Nightlife in Bowie

Sandwiches and Pub Grub During Lunch or Dinner at Big Play Sports Grill (Up to 50% Off)

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

Pub Food and Beer for Two or Four at Severna Park Taphouse (Up to 58% Off)

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

Pimpinela at Warner Theatre on Friday, August 22, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Pimpinela

Warner Theatre

$69.50 $34.75

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Successful Argentine duo croons heartfelt ballads from their more than 30 years of working together

Peking Opera at The Kennedy Center on August 27 or 28 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 63% Off)

Peking Opera

The Kennedy Center

$52 $19

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Two performances fuse music, dance, martial arts, dialogue, and intricate costuming in honor of Mei Lanfang, a legend of the art form

Tango Lovers Company Show at The Lincoln Theatre on October 16 at 8 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Tango Lovers Company Show

The Lincoln Theatre

$51.50 $36

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A celebration of the world's cultural heritage showcases staccato footwork and spirited music

Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

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

Party-Bus Transportation to Maryland Live! Casino for One or Two from Party Geek Transport (Up to 59% Off)

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

$99 $41

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

In-Home Wine or Whiskey Tasting for Up to 15 from Custom Wine Tasting (Up to 57% Off)

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

VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four 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

Two-Hour Speed-Dating Event for One, Two, or Four from Professionals in the City (50% Off)

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

Upscale Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two at Sign of the Whale (Up to 50% Off)

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

Pan-Latin Food or Rum Tasting for Two or Four at Cafe Citron (Up to 50% Off)

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

Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

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

Lil' Boosie at Echostage on Friday, September 19, at 9 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

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"

6th Annual DC Bachata, Kizomba & Latin Dance Festival at Washington Hilton on August 14–17 (Up to 51% Off)

6th Annual DC Bachata, Kizomba & Latin Dance Festival

Washington Hilton

$100 $49

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Singers and dancers perform at a latin-dance festival with workshops, 50+ instructors from around the world, and 5000+ attendees

Miss Black USA Pageant at University of the District of Columbia, Performing Arts Theatre On August 10 (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

The Comedy Zone DC Standup Show for Four at the DoubleTree Through September 30 (Up to 59% Off)

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

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at The Winery at Olney (Up to 52% Off)

The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

Movie and Snacks Package for Two or Four at DC Cinemas (Up to 58% Off)

DC Cinemas

Falls Church

$54 $25

Large popcorns and drinks complement screenings of the latest Indian cinema

Chessie Jam Children's Music Festival at Pier Six Pavilion on Saturday, October 4 (Up to 31% Off)

Chessie Jam

Pier Six Pavilion

$36 $25

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Kids’ music festival features activities and performances by Justin Roberts, Milkshake, and Biz Markie of “Yo Gabba Gabba”

Standup for Two or Four at Baltimore Comedy Factory Through October 31 (Up to 65% Off)

Baltimore Comedy Factory

Baltimore Comedy Factory

$40 $18

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Storied comedy club continues its quarter-century legacy of laughter in a brand-new location

Hookah for Two or Four with Drinks at Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge (53% Off)

Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge

Downtown

$36 $17

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

Hookah Package for Two or Four with Mediterranean Sampler Platter and Tea at Zeeba Lounge (Up to 51% Off)

Zeeba Lounge

Federal Hill - Montgomery

$37 $19

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

Comedy Magic Show for Two or Four at Illusions Bar and Theater (47% Off)

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

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

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

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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
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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
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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

If comfort food is supposed to evoke a sense of ease and familiarity, the Impossible Double Hank burger breaks rather severely with tradition. With its intimidating name and heaps of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bacon, and cheddar, the burger forces the brave patrons of Hank’s Tavern & Eats to confront their most delicious fears. Though less overwhelming than the double-portioned hamburgers, the tavern’s shrimp po’ boys, baby back ribs, and fish burritos are made with similarly fresh ingredients and prove just as tasty. While digging into these and other hearty eats, patrons can follow local sports on 20 TV screens and guesstimate their height by lying facedown on the 50-foot bar.

6507 America Blvd
Hyattsville,
MD
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All the moving and shaking inside Joe's has been known to register on the Richter and set off the sixth senses of forest creatures. Classes focus on styles and arts from around the world but are united by the common themes of fitness and fun, as well as by the plot twists in Donnie Darko and its sequel, Donnie Darko 2: Donnie Darker. The 20,000-square-foot performing center has enough space to accommodate a multitude of options—which it does—seven days a week.

3309 Bunker Hill Rd
Mount Rainier,
MD
US

Crush Kitchen & Winehouse

In addition to its elegant, warmly decorated lounge and hand-selected stock of wine, Crush Kitchen doubles as an intimate gathering place?a place that lets groups connect over small plates and test pairing tips doled out by knowledgeable servers. The wine list features premium, uncommon wines crafted by small producers from around the world, and wine-tasting events give patrons a chance to learn about pinot noir or American varietals from wine experts. Crush also makes all of its breads, dressings, desserts, and soups in-house everyday, and daily specials encourage patrons to try out new dishes.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro, carries on the family tradition of pouring fine wines in welcoming surroundings. A carefully curated selection of bottles?with an emphasis placed on wines?pairs with brunch, lunch, and dinner menus of New American cuisine. The wait staff offers insight so guests can perfectly match their meals of pan-seared duck breast with a red wine cherry sauce, grass-fed burgers, or seasonal risotto, and wine experts provide in-depth information in curated tasting events.

114 West St.
Annapolis,
MD
US