Nightlife in Beverly

The Dinner Detective – Up to 40% Off Murder-Mystery

The Dinner Detective

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

$98.17 $59

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

"Bye Bye Liver" – Up to Half Off Comedy

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

Nick's Comedy Stop – Up to 52% Off Standup

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

Laugh Boston – Up to 55% Off Standup

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

Comedy superstars, including Brian Posehn, Tommy Johnagin, and Andy Kindler, fill the summer schedule

The Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour – Up to 48% Off

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $16

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Four stars from TBS's Sullivan & Son strut their standup roots for the third year in a row

49% Off Boston Beerathon for Two

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

Up to 52% Off Standup Comedy

Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up big laughs

Up to 50% Off at Downeast Cider House

Downeast Cider House

Boston

$14 $7

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

Up to 63% Off Airport SUV Service

Target Limo Services

Redeem from Home

$160 $89

Professional drivers chauffeur customers to and from the airport in a fleet of brand-new GMC Denali SUVs

Up to 51% Off Zombie-Themed Convention

Walker Stalker Con 2014

Westin Boston Waterfront

$41.80 $21

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The stars of The Boondock Saints and AMC's The Walking Dead treat fans to panels, events, and zombie fun

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner

$20 $11

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25 screens show pro and college teams' triumphs while guests dine on hearty burgers, inventive wraps, barbecue, and southwestern cuisine

Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Spacehog — Up to 43% Of Concert

Summerland Tour 2014 with Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, & Spacehog

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

$34.80 $20

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Tour highlights chart-topping groups from 90’s alternative scene, including Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Quincy Center

$60 $29

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

Chicago – Up to 43% Off Musical

"Chicago"

Durgin Concert Hall

$21 $12

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Prohibition-era musical about a singer who attempts to spin murder into fame, featuring jazz tunes and choreography inspired by Bob Fosse

Up to 55% Off Summer Wine Tasting Classes from The Wine Steward

The Wine Steward

Hampstead

$50 $25

A sommelier teaches students to appreciate five summertime wines paired with hors d'oeuvres, cheeses, and chocolates

Up to 57% Off Shakespeare Plays

The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company presents "Hamlet," "Much Ado About Nothing," or "Macbeth"

The Spire Center for Performing Arts

$23 $12

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Company presents their take on two of Shakespeare's powerful tragedies and one of his most beloved comedies

Up to 50% Off at Sky Box Lounge at South Shore Sports Center

Sky Box Lounge at South Shore Sports Center

Hingham

$20 $11

Housemade pizza available whole or by the slice, buffalo and chicken wings, and bar snacks served at this sport center lounge

Up to 57% Off Mead Tour and Tasting

Moonlight Meadery

Londonderry

$50 $25

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Expert mead maker Michael Fairbrother offers up fermentation insight as well as fruit-tinged and spiced meads for tasting

Up to 54% Off Wine & Chocolate Tasting at Attrezzi

Attrezzi

Portsmouth

$130 $65

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Wine and chocolate experts pair gourmet chocolates and truffles with private-label wines

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a musical comedy based on the 1988 film of the same name starring Steve Martin and "wild and crazy guy" Michael Caine. The stage adaptation follows competing con men Lawrence and Freddy as they scheme and swindle their way through the French Riviera. After failed attempts to team up, the suave Lawrence and the not-as-suave Freddy make a bet on who can steal $50,000 from a young heiress—the winner keeps the cash, and the loser has to leave the Riviera. The show boasts a Tony Award–nominated score by David Yazbek, the songsmith behind the similarly adapted-from-a-movie The Full Monty, as well as a pyramid scheme's worth of laughs from the capable cast.

62 Dunham Rd
Beverly,
MA
US

Though their dishes are plated with an upscale attention to detail, the kitchen staff at The Wild Horse needs little more to prepare them than ingredients sourced from local farms and an open fire pit. Thus is borne the restaurant’s cozy, New American dishes with a dose of international flair. Broiled haddock, Moroccan-spiced rack of lack, and upside-down shepherd's pie pair with a rotating selection of 24 draft beers, which can include regional favorites as well as brews from across the world. From steaks and wild sockeye salmon to signature sandwiches, burgers, and flatbreads, these dishes accommodate meals from late-morning onwards, including late-night bites.

The Wild Horse's spacious and inviting dining area echoes the rustic spirit of its cooking. An open kitchen lies within full view of the wooden tables and horseshoe-shaped booths. Edison bulbs surrounded by wireframe cages hang from the ceiling and cast a gentle glow across the taupe walls and decorative tree branches.

392 Cabot St
Beverly,
MA
US

The chefs at Acapulcos Mexican Family Restaurant & Cantina aim to cook authentic Mexican dishes unaltered by any Tex-Mex influence. Their recipes reach back generations within the owners' family and several miles into their underground tortilla vaults. Spanish-speaking servers deliver simple combinations of protein or veggies, topped with vibrant sauces: carne asada steak dressed in green pepper and guacamole, tender pork loin in tomatillo sauce, chicken in chocolate mole. The chefs' adherence to tradition doesn't preclude experimentation. Case in point: the dessert burrito, a lightly fried tortilla wrapped around apple-cinnamon or creamy cheesecake filling.

Both the menu and the decor change slightly from location to location—a painting of Mexico here, a tiled mosaic there. Each one, however, has a full bar where bartenders mix margaritas and flat-screen TVs broadcasting sports overhead.

900 Cummings Ctr.
Beverly,
MA
US

Kitty O'Sheas Irish Pub maintains an animated atmosphere with nightly entertainment. Every Saturday through Wednesday, live music echoes against the cozy interior's dark hardwoods, spilling out onto the pub's deck on warm nights. Festivities begin at 9:30, a half hour after the kitchen closes for the night and several hours after the sun sinks back into the center of the earth. Before then, however, cooks sizzle up a lineup of traditional Irish pub grub. They fill bread bowls with their signature Guinness beef stew, top shepherd’s pie with hearty mashed potatoes, and assemble five sandwiches, including an Irish reuben. They also prepare a selection of American favorites, such as burgers and a pub platter filled with chicken tenders, potato skins, and buffalo wings.

298 Cabot St
Beverly,
MA
US

One might leave Red Lulu Cocina & Tequila Bar, which was named this year's best new restaurant north of Boston by Boston Magazine, with some sense of the broad scope of Mexican cuisine, geography, and culture. That epiphany might come from the selection of 180 tequilas, which slip down in shots, release bell peals of clicking ice in glasses, or blend with lime in thick margaritas rimmed with salt. The tantalizing menu also parades traditional Mexican ingredients, though they are tangled into surprising configurations.

Red chandeliers glow, bringing to life the colors of chipotle peppers on plates at plush black booth seating, all beneath red wallpaper. In the tequila lounge, ample couches create a circle around red, candlelit tables for resting a glass of sangria or a mojito muddled with strawberries or cucumber. A row of inset shadowboxes displays the colorful lucha libre masks typically used in overblown battles and attempts to go out in public without being recognized as Kevin Bacon.

94 Lafayette St
Salem,
MA
US

Jocelyn’s Restaurant's menus offer up healthy, reverently crafted Lebanese and American cuisine for lunch and dinner. Playful palates can begin a meal with bouncing kibbee balls, volleying seasoned ground beef, crushed wheat, and pine nuts and spiking hunger in the face ($8). Sea-sourced entrees include baked haddock topped with tahini, cilantro, garlic, and pine nuts ($18) and grilled shrimp skewers transfixing six jumbo shrimp with garlic-paprika spice ($21). Jocelyn's falafel plate satisfies stomachs with creamy ground chickpeas, seasoned and fried fava beans with tahini sauce, and promises of meat-free dreams ($15). The mixed mediterranean grill compiles one beef skewer, one chicken skewer, and two kafta skewers—a kebab comprising a mixture of lean ground beef and lamb—nicely charred over an open flame ($24).

355 S Broadway
Salem,
NH
US

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