Nightlife in Brooklyn

"Point Break LIVE!" – Up to 42% Off

Littlefield

$30.82 $18

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Acclaimed parody of the '90s action classic features on-stage stunts and audience interaction

Dora The Explorer Live – Up to 46% Off

Master Theater

$49.95 $29

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Nick Jr.'s intrepid heroine and her pet monkey search for treasure and outwit a gang of pirates with the audience's help

Up to 50% Off at Fire Lounge Hookah Bar and Cafe

Gowanus

$80 $40

Practice your smoke rings, snack on finger foods, and sip refreshing drinks at a hookah bar with an open backyard, TV, and free WiFi

50% Off at Esquire Lounge

Brooklyn

$50 $25

Sleek, modern lounge serves craft cocktails and bar appetizers, along with entrees and desserts

47% Off International Food and Hookah at La Boheme Lounge

Gravesend

$15 $8

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DJs blast ambient lounge and house music across two floors while groups share hookah and casual, internationally inspired meals

Up to 74% Off Karaoke and Food at Shalyapin

Closed 1/20/14-3/7/14

$75 $29

Karaoke lounge has rentable tables and private VIP rooms; singers pick from 44,000 tracks and enjoy a full bar

Wondershow – Up to 40% Off Magic and Burlesque Show

Galapagos Art Space

$20 $12

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Underground and nationally known magicians astound during a variety show with a vaudeville twist

Discover a Jazzfest and Fish Fry at a Brooklyn Brownstone

Brooklyn

$40 $40

Enjoy an intimate evening of jazz with some of the city's best performers, followed by a meal of homemade fish fry and an open mic

"Avenue Q" – Up to $36 Off

New World Stages

$105 $69

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Tony-winning musical recounts the tale of a recent college grad in the city with bawdy songs and salty-mouthed puppets

Up to 72% Off Standup Comedy

Clinton

$72 $20

Intimate space hosts nationally-touring comics

Chicago City Limits – Up to 53% Off Improv Show

Clinton

$40 $19

Improv troupe presents revues that may include game shows, musicals, and movie scenes, all created on the spot

Up to 50% Off at Convo Bar

Hell's Kitchen

$40 $20

Appetizers such as rosemary focaccia, garlic shrimp, and meatballs sliders precede wood-fired pizzas dressed in italian sausage and basil

Up to 55% Off at Simplicity Wine Bar & Cafe

Bedford - Stuyvesant

$40 $19.99

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Wine flights complement charcuterie and cheese platters at a wine bar with nightly entertainment such as poetry readings and comedy shows

Up to 63% Off Small Plates at Jbird Cocktails

Upper East Side

$88 $35

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Handcrafted cocktails blended from artisanal ingredients and small plates such as pork sliders with cider slaw and crispy calamari

Up to 59% Off Cabaret Night for Two or Four

Flatiron District

$79 $35

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Intimate concert venue voted Best Cabaret in 2008 by New York magazine offers late-night bites with live jazz and comedy

Up to 66% Off at DROM

Downtown

$126 $45

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Eclectic shows, from rock concerts to burlesque performances, complement dinners of Mediterranean-inspired appetizers, sandwiches, and wine

57% Off Music-and-Wine Tour for Two

Multiple Locations

$350 $149

Travel to three Long Island wineries for tastings and live jazz, rock, or blues aboard motorcoaches with reclining leather seats and WiFi

50% Off Magic-and-Comedy Show

The Players Theatre

$66.50 $33

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Accomplished illusionists and performers delight captivated audiences with sleight of hand, mentalism, comedy, & dazzling shows of dexterity

Up to 78% Off Standup Comedy

Upper West Side

$112 $26

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Neighborhood institution hosts comedians who have tickled funny bones on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

Freestyle Divas Concert – Up to 51% Off

Tobacco Road

$45 $22

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Dance concert stars the top freestyle divas of the '80s and '90s: Rockell, C-Bank, Fascination, Stacey Parris, Nayobe, and DJ Mickey Garcia

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man- Up to 41% Off

The 777 Theatre

$96.90 $65

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Comedic show about advice for straight women hailed as “uproariously funny” and “saucy!”

"Rock of Ages" – Up to 43% Off Musical

Helen Hayes Theatre

$138 $79

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Jukebox musical repurposes the hair-metal hits of Twisted Sister, Journey, and Whitesnake into a light-hearted snobs vs. slobs tale

Up to 70% Off One-Man Comedic Play

13th Street Repertory Company

$54.92 $20

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Andrew Goffman offers an apologia for his erotica-addicted ways, telling the story of how he grew up and fell in love amid a fantasy world

Up to 50% Off Concerts and Plays

The Wild Project

$30 $15

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Theater hosts such acts as singer-songwriters, an all-improv musical troupe, and new works from young playwrights

American Symphony Orchestra – Up to 50% Off

Carnegie Hall

$28 $14

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Evening of early 20th-century music explores four composers' relationship to the era's burgeoning, often violent nationalism

Up to 53% Off Draft Beer and Specialty Burger at Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

$39 $19

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Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

Up to 54% Off at BJ's Soulful Social Club

New York

$36 $18

Laid-back social club plies guests with cocktails and pub grub

Up to 65% Off Brunch at Tammany Hall

Lower East Side

$60 $22

Chefs pair steak and eggs or homemade waffles with classic brunch cocktails such as mimosas or bloody marys

Up to 59% Off Cabaret Show

Uncle Charlie's

$24 $11

Innovative artistic outfit thrills audiences with freewheeling cabarets that directly support the artists, singers, and filmmakers

Up to 53% Off Hookah and Drinks at Alembi Cafe

Ditmars Steinway

$74 $35

Relax in a private booth while enjoying fruity and savory hookah flavors alongside a cold or hot drink

Up to 58% Off Improv Comedy Show

Parkside Lounge

$48 $20

Comedians draw on training from locales such as the Upright Citizens Brigade to turn audience suggestions into short scenes

Up to 60% Off Lunch and Ping-Pong at Spin New York

Flatiron District

$54 $25

Grilled sausages, empanadas, and chilled ahi tuna pair with beer and wine or up to an hour of Ping-Pong play inside a vibrant social club

Up to 53% Off Dinner at Jekyll & Hyde Pub

West Village

$100.85 $49

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Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

Up to 50% Off Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

$20 $10

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Brazilian Dinner at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

SoHo

$130 $65

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

$14 for a 15th Havana Film Festival Screening for Two

Quad Cinema

$22 $14

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Subtitled films from all over Latin America and the Caribbean are spotlighted in a week of drama, comedy, and cinematic art

Up to 63% Off Food, Pool, and Beer

Graniteville

$47 $19

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Players spend two hours trading shots on well-lit Brunswick tables while enjoying hearty appetizers and pitchers of beer from a full bar

Up to 52% Off at Play Sports Bar

Annadale

$25 $12

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Sports bar with walls of televisions, nightly events, burgers and wings, and more than 100 different beers

Laughing Devil Comedy Club – Up to 70% Off

Hunters Point

$40 $12

Queens club stocks each show with three to six comics from TV and film

Up to 58% Off Comedy Show for One, Two, or Four

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

$15 $7

Some of New York City’s edgiest comedians perform uncensored material during unadulterated standup event

Up to 57% Off a Movie Package

Hunters Point

$14 $7

Pub meals and pints of craft beer enliven screenings of classic comedies, documentaries, and independent films at Queens' only movie pub

Appetizers, Beer, and Pool for Two or Four

Astoria

$40 $20

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Sports bar features 18 beers on top, a full-service kitchen, 15 true HD big-screen TVs, and games such as billiards and table tennis

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"I feel a little like a detective," reveals Luke Johnson, overseer of the cheese cave at Stinky Bklyn, to the New York Times. He continues, "I…try to steer people toward something new. If they say they don't like goat, I really push the goat because people don't realize there are so many varieties." And push they do. Staff members pass indulgent segments of their carefully aged cheeses, offering approachable wisdom to novices and a wide-ranging selection for aficionados. The charming Smith Street institution has opened a new location between Baltic and Butler, with fridges and pantries stocked with international morsels such as chocolates, oils, vinegars, and beer, as well as an impressive ham bar.

Visitors can request a peak at the temperature- and humidity-controlled cheese cave, where Luke and staff nurture each wheel through distinct aging processes. Cheeses dwell within the cavern for anywhere from a few days to a few years, undergoing washing, soaking in beer or brine, and the opportunity to view culturally enriching cave paintings. Owners Patrick Watson, Michele Pravda, and Chris Remy also added a green garden and patio behind the shop, providing an ideal place for tastings or a peaceful spot for enjoying one of the shop's artisan sandwiches.

282 Smith St
Brooklyn,
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A parade of bas-relief pastoral figures cavorts across the entryway of Delia’s Lounge, signaling both the spirit of revelry and the wealth of mesmerizing visual artifacts to be found inside. A fireplace warms a room stuffed to its plush gills with velvet sofas, leopard-print banquettes, wooden sculptures, and a giant reproduction of the Mona Lisa serenely surveying the cozy scene. Until the wee hours of the morning, the kitchen fills the small, candle-topped tables with a variety of appropriately shareable plates such as pan-seared crab-cakes, chicken quesadilla rolls, hamburger sliders, and shrimp cocktail with house-made horseradish sauce.

New York Magazine dubbed Delia’s a Critics’ Pick, averring that “you won't find tastier, or larger, cocktails in Manhattan.” Martinis range from the spare to the sweet: Hendrick's Gin bears a simple slice of cucumber, apple martinis blend liqueurs, vodka, and an apple slice garnish, and the Godiva white-chocolate martini presents vodka, cacao, and white-chocolate liqueur in a glass lined with a chocolate drizzle.

9224 3rd Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Tea-light flames flickering through red glass holders gently illuminate the exposed-brick walls, ochre curtains, and plates full of contemporary American cuisine fashioned with a Mediterranean twist at Red Oak Restaurant. Servers flit about the dimly lit setting or covered patio, which sits under a red canopy surrounded by greenery and wood latticework. At tables they stop to present tapas-style hot and cold plates, which balance grilled shrimp, crisp calamari, or classic Mediterranean hummus and falafel. Chefs in the kitchen prepare substantial entrees, including kebabs threaded with lamb or kofta, as well as lamb chops fresh from the grill. Also in the kitchen, fragrant stews known as tajines simmer oxtail or beef with herbs and spices. As a post-meal treat, brass-trimmed hookahs send thanks to the chef via aromatic smoke signals.

8305 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Opposites attract at Gallery Social Bar and Lounge, both on the menu of comfort snacks and upscale entrees, and at the bar, where a spectrum of loungers and club dancers sample colorful splashes of fruit juice, exotic liqueur, and top-shelf vodka from Stoli and Absolut. In the kitchen, cooks decorate flatbreads with sweet, juicy pears and savory blue cheese and build sliders from tangy morsels of pulled pork, ground beef, and caramelized onions. Hookahs deliver puffs of flavor to curious palates, and a patio gives guests a breath of fresh air after shaking it to DJ tunes or spelling out their phone number in hookah smoke rings. On any given night, guests can enjoy hot meals until 2 a.m. and the flicker of the flat-screen TV until 4 a.m.

7915 3rd Avenue
New York,
NY
US

Having developed his expertise in Thai gastronomy in Thailand, Colorado, and New York City over the course of more than 20 years, chef Chai Chunton now flaunts his culinary skills in Lotus Thai Restaurant & Bar. Vines of steam rise from time-tested noodle, vegetarian, meat, and seafood dishes, curling toward nostrils with the hot, sour, sweet, and salty notes of the region's cookery. Adorned by a design team from Thailand, the lounge's dining room is laced with leather booths, ornate Eastern flourishes, and antique chopstick sharpeners. Against the sonic backdrop of occasional evening DJ sets, events in a private room launch the sounds of revelry against exposed-brick walls and a collaborative painting by acclaimed artists Pairoj Pichetmetakul and Kittisak Chontong.

1924 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Despite our shared history and ocean coasts, there are a lot of English foods that sound more foreign to American ears than even the traditional dishes of India, Mexico, and Japan. But at ChipShop, guests can finally taste English favorites such as bangers and mash, treacle pudding, and steak-and-kidney pie with a side of chips. The chefs separate their menu into three broad categories—different styles of fish ‘n’ chips, varieties of shepherd’s pies, and puddings—with each dish showing off regional flavors, such as the Welsh rarebits or Scotch egg salads. Guests can eat their fill in the English-themed pub, or take the food to go to experience the culture of both New York and England at once without convincing the Statue of Liberty to accompany you to London.

383 5th Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US