Florida Nightlife

The Great Love Debate at Colony Theatre on November 5 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

The Great Love Debate

Colony Theatre

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Town Hall–style dating event pairs love experts with 400 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

$41.99 $25

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$10 for a Dinner for Two and Comedy Show at the Tampa Pitcher Show ($19.50 Value)

Tampa Pitcher Show

Carrollwood

In a relaxed bar atmosphere, couples savor a pasta dinner and laugh at Post Dinner Conversation, Tampa’s original longform improv company

$19.50 $10

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Pub Food and Drink at Durty's Bar and Grille (Up to 50% Off)

Durty's Bar and Grille

St. Petersburg

Tear into a burger and stay a while with a game of pool or join in with a nightly event, like karaoke or trivia

$20 $11

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AC/DC Tribute or Bon Jovi Tribute at House of Blues on October 31 or January 3 (Up to 46% Off)

Highway to Hell - AC/DC Tribute or Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi Tribute

House of Blues Orlando

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Tribute bands honor AC/DC and Bon Jovi with note-for-note loyalty and commanding stage presence

$13 $7

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"The Nutcracker," Presented by World Ballet at Lee Hall Auditorium on December 6 or 7 (Up to 55% Off)

"The Nutcracker," Presented by World Ballet

Multiple Locations

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Young Clara ventures into a dreamy toyland and explores the world’s many diverse cultures in the classic Tchaikovsky-scored holiday ballet

$100 $45

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"Grand Massacre" Featuring Fedde Le Grand at Passion Nightclub on October 30 at 10 p.m. (Up to 90% Off Concert)

"Grand Massacre" feat. Fedde Le Grand

Passion Night Club

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Dutch-born artist behind “Put Your Hands Up for Detroit” brings his blood-pumping mixes to the dance floor with local EDM DJ Jose Estrada

$45 $18

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Corey Smith on October 2, Bone Thugs N Harmony on October 5, Shockfest on October 8, or Drowning Pool on October 26

Corey Smith, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Shockfest, and Drowning Pool

Multiple Locations

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Upcoming country songwriter Corey Smith, Grammy-winners Bone Thugs N Harmony, a horror-rock festival, and hard rockers Drowning Pool

$50 $25

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High Dive Shows Oct/Nov: Rocky Horror, David Cook, Beatles & Talking Heads tribute, & film fest (Up to 47% Off).

High Dive

High Dive

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Cult movies, punk rockers dressed like Power Rangers, tributes to the Beatles and Talking Heads, American Idol winner, and more

$15.30 $9

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at Ruth Eckerd Hall on November 6 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Fresh Beat Band

Ruth Eckerd Hall

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Pop quartet of Nick Jr. stars play irresistibly catchy tunes from a trove of fan favorites and new material in a dance-along show

$49.25 $24

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$39 for a French Wine-and-Cheese Tasting for Two at The French Wine Merchant ($85 Value)

The French Wine Merchant

Floral Park

Cheese is paired with French wines from obscure microwineries; attendees can purchase the featured bottles at a discount

$85 $39

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One or Two Wine-Glass Painting and Pairing Classes at The Heart of the Gourmet (50% Off)

The Heart Of The Gourmet

Pompano Beach

At boutique winery, guests paint their own wine glasses while enjoying infused olive oil, balsamic with tapas, and a wine sample

$50 $25

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"Last Comic Standing" at The Lakeland Center on October 30 at 8 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

NBC'S Last Comic Standing

Youkey Theatre

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Five comics—2014 winner Rod Man and semifinalists Nikki Carr, Lachlan Patterson, Rocky Laporte, and Joe Machi—each take a turn at the mic

$50.25 $26

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Miami Club Crawl for One or Two from The Aos Entertainment Group (Up to 63% Off)

The Aos Entertainment Group

Sea Level Lounge

Friday and Saturday tours take partygoers to night spots such as Sea Level Bar, Lost Weekend, and Club Dream

$99 $40

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O.A.R. at Mizner Park Amphitheater on Saturday, November 15, at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

O.A.R.

Mizner Park Amphitheater

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Jam band behind the hit “Heaven” celebrates its latest, The Rockville LP

$53 $26

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Fresh Beat Band at King Center for the Performing Arts on November 5 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Fresh Beat Band at King Center for the Performing Arts on November 5

King Center for the Performing Arts

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Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for an autumn concert

$47.75 $28

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Movie with Medium Popcorn and Sodas for Two or Four at Alco Capital Theaters (Up to 49% Off)

Alco Capital Theaters

Boynton Beach-Delray Beach

Stadium seats face large-format screens that flash first-run blockbusters in 3-D and local flicks on 35-mm film

$35 $18

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Daytime Casino Boarding and Buffet with Drinks for One or Two at The Big M Casino (Up to 36% Off)

The Big M Casino

Fort Myers Beach

Daytime casino boat with craps, roulette, blackjack, and multiline slot machines offers guests a loaded buffet

$29.73 $20

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American Cuisine at Neptune's Sports Pub (40% Off). Four Options Available.

Neptune's Sports Pub

Daytona Beach

Classic sports bar sandwiches, salads, wraps, Angus burgers, and favorites such as fish ‘n’ chips

$20 $12

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Hookah, Wine & Appetizer, or Hookah, Appetizer, and Drinks at Breathe Restaurant and Ultra Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Breathe Restaurant and Ultra Lounge

Atlantic Grove Condominiums

Restaurant-turned-hookah-lounge features a range of shisha flavors, Mediterranean appetizers, and bottles of premium liquor such as Ciroc

$20 $10

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$29 for a Wine-Tasting Package for Two on a Friday or Saturday at Schnebly Redland's Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Schnebly Redland's Winery & Miami Brewing Company

Miami

Unique wines made with mangoes, avocados, and other nongrape fruits fill souvenir glasses at tasting prior to party with live music

$60.80 $29

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Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for Two or Four at The Last Picture Show Movie Theatre (Up to 54% Off)

The Last Picture Show Movie Theatre

Tamarac Market Place

On one of five screens, two or four people watch a recently released films

$29 $14

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Freestyle Honor Awards 2014 on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 50% Off)

Freestyle Honor Awards 2014

Silver Spurs Arena At Osceola Heritage Park

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Evening honoring Latin freestyle stars includes live performances from Judy Torres, Soave, and Soulsonic Force

$36 $21

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Local Craft-Beer Tasting for Two or Four at The Pint and Brew (Up to 52% Off). Five Options Available.

The Pint and Brew

Palm Harbor

Sample four craft beers from breweries such as Florida Avenue Brewing Co. and Green Bench Brewing Co.; BYO snacks with tailgate option

$28 $14

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Two Hours of Pool and Food and Drink for Two or Four at Masters Billiards (50% Off)

Masters Billiards

Margate

Lounge with eight pool tables, four TVs for sports games, and classic bar grub

$40 $20

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Pub Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Woodshed Grill & Brew Pub (Up to 35% Off)

Woodshed Grill & Brew Pub

West Pensacola

Juicy burgers, saucy chicken wings, nachos, and other pub favorites; sports games broadcast on more than 20 flat-screen televisions

$20 $13

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Born to Ride Jam Featuring Blue Oyster Cult at England Brothers Park on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 38% Off)

"Born to Ride Jam"

Pinellas Park

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Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Squier, Lou Gramm from Foreigner, and the stars of Sons of Anarchy celebrate classic rock and motorcycles

$200 $125

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at The Crazy Horse Saloon

The Crazy Horse Saloon

Palm Beach Gardens

Wings, baby-back ribs, burgers, and baskets of shrimp are served up alongside cool draft beers and domestic buckets

$20 $10

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Miami Rat Pack Tribute at Open Stage Club through January 18 (Up to 56% Off)

The Miami Rat Pack Show

Open Stage Club

Cabaret crooners impersonate Sinatra, Martin, Davis, and even Marilyn with songs and banter

$40 $20

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Standup-Comedy Show Featuring Tommy Savitt, Sarge, or John Heffron, October 10–November 8 (Up to 55% Off)

Mardi Gras Casino

Jokers Wild Comedy Club and Bar at the Mardi Gras Casino

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Enjoy standup from comics seen on Last Comic Standing, HBO, and The Bob & Tom Show

$53.74 $25

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Two or Four Local Beer Flights with Shareable Beef O'Bradys Appetizers at The Brass Tap (Up to 51% Off)

The Brass Tap

Dade City

Patrons sip beer flights at this bar with a choice of four sharable appetizers from Beef O'Bradys

$36.99 $18

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$15 for $30 Worth of American Cuisine and Drinks at The Lazy Gator Bar

The Lazy Gator Bar

Black Hammock

Sip on drinks from two full bars while watching the sun set over the lake

$30 $15

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$33 for Wine Tasting at The Wine Room on Park Avenue ($53 Value)

The Wine Room on Park Avenue

Winter Park

156 wines from temperature-controlled Enomatic wine-dispensing machines; Groupon purchasers receive 20% off retail wines on return visit

$53 $33

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One Singles Bowling Meet Up or Dinner-and-a-Movie Meet Up from Bowl Wit Me (Up to 52% Off)

Bowl Wit Me

Parkland

Social singles gather at area bowling alleys and bars for a low-pressure environment in which to meet new people

$29.99 $15

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Celebration of the Vine Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Tarpon Springs Castle Winery (Up to 60% Off)

Tarpon Springs Castle Winery

Tarpon Springs

Explore process of growing and planting in a backyard vineyard, then sample five wines and take home an exclusive collector’s-edition bottle

$107 $45

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International and Craft Beers at Beer 360 (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Beer 360

Sunny Isles Beach

More than 300 specialty beers; sip on domestic selections or imports from England, Germany, Belgium, Haiti, and the Czech Republic

$30 $15

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24K Gold Music Shows Concert for Two or Four on Saturday, November 29, at 3:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

24K Gold Music Shows

Curtis Peterson Auditorium

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Singers and dancers recreate the magic of the stage shows of the ’60s and ’70s with a repertoire ranging from Elvis to Whitney Houston

$60 $35

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Five-Beer Tasting Flight for Two or Four at The Hourglass Brewery (50% Off)

The Hourglass Brewery

Longwood

Sample house-brewed craft beers, from coffee-flavored stouts to ales made with agave, butternut squash, strawberries, or apricot

$10 $5

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Breeders Cup at the Ranch for One or Two at Premier Sports Campus on November 1, at 12 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Derby Day at the Ranch

Premier Sports Campus

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Watch the Breeders Cup World Championships on a giant LCD screen, with music from local favorites

$150 $99

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$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two with Souvenir Mugs from The Dinner Detective ($161.60 Value)

The Dinner Detective

Omni Jacksonville Hotel

Four-course chicken, Tilapia, or pasta meal accompanies humor-studded modern mystery theater as guests scramble to find a killer among them

$161.60 $85

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Brickell Rum Fest Visit for 1 or 2 at Havana 1957 on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 70% Off)

Rum Fest at Havana 1957 Brickell

Havana 1957

Celebrate the world of rum at the 2nd annual Rum Fest that features representatives of 15 brands; special VIP tasting and hors d’oeuvres

$60 $20

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Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa for One, Two, or Four on September 6–December 6 (Up to 46% Off)

Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa

Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club

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Top-notch local and national comedians, including Tampa favorite Trish Keating, stoke laughter in a lush country club

$11.54 $8

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The Big Orlando Featuring Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Young the Giant, and More on December 7 (Up to 36% Off)

The Big Ticket Featuring Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Young The Giant, and More

Central Florida Fairgrounds

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Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Young the Giant, The Dirty Heads, and J Roddy Walston and the Business top the lineup of rockers and indie acts

$54.85 $35

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$15 for Two Hours of Pool with a Pitcher of Beer and an Appetizer (Up to $31.99 Value)

Geo's Pool and Pub

Tallahassee

Live music and karaoke serenade pool players at multiple tables as they enjoy tasty beers and classic pub appetizers such as wings

$31.99 $15

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Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at War Memorial Auditorium on November 15 or 16 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

War Memorial Auditorium

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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Wine Tasting for Two at The Wine and Cheese Gallery (Up to 45% Off). 5 Dates Available.

The Wine and Cheese Gallery

Gainesville

Sip 30 different wines during tastings at Gainesville’s oldest wine shop

$40 $22

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10 Wings and Pitcher of Domestic or Craft Beer, or $12 for $20 Worth of Bar Food at Lucky's Sports Bar

Lucky's Sports Bar

Clearwater

Watch NFL and NHL teams on any of the 18 HDTVs while chowing down on hot wings covered in signature Snakebite sauce and drink ice cold beers

$16.99 $10

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Movie with Popcorn for Two, Four, or Six at Mos'Art Theatre (Up to 62% Off)

Mos'Art Theatre

Lake Park

Intimate, indie-minded movie theater screens documentaries and foreign films

$20 $8

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One Flavored Hookah with Two or Four Well Drinks at The De Carlos Bar (Up to 59% Off)

The De Carlos Bar

South Beach Plaza Hotel

10 hookah flavors complement signature cocktails such as watermelon lychee, long island, sex on the beach, and tequila sunrise

$41 $17

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$36 for One Mini Hookah to Smoke In and Take Home, Plus $15 Worth of Shisha at Darna Lounge ($75 Value)

Darna Cafe and Hookah Lounge

Palmetto Place Condominiums

Enjoy puffs of fragrant smoke inside a hookah bar, on an outdoor patio with cushioned sofas, then later at home

$75 $36

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$6 for $11 Worth of Hookah Smoking — The Sable Nargile

The Sable Nargile

Melbourne

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

$11 $6

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$20 for a Hookah Package for Two with Desserts and Beverages at Ali Baba Cafe & Hookah Lounge ($36 Value)

Ali Baba Cafe & Hookah Lounge

Boynton Beach

Couch and table seating in a lounge-like atmosphere; occasional appearances by belly dancers

$36 $20

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Standup-Comedy Show and Drinks for Two with Option for Dinner at Snappers Grill & Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Snappers Grill & Comedy Club

Palm Harbor

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Guests enjoy standup comedy while digging into entrees and sipping premium drinks

$36 $15

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$5 for $10 Groupon — City Billiards Lic

City Billiards

West and East Lealman

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

$10 $5

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Two Hours of Pool with Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Trick Shots (Up to 51% Off)

Trick Shots

Multiple Locations

Groups shoot pool for two hours while munching wings and cheese sticks and sipping drinks

$36.99 $18

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Live Music for Two or Four with Two Craft Beers or Glasses of House Wine Each at Burro Bar (Up to Half Off)

Burro Bar

Downtown Jacksonville

With craft beer from Bold City Brewery or Green Room Brewing or glasses of house wine in hand, guests listen to live music

$40 $20

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Miami Music Festival from Around the World at FIU – Wertheim Performing Arts Center on October 24–26 (Up to 54% Off)

Miami Music Festival from Around the World

FIU - Wertheim Performing Arts Center

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Four musicians playing Bartok; women’s dance and drum ensemble; more than 20 pianists in one show; and an exploration of women in opera

$25 $15

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Bar Food at Hogan's Beach (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Hogan's Beach

Rocky Point

Watch the big game on flat-screen TVs while filling your plate with wings, burgers, pizza, and more; bar has more than 20 beers on tap

$25 $12

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Improv Comedy Show Including Beer or Wine for Two at Sak Comedy Lab, August 23–December 27 (Up to 50% Off)

Sak Comedy Lab

Central Business District

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Comics compete for laughs, clash in competitions, and create characters, songs, and scenarios on the spot

$40 $20

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$22 for Movie, Popcorn, and Drinks for Two at Gateway Theatre (Up to $41.50 Value)

Gateway Theatre

Fort Lauderdale

Moviegoers enjoy popcorn and soda during a classic, current, or indie flick in a historic theater

$41.50 $22

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Comedy Show and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (Half Off)

Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar

Gainesville

Nationally touring comedians transform piano bar into a sanctum of side-splitting jokes while guests sip on delicious cocktails

$24 $12

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Tour and Take-Home Bottles at Aspirations Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Aspirations Winery

Clearwater

Enjoy wine samples and food pairings before taking a behind-the-scenes tour, leaving with souvenir glasses and a 750ml bottle of wine

$70 $35

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Two or Four Giant Cocktails at Papagayo (Up to 58% Off)

Papagayo

Miami Beach

Bartenders mix freshly squeezed juices, fruit pulps, and exotic liqueurs to create massive drinks

$96 $45

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Package for Two or Four with Appetizers, Drinks, and Hookah Rental at The Tent Hookah Lounge (50% Off)

The Tent Hookah Lounge

Park Ridge

Lounge transports guests to palm-lined shores of Mediterranean with Middle Eastern cuisine and wisps of fragrant flavored hookah smoke

$42 $21

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Admission or Whiskey and Brew Pass for One or Two to Crafternoon Delight (Up to 44% Off)

Crafternoon Delight

Brickell

Bottomless craft beer and whiskey festival on Saturday, October 25 offers tastings of Jameson, Bulleit, Stone, Terrapin, and more

$65 $39

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

The Spaghetti Warehouse

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

$120 $58

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Speed-Dating Event for One or Two from Party4Ten (Up to 54% Off)

Party4Ten

Orlando

Speed-dating events meet at local hot spots, giving singles the chance to meet potential love interests and new friends

$25 $12

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$79 for a Bottle-Service Package for Four with Appetizers or Desserts at Kaos Ultra Lounge (Up to $239 Value)

Kaos Ultra Lounge

North Fort Lauderdale

Sips of vodka, rum, whiskey, or tequila pair with appetizers or desserts in a chic club

$239 $79

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Sake Tasting for Two or Four at Stage 7 Karaoke & Lounge (Up to 66% Off)

Stage 7 Kareoke

Gainesville

Sample up to seven courses of sake in tastings for two or four people at this karaoke lounge

$28 $10

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America at Casino Miami Jai-Alai on Saturday, November 22, at 9 p.m. (Up to 59% Off)

America

Casino Miami Jai-Alai

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1970s powerhouse behind “Horse With No Name” continues to win over crowds with their meditative folk rock

$44.96 $18.50

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In-Home Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Complimentary Bottle of Wine from PRP Wine International (Up to 87% Off)

PRP Wine International

University Square

Wine consultants travel to homes, pouring samples from four or six different bottles for small groups

$150 $19

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$15 for a Pitcher of Beer and Two Hours of Pool for Four at Backstage Billiards I-Drive ($28 Value)

Backstage Billiards I-Drive

Orlando

Beginners and pool sharks alike can rack up games on any of the 24 Brunswick tables

$28 $15

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One or Two Hookah Packages at Kahookah Cafe (Up to 54% Off)

Kahookah Cafe

Davie

Groups enjoy a hookah and plate of hummus amid a cozy atmosphere

$26.98 $13

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One or Three Private or Small Group Billiards Lessons at Play Great Pool (Up to 63% Off)

Play Great Pool

Play Great Pool

During two-hour sessions, a billiards expert teaches up to four pupils professional shots and strategies for sinking balls into pockets

$250 $99

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Drive-In Movie Packages at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In in Coconut Grove (Up to 50% Off). Four Options.

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In - Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove drive-in movie theater offers walk-in tickets complete with snacks or romance packages to make the night extra special

$40 $20

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One or Two Tickets to Any Speed-Dating Event from Tampa Singles Events (Up to 57% Off)

Tampa Singles Events

On Location

Like-minded singles in their 20s through 40s mingle for five minutes each at venues across Tampa

$35 $17

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Hookah Package with Refill and Fruit Head for Two or Four at Royal Hookah & Cigar Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Royal Hookah & Cigar Lounge

Orlando

Hookah packages include everything needed for a relaxing evening including refills and fruit heads, such as apple

$28 $14

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Complimentary Wine Tasting for Two or Four One Take-Home Bottle Per Person at Island Grove Wine Company (47% Off)

Island Grove Wine Company

Ocala/Gainesville

Complimentary tasting helps in the selection of bottles of fruit wine engineered by expert winemaker Chase Marden.

$34 $19

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$35 for $60 Worth of Dinner Theater — lpa commmunications

Lpa Communications

Brickell

Gypsy Kings concert October 11

$60 $35

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Seafood and Mexican-American Food for Lunch or Dinner at Señor Frog's (Up to 50% Off)

Señor Frog's

Southwest Orange

Tacos, burritos, burgers, and barbecue make mouths water at this festive eatery filled with bright colors and live music

$30 $15

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Select Local Merchants

As one of the world’s largest beer brewers, this Jacksonville outpost of Anheuser Busch is surprisingly open about its process. The looming facility offers free tours on how they brew and package Budweiser, with guests catching glimpses of the state-of-the-art technology, giant tanks, carefully controlled temperature rooms and bottling and packaging facilities, all of which can be seen through glass viewing windows. There’s also information on the recycling program, energy recovery and conservation of wildlife in the surrounding Jacksonville wetlands. After the tour, stop in the hospitality room and sample some beer. For the truly curious, the more in-depth Beermaster Tour is for true connoisseurs and a one-off Beer School class introduces patrons to different beer styles, proper pouring and a variety of craft beer and food pairings. There’s also a gift shop on hand, and occasional events take place on the property.

111 Busch Dr
Jacksonville,
FL
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The breadth of the Atlantic Ocean doesn't impact the reach of Alfredo Patino. As the chef and owner of Bin No. 18, the Miami-based chef draws inspiration from the casual cuisine of European bistros while using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and contemporary technique to lend a bit of New World flair to the ever-changing menus. French, Italian, and Latin American flavors appear throughout Chef Patino's cuisine, adding a global scope to the regionally rooted dishes.

Shareable platters of imported European cheeses and cured meats are served alongside Latin staples, including octopus salad, as well as classic Italian entrees made with homemade pastas. But recreating time-honored classics isn't the only thing that Chef Patino does. He also demonstrates a willingness to experiment by fusing New and Old World influences. This culinary whimsy is evident in the kitchen's modern interpretation of a Cuban sandwich—complete with slow-roasted pork, brie, and fig sauce—which earned a spot on Food & Wine magazine's list of the Best Sandwiches in the U.S.

And much like the European bistros that originally inspired Chef Patino, Bin No. 18 features an extensive wine list. Like his menu, the wine list takes a global approach by including bottles from Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Greece, and Austria, as well as Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Washington State, California, and Oregon. This variety of options ensures that numerous pairing options are available for diners looking to enjoy a glass with their meal or collection of small plates. CBS Miami was also impressed by the selection, placing Bin No. 18 on its 2011 list of the Best Wine Bars In South Florida.

The Old World inspiration shines through a bit more clearly in the restaurant's décor, which skews more toward a rustic, yet refined ambiance as opposed to a nouveau vibe. Wooden wine barrels sit beside tables with avocado-green chairs, occasionally doubling as small side tables. At the same time, the collection of crystal chandeliers dangling from the ceiling adds a bit of classical elegance to the space.

1800 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami,
Florida
US

Bill Shumate's career as a restaurateur began in 1964 when he opened a small burger shack that catered to the hearty appetites of University of Oklahoma students. After spending the next several decades opening and operating eateries, Shumate decided that his next venture should somehow honor his burger roots. He partnered with Joanie Corneil in 2006 and developed a concept choosing the name Square 1 Burgers to reflect this full-circle journey. Unlike that original restaurant, though, Square 1 Burgers grew over the years, eventually expanding to several locations throughout west central Florida.

Although the concept was intended to be a return to basics, Square 1 isn't constrained by traditional conventions. Patties of Meyer's all-natural red Angus beef, Kobe, lamb, ground buffalo, and portobello mushroom caps all appear between the buns, providing a wealth of options to consider before even thinking about toppings. This eclectic spirit is also apparent in the menu's selection of appetizers, which includes everything from sun-dried tomato and artichoke hummus to homemade double-dipped onion rings. Even the milkshakes made with Blue Bell ice cream seem like faithful renditions of an American classic at first. However, the grown-up versions with Baileys, vodka, and Kahlua or brandy, cr?me de cacao continue to demonstrate Square 1 Burgers' playful spirit.

3701 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa,
FL
US

Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill sprang from humble beginnings. What started in 1992 as a concrete-block space with 75 seats has since grown into a two-story establishment whose sprawling indoor and outdoor seating areas encompass almost two city blocks. Like the growth of the business, the bar and grill's building materials reflect input from the surrounding community: the wood flooring was compiled from area gymnasiums, and the walls are paneled with hardwood from the old All Children's Hospital.

Owner Mark Ferguson continues to fuel his success with more than 70 TVs, classic bar eats, and a calendar filled with live-music and trivia nights. In addition to fans, the restaurant has been known to serve renowned politicians and?according to the Tampa Bay Times?Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. Perhaps the duo chose the eatery for its paparazzi-curbing underground tunnel, which leads beneath 1st Avenue South to the stadium.

1320 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg,
FL
US

When Joseph Olear tore down the original Three Point Bowling Center, he preserved what mattered most. ”We recycled the 35-year-old maple lanes and made a bar out of it,” he happily explains. “And also this gorgeous desk in my office.” The former alley was bought out by Joe’s father in ’86—a spontaneous decision that still perplexes the son. He “just bought the place! If you’d have told me we’d have a bowling alley, I’d have thought you were crazy.” That said, it’s a decision that gave Joe the reins to a facility he would totally revamp.

The updated alley features 16 automatic lanes, one of the largest bars in Kansas City, and a large crop of vine-ripened bowling balls. Olear has also solicited the master food stylings of chef Dan Cermeno for juicy burgers, steak-filled sandwiches, and spicy seafood pastas. He explains that Cermeno’s dishes—available at the alley or in Three Pins Diner—are by no means typical alley fare. “He’s a shopping king,” says Olear. ”On his way in, he stops to shop. [Always] fresh fruit and veggies—wherever the freshest stuff is.”

Beyond the lanes, Three Point entertains patrons with six full-size pool tables, dartboards, indoor and outdoor TVs up to 64 inches wide, as well as nightly league events. The revelry also extends outdoors, where an expansive outdoor deck patio hosts a meat smoker capable of feeding parties of up to 500. “There’s a guy comes in at first light and smokes the meat, “says Olear. “Venison, ribs, whatever he has. It’s in there for about 10 hours. It’s unmatched, really.” Wonderful as that is, there’s one thing Joe enjoys more. “Having a drink at the bar,” he says, smiling. “People will say they met their wife here. It happens on a fairly regular basis—someone comes in and says how nice the place is. It really makes your day.”

7470 Hoffner Ave
Orlando,
FL
US

Equipped with in-depth product knowledge and bottles from all over the world, the consultants of PRP Wine International waltz into homes ready to answer nearly any question a novice oenophile may have. As they pour samples for small groups, they explain everything from the intricacies of flavor profiles and the correct pronunciation of “pinot noir” to the most dramatic way to throw a glass of red at a mortal enemy. After tastings, guests can select any of the wine varietals sampled, all of which are chosen by PRP consultants after thorough scrutiny.

2099 W 76th St
Hialeah,
FL
US