Nightlife in Brookfield

The Capitol Steps at The Pabst Theater on Friday, September 19, at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Capitol Steps

Pabst Theater

$63.26 $32

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The Capitol Steps sing parody tunes lampooning contemporary politics

$10 for a Movie for Two with One Small Popcorn at Fox Bay Cinema Grill (Up to $21.99 Value)

Fox Bay Cinema Grill

Whitefish Bay

$21.99 $10

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Renovated art-deco theater with digital sound and projection transports imaginations with romantic and adventurous Hollywood films

$25 for Two Movie Tickets, Two Cocktails, and One Popcorn Monday-Thursday at Times Cinema ($44.50 Value)

Times Cinema

Washington Heights

$44.50 $25

Digital projection and 3D screens show new releases in theater outfitted with comfortable seats, concessions, and cocktails

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

The Murder Mystery Company

The Rock Bottom Brewery

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

$15 for $30 Worth of Gastropub Fare at Upper 90 Sports Pub

Upper 90 Sports Pub

Kilbourn Town

$30 $15

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Inside century-old Schlitz saloon, bartenders pour craft brews as guests sup on twists of gastropub fare using local brands.

Two-Hour Wine-Education Class for 1 or 2 or Private Wine-Education Class for 12 at Vino 100 (Up to 50% Off)

Vino 100

Milwaukee

$50 $25

Local restaurant and bar owners teach students about service-industry practices and restaurant wine sales at this wine boutique and bar

Wine Tasting at the Milwaukee Zoo from GrapestoBottles (39% Off). Choose Between Two Options.

GrapestoBottles

Peck Welcome Center

$49.52 $30

Guests can sample from a selection of more than 30 different wines sourced from all over the world.

Dinner and Standup for Two or Four at Karma Bar & Grill on May 2–August 15 (Up to 47% Off)

Karma Bar and Grill

Lower East Side

$122 $65

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Standup comics grab the mic and lob their best jokes as guests savor American comfort food

Pub Food and Drinks at The Lodge (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

The Lodge

Cudahy

$20 $11

Wisconsin sports fan's dream bar features half-pound burgers, local brews on draft, and live broadcasts of local games

Performance and Dinner and Dessert for Two, Four, or Eight at Memories Dinner Theater (Up to 49% Off)

Memories Dinner Theater

Port Washington

$66 $40

Actors perform comedies, dramas, and musicals; guests enjoy dinner before the start of the show

Beer Tasting for Two or Three at Sir James Pub (Up to 43% Off)

Sir James Pub

Port Washington

$28 $16

Pairs or groups of three share pints and tasting bottles; every two weeks, 10 unique beers are featured

"Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus at Racine Civic Centre on Friday, August 15, at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

"Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus"

Racine Civic Centre

$47.70 $23

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story’s live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

Shake the Lake Festival at Lake Lawn Resort on August 22 or 23 at 6 p.m., or August 24 at Noon (Up to 43% Off)

Shake the Lake Festival

Lake Lawn Resort

$15.83 $9

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Three days of shows—including several Jimmy Buffet tribute bands—under the stars along the shores of Delavan Lake

$11 for Drive-In Admission for Two and Two Small Popcorns at Keno Drive-In (Up to $20.50 Value)

Keno Drive-In

Pleasant Prairie

$20.50 $11

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Double features of first-run flicks pair with audio from FM station or in-car speakers as attendees dig into popcorn

Two Martinis and Two Small Plates or $15 for $30 Worth of Tapas (Up to 50% Off)

Olive Black Martini & Wine Lounge

Richmond

$35.90 $20

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Martini lounge exudes 1940s elegance with a large selection of classic cocktails, a tapas menu, and live jazz music amid plush sofas

Rock N Blues Fest with the Edgar Winter Band at Genesee Theatre on August 10 at 6 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Rock N Blues Fest

Genesee Theatre

$49.50 $29

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Blues-rock superstars pay tribute to the late Johnny Winter, including Johnny's brother Edgar, Vanilla Fudge, and Peter Rivera of Rare Earth

American Lunch, Dinner, and Brunch at Firewood Restaurant & Sports Lounge (Up to Half Off). Five Options Available.

Firewood Restaurant & Sports Lounge

McHenry

$20 $10

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Sports lounge serves burgers, pizzas, pastas, steak, fish, & more while 36 TVs air sports; champagne included in Sunday brunch

Two-Hour Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session at Buffalo Grove Theater (52% Off)

Buffalo Grove Theater

Buffalo Grove IL

$120 $58

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater's movie screens

$6 for One Movie Ticket at Star Cinema Grill (Up to $10.50 Value)

Star Cinema Grill Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights

$10.50 $6

Servers at dine-in theaters deliver optional, freshly prepared menu items as guests enjoy first-run releases

Regular or VIP Entry for One or Two to the German Society of Rockford Oktoberfest on October 3–4 (Up to 50% Off)

German Society 50th Oktoberfest

Loves Park

$14 $8

German-culture festival with kegs of beer, bratwurst, schnitzel, and other specialties; polka bands and other live entertainment

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six with Chocolate Pairings or Cheese Tray at Northleaf Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Northleaf Winery

Milton

$31.80 $15

Guests explore six wines paired with chocolates or a flight of wines with cheese in the tasting room

Improv Show with Popcorn at Laugh Out Loud Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

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Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

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With its half-timber historical façade, Arriba Mexican Restaurant & Lounge wouldn’t be out of place in an Alpine ski village. But step inside and the space practically glows with south-of-the-border charm: walls are swathed in warm magenta and yellow hues, and the original tin ceilings are gilded in gold.

The pleasant incongruity extends to Arriba’s menu, which landed the eatery the No. 10 spot on CityVoter's 2011 list of best Mexican restaurants. Traditional Mexican cuisine, such as shrimp fajitas and deep-fried chimichangas stuffed with housemade chorizo, takes center stage, but the restaurant also hosts Friday fish fries and serves thick burgers piled with southwestern toppings such as chorizo and guacamole.

Arriba's adjacent lounge hosts live music, potlucks, and open mics. Here, guests can sip libations from a vast drink menu that features 18 varieties of tequila, seven flavored martinis, and precisely one flavor of water.

4753 N 124th St
Butler,
WI
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In 1947, on New York City's Park Avenue, the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio—cofounded by the eponymous toe tapper himself—opened its doors to the public. More than six decades later, now boasting schools across North America, the dancing institution still adheres to the legendary Mr. Astaire's curriculum and instruction techniques.

Specializing in social ballroom and competitive dances, the schools' current consortium of professional instructors shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through dance lessons that span from classic ballroom and foxtrot romps to the modern steps of salsa, swing, or mambo. In addition to classes, the studio hosts social practice parties where up to 40 students hone newly acquired rug-cutting capabilities. As foot-charming music blares from the speakers, instructors work to cultivate a lively social setting where each guest can dance, mingle, and surgically correct their second left foot without fear of embarrassment.

15760 W Capitol Dr
Brookfield,
WI
US

Going to the movie theater should be more enjoyable than watching a movie at home??a concept that Rosebud Theater has down pat. Cinephiles regain the sparkle in their eyes as they enter the historic venue, which originally opened as The Tosa Theatre in 1931 and was recently modernized to have great views and stellar sound. Unlike cramped multiplex theaters, Rosebud houses one solitary, comfortably spaced theater, where visitors won?t have to worry about hearing explosions from the monster-truck movie next door or accidently walking into the wrong monster-truck movie.

In addition to typical movie snacks such as popcorn, candy, and soda, the Rosebud sports a full menu of appetizers, sandwiches, quesadillas, and pizza, as well as a full bar stocked with wine, cocktails, and microbrews??all of which are delivered to patrons during featured presentations. Rather than standard chairs, the theater is furnished with cushy loveseats with room for 180 movie lovers to savor first-run Hollywood hits without wrestling strangers over armrests.

6823 W North Ave.
Milwaukee,
WI
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Readers of OnMilwaukee.com named Leff's Lucky Town the best bar in Wauwatosa in 2011, and it’s easy to see why. Though the historic building has housed both a silent-movie theater and a shoe store concealing a Prohibition-era speakeasy, today the wood-paneled bar is anything but silent, and the taps flow freely and legally. Groups of friends and family members wash down 10 signature burgers and a menu of Cajun barbecue wings, larger-than-life pretzels with stone-ground mustard, and sandwiches such as The Hulkster—hot ham, turkey, and roast beef.

Yet what may have been the award clincher is the spot's welcoming, humbly homey atmosphere, which may have also contributed to it being featured on the Fox6 Days of Dining Week. Tucked amid sports memorabilia or together on the outdoor patio, parties gather to catch their favorite sports or telekinetic spoon-bending competitions on high-definition televisions.

7208 W State St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Surrounded by dark hardwood, hanging beer memorabilia, and dart boards, Chumley's Pub looks like the friendly, welcoming, and low-key public houses of yesteryear. The difference, however, is that they've taken the beer game to the next level, boasting a variety of micro-brews on tap. But their drink game might not even touch their food—a menu of comfort fare ranging from their award-winning chili to Black Angus burgers and a Friday fish fry.

3612 S Moorland Rd
New Berlin,
WI
US

Amid the cheers of football and baseball games blaring from big-screen TVs, Magoo's Sports Pub's friendly bartenders fill bellies with domestic and imported brews and pub fare. Flocks of a dozen different varieties of chicken wings range from hot or mild spices to piquant flavors such as thai or caribbean jerk. At the grill, chefs flip burgers oozing with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni or blackened Cajun beef patties topped with with blue-cheese crumbles. Seafood lovers dock at the bar every Friday for an all-you-can-eat fish fry, and a selection of imported beer bottles contain lost messages from sea such as, "SOS. Please send ice."

8911 West National Avenue
West Allis,
WI
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