Nightlife in Jacksonville

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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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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"Shaping Sound" at Florida Theatre Jacksonville on Thursday, October 23 (Up to 54% Off)

Shaping Sound

Florida Theatre Jacksonville

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Emmy-nominated choreographers meld genres in a showcase of contemporary dance

$64.55 $30

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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” with DVD, Nutcracker, or Both on Friday, November 14 (Up to 51% Off)

Moscow Ballet's

University of North Florida

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$54 $27

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David Nail at Mavericks on Friday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

David Nail

Mavericks

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Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter behind “Let It Rain” and “Red Light” showcases tracks from his latest album, I’m a Fire

$25.40 $14

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Jaxtoberfest at Jacksonville Shipyards, October 10–11 (Up to 50% Off)

Jaxtoberfest

Jacksonville Shipyards

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Family-friendly festival features German food and beer, games, weiner dog races, and live music

$140 $70

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"Annie: The Musical" at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts – Moran Theater on October 22 or 23 (Up to 25% Off)

"Annie: The Musical"

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts- Moran Theater

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Directed by original lyricist Martin Charnin, this heartwarming musical depicts a spirited orphan girl determined to find love

$57.50 $43

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Nick Swardson: Taste It Tour at Florida Theatre Jacksonville on October 2 at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Nick Swardson

Florida Theatre

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Comedian best known for Benchwarmers and Reno 911! tours and preps for a new Comedy Central special

$49.25 $25

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on December 11 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

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Progressive rock band known for its symphonic operas and pyrotechnics plays The Christmas Attic live for the first time

$50.10 $25

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Anthony Hamilton at Florida Theatre Jacksonville on December 4 at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Anthony Hamilton

Florida Theatre Jacksonville

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Grammy-winning soul singer of Nappy Roots brings his musical friends along for an evening of crooning

$48.20 $29

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New Leaf First Coast Music Festival on August 30–31 at 4:30 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

New Leaf First Coast Music Festival

Multiple Locations

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Second-annual fest showcases more than 90 local rap, rock, pop, and EDM acts in two days of music across three venues

$16.82 $9

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Standup Comedy Show at Izzy's Pizzeria Sports Bar on July 30 or August 27 (Up to 47% Off)

Nod Ross Presents: "Wild out WINsday"

Izzy's Pizzeria Sports Bar

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Nod Ross hosts a standup show featuring local and touring acts such as Cortez, KP, Antwan Murphy, and Duval's king of comedy Shay Clemons

$28.50 $15

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The Sun-Ray Cinema at 5 Points, formerly known as Riverside Theater and 5 Points Theatre, is a historic single-screen movie theater in the Riverside section of Jacksonville. Originally opened in 1927, the large room was specifically designed to accommodate live theater as well, in the event that talking movies didn’t take off as expected. Over the years, the theater was opened and closed numerous times as a performance center, a night club and general cinema house, until the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission approved it as a Jacksonville landmark and remodeled the space several years ago. Colorful murals give vibrancy to the updated space, while comfortable seating and long wooden tables in front of each row act as wonderfully modern touches, allowing each guest to set down food and drinks easily. P, pulled pork sandwiches and a host of not-seen-everywhere snacks make for a unique experience inside.

1028 Park St
Jacksonville,
FL
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Located on Jacksonville’s south side, The Comedy Zone has been hosting some of the nation’s finest standup comedians for decades. Tucked away inside the Ramada Conference Center and Hotel, the Comedy Zone is a quaint, dim, charming nightclub venue filled with cozy tables and chairs. The thick carpet underfoot cushions the space further and keeps noisy shoes and squeaky chairs to a minimum. The small, gleaming wood stage is back-dropped by a large brick wall, reminiscent of so many other famous comedy clubs. Over the years, the stage has played host to a variety of national touring comedians and lots of local Florida talent. A full bar and a variety of burgers, sandwiches and appetizers are available to order, and can count toward the room’s industry-standard one drink or item minimum. Of course, that means comedy fans must be at least 21 years of age to enter the Zone.

3130 Hartley Rd
Jacksonville,
FL
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Jacks or Better Casino explores the waters stretching from the Mayport area down the coast. The boat stretches 155 feet from stem to sternum and contains a whale-sized supply of Vegas-style casino gaming. Deft dealers engage lucky streaks on a variety of table games, from blackjack and roulette to traditional poker, video poker, and fireplace poker. With visions of cherries and triple-bars dancing in their heads, slots fanatics sidle up to dual-screen Modern Gaming slots such as Four Leaf Fortunes and Jackpot Galaxy. Jacks or Better's slots paid out jackpots totaling $3 million in 2011. Special events and attractions include a craps tutorial with limits ranging from $5 to $1,000, ensuring comfortable stakes for anyone, from the novice dice slinger to the local Yahtzee grandmaster.

4378 Ocean St
Atlantic Beach,
FL
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Wild Wing Café is a Southern chain with one location Jacksonville’s south side. Its namesake specialties are their chicken wings, offered in 33 different made-from-scratch flavors. With soups and salads, wraps and flatbreads rounding out the menu, Wild Wing Café is also well-known for its beer battered onion rings, fresh ground chuck burgers and sides like flame roasted corn and mac ‘n’ cheese. With eclectic diner wall art, cream batten-board walls and large black leather booths, Wild Wing Café has a down-home, laid back atmosphere. There’s live music often and an outdoor deck for temperate days, while daily special events like trivia nights and two-for-Tuesdays wing deals keep Jacksonville regulars hungry for more.

4555 Southside Blvd
Jacksonville,
FL
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When it opened in 1927, the Florida Theatre was the largest of 15 cinemas in downtown Jacksonville. Today, it's the city's last surviving vestige of that era's iconic architecture. Designed by New Yorker R.E. Hall and Jacksonvillian Roy Benjamin, the venue is a prime example of the Mediterranean Revival style, with a ceiling covered in glittering stars and a six-story proscenium arch. And even as the entertainment industry shifted towards television, the Florida Theatre survived by hosting interactive game nights and concerts from underground artists, including Elvis Presley. The space was renovated In the early 1980s, and today it returns to its entertaining roots by hosting live events and classic film screenings.

128 E Forsyth St.
Jacksonville,
FL
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Although there are few reviews of the other locations, five Yelpers give Gene's Seafood Restaurant on Beach Boulevard a 3.5-star average:

11702 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville,
FL
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