Nightlife in Herrin

48% Off at Hidden Lake Winery and Banquet Center

Hidden Lake Winery and Banquet Center

Hidden Lake Winery

$25 $13

Winery tucked in the Silent Forest features award-winning wines made from local fruit

Up to 52% Off at Backstage Bar & Grill

Backstage Bar & Grill

Evansville

$25 $12

Customers enjoy an upscale take on run-of-the-mill bar food at a live-music venue that features local acts

50% Off American Cuisine at Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

Benton Park

$50 $25

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Homey dishes such as wiener schnitzel and beef wellington served in a mansion rumored to be haunted; family-style chicken dinner on Sundays

50% Off Wine and Appetizers at The Vino Gallery

The Vino Gallery

Central West End

$20 $10

Snack on small plates or arrays of almonds or olives while sipping wine and beer by the glass

Up to 94% Off at Pink Galleon Billiards and Game

Pink Galleon Billiards and Games

Multiple Locations

$39 $15

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Party guests sip free drinks and play pool on hot-pink tables; beach-themed decor includes airbrushed murals of mermaids and pirates

Up to 45% Off Draft Beer Tasting or Draft Beer and Appetizers

Kirkwood Station Brewing Co.

Saint Louis

$34.50 $19

Rotating selection of 11 draft beers on tap; signature brews include ales, lagers, and seasonal draft beers

Up to 56% Off at The In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge

The In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge

Skinker DeBaliviere

$34 $15

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Southern-style snacks complemented by house wine in intimate, romantic lounge replete with leather furniture

Bret Michaels, Quiet Riot, and Vixen — Up to 47% Off Concert

Hard Rock Legends Summer Kick-Off party feat. Bret Michaels, Quiet Riot, Vixen, & Planet Granite

Jefferson Barracks Veterans Memorial Amphitheater

$37.75 $20

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Hair-metal icons celebrate summer with blistering hits such as "Nothing But a Good Time" and "Cum On Feel the Noize"

Up to 55% Off Distillery Tours at Mastermind Vodka

Mastermind Vodka

Granite City

$70 $35

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Groups tour the digs where distillers create small batches of American vodka from Midwestern grains

Up to 50% American Food at Deaver's Restaurant and Sports Bar

Deaver's Restaurant and Sports Bar

Deaver's Restaurant & Sports Bar

$20 $11

American food, including buffalo wings, burgers, and pizza, is served up in a casual restaurant and bar outfitted with arcade games

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At Pink Galleon Billiards and Games, dozens of hot-pink pool tables make up just part of a colorful and enticing backdrop. Beach-themed decor abounds, and life-size airbrushed murals of pirates, mermaids, and nautical displays sprawl out across the walls. Since the first cue ball was hit in 1993, Pink Galleon Billiards and Games has expanded to three locations spread throughout the Saint Louis area. In addition to pool, Pink Galleon blitzes boredom with ping-pong, foosball, unlimited thumb wars, and arcade games. The family-owned business also boasts a menu of finger-friendly eats, ice-cold beers, and mixed drinks, all of which helped its South County location earn the title of Best Neighborhood Bar in South County from the Riverfront Times.

2128 William St
Cape Girardeau,
MO
US

In the family-style dining room at LuBar & Bistro, chatter from an underground bar, full-service bar drifts up the stairs, hinting at hidden revelry. A stone-fired oven for pizzas spills warmth out across the open space, skilled hands craft Italian ice cream, and spoons click against pots of housemade barbecue sauce, dressings, and marinara. Servers cruise by, transporting sandwiches and gluten-free options down to the underground lounge, where neon darts in ghosts of blue and pink off of a forest of bottles and a gleaming marbled bar. Bartenders mix drinks, ice clicking to punctuate tunes on the jukebox and occasional live music. As patrons lower glasses full of suds from Sam Adams, Hoegaarden, and Smithwick’s, big-screen TVs show sporting events and a soon-to-arrive cadre of video games—including Golden Tee—promise digital thrills. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, a breakfast buffet beckons to early risers from 8 a.m. to noon.

911 Fairfax St
Carlyle,
IL
US

In 1999, Jimbo Sinovic opened the first Big Daddy's on the Landing and Soulard in the historic Soulard district, less than a half-mile from the iconic Anheuser-Busch Brewery. The eatery's drink specials and tasty pub staples—served for lunch, dinner, and late-night owl watching—established the bar as a neighborhood favorite and inspired its owner to declare it "The Best Bar in the Whole Wide World."

313 E Main St
Belleville,
IL
US

There's plenty of entertainment at Silver Creek Saloon & Grill: live bands perform throughout the week, and RedZone football games are broadcast on an oversize projector and nine flat-screen televisions. In the warmer months, visitors can play sports themselves, serving volleyballs across Silver Creek’s sandy court.

Lump crab cakes, steak sandwiches, and hand-breaded shrimp po’ boys are just a few of the snacks available to patrons who arrive hungry or who work up an appetite on the court. Bartenders mix cocktails and pour cold beers to slake thirsts indoors or on the outdoor patio. Groups of friends can also gather in the pub's private party room, which can be reserved without a fee.

2520 Mascoutah Ave
Belleville,
IL
US

Skyview Drive-In Theater, opened in 1949, has weathered the ravages of multiple tornados, enduring as a two-screen throwback to old-school cinema. When the sun sets, the twin screens display double features of recent Hollywood releases in clear digital format, while FM radio simulcasts the soundtracks. The viewing area—organized so taller cars never cut off smaller cars' sightlines—borders a playground for youngsters and a concession stand with classic movie snacks. Celebrating its roots, the theater occasionally hosts classic car (defined as 1987 or older) night where the driver is admitted free. For first-timers, Skyview Drive-In offers thorough responses to FAQs.

5700 N Belt W
Belleville,
IL
US

A new player in the O'Fallon restaurant scene, K Pub & Grill shakes up the dining experience with an expansive pub menu and a smoke-free atmosphere. Pummel hunger pangs with the beef brisket in a zesty barbecue sauce ($13.99), or slap them with the chili-teriyaki-glazed tails of crispy fried jumbo shrimp (10 for $12.99). Seven specialty pizzas, including the Philly beef and cheese, slathered in A1 steak sauce ($15.99), vie silently for gustatory attention. A carnivorous theme runs through the menu, with wings available in barbecue pork ($6.99) and superhot chicken ($6.29). Flame-retardant mouths can test their strength by taking the hot-wings challenge, a 15-minute eat-off that ends with a photo on either the Wall of Champions or the Wall of Shame.

3449 Pheasant Meadow Dr
O Fallon,
MO
US