Nightlife in DeKalb

Half Off Billiards and Drinks

Signal Hill

$10 $5

Players wash down Pepsi products during one- or two-hour sessions of billiards at a café with 17 tables

Up to 50% Off "Barefoot in the Park"

Raue Center for the Arts

$35 $17.50

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Theatre company with nearly 4 years of performances performs a Neil Simon classic about two newlyweds learning the value of compromise

Half Off Wine Tasting with Retail Discount at WineStyles Naperville

Naperville

$40 $20

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or styles

Tom Dreesen – Up to 33% Off Standup

Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College

$52 $35

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Charity event for the Hundred Club of DuPage County stars comic legend Tom Dressen, who shares tales of his years touring with Sinatra

$6 for a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

$10.50 $6

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Up to 50% Off Improv Show with Popcorn

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

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

Up to Half Off at McBrides Plainfield Pub & Grille

Joliet

$20 $11

Burgers laden with chipotle sauce or pulled pork; wings drenched in six sauces; ample domestic drafts and craft beers at a full bar

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

$5 for a Film Premiere

AMC Yorktown

$10 $5

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Discover the true story of a young Indian Muslim women who fought the Nazi regime in Paris, as narrated by Helen Mirren

Cornmeal – Up to 46% Off Bluegrass

Durty Nellie's

$18.38 $10

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Bluegrass music with a modern twist combines locomotive-paced rhythms with intricate string melodies

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting

Downers Grove

$20 $10

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Samples of six wines accompany light appetizers during tasting sessions for two, four, or six

EDM Nation – Up to 35% Off Concert

Odeum Expo Center

$53.50 $35

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Night of dance music featuring international artists John Martin, Chris Lake, Morgan Page, and TKC

Half Off Wine Tasting with Retail Discount at WineStyles Shorewood

Shorewood

$40 $20

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or style

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

51% Off Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session

Buffalo Grove

$100 $50.99

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

Puddle of Mudd – Up to 49% Off

Mojoes

$27.50 $14

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Alternative-metal quartet behind the smash hits "Blurry" and "She Hates Me" deliver a set of vitriolic grunge classics

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1015 Blackhawk Rd
Dekalb,
IL
US

Old Towne Pub and Eatery's ample bar seating invites throngs of people to belly up, devour tried-and-true bar fare, and sip frothy glasses of craft, domestic, and imported beers. Televisions blaze with slow-motion replays of Big Ten and NFL games and cast glows on steaming bowls of homemade chili, Angus beef burgers, and platters of barbecue ribs. The clicks and clacks of billiards balls, pinball machines, and arcade games syncopate with the live music of bands that tickle eardrums with upbeat tunes and peacock feathers.

40W290 Lafox Rd
Saint Charles,
IL
US

584 S Randall Rd
Saint Charles,
IL
US

If you had to put a word to the cozy, jovial atmosphere at McNally's Irish Pub, the first one to come to mind probably wouldn't be "craic." That is, unless you're Irish. It's the term for the special kind of camaraderie for which Ireland's neighborhood pubs are known, encompassing everything from the quaint decor to the rounds of after-dinner drinks that keep gatherings rolling. At McNally's, that feeling is everywhere, from the sound of pubgoers clinking glasses of Guinness and Smithwick's to the familiar aroma of juicy corned beef and other Irish dishes. On weekdays, the good times start at lunch and carry on into the evening, with regular opportunities to participate in pub events or listen to live Irish music.

At the bar, there's something for just about everyone with a range of Scottish and Irish whiskeys and the Lurgan lager, made just for McNally's. Once everyone is in high spirits and starts to remember they haven't spoken to their plants yet that day, pubgoes leave for the evening, often coming back another time for one of the restaurant's traditional Irish breakfasts.

109 W Main St
Saint Charles,
IL
US

Otter Cove couldn't have a more fitting mascot. The park's theme centers around a river otter, an anthropomorphized version of which occasionally stops by to take pictures with guests. It's not hard to imagine this semiaquatic mammal zipping down one of the park's Salamander Slides and splashing into Turtle Creek, a 600-foot lazy river. Humans find themselves equally at home in aquatic play areas such as The Frog Bog, a 7,700 sq. ft. activity pool with spinning water apparatuses and a waterfall.

The park also contains a traditional lap pool heated to around 80 degrees fahrenheit, just warm enough to keep it from being taken over by penguins. In addition to open swim times, the pool hosts swim lessons for infants, toddlers, and kids up to 14 years old. Otter Cove also helms The Otters Swim Team for swimmers aged 5–16.

3615 Campton Hills Dr
Saint Charles,
IL
US

Stand facing one way in the parking lot of Niko’s Lodge and you’re in suburban Algonquin; turn the other way, and you’re in a mountain resort town. As diners pass under immense dark wood beams, they encounter a handsome pinewood bar, a roaring fireplace flanked by comfy furniture, and, drifting through it all, the fragrance of steak, rotisserie chicken, and pork ribs. Flavors tend toward hearty American favorites: barbecue, meatloaf, and decadent combinations such as a chicken-and-bacon mac and cheese, to name a few. Much of the fish is supplied by nearby rivers and lakes, and all the beef comes from upper-Midwestern Braveheart Black Angus cattle. If guests have saved some belly space, they can step outside to the fire pits to toast complimentary s’mores and destroy napkins on which they wrote embarrassing sonnets to pot roast.

41W379 Il Route 64
Saint Charles,
IL
US