Nightlife in Hickory

$5 for a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill

Charlotte, EpiCentre

$10.25 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from luxury recliners with wait service

The Comedy Zone – Up to 80% Off Standup

The Comedy Zone

The NC Music Factory

$38 $10

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Jim Holder, Rachel Feinstein, Nate Bargatze, and other touring acts incite laughter

Up to 59% Off In-Home Wine Tasting

Wines for Humanity

On Location

$120 $49

Wine guides bring their wares to home parties, where guests are able to select bottles for purchase—with proceeds going to charity

Half Off On-Location Hookah Party

Hookahlife Charlotte

On Location

$350 $175

Attendants set up hookahs and mix and match flavors for three hours, keeping things burning with charcoal made from pure coconut shells

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Charlotte SMS Atrium

$60 $29

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

Jefferson Starship – Up to 53% Off

Jefferson Starship

Amos' Southend

$26.78 $14

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Jefferson Starship breaks out decades of hits, including "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love," on its 40th-anniversary tour

Up to 50% Off Martini-Tasting Event

Bubble Charlotte

EpiCentre

$30 $15

Guests sample specialty martinis and new cocktails, and enjoy desserts from local chocolatiers

Up to 50% Off Improv at Charlotte Comedy Theater

Charlotte Comedy Theater

Wet Willie's

$20 $10

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Interactive, R-rated performances featuring both long- and short-form improv

Repticon – 50% Off Visit for Four

Repticon

Cabarrus Arena & Events Center

$30 $15

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

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Cauble Creek Vineyard

Cauble Creek Vineyard

Locke

$36 $18

Guests explore the grounds of a 36-acre vineyard after sampling eight wines

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Laughing Gas Comedy Club

Winston-Salem

$32 $16

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Comedy club hosts weekend showcases of nationally touring standups

50% Off a Wine-Tasting Experience at Grassy Creek Vineyard

Grassy Creek Vineyard

State Road

$40 $20

Yadkin Valley winery provides tastings for pairs, along with a logo hat or insulated wine tumbler and a bottle of one of its creations

Up to 50% Off Reevestock Music Festival

Reevestock Music Festival

Elkin

$30 $15

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Family-friendly music festival raises funds for high-school scholarships with live music plus food, drink, and kids activities

Up to 55% Off Wine Tasting and Cheese Plate

Hilton Vineyard

Monroe

$32 $15

Guests can choose 8 wines to sample from a selection of 24 wines

Up to 49% Off at Southern Medley Wine Cellar

Southern Medley Wine Cellar

Uptown Wadesboro

$27.50 $14

Choose from seven wines produced and bottled onsite; packages include tastings, bottle of wine, and appetizers or desserts

Up to 45% Off Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two

Wine & Beer

Greer

$20 $11

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

Up to 49% Off Standup Comedy

The Comedy Zone

The Comedy Zone

$26.50 $14

Audiences watch nationally touring comedians while enjoying refreshments from a menu of Italian specialties and drinks

50% Off at Gate City Billiards Club

Gate City Billiards Club

Greensboro

$160 $80

Pool hall hosts groups with 11 billiards tables, dart boards, foosball, and eight flat-screen TVs

Select Local Merchants

Revolution Ale House pairs more than 24 draughts with craft pizzas and sandwiches crafted from locally-sourced ingredients. Classic pizza ingredients share crust space with more eclectic choices, such as cracked egg, curry sauce, barbecue pork, and a sweet beer glaze. Sandwiches include a Bleu cheese-stuffed burger and pita stuffed with veg-friendly falafel that's made in-house. The chefs also muddle the line between sandwich and pizza with the creation of the Reuben pie, a crust topped with mozzarella, slaw mix, corned beef, and 1000 island dressing.

2391 North Center Street
Hickory,
NC
US

Moxies Comedy Zone hosts top-tier and up-and-coming stand-up talent and pairs it with live music, a full bar, and a food menu. While watching laugh-inducing lines pour out of the mouths of comedians such as Cee-Jay Jones, who has graced the stages of the Apollo Theater, BET's Comic View, and several fruit conventions, chucklers can share a plate of hot wings doused in mild to hot sauces ($9.99 for 12) or a jalapeño burger ($8.99). Guests may also engineer a starch tower at the build-your-own pasta bar ($9.99).

240 W Broad St
Statesville,
NC
US

The amicable staff at The Wine Dive prepares a tailored menu of bistro fare that reels in hungry passersby and warms them like the reassuring glare of a grandmother’s laughing emerald eyes. The panini club ($8–$10), part of a revolving roster of paninis, tightly enfolds savory selections such as salami, ham, turkey, and provolone in a bear hug of hearty italian bread, enabling one-handed or even hands-free munching. Diners can elegantly sip on port-wine cheese dip ($6) or nibble a plate of colby and pepper-jack cheeses and zesty olives ($6). The Wine Dive supports local artists by decorating its crimson interior with their paintings and sculptures, and live musical performances each Friday inspire passionate, beat-driven chewing and sipping solos. Outdoor patio seating presents guests with a direct view of the Lake Norman Marina and a viable escape route for those pursued by bee swarms.

807 Williamson Rd
Mooresville,
NC
US

Chefs at Joey’s Fine Food & Spirits draw inspiration from a number of regional cuisines to prepare fish in a wide variety of flavors and aromas. Here you can taste everything from sesame-encrusted ahi tuna to Cajun-style sautéed shrimp and grits, or try Red Stripe beer-battered pollock fillets. In addition to the ocean fare, the chefs also grill angus beef rib-eye steaks, hand-pattied burgers, and toss salads with candied pecans and goat cheese. Joey’s clientele especially like the chicken wings, tossed in 1 of 15 sauces, including teriyaki, honey habanero, and spicy garlic. In addition to karaoke and trivia nights, Joey’s has multiple televisions that make it an enjoyable setting for watching football, college basketball, or professional food-fight tournaments.

7913 Natalie Commons Dr.
Denver,
NC
US

The dueling pianists at Piano Man face off, vying for applause as they blaze through the biggest hits from the last hundred years. As they hit each note with perfection, audience members holler their requests and sing along with the pros, a fact the house prides itself on. When their requests hit the stage, guests can cheers with a host of tropical drinks, including the Malibu Painkiller—a euphoric combination of Malibu coconut, black, and sunshine blended with lemonade, OJ, and sprite—or the Entourage Margarita, with Avion tequila, raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. To make sure they can remember the name of their favorite song, guests can soak up the cocktails with a menu of pub food classics such as burgers and wings.

19701 Bethel Church Rd
Cornelius,
NC
US

When James Hughes, Steven Ramsey, and Matthew Connors moved to Florida together, they fished and lounged on the beach all day and worked at restaurants and bars all night. After returning to the Carolinas, the trio opened Sharkey's Raw Bar & Grill to capture the spirit of their favorite beachside pastime and the infectious energy of the area’s bustling nightlife. The private chef for the Masters golf tournament for five years, executive chef Steven steams, grills, and fries some of the ocean’s tastiest catches, including shrimp, oysters, crab, and fish. His menu also unfolds with crab-cake sandwiches, 10-ounce rib-eye steaks, and gator bites most popular with vengeful pirates with hooks for hands.

A second-place-award winner in the 2011 National Bartending Competition, Matthew manages a full stock of liquor that washes down each bite. Diners can dig in at the outdoor seating area or in the spacious 125-seat dining room, which evokes an oceanic feel with a large mural of octopi, sharks, fish, and a sunbathing Poseidon. Along with their fresh seafood, Sharkey's Raw Bar & Grill entices guests with live music every Friday and Saturday night.

141 W Main Ave.
Gastonia,
NC
US