Nightlife in Oak Square

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

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

The Bang Your Head Tour with Quiet Riot — Up to 50% Off

The Bang Your Head Tour with Quiet Riot

Wilbur Theatre

$51.70 $26

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Heavy metal heroes Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, BulletBoys, and Gilby Clark of Guns N' Roses treat headbangers to hard rock hits

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

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 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

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

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

50% Off American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $21

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Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

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

"Fiddler on the Roof"—Up to 43% Off

"Fiddler on the Roof "

UMass Lowell Durgin Concert Hall

$21 $12

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Tony-nominated actor Eddie Mekka—best known as Carmine from "Laverne and Shirley"—stars in the classic musical about a rustic Jewish village

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Though Yelpers have mixed feelings about the sometimes-noisy atmosphere, they praise The Playwright’s food and give it a three-star average. Nine Citysearchers give it an average of four stars.

1960 Beacon St
Brighton,
MA
US

The chefs at Bamboo Thai Restaurant developed a menu that gives diners complete control over their gustatory experience, from the level of spiciness to the type of noodles accompanying their dish. Five distinct curries—red, green, yellow, panang, and massaman—pair with the guest's selection of one of nine proteins and one of 10 rice or noodle options, including udon, buckwheat, and vermicelli, resulting in more dinner options than a socialite's rolodex. The noodle selection process crops up again when ordering one of the six meal-in-a-bowl soups, and five pad thai options dare taste buds to pick from vegetables, chicken, shrimp, or a combination of all three, with rice or crispy egg noodles. To complement spicy bites, a lengthy list of Thai, Japanese, and American beers stands next to warm and draft sakes.

1616 Commonwealth Ave
Brighton,
MA
US

Boston Casting offers courses for aspiring child, teen, and adult actors at its Media Performance Institute. Your Groupon can be used toward classes such as Beginner Acting/Improv for Adults, Acting for Teens, Musical Theater, or any of the other classes listed to the right. Acting for the Camera will teach you how to act naturally in front of the most terrifying piece of machinery outside of a confrontational killer robot. In Acting for Film, you'll learn how to project your voice in its proper 16:9 aspect ratio. And after a session of Acting for Commercials, your teeth will begin to twinkle automatically every time you hold something up and smile. For a truly in-depth exploration of the acting process, try the Acting for the Camera course, which runs until one of its participants says "And… scene." Classes are taught by some of New England's most experienced teachers and performers.

119 Braintree St, Ste 107
Boston,
MA
US

Like Mr. Rogers dressed in a banana-yellow zoot suit, American Craft's menu gives comfy American fare a tasty artisanal twist. Each of its appetizers ($8–$11) conceals a variety of inspired tastes, from the butternut-squash risotto to the pulled-duck hash with root veggies. Fresh salads and a trifecta of soups (du jour, oven-roasted tomato, and onion) will appease dainty diners, though they also go really well with a build-your-own burger of beef, turkey, or veggie served on a hi-rise challah roll with hand-cut fries or mixed greens. Once all the palate's previews have played, it's time for the main movie: American Craft's heartier plates include a grilled flat-iron steak au poivre with grilled asparagus and gorgonzola mashed potatoes, a veggie-friendly grilled tofu steak with broccoli rabe, and stout-braised short ribs with whipped potatoes. Entrees range between $14 and $24, and sandwiches are $9 to $12.

1700 Beacon St
Brookline,
MA
US

The red-orange glow of smoldering coals only enhances the cozy, inviting vibe of Sheesha Lounge, a local hangout that recently earned a spot on CBS Boston's list of Allston’s Best Hookah Bars. It's not hard to find something to love about this place, whether it's the exposed brickwork and padded, pillow-lined banquettes or the fact that the lounge stays open as late as 2 a.m. The biggest draw, however, has to be the 35 different flavors of tobacco, which include rose, jasmine, vanilla, mint, and mountain spring water. As the fragrant, cloud-like wisps of smoke mingle in the air, guests can dine on sweet snacks that include cheesecake and baklava.

417 Cambridge St.
Allston,
MA
US

The Shanghai Social Club fashioned to conjure a classic 1920s speakeasy, but with a twist—in addition to bootleg whiskey and old-fashioneds, you can order fishbowl-sized drinks, which come filled with rum, honey, and exotic fruit juices. It's just one of the ways this stylish Asian restaurant melds old-fashioned sophistication with a carefree, tiki-bar vibe, an atmosphere that helped Zagat named it one of the hottest restaurants in Boston.

The restaurant's menu draws inspiration from traditional dinner entrees and streetside vendors in Shanghai. Bite into a steamed bun filled with gingery pork belly or crispy chicken skin, or dig into steaming noodles topped with Peking duck. Specialty dishes range from savory Mongolian beef to sweet honey shrimp. Meanwhile, the low-key decor—low lights, Buddhist statues, and colorful cushions—does little to distract from the cuisine.

1277 Commonwealth Ave
Allston,
MA
US

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