Nightlife in Athens

Fifty Shades of Men at Wild Bill's on Saturday, December 27, at 9:30 p.m. (Up to 57% Off)

50 Shades of Men

Wild Bill's

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A male dance revue comprised of musclebound Chippendales hunks excites crowds with their sensual moves and Vegas showmanship

$18.75 $11

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$6 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $11 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Multiple Locations

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$11 $6

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Standup Comedy at The House Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

The House Comedy Club

The House Comedy Club

Professional comedians seen on television perform Wednesdays through Sundays

$36 $18

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$10 for $20 Worth of Bar Food for Two at T J's Sports Bar & Grill

T J's Sports Bar & Grill

Rivermont

Sports bar serves up classic fare such as onion rings, wings, burgers, and fish 'n' chips

$20 $10

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Brewery Tour Souvenirs for One or Two at Wild Heaven Craft Beers (Up to 35% Off)

Wild Heaven Craft Beers

Decatur

Take a complimentary tour that includes six beer tastings, then bring home a souvenir glass, a sticker, and a wall-mount bottle opener

$36 $26

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Pizza with Two Beers or Salads at Villagio Italian Kitchen (Up to 46% Off)

Villagio Italian Kitchen

North Decatur

Enjoy pizzas topped with veggie alfredo toppings or classic sausage, paired with beers or the Caesar or ensalada mista salad

$27.95 $15

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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two or Four at Talk of The Table (40% Off)

Talk of The Table

Cumming

Sample a variety of wines and artisan cheeses in a charming boutique setting

$40 $27

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$23 for a Crab-Cake Dinner for Two at The Velvet Note ($38 Value)

The Velvet Note

Stonebridge Condos

Two crab-cake entrees prepared Maryland-style and served amid an intimate music club

$38 $23

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Standup for Two or Four at Uptown Comedy Corner Through April 25 (Up to 60% Off)

Uptown Comedy Corner

Uptown Comedy Corner

Intimate comedy venue has landed such acts as Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle

$30 $20

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Stand Up Comedy at Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre and a $20 Credit for Cellar 56 (Up to 50% Off)

The Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre

Atlanta

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Atlanta outpost of storied comedy-club chain hosts nationally touring comedians seen on sitcoms and late-night television

$70.40 $35

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

The Venetian Room

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Four-Course Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two with Two Mugs (Up to 42% Off)

Dinner Detective Atlanta

Atlanta

Amateur sleuths dig into a choice of chicken, fish, or vegetarian entrees while solving a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

$169.88 $98

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Standup for Two at The Punchline Comedy Club (Up to 66% Off)

The Punchline Comedy Club

Atlanta

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Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal, Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep, and other headliners bring the laughs

$50 $17

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Movie for Two or Four at Plaza Atlanta Theatre (Up to 35% Off)

Plaza Atlanta Theatre

Poncey-highland

Historic, recently renovated theater screens new releases and cult classics

$20 $13

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Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottles of Wine for Two or Four at Courson's Winery ($20 Off)

Courson's Winery

Sparta

After tasting and learning about the winery’s muscadine, scuppernong, and fruit wines, patrons take home bottles of their favorite variation

$25 $15

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Wine-and-Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at The HIstoric Fine Wine & Art Gallery (Up to 49% Off)

The HIstoric Fine Wine & Art Gallery

College Park

Guests mingle while sampling wine and cheese and viewing work by local artists

$50 $28

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Wine and Sweets Tasting with Truffles, Winescream, and Custom Labels for 2 or 4 at Boutier Winery (Up to 39% Off)

Boutier Winery

Ila

Tasters sip 6 award-winning wines paired with truffles and sample an ice cream–wine blend on a 32-acre vineyard

$76.50 $50

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Brew-U Home-Brew Class for One, Two, or Four at Peachtree Growler Co. (46% Off)

Peachtree Growler Co.

Peachtree Corners

Certified beer master teaches students the basics of home brewing craft beer; students receive 32-ounce growler of beer

$35 $19

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Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Greenville Shrine Club on January 24 or 25 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Greenville Shrine Club

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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Improv Show, December 5–March 28, or Six-Week Improv Class, January 6–March 31 at Alchemy Comedy Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Alchemy Comedy Theater

Coffee Underground

Four different improv shows throughout the week; classes teach long- and short-form improv, as well as scene-work, to students of all levels

$10 $8

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Thursday Nights Event with Hors D'oeuvres for Two or Four at The Private I Club (Up to 55% Off)

The Private I Club

Wheeless Road

Event features live music and a spoken-word artist

$20 $9

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New Year's Eve Package for Two or Four on December 31 at Rigby's Entertainment Complex (Up to 47% Off)

Rigby's Entertainment Complex

Warner Robins

Celebrate the new year with roller skating, bowling, mini golf, laser tag, go-karting, and late-night refreshments

$103 $55

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Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two at Wine & Beer (Up to 45% Off)

Wine & Beer

Greer

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

$20 $11

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Select Local Merchants

Having toured with Dinosaur Jr. and Meat Puppets in recent years, Dead Confederate returns to reclaim its native soil by planting its flag at the intimate downtown venue 40 Watt Club. In a dynamic live performance, the five-piece band will free cuts from their newest album, Sugar, from the confines of ear buds and bootlegged eight tracks. Beards can stoically bob along to the J Mascis–aided single "Giving It All Away" and the band's other forays into the dark corners of the rock-o-sphere, from freeform psychedelic wanderings to pulsing aural packets of distortion. Fellow performers Colour Revolt, whose debut album ranked among Paste's Best of 2008, and shoegazey Twin Tigers will ease ears into the deep end of the sonic pool with tonal palettes that range from jaunty to noisy. 40 Watt Club boasts two full bars for mid-show sipping or pouring libations to the gods of rock. Doors open at 9 p.m.

285 West Washington Street
Athens,
GA
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?Here?s to you, Andrew Volstead, NICE TRY!? The owners of The Volstead have good reason to raise a toast to this congressman, who famously passed the prohibition laws in the 1920s: he became the inspiration for everything their bar and restaurant wouldn?t be. To show their appreciation for libations, the team took great pains to restore the space to reflect the way it originally looked in 1893??the height of the American saloon era. But while the decorative archways, pressed tin ceiling, and William McKinley impersonators evoke the gilded age, the bar also holds a few modern twists. An ice rail runs along the wooded bar top to help keep cocktails and brews cold while draft beers are poured out at a 32 degree temperature and shots are shot back at a bone-chilling 5 degrees. Just under 100 guests can cozy into indoor tables and bar seating to enjoy weekly karaoke or trivia nights or linger on the outdoor patio as they gaze upon a handful of TVs and the large projection screen, which showcases Sunday football games and date-night movies.

Back in the kitchen, Chef David Perez leads a skilled culinary team as they handcraft 12 types of half-pound burgers, classic sandwiches, and 14 different appetizers to help create what part-owner Brian Holloway described to the Online Athens Banner-Herald as "a casual eating experience with an upscale feel." Black Angus beef patties are crowned with a variety of toppings, from jalape?o-pimento cheese and sliced hot dogs to fried eggs, while other hearty entrees include beer-battered fish and a 10-ounce rib-eye steak. Savory eats can also be consumed during the restaurant?s Sunday brunch, which serves up plates of shrimp and grits, ham and cheese omelets, and a pair of Elvis pancakes which arrived painted onto a velvet plate.

351 E Clayton St
Athens,
GA
US

Ambience Event Services brings more than 20 years of experience to every celebration it helps its customers plan, including weddings, school dances, bar and bat mitzvahs, and company events. Along with renting out high-quality karaoke and sound equipment, the event amplifier hires out DJs, classically trained musicians, professional photographers and videographers, and experienced day-of coordinators. Working closely with its customers, Ambience coordinates each celebration carefully to match its hosts' visions, staying within budget and respecting the cap on the number of times "Don't Stop Believing" may be played.

466 Quailwood Dr
Athens,
GA
US

Throughout the day, feet pound the floors of Dancefx to a multitude of classic and modern beats. With a packed schedule of classes, including adult hip hop and kids? jazz, the non-profit studio uses dance to benefit the community, directing its proceeds towards an array of local charities. In addition to classes, Dancefx sponsors four separate dance companies and hosts summer camps, private lessons, and birthday parties.

1260 S Milledge Ave
Athens,
GA
US

Knights in shining armor. White horses. Fair maidens. All the magnificent trappings of a bygone era come to life at Medieval Times, where ironclad knights clash for the title of King's Champion in front of a wide-eyed audience that peppers the battlefield with cheers and jeers between bites of a four-course dinner. Each two-hour tournament channels the pageantry and spectacle of 11th-century Spain, pitting six competitors against each other inside a spacious, sand-filled arena for the honor of earning the title of champion and the favor of the royal court. A spirited musical score infuses epic onslaughts with an extra dose of tension as adversaries joust atop stallions, deflect ferocious blows, and slice through suits forged of authentic junk mail. To further immerse guests in the fairy tale, Medieval Times encourages each guest to declare their allegiance by cheering loudly for the knight in their corner.

Like royal guests centuries ago, spectators bask in the revelry while feasting upon a finger-friendly bill of fare without the aid of utensils or the "choo-choo" sounds of parents. The four-course feast includes a tomato-bisque soup starter, oven-roasted chicken with a garlic-bread side, single spare rib, and an herb-basted potato. Servers periodically fill patrons? goblets with soda or water, which adults can supplement with purchases from a full-service bar. Meals conclude with the castle's sweet pastry dessert.

5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy.
Lawrenceville,
GA
US

In spirit with the olden days of romantic turkey-leg gnawing by firelight, Olde Towne serves up an extensive menu of protein-packed fare, including grilled meats, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, hand-tossed pizzas, gourmet salads, soups, and more. Pique your palate with an order of Chesapeake crab fritters served with roasted red-pepper aioli and wasabi slaw ($9.99); or Cajun chicken nachos, topped with wood-fired chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños, and a mix of cheeses ($7.99). Jumbo fresh fried chicken wings come doused in your choice of sauce (house specialties include lemon pepper, ranch, and lemon-yaki), served with celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing ($8.99 for 10). Treat your mouth to some wood-fired protein, such as prime rib served au jus with horseradish ($12.99 for 8 oz.), chicken Florentine stuffed with spinach and artichoke dip and topped with sun-dried tomatoes and a demi glaze ($13.99), or seared tuna served with veggies, wasabi slaw, and one additional side ($13.99). To satisfy the mini taste sensors on your fingertips, try a handheld creation such as the Black and Blue Burger (bacon and blue, jack, and cheddar cheeses, $8.50) or patty melt (Swiss and American cheeses and sautéed onions on rye, $8.99), and satisfy creative impulses with a build-your-own pizza topped with your choices from Olde Towne's bevy of meats, veggies, and cheeses (starting at $9.99 for 14").

835 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd
Lawrenceville,
GA
US