Nightlife in Cedar Grove

StrangeDog Theatre Company – $10 for Sketch Comedy

Tierney's Tavern

$20 $10

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A cast of three comics blends sketch scenes with improv to portray characters such as the anchors of the Unprofessional News Network

Up to 56% Off Wine-Tasting Experiences

Clinton

$40 $19

Tasters sip samples of white, red, and dessert wines while learning the history of one of the oldest wineries in New Jersey

Up to 55% Off Bar Fare and Pitcher of Beer at Pub 46

Clifton

$32 $15

Classic bar food, such as potato skins and buffalo wings, served until midnight daily amid 30+ HDTVs showing the latest sports

Up to 50% Off Winemaking Class for One

Wallington

$300 $149

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American Wine Society–certified judges help participants crush, press, rack, and bottle their own wines during three hands-on sessions

Medieval Times – Up to 45% Off Dinner Show

Lyndhurst

$70.29 $39

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Medieval tournament sees ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal

Beyond Business LIVE! – Up to 48% Off

Homewood Suites by Hilton East Rutherford

$48.50 $25

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Veteran entrepreneur Daven Michaels teaches attendees how to increase their finances and free time through outsourcing

Summer Doo Wop Reunion – Up to 51% Off

IZOD Center

$40.35 $20

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The Belmonts, The Chantels, and other doo-wop legends pay tribute to beloved oldies promoter Richard Nader

Roxey Ballet – Up to 45% Off "Mowgli"

J.P. Case Theater

$52.50 $29

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Drawing from the Jungle Book, this ballet sets Mowgli's adventures to original choreography and an evocative score

Styx and Foreigner – Up to 31% Off

Prudential Center

$59.15 $41

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Classic-rock icons blaze through arena anthems such as "Come Sail Away," "I Want to Know What Love Is," and "Road to Forever"

Up to 53% Off a Case of Preselected Wines 

Summit

$90 $45

Each case unveils preselected wines, ranging from italian Sangiovese to portugese touriga nacional

57% Off Movie Ticket and Popcorn

Hackensack River Waterfront

$14 $6

Movie theater hosting first-run comedies, dramas, and blockbusters as well as Bollywood films

Up to 55% Off Movie Packages

Hudson

$29 $13

Theater with stadium seating and digital sound; new releases

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Sanai's

$60 $29

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

Up to 43% Off Shakespeare Performance

F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre Main Stage

$21 $12

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Hour-long "Short Shakespeare" shows adapt the playwright's classics into a family-friendly format

60% Off Movies and Popcorn

North Bergen

$15 $6

First-run blockbuster movies screened in state-of-the-art theater with plush reclining seats

"STOMP" – Up to 44% Off

Orpheum Theatre

$86.95 $49

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Rotating cast of witty percussionists pound out beats on household instruments during an award-winning international show

"The Girls of Summer" – Up to 50% Off Play

Actors Temple Theatre

$70.50 $35

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A team of African-American women faces off against the white women's baseball league in this "what-if" take on sports history

Ajkun Ballet Theatre – Up to 43% Off "Revolution"

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

$33.12 $19

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A world-premiere science-fiction ballet with choreography from Leonard Ajkun pits dancers against the forces of tyranny

"Cougar the Musical" – Up to 57% Off

St. Luke's Theatre

$80.50 $35

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Three older women look for love in this musical that combines cheeky songs with themes that touch on aging and respect

Up to 83% Off Choral Concert

Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center

$60.50 $10

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Four-movement choral piece tells the story of the biblical prophet Jeremiah with shades of gospel and jazz

"Avenue Q" – Up to 34% 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

Cre.Art Project – Up to 40% Off "Visuality 3"

Mary Flagler Cary Hall at Dimenna Center

$30 $18

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Innovative multimedia piece combines chamber music, visual displays, poetry, and dance into a mesmerizing whole

50% Off Sneak-Preview Film Screening

New York

$50 $25

Filmgoers catch a sneak peek of films before their wide release; past screenings have included "Melancholia" and "The Artist"

Chamber-Music Concert in a Welcoming, Informal Environment

Clinton

$15 $15

Cellist Luke Krafka leads a two-hour chamber music concert; guests are encouraged to ask questions before, after, and during intermission

Up to 53% Off Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

$46.50 $22

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Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

Comic Strip Live – Up to 79% Off Standup

Comic Strip Live

$46.56 $10

Nightly lineups include TV-tested personalities and up-and-coming performers

Up to 78% Off Hot Mess Drag Revue

42WEST

$112 $29

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Bianca Del Rio of "RuPaul's Drag Race" emcees an evening of comedy, dancing, and lip syncing

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 byNew York magazine offers late-night bites with live jazz and comedy

57% Off Music-and-Wine Tour for Two

Multiple Locations

$350 $149

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Pairs travel to Long Island wineries for tastings and live jazz, rock, and blues aboard motorcoaches with reclining leather seats and WiFi

Up to 63% Off Drinks and Small Plates at Jbird

Upper East Side

$88 $35

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Artisanal cocktails that update traditional old-fashioneds, juleps, fizzes, and sours find a culinary match in upscale small plates

Up to 53% Off Beer and Snacks at Pioneers Bar

Chelsea

$31 $15

Cheery bar welcomes guests with inviting wooden interior and plush leather seating, plying visitors with craft beer and hot sandwiches

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar – Up to 46% Off

West Village

$101 $59

Martinis mix chocolate with flavors such as raspberry and mint; imported cheeses complement plates of grilled shrimp and artichoke hearts

60% Off Improv-Comedy Show

West New York

$40 $16

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Improv comedy by a troupe that's been around since 2003

Up to 59% Off Wine and Food Tasting at Project JB Wines

New York

$150 $69

Five to six wines with food pairings in an relaxed, highly social setting

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

The 777 Theatre

$76.90 $45

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

"Black Angels Over Tuskegee" – Up to 50% Off Play

Actors Temple Theatre

$70.50 $35

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Acclaimed play follows six African-American men serving in the Air Force during World War II

Up to 54% Off Egypt-Themed Fashion Show

Midtown South Central

$21.49 $11

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Emerging Tri-State-area designers unveil their hottest spring fashions, which fans can purchase from the runway

American Symphony Orchestra – Up to 50% Off

Carnegie Hall

$28 $14

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A classic oratorio by Max Bruch tells the life's story of Moses in four parts

52% Off Film Screening from the NY Film Critics Series

The School of Visual Arts

$37.50 $18

Stars and filmmakers gather with simulcast audiences around the U.S. to preview the film, with a Q&A moderated by film critic Peter Travers

"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 44% Off Burlesque Show

Hoboken Elks Club

$53.74 $30

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Murray "Mr. Showbiz" Hill hosts a patriotic burlesque show featuring live performances and interactive games

Rusted Root or Kansas — Up to 51% Off Concert

Bergen Performing Arts Center

$40.35 $20

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Percussive, internationally-inspired rock from Rusted Root or classic rock hits from Kansas

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The Fieldhouse Pub beckons to visitors with the inviting smell of American-steakhouse fare mixing with that of Italian, French, and German cuisine. Head Chef Hans Jurgen Stender loads the tables with saucy veal schnitzels, spinach- and ricotta-cheese-stuffed capon, sauce-laden pastas, and juicy blackened steaks. Like 2001: A Beer Odyssey, his pub menu explores beer's longtime on-and-off relationship with burgers, overstuffed wraps, and shareable finger food.

Hanging plants hold court alongside a sun-friendly, greenhouse-style glass wall in the dining area. Upstairs, grainy timber accents define a bar that features a jukebox and stools clad in billiard-table-green leather. DIRECTV sports packages keep guests entertained with the glory of games, and occasional karaoke and all-ages stand-up routines keep them in stitches over the antics of professional comedians or amazed and terrified at human Auto-Tune impersonations.

31 Passaic Ave
Fairfield,
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An island of wooden shelves buds from the dining room's floor, displaying draft-beer taps, glinting rocks glasses, and flat-screen TVs alive with sports. Nearby, plates of grilled paninis, buffalo wings in 15 flavors, and fish ‘n' chips clatter onto a polished bar and lacquered tables, drawing nervous glances from collectors of mint-condition napkins. Clevelands Tap Room's newly revised menu includes time-tested pub fare with a few adventurous accents in the form of pickled ginger and wasabi mayo on ahi-tuna burgers and grilled pineapple on pizzas with homemade sauces. If patrons find themselves in the bar on the right night, they can enjoy NFL Sundays, team trivia, or bean-bag-toss tournaments.

555 Passaic Ave
West Caldwell,
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Since its post-Prohibition opening in 1933, the Cloverleaf Tavern has been owned and operated by the same family, serving a hearty menu of casual American and international eats. Begin a meal with the counter-intuitively best-selling hot, bubbling crab dip, a mouth-watering concoction of fresh crab meat baked in a gooey white-wine-cheese blend and served with toasted baguettes ($9.99). Pub classics abound, such as the charbroiled burgers ($7.49+) and irish cottage beef pie, with brown gravy and hearty vegetables bubbling under the mashed-potato crust ($12.99). Cloverleaf Tavern, which was the first saloon in Caldwell to secure a liquor license after Prohibition, also proffers a full bar and vast beer selection of 25 beers on tap, plus more than 50 bottled brews, which makes it an ideal place to stop for a post- or prework celebration.

395 Bloomfield Ave
Caldwell,
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Several years ago, 381 Main Bar & Grill had an existential crisis. It was a sleek martini bar with white leather couches, white barstools, and white walls, all accentuated with pink uplighting. It was a place people could go for a stiff drink, but it wanted to be something else—an edgy sports bar that fed people tasty food in addition to good drinks.

So the owner, Steve Baskinger, shuttered 381's doors and set to work on an intensive overhaul. He ripped out the old wood floor and polished the 100-year-old cement floors to a sheen. He created foot rails for the bar with 8,000 pounds of railroad track, and he added industrial-size ceiling fans, 17 LED TVs, and kitchen appliances, including a brick pizza oven.

According to Nightclub & Bar magazine, the new decor includes a 1970s-era Yankees scoreboard and custom-made Yankees and New York Giants surfboards and sharks. It even has a drumhead signed by Ringo Starr.

The bar opened after five months of construction and quickly became a hot spot—locals were drawn to the bar's neighborhood feel, classic American eats, and craft beers. They also enjoyed the freshly baked pizzas crisped in the brick oven, which uses flames made from a fire recipe that's been passed down for generations.

381 is now a sports bar, but if people are busy the night of the game, they can show up for Trivia Tuesdays, Acoustic Wednesdays, and monthly craft beer events. During the summer months, they can sip a chilled beer on the outdoor patio.

381 Main St
Little Falls,
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Gold-leaf writing inscribed across the towering red portico at the entrance to The Shannon Rose Irish Pub announces what one might expect to find inside: “Premium Stouts,” “Irish Whiskies,” and other culinary staples of the Emerald Isles. Behind this imposing entryway lies a series of dining rooms that have a markedly different effect; chandeliers create a sense of intimacy as they illuminate Gaelic artwork and aged hardcovers resting on lofty bookshelves.

98 Kingsland Rd
Clifton,
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Allwood Cinemas is a 60-year-old Market Street institution that airs first- and second-run flicks. Newly re-opened and renovated, Allwood Cinemas supplements its discount films with classic concessions such as popcorn, soft drinks, hot dogs, and singing candy bars. Upcoming releases include action films, comedies, kid's movies, and dramas.

96 Market Street
Clifton,
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