Nightlife in Brookfield

$10 for Pub Food at Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

West Allis

$20 $10

Pan-seared catfish, fish tacos, and hand-formed burgers made with never-frozen beef

Up to 51% Off Warrant, Quiet Riot, and Lita Ford

Waukesha

$80 $39

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Glam rock and ‘80s metal rise again as Warrant, Quiet Riot, Lita Ford, Firehouse, and Eric Martin take the stage at the Waukesha fairgrounds

"The History of Invulnerability" – Up to 58% Off Play

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

$50 $25

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The saga of Superman-creator Jerry Siegel comes to life against the backdrops of WWII and stunning comic-book visuals

Engelbert Humperdinck – Up to 54% Off

Pabst Theater

$81.78 $38

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The "King of Romance" performs an intimate concert of classic love songs, including cuts from his latest duets album

Up to 56% Off Show and Drinks at Comedy Cafe

Lower East Side

$34 $17

Audiences can sip drinks as they enjoy weekly comedy shows

50% Off at Brewski's Sports Club

Brewski's Sports Club

$30 $15

Chow down on juicy burgers topped with barbecue sauce or peppercorn-burgundy sauce while watching Brewers games on the TVs

Up to Half Off Beer/Wine and Pizza Tasting 

Milwaukee

$60 $30

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Twosomes sample wood-fired pizzas and beer or wine with others at communal tables and tour the historic pizzeria

Up to 51% Off One-Man Comedy

Marcus Center's Vogel Hall

$60.65 $30

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

Up to 55% Off at Olive Black Martini Lounge

Richmond

$56 $25

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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

Up to Half Off American Food at 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

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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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Since 1960, the nonprofit Sunset Playhouse has grown and flourished alongside the community who helped build it, paying them dividends in lively musicals and family-friendly classics. In Craig Lucas’s Prelude to a Kiss, Rita and Peter’s seemingly perfect wedding takes a turn as unexpected as the end of Titanic, when a mysterious old man interrupts the celebration to request a kiss from the bride. The gesture causes their souls to trade places, leaving Peter to unknowingly take a total stranger on a honeymoon. As the groom realizes his error, he seeks out his beloved, who is now trapped in an aged body, forcing the couple to navigate through unexpected challenges involving commitment, physical appearance, and arguments over how much to tip at Denny's.

800 Elm Grove Rd
Elm Grove,
WI
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Giggles' laughter-rich atmosphere recently earned it a pick as Milwaukee's Best Live Comedy Club on CityVoter in 2009. Upcoming headliners include HBO and Comedy Central veteran Tracy Smith, bringing her sassy blend of honest reality March 18–20. On April 8–10 Giggles will feature its debut of Everybody Hates Chris actor and comedian Mike Estime. The pleasingly varied lineup enables audiences to confidently leave tomatoes at home.

19115 W Capitol Dr
Brookfield,
WI
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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
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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
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