A Not-So-Looney Night

6 Jan


Looney's Pub South in Maple Lawn


Located in the snazzy Maple Lawn shopping center, Looney’s Pub South serves as one of the most popular drinking holes in Howard County, claiming the livers and minds of many locals. Three things come to mind when we think of Looney’s Pub: cheap drinks, raucous crowds, and enough TVs to put Best Buy to shame.

We ventured to Looney’s for their Wednesday night drink specials – $1 Miller drafts, $2 Miller bottles, $2.50 house drinks and half-priced bottles of wine. Because of Looney’s reputation, we expected to have a fairly rowdy night. Much to our surprise, we found Looney’s to be relatively subdued. There wasn’t much of a crowd, which was great for easy bar access but, at the same time, left us wanting more.

Some Other Lows
Looney’s was out of their Miller Light on draft [thankfully, they knocked the bottles down to $1].

The Dogfish Head 90 Minute came out of the keg warm.

After the hostess told us that we could get the drink specials at a booth, the server explained to us that we, in fact, could not. Instead, we’d have to walk up to the bar to order them…from her, as she was also the bartender. Confused? So were we.   

On the Brightside
Their crab pretzel appetizer was pretty impressive and more than enough to share between three people. Plus, there was a really cool fish tank behind the bar. And hey, who can complain about dollar bottles? 

Our collection.

At 10pm, DJ Ray began his set with some Top 40 hits, although a little too loudly for the sparse crowd. The dance floor was basically empty all night – but likely because there wasn’t really a dance floor at all. The area was filled with pub tables, interfering with our feeble attempts to groove…and causing some confusion. [“Hey, did you just slap my butt?” “No, dude, you just ran into the chair.”]

Speaking of butts – our fondest memory of the night involved the excessive appearance of one dancer’s butt crack. In fact, we suspect that this fleshy reveal was completely intentional. Not only did she fail to make any attempt to fix the situation, but also we watched as her date took pictures  of another friend posing with her smiling face alongside the aforementioned butt crack. Thanks for the memories, Looney’s.

Until Next Time
From what we’ve heard and experienced from other nights at this fine establishment, last night fails to fully represent the typical Looney’s experience. Maybe this means that weeknights at Looney’s are just hit or miss – but we’d like to hear from you. Comment below and let us know about your nights at Looney’s!

Either way, we’ll be back to give Looney’s Pub South another shot.


16 Responses to “A Not-So-Looney Night”

  1. Jimmy January 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    This blog is a great idea, keep it up missy/linda!

    • hocohangover January 7, 2011 at 8:04 am #

      Thanks Jimmy! Missy and I have had a lot of fun with it so far.

      – Linda

  2. MapleLAwnBill January 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    Looney’s is a great Pub/sports bar. You must of been there on an off night?? was this last pm because I know for a fact that this week has been dead everywhere..I was there over the Holidays and the place was jumping. Try a weekend and catch a band, your opinion will change in a heartbeat

    • hocohangover January 7, 2011 at 8:04 am #

      Hi MapleLawnBill –

      Thanks for the tip! We’ve definitely heard that weekends at Looney’s are always packed and a lot of fun. We went on a Wednesday night, which we heard was a great night to go, but we will definitely be checking out a Friday or Saturday soon. Thanks for reading!


    • Nick January 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

      the problem with friday and saturday night is they charge a cover for a sh***y band that nobody dances to that also plays so loud it becomes difficult to talk to anyone, honestly no bar in howard county should be charging a cover unless people actually want to see said band which sadly is never because they always have terrible cover-bands play

  3. Kate January 7, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I have been frightened to go here. Thanks for the review! I think I will stay away now…can’t wait to read about your other nights out!

    • HoCo Hangover January 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

      Thanks so much for reading, Katie! We’ll definitely be going back to give it another shot, and we’ll keep you posted on how it goes.


  4. Vicki January 7, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    Go tonight! There’s a great band playing and it’ll be an awesome time!

  5. Danny January 8, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    Been to Loony’s a few times. Food is way below average accept one time I had a great pickle that was with my burger. It was really small but good. Never drive out of there with more than 2 beers in you. HOCO PO PO is next door and they all love to wait for you around the corner. Loony’s might be a front for the cops and lawyers from HOCO. Lord knows they have all gotten richer since Loony’s started giving away free, overnight, all expenses payed trips to Jessup. 2 times I went there there was live free entertainment that started in the bar but it really sucked when we had to get up and go outside (leave our warm beers) just to watch the brawl. What really sucked though is the cops heard the fight from there nearby hiding spot and came way to early in the first round….. No blood….. Boooo for you. Lot’s more to say but I have to go see my lawyer now. If you want to hear the rest let me know.

    • Kate January 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

      Don’t they have a shuttle to drive you home?

      • HoCo Hangover January 15, 2011 at 11:34 am #

        From what we hear – they do have a Looney’s shuttle to take you home if you’ve had a few too many.

  6. wordbones January 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    HoCo Hangover,

    You have a nice blog here and a welcome addition to the HoCo loco blog scene.

    Good luck with your bucket list!


    • HoCo Hangover January 15, 2011 at 11:33 am #

      Thanks for reading! We definitely have a lot of work ahead of us, but we can’t wait.

      Linda of HoCo Hangover

      • Chip Bell January 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

        Hi, I just came accross you posts. Very good stuff,
        My band “The Grey Street Band” “A Dave Matthews Tribute and more” will be playing there this Saturday Night 1/14/2012 and from what I hear it’s really going to be kicking night. Hope you can Make it out.


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