Nightlife in Athens

47% Off Hookah Smoking

Ole Lounge Bar & Grill

Stone Mountain

$15 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 45% Off a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill

Multiple Locations

$11 $6

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

Miss Black US Ambassador Scholarship Pageant – Up to 40% Off

Miss Black US Ambassador Scholarship Pageant

Gwinnett Performing Arts Center

$25 $15

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Pageant competitors express their views and show off their talents, competing for scholarship opportunities

Up to 58% Off Standup Comedy

The House Comedy Club

The House Comedy Club

$30 $15

Paula Gilchrist hosts evenings of standup comedy featuring performers seen on television and on national tours

Up to 51% Off Wine Tasting

Wine & Beer

Johns Creek

$40 $23

Tasters sit around a large wooden bar as an expert pours up to eight samples of wine, paired with cheese, crackers, and sweets

43% Off Bar Food at T J's Sports Bar & Grill

T J's Sports Bar & Grill

Rivermont

$20 $11.50

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

Up to 55% Hookah Package for Two or Four

Up N' Smoke Hookah Lounge

Atlanta-Decatur

$55 $25

Groups of two or four enjoy chips and soft drinks between puffs of hookah smoke in flavors such as fruit cocktail, mint, and blue mist

45% Off Wine and Cheese Tasting at Talk of The Table

Talk of The Table

Cumming

$40 $24.25

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

The Big Psychic Fair – Up to 50% Off

The Big Psychic Fair

Harmony Place Spiritual Center

$90 $45

Dozens of psychics deliver readings during a fair held over several weekends at Harmony Place Spiritual Center

52% Off at Warm Springs Winery

Warm Springs Winery

Warm Springs

$29 $14

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Groups of two or four enjoy a bottle of wine while taking in scenic views of the Warm Springs’ pond

Natalie Grant – Up to 56% Off

Natalie Grant at Atlanta Gospel Fest

Cobb Galleria Centre

$26.50 $15

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Dove Award–winning singer-songwriter weaves themes of love, faith, and redemption into emotion-filled songs including "Alive" and "Held"

Walker Stalker Con 2014 – Up to 50% Off

Walker Stalker Con 2014

The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart

$37.75 $19

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The stars of AMC's "The Walking Dead" and "Comic Book Men" treat fans to panels, events, and zombie fun

"Sesame Street Live!" – Up to 40% Off

Sesame Street Live: "Make A New Friend"

Fox Theatre Atlanta

$25 $15

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Grover, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and Cookie Monster learn that friendship is universal when a foreign visitor arrives at Sesame Street

Up to 60% Off at Uptown Comedy Corner 

Uptown Comedy Corner

Uptown Comedy Corner

$30 $20

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

Peach State Film and Music Festival – Up to 51% Off

The Peach State Film and Music Festival

Atlanta Adamsville Rec Center

$100 $49

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Film and music fest features neo soul from Takiya Mason, Africa samba dancers, a fashion show, independent movies, and a three-course meal

Up to $50.85 Off Video-Game-Themed Symphony

rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

$58.70 $41

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A full orchestra and chorus recreate the memorable music of modern video-game classics such as Halo and Portal

Up to 50% Off Stand Up Comedy

The Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre

Atlanta

$70.40 $35

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

The Punchline Comedy Club – Up to 50% Off Standup

The Punchline Comedy Club

Atlanta

$50 $25

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

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

The Venetian Room

$60 $29

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

Up to 56% Off Group Dates

Eight at Eight Dinner Club

Buckhead

$80 $39

Dating service responsible for over 300 marriage sets singles up on fun, tension-free, four-couple group dates

Plaza Atlanta Theatre – Up to 40% Off Movie Tickets

Plaza Atlanta Theatre

Poncey-highland

$20 $11.99

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Historic, recently renovated theater screens new releases and cult classics

Atlanta Kids Fashion Week – Up to 40% Off

Atlanta Kids Fashion Week: Glam Kids Fashion Show

Doubletree By Hilton Downtown Atlanta

$31.74 $19

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Rising and established designers showcase their children's ensembles during a family-friendly fashion show

"Ghosts of Rock" – Up to 46% Off Musical

"Ghosts of Rock"

Multiple Locations

$46.12 $25

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A full band soundtracks the story of a corporate boy band visited by the spirits of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison

Up to 52% Off "The Ark" Improv Show

"The Ark"

The Plaza Theatre

$33.04 $16

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Six top improv theaters combine forces for an epic evening of off-the-cuff comedy to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Atlanta improv

Up to 53% Off Atlanta Fashion Week Event

Longé Magazine Presents: Atlanta Fashion Week and Music Showcase

Hyatt Atlanta Hotel

$64.29 $30

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Models show off frocks, bags, and menswear from local and international designers as live music sets the beat

2 Chainz – Up to 24% Off Atlanta Greek Picnic

2014 Atlanta Greek Picnic $10,000 Step Show feat. 2Chainz

Forbes Arena - Morehouse College

$31.74 $24

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Nine fraternities and sororities compete in a step show for $10,000 cash with 2 Chainz closing it out with a performance

$20 Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Courson's Winery

Sparta

$25 $15

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

Collective Soul with Guest Shane Dwight – Up to 40% Off Concert

Collective Soul with Guest Shane Dwight

Southern Ground Amphitheater

$40 $25

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Alt-rockers behind "Shine" and "The World I Know" deliver 20 years of melodic grunge in a benefit concert with blues-rocker Shane Dwight

Up to 44% Off Wine Tasting at Boutier Winery

Boutier Winery

Ila

$76.50 $45

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

50% Off at Peachtree Growler Co.

Peachtree Growler Co.

Peachtree Corners

$35 $17.50

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

Up to 50% Off Wine Tastings

Paradise Hills Winery

Blairsville

$30 $15

Visitors sip vintages at three wineries an easy driving distance from each other along the Georgia Wine Highway

Up to Half Off Thursday Nights Event with Food

The Private I Club

Wheeless Road

$20 $10

Event features live music and a spoken-word artist

Up to 45% Off Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two

Wine & Beer

Greer

$20 $11

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

Select Local Merchants

“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 jalapeño-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

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

Aurora Theatre, recently named Best Theatre Company in Atlanta (Creative Loafing Best of Atl 2010) is the professional theatre of Gwinnett County and home of the best entertainment in Northeast Georgia. With over 300 events annually, Aurora Theatre has live entertainment to suit everyone’s taste. The Aurora Theatre main sta

128 W Pike St
Lawrenceville,
GA
US

If you're all dressed up in chainmail with no place to go, today's deal is an excuse to wear grandma's mail hood and mittens out of the house. Today's Groupon to Medieval Times gets you a sensuous four-course feast and live show, featuring horse-mounted combat, falconry, and mace-wielding professionals, for $39, a $64.75 value for adults, including tax. Call Medieval Times to schedule your outing soon, as this Groupon expires on January 31, 2010, the centennial of the Blue Knight's battle against Chaucer's time-travelling sword. An expansive stone castle bedecked in flags awaits you in Shaumburg, where you can satisfy your New Year's resolution to spend more time with the other family you've secretly been keeping in Shaumburg.

5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Lawrenceville,
GA
US