here one Tuesday for Karaoke. The bar was packed with guests. Sat in the separate dining area where we could still see the stage. It was not too loud for conversation. Ordered one of the "$5 special drinks" of a flavored martini which was not very good. Traded it out for a regular drink which was fine. Really... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

ATMOSPHERE The lounge was located in a strip mall and is pretty lounge like visually. Picture low lights, dark tables and booths and mirrors when you walk in. I visited the restaurant for Sunday brunch with unlimited mimosas and the hot food was lined up assembly style on one side of the room and desserts, salads and the waffle station... More 

Thank 2SunSisters
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015

I attended Sunday brunch here. While the food and staff were both VERY good I was completely disturbed when I heard one of the men serving food at the buffet berating the hispanic waiter. I did not even want to get anymore food because I felt completely uncomfortable. I called twice to speak with a manager and report it but... More 

Thank ElleEye
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

The spot is a Club with a Restaurant. We arrive close to the kitchen closing. The Staff seated us without missing a beat, very pleasant and accommodating. Additionally, it was late night, the food was served fresh, piping hot and very tasteful. Try the Sweet Potato Cornbread..very good! All the while a live is band is playing and sounding as... More 

Thank wattscoffeehouse
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Horrible service. This is a fun Karaoke bar for mature crowds and the music lovers. If you want your drink quickly, order a bottle. If you want food, order it the moment you arrive. You may never see your server again...and if you do, he or she is bound to have an attitude. I'd come here again but... More 

Thank Jennifer N
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2015

Was taken out for a surprise birthday dinner at the Half Note Lounge. Enjoyed the jazz set with Marcus Johnson. It was nice and clean and our server Jordan made it even better offering the highest quality of service to the various cuisines. I had the jumble shrimp with mussels. My date had some of the most tender and tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4881 Glenn Dale Rd, Bowie, MD 20720-3585
    (MD Rt. 450)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bowie
  • Phone Number: 3018096683

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?