Nightlife in Bowie

"Behind Closed Doors" – Up to 62% Off Biblical Play

"Behind Closed Doors"

Evangel Cathedral

$65 $25

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Dramatic play tells the Biblical story of King David and his rebellious son, Absalom

Up to 50% Off Sandwiches and Pub Grub at Big Play Sports Grill

Big Play Sports Grill

Old Town

$22 $11

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Smoked ribs, crab cake sliders, roast chicken, and other hearty pub grub served in a dining room outfitted with 16 big-screen TVs

59% Off Wine at Crush Kitchen and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Crush Kitchen & Winehouse and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Themed evenings invite guests to sample six different wines, with accompanying cheese and charcuterie

Up to 58% Off Pub Food at Severna Park Taphouse

Severna Park Taphouse

Severna Park

$48 $22

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Draft brews from Goose Island and Lagunitas pair with burgers in family-friendly spot

Jesse McCartney – Up to 52% Off

Jesse McCartney

The Fillmore Silver Spring

$33 $16

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Singer, songwriter, and actor shares soulful pop hits in support of his latest album, In Technicolor

MattyB – Up to 53% Off Pop Concert

MattyB

The Fillmore Silver Spring

$32 $15

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Internet rap sensation, who happens to be 11 years old, floors audiences with G-rated swagger and age-defying skills

Miss Black USA Pageant – Up to 52% Off

Miss Black USA Pageant

University of the District of Columbia, Performing Arts Theatre

$41.99 $20

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Annual pageant celebrates social advocacy in the black community, and develops leadership skills while awarding a scholarship to the winner

Trillectro Music Festival – Up to 49% Off

Trillectro Music Festival

RFK Stadium Lot 8

$80.10 $41

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Third annual hip-hop & electronic music festival features EDM DJs, indie rockers, hip-hop's new wave of trendsetters, and headliner Big Sean

Arcade Fire – Up to 45% Off Concert

Arcade Fire

Verizon Center

$42.10 $25

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Grammy-winning indie-rockers celebrate their new album, which adds dance beats and Haitian Carnival music to their epic pop

Lil' Boosie – Up to 30% Off Hip-Hop Concert

Lil' Boosie

Echostage

$92.80 $65

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Lil' Boosie prepares for his next album release with a new outlook on life and new hit "Show Da World"

Twins Jazz – Up to 53% Off Show

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

$24 $13

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

Up to 50% Off Casino Transportation via Party Bus

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

$99 $50

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

Up to 57% Off Wine or Whiskey Tasting

Custom Wine Tasting

Brentwood - Langdon

$699.99 $299

Skilled wine and whiskey experts bring their best bottles to customers' homes, providing tastings as well as cheese or chocolate pairings

Up to 55% Off VIP Bottle Service at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

$30 $15

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

50% Off Speed Dating

Professionals in the City

On Location

$30 $15

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Singles seeking connections attend small or large events at DC hot spots; online system links mutual crushes afterward

Up to 50% Off Lunch or Dinner at Sign of the Whale

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

$30 $15

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Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

Cafe Citron – Up to 50% Latin Food or Rum Tasting

Cafe Citron

Dupont Circle

$35 $19

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Bolivian chicken stew and Peruvian beef explore the flavors of Latin America; four premium rums include Bacardi and Pampero

Up to 57% Off a Master Gourmet Wine Seminar

Little Washington Winery

Washington

$80 $39

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Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

Up to 47% Off Ivan Amodei Magic Show

Ivan Amodei

The Historic Mayflower Hotel

$85 $45

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An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Drink the District - Up to 40% Off American Beer & Wine Festival

Drink the District

Washington

$50 $30

Afternoon or evening of unlimited tastings of 100+ American-made wines & beers, along with lawn games & live music at Pre-4th-of-July party

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Shvendy's Comedy Club at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room

Chief Ike's Mambo Room

$20 $10

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New York comedian performs with fellow standups in a monthly D.C. performance

Billy Currington and Jerrod Niemann – Up to 25% Off Concert

A Night at the Park feat. Billy Currington and Jerrod Niemann

Nationals Park

$178.90 $135

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Stars behind hits such as "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" and "Lover, Lover" fill the ballpark with country tunes during charity event

Kyle Grooms & Calise Hawkins – Up to 52% Off Standup

Kyle Grooms and Calise Hawkins

Look Lounge

$25 $12

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Kyle Grooms, seen on his own Comedy Central special, draws laughs with Calise Hawkins, seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Anna Vissi Live – Up to 56% Off Pop Concert

Anna Vissi Live

Echostage

$110.20 $49

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Iconic Greek singer shares highlights from a repertoire that includes pop tunes, dance numbers, and powerhouse ballads

Up to 59% Off Standup-Comedy Show

The Comedy Zone DC 2012

Windows Over Washington at the DoubleTree

$120 $49

Nationally touring comedians lob jokes over meals, drinks, and panoramic city views

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at The Winery at Olney

The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

Sesame Street Live "Let's Dance!" – Up to 51% Off

Sesame Street Live: "Let's Dance!"

Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

$28.50 $14

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

53% Off at Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge

Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge

Downtown

$36 $17

Hookah sessions include charcoals, specialty flavors, and non-alcoholic drinks

Up to 51% Off Hookah Package at Zeeba Lounge

Zeeba Lounge

Federal Hill - Montgomery

$37 $19

Fragrant hookah tobaccos infused with watermelon, apple, or mint; opulent lounge with plush sofas

47% Off Comedy Magic Show

Illusions Bar and Theater

Illusions Bar and Theater

$30 $16

Patrons can sip on fine spirits while taking in a show by escape artists and magicians

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Ikaros Restaurant

$60 $29

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

Up to 38% Off Up to 12 Bottles of Wine at Gitan Baltimore

Gitan Baltimore

Canton

$36 $24

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Sommeliers imbue enophiles with knowledge and hard-to-find wines within a chef-helmed eatery

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The enthusiastic instructors at That's Dancing Ballroom & Dancesport Center guide students of all levels through an eclectic schedule of group and private classes. Fledgling hoofers shimmy to hip-shaking rhythms during the beginner rumba class, and the intro and advanced waltz classes beckon both novice and veteran dancers to glide across the ballroom floors while holding tightly to partners or imaginary friends. Build skills in the intermediate fox trot class or undulate midsections during belly-dancing sessions. Teachers dole out one-on-one instruction during half-hour private lessons, helping dancers to conquer difficult steps or instilling the ability to simultaneously dance the charleston while preparing a five-course meal at home.

8610 Washington Blvd
Jessup,
MD
US

The graceful ease with which a good bartender mixes drinks masks the difficulty of the job, one that requires knowledge and dexterity—not to mention charisma. The seasoned barkeeps at Bartender of America, a TIPS-certified school, know what it takes to be a good bartender and lead their students through deliberate exercises inside a fully simulated tavern environment. Amid ambient sounds and music, novice bartenders dole out maraschino cherries and shake martinis while refining their conversational skills and learning how to identify underage kids by their mustaches. Fully committed students can opt for the entire Bar 101 curriculum, attaining a bartending license and valuable tricks for managing their resume and acing job interviews, while abbreviated classes offer insight into the fundamentals of the trade.

9651 Baltimore Ave
College Park,
MD
US

Inspired by early 20th century chili parlors, Hard Times Cafe aims to preserve the tradition of delectable, hearty fare served in a friendly, lively community eatery. Elevate taste buds to new heights with an order of legendary grilled wings in one of five flavors, including original Texas, chili-lime, honey-barbecue, and eternity ($8.99 per order). Hard Times Cafe serves four distinct varieties of chili. The authentic chili mac is served over spaghetti with your choice of accouterments ($7.49–$8.89). Burgers, sliders, and chili dogs are easily transportable by hand or hovercraft, and savory steaks and other suppertime favorites provide more refined nourishment options. To reward you for your literary prowess, every Groupon reader who texts HTCGRP to 59925 gets an additional coupon good for one order of bar nachos. Combine this offer with a Groupon, or save it for a subsequent visit.

4738 Cherry Hill Rd
College Park,
MD
US

Light from 16 big-screen TVs flickers from the walls at Big Play Sports Grill, meaning diners can catch their favorite team from almost any seat in the house. The grill's menu embraces the sports theme by offering hearty portions with playful, sports-related names. Guests can step up to the plate for some slow-roasted triple double smoked ribs, hole-in-one tilapia, or a hat trick half-roasted chicken flavored with a robust blend of 12 spices as opposed to ice shavings carved by minor-league hockey players. Lighter, more snackable options run the gamut from Mississippi catfish po'boy sandwiches and grass-fed burgers to boneless wings and crab cake sliders.

7313 Baltimore Ave
College Park,
MD
US

To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

3213 Solomons Island Rd
Edgewater,
MD
US

The seasoned chefs at Waterman's Tavern outsmart hunger and thirst with an upscale pub menu showcasing more than 90 brews. Sweep meaty cravings under your lip curtains with the half-pound bison burger smothered in American cheese ($10.95) or try the tavern meat loaf, a medley of beef, veal, and pork glazed with a sauce as sweet and smoky as a candyland forest fire ($12.95). Hoppy delights, such as Sam Smith's Organic and Stella Artois ($2.25–$6), cleanse palates, and french baguettes and tortilla chips escort Waterman's crab dip with cheddar cheese ($12.95) into vacated belly hovels. Seal the meal with homemade bread pudding inundated with irish cream and vanilla, tossed with chocolate chips and crowned with whipped, spiked, and iced creams ($5.95).

145 Mayo Road
Edgewater,
MD
US