Nightlife in Halfway

Distillery Tour with Souvenir Shot Glass for Two or Four at Catoctin Creek Distillery (Up to 50% Off)

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Loudoun County

See how whiskey, gin, and brandy are made in a distillery that uses only organic fruits and grains

$20 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottle and Wine Tote at Loew Vineyards (Up to 51% Off)

Loew Vineyards

Frederick County

Family who traces its winemaking roots to the 19th century pours tastes from its catalog of more than a dozen wines

$28 $14

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Hookah with Two or Three Flavors at Hookah Alibaba (Up to 63% Off)

Hookah Alibaba

Gaithersburg

Puff exotic hookah flavors with friends from bubbling water pipe

$34 $13

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at The Winery at Olney (Up to 52% Off)

The Winery at Olney

Olney

Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

$37 $18

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Wine and Cheese Tasting with Optional Winery Tour at Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars (Up to 54% Off)

Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars

Multiple Locations

Sample five varietals of wines paired with Di Bruno Bros. cheeses and learn about the winemaking process

$35 $17

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Wine, Hard Cider, and Cheese Tasting and Tour for Two our Four at Great Shoals Winery (Up to 39% Off)

Great Shoals Winery

Colesville

Taste your way through a range of award-winning wines and ciders, all made from local ingredients

$40 $25

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Fillmore Flashback: '80s vs '90s Dance Party hosted by Biz Markie on January 3 (Up to 55% Off)

Flashback

The Fillmore Silver Spring

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Biz “Just a Friend” Markie plays DJ and host to a dance party mashup of Baltimore’s top ’80s and ’90s tribute bands

$22 $10

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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese and Take-Home Wine Glasses at Basignani Winery (50% Off)

Basignani Winery

Sparks

Premium tasting introduces palates to eight handcrafted, cellar-aged wines from grapes grown on premises

$32 $17

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles and Wine Glasses at Royal Rabbit Vineyards (Up to 42%Off)

Royal Rabbit Vineyards

Parkton

Boutique Winery offers tastings on Saturday and Sunday afternoons; customers receive wine glasses and bottles to take home

$41.50 $24

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Standup for Two or Eight at Magooby's Joke House (Up to 63% Off)

Magooby's Joke House Baltimore

Lutherville - Timonium

Venue named Best Comedy Club by the Baltimore City Paper hosts veteran comedians such as Mitch Fatel and Steve Hofstetter

$40 $18

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Repticon at Maryland State Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 31 or Sunday, February 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Maryland State Fairgrounds

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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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Manassas Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at The Hylton Performing Arts Center, December 19–23 (Up to 40% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

The Hylton Performing Arts Center

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$30 $18

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From classical masterpieces to newly-composed commissions to free-wheeling pops concerts, Maryland Symphony Orchestra?ensures its seasons contain something for everyone. Special performances are staged especially with children and youth in mind, and an annual patriotic concert celebrates American history with an extra star-spangly program at the Antietam National Battlefield. The skilled musicians are guided by the baton of award-winning musical director Elizabeth Schulze.

13 S Potomac St.
Hagerstown,
MD
US

To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

603 Potomac Station Dr NE
Leesburg,
VA
US

Dance King Studios owner Adam King leads his instructors in tutoring feet to move to the rhythms of salsa, bachata, tango, and swing. But his rug-cutting team doesn't simply teach students how to dance?the studio also hosts parties that encourage dancers to socialize as they show off their skills in a low-stress setting free of hecklers or trapdoors. The team also helps wedding-bound couples find their footing for first dances. Adam told Leesburg Today that he loves putting nervous pairs at ease. ?Most people say they have two left feet, but I'm about overturning those ideas,? he said. ?Anybody can learn to dance, it's a matter of giving yourself a chance.?

26 West Market Street
Leesburg,
VA
US

The menu harvests local and organic ingredients, creating tasty eats to be savored in between rounds of freeze tag with the friendly servers. Dishes are designed to be delicately paired with a fine wine but are just as tasty alongside a '98 Capri Sun. Start with a classic mouth amuser, including an assortment of three artisanal cheeses ($12) or a plate of charcuterie ($10). There are farmed feastables such as the Parisian herb gnocchi with brussels sprouts, pearl onions, balsamic, and ricotta in a brown butter sauce ($12), or netted nuggets like the pan-seared flounder ($13). Phenomenologists who reject substance dualism will enjoy the chicken and waffles dish, which is actually a deep-fried quail served with cornmeal and herb waffles and drizzled with bacon-caramel syrup ($12).

7 S King St
Leesburg,
VA
US

Traditional pubs served as community hubs, places to see neighborhood folks and combine the flow of information with the flow of taps. Finnegan's Irish Pub aims to recreate that same setting for a modern audience, serving friendly sandwiches, burgers, and Irish entrees with plenty of beer.

Rather than depending on word of mouth for their stream of news, the pub's staff instead bedecks the dining room with flat-screen televisions and projectors. Outside, a television screens bathe the patio in its technicolor light. And some of the indoor booths come with their very own TVs, ideal for quietly feeding your curling addiction while pretending to care about football.

1608 Village Market Blvd
Leesburg,
VA
US

A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

20021 Century Blvd
Germantown,
MD
US