Connecticut Nightlife

Half Off Brewery Tour and Tasting for Four

Bloomfield

$36 $18

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Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

"Hair" – Up to 44% Off Musical

Palace Theater

$71.50 $43

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Tony Award–winning Broadway revival celebrates the cosmos and free love with such beloved songs as “Aquarius” and “Let the Sunshine In”

Up to 53% Off Comedy Magic Show

Trinity-On-Main

$17 $8

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A hypnotist and an illusionist stage a show filled with eye-popping acts and plenty of humor

Up to 55% Off Movie and Popcorn from Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

$20 $9

Customers enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions from Dealflicks.com

Up to 52% Off Italian Cooking Classes 

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

$75 $37

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Using Mediterranean sea salts and ingredients from local farmers, chefs teach the basics of preparing homestyle Italian cuisine

"All Shook Up" – Up to 40% Off Rock Musical

Warner Theatre

$26 $16

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Based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, this musical comedy of errors sets romantic entanglement to a soundtrack of Elvis hits

Up to 51% Off at Hanafin's Public House

Glastonbury

$34 $17

In the spirit of Ireland's public houses, cooks prepare corned beef and cabbage and hearty Guinness stew

Up to 45% Off Movie Ticket and Snacks

Simsbury

$23.50 $13

Theater nestles moviegoers snacking on large popcorn and soda into high-back rocking chairs for Dolby Digital–surround-sound presentations

Up to 51% Off Standup Comedy

Comix At Foxwoods Comedy Club

$65 $32

Resort-casino comedy club tickles funny bones with nationally touring comedians

Up to 35% Off Interactive Dating Debate

Cole Auditorium - Greenwich Library

$36.87 $24

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs 6 love experts with 300 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

Sticky Fingers – Up to 44% Off Tribute Concert

The Stafford Palace Theater

$39.10 $22

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Acclaimed supergroup recreates the Rolling Stones experience, with support from ZZ Top tribute act

Up to 50% Off at Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Downtown

$16 $8

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First-run feature films project across sprawling screens inside a new downtown theater

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four

Litchfield

$24 $12

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Wine tasting includes a sampling of the cheese of the day, a cellar tour, and keepsake glasses

Paul Reiser – Up to 51% Off Standup

Fox Theater At Foxwoods Resort Casino

$99 $49

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Standup, author, and actor of Mad About You fame shares his humorous insights on life

51% Off Standup Comedian Paul Reiser

Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino

$99 $49

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Standup comedian and actor of Mad About You fame shares his humorous insights on life

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A mosaic floor tile and brass wall sconces lend Barnum Publick House turn-of-the-century flair, but it’s the stamped tin ceiling that truly transports patrons to the early 1900s. Locally grown vegetables add their flavor to the menu of elevated pub fare, which includes sandwiches such as adult grilled cheese filled with brie and provolone, all-ages appropriate fish 'n' chips, and short-rib stroganoff. On Sundays, diners choose from inventive brunch options including banana-stuffed French toast and eggnog-infused pancakes. Fresh fruit enhances artisanal spirits in specialty cocktails, alongside herbs personally muddled by the Jolly Green Giant.

1020 Broad St
Bridgeport,
CT
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The deep swell of rolling balls and cacophony of falling pins punctuate conversations at family-friendly Amity Bowl. After retrieving shoes and selecting spherical pin-bashing implements, pairs of guests will assume command of a lacquered lane for ten frames of relaxed collaboration or energetic competition. Partake in traditionally lit pin-thrashing, or revel in the dim splendor of cosmic bowling, which, like most leisure and every incident of smearing toothpaste in a friend's hair, occurs during the weekend. Two frosty cups of bubbly beverages may help reinvigorate wearied bowlers during the seventh-frame stretch. As an automated mouth at the lane’s end continues restocking its hourglass-shaped teeth, bowlers may also visit the snack bar to sink their own teeth into classic bowling-alley munchies.

30 Selden St
Woodbridge,
CT
US

In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.

61 Savitt Way
Hartford,
CT
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The contemporary wood-paneled elegance of Butterfield 8's U-shaped leather booths and lamp-lit dining room complements the menu of urban American gastropub fare. Quash your hunger with the chipotle brisket nachos, bulging beneath the tasteful weight of pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, and chipotle pulled chicken ($12). Buttery mashed potatoes and crispy onions adorn the sauce-drizzled peppercorn skirt steak ($20), and the memphis pulled-pork sliders ($12) satiate mouths with bite-size morsels of flavor. Spread out in the spacious booths and imbibe the alchemical concoctions of specialty cocktails ($10) such as a dirty bleu martini, an ocean of Belvedere vodka bobbing with buoys of blue-cheese-stuffed olives, a drink as elegant as a chandelier in fur coat. Finish the feast with the chocolate-chip-cookie-dough smash, an iron skillet filled with half-baked cookie oozing beneath ice cream and chocolate sauce ($8).

112 Bedford St
Stamford,
CT
US

Hailed by none other than the New York Times for eclectic dishes that combine “a homey touch with a dash of originality,” The Pine Social throws a sophisticated spin on traditional American comfort fare. Chandeliers cast a soft glow on tables situated side by side within the tavern-like restaurant and lounge, which anchors its menu on free-range meats, ocean-fresh fish, and locally sourced produce. The kitchen’s homemade sausage and slow-braised beef short ribs are not to be missed, based on their own merits as well as their shared ability to whet palates for the dessert menu’s warm apple spring rolls. Sips of aged scotch and spiked, hot apple cider thaw jaws frozen agape at the tavern’s dark-stained walls, rustic wooden accents, and plush furnishings. Light from high-definition TVs glints off the bar’s full-service spirits station, beside which guests can treat their ears to music that pours forth from live bands on Thursday and Friday nights.

36 Pine St
New Canaan,
CT
US

The chefs and wine experts of 1249 Wine Bar teamed up to present a modern take on the age-old European concept of gathering around a table of good food and drinking great wine. The result was a bistro-style dinner menu that catalogs such upscale cuisine as duck confit and seared, tuna-grade yellowfin tuna. The wine list allows visitors to swill a taste of many varietals before ordering a glass, bottle, or vineyard. Large windows surround the dark, wooden dining room, and an ample outdoor patio offers diners the option of eating al-fresco during warmer months.

1249 W Main St
Waterbury,
CT
US