Frequently Asked Questions



Half Note Lounge bar

Do you accept major credit cards?

Half Note Restaurant and Lounge accepts all major credit cards, including debit cards with Visa or Master Card logos.

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How do I apply for a job?

Go to our Careers page and complete the online application.

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How do I make dinner reservations?

Please call (301) 809-6683, Tuesday through Friday 10AM - 4PM or make reservations online at Yelp SeatMe. Please note that Yelp Seatme is only for parties of two (2) and four (4). If you submit an email request at events@halfnotelounge.com, you MUST receive an email response from Half Note Lounge confirming receipt of your request. Limited reservations are accepted in the dining room Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All other seating is first-come, first-seated for parties of two (2) to four (4) Thursday thru Saturday (no reservations needed). For parties of six (6) or more Thursday thru Saturday, reservations are required. We do not offer dining reservations for time slots after 6:45 PM Friday night and 7:45 PM Saturday night. Reservations are held for 15 minutes beyond their scheduled time. After the 15 minute grace period, the reservation is relinquished.

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How do I make Saturday and Sunday Brunch reservations?

Please call (301) 809-6683, Tuesday through Friday 10AM - 4PM or make reservations online at Yelp SeatMe. If you submit an email request at events@halfnotelounge.com, you MUST receive an email response from Half Note confirming receipt of your request. Limited reservations are accepted in the dining room. All other seating is done on a first-come first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted after 2:00 PM. Reservations are held for 15 minutes beyond their scheduled time. After the 15 minute grace period, the reservation is relinquished.

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What is the cost for Brunch?

Brunch occurs every Saturday (10AM-2PM) and Sunday (9AM-4PM) at Half Note Lounge. The cost for brunch is currently $29.95 with unlimited Mimosas! Children under the age of 4 eat free. Also, $3.00 off for church programs dated the same day.

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How do I obtain information on special events?

Special Events such as luncheons, receptions, retirement parties, and fundraisers can be scheduled during non-business hours and are subject to availability. Please contact the Events Coordinator at (301) 809-6683, events@halfnotelounge.com. Also, please see more details on our Services page.

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How do I reserve a VIP Bottle Service Area?

To reserve a Bottle Service area, please call (301) 809-6683 Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 10AM - 4PM. Alternatively, send an email to events@halfnotelounge.com. If you submit an email request, you MUST receive an email response from Half Note confirming receipt of your request. Also, please see more details on our Services page.

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How do I reserve a Private Room?

To reserve the Private Room, contact the Events Coordinator at (301) 809-6683 or via email at events@halfnotelounge.com. If you submit an email request, you MUST receive an email response from Half Note confirming receipt of your request. Also, please see more details on our Services page.

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What is the VIP Black Card and how can I apply?

VIP Black Cards are available for an annual membership fee of $150. This entitles you to avoid the line outside and enter immediately. You and one (1) guest may enter FREE during our normal nights where a cover charge is imposed for entertainment (FREE ADMISSION IS NOT AVAILABLE DURING SPECIAL EVENTS). Additionally, you are entitled to discounts only available to ONLY Black Card Members, including pre-purchase for special events before tickets are sold to the general public and usually discounted. When we are nearing our capacity limit, we only allow Black Card Holders to enter. It is a great program/deal to take advantage of, especially for our regular Half Note patrons. Please inquire with any of our staff members about the Black Card the next time you are at Half Note Lounge to complete an application. Also, please see more details on our Services page.

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Does Half Note offer Gift Cards?

YES. Half Note Lounge Gift Cards are available for purchase and make the perfect gift for anyone and any occasion. Please inquire with our staff about our gift cards the next time you're at Half Note Lounge.

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Does Half Note offer military discounts?

No, except on the Veteran's Day holiday. On Veteran's Day ONLY, there will be 10% off any entrée PLUS a FREE APPETIZER when an entrée is purchased for military veterans with valid ID.

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Is coat check available?

Coat check is seasonal and available Thursday, Friday & Saturday night during the winter months. The cost is $2 per item.

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Is smoking allowed?

Half Note Restaurant and Lounge is a smoke free environment. Smoking is allowed on the outside patio.

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Is there a cost for parking?

No. Half Note Lounge offers free parking.

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Is there a dress code?

Yes. Classy Casual. Athletic wear of any kind is prohibited. Athletic wear includes, but is not limited to, sneakers, timberland boots, polo boots, flip flops, sweatshirts, t-shirts, baseball caps, athletic apparel. Half Note Lounge reserves the right to deny entry to anyone dressed inappropriately.

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Is there a cover charge to enter the venue?

There is a $10 Entertainment Fee Thursday and Friday nights beginning at 7PM and on Saturday nights beginning at 8PM.
**The last Saturday of each month we feature a comedy show in addition to live entertainment. This is known as “Last Saturday” and there is a $20 Entertainment Fee beginning at 6PM on this day. Entertainment Fees are subject to change at any time.

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Is there a minimum age requirement?

All customers must be 21 years of age or older when there is live entertainment. All other hours of operation have no age requirement.

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What other Regular entertainment/events does Half Note offer?

In addition to our weekly entertainment -- Saturday and Sunday Brunch, Karaoke and live music/bands Thursday through Saturday -- Half Note also offers Comedy Show and Paint Nite events. We feature a Comedy Show with live entertainment held on the last Saturday of every month. This is known as “Last Saturday” and there is a $20 Entertainment Fee beginning at 6PM on this day. Entertainment Fees are subject to change at any time. Paint Nite® is usually scheduled on every other Wednesday at 7PM, although dates and times are subject to change. The cost for Paint Nite is $45 and does not include food or drinks. Please note that Half Note does not control or have input on the price Paint Nite charges for their event. We are the venue only. Paint Nite contracts the space within our venue for their event. Any discounts or offers (usually through Groupon) are done on their own, not in conjunction with Half Note. Please visit our Events calendar for monthly events and scheduling.

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What is Paint Nite?

Paint Nite® is a new concept of blending two timeless pastimes, artistic painting and drinking cocktails, as a way to draw patrons into local pubs on a slow night with a unique opportunity to socialize and be creative. The 2-hour Paint Nite painting parties are held daily with at least 25 people in attendance who follow the step-by-step instructions of one master local artist from blank canvas to masterpiece. Paint Nite® is about making art accessible to people who don't consider themselves artists or creative in any way. Paint Nite is about fostering a fun, low stress, non-judgmental environment that inspires everyone to enjoy the process of creating something from nothing. We want the anxiety that people may feel about doing something “wrong”, to be displaced by a fun night of socializing with friends and having a relaxing, creative time. For many customers, Paint Nite will be a novel and memorable experience, as many have not touched a paint brush since elementary school.


Age: 21+ Event. This is NOT a BYOB event. No food or drink is included with your ticket price. All food and drink must be purchased at the venue.

 

Please note that Half Note does not control or have input on the price Paint Nite charges for their event. We are the venue only. Paint Nite contracts the space within our venue for their event. Any discounts or offers (usually through Groupon) are done on their own, not in conjunction with Half Note.


The event begins promptly at the start time listed below. Please allow a little extra time to find parking and get settled. If you are coming with a group (YAY, how fun!) make sure to arrive early to get seats together! Please check our Events calendar for scheduled dates.

Artist:            TBD
Start Time:     7 p.m.
Cost:              $45 
Ticket Info:   Purchase Tickets Online

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Want to perform at Half Note Lounge?

Half Note Restaurant and Lounge is very discriminating on who we will allow to perform for our customers. Our customers are a very discerning group of patrons, and they demand only professional performances. Half Note Lounge patrons average 35+ in age, performances are in the genre of Classic R&B, Neo-Soul and Jazz. We do not allow Go-Go music performances. To be considered for performances at Half Note Lounge, the following is our process:

1.  Submit your materials (Press Kit, CD/DVD) via in-person, mail or email, along with contact information.
2.  We will listen to your product and if we feel it may be a good match we will contact you.
3.  If you are contacted, we will then need to see you perform somewhere other than Half Note. We are looking to see if your live performance matches your product, if your crowd matches our demographic, if you have a following, how you market to your fans, if your playlist would be a good fit for Half Note.

If after this inquiry we still want to move forward, we will again contact you to discuss performance availability and terms.

Half Note Lounge
4881 Glenn Dale Rd.
Bowie, MD 20720
Email: bands@halfnotelounge.com

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What are the Hours of Operation?

Monday*
 CLOSED
Tuesday  4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday  4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Thursday  4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Friday  4:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
   5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Sunday  9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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