Nightlife in Jacksonville

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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The Florida Ballet Presents "The Nutcracker" at UNF Fine Arts Center on December 20 or 21 (Up to 25% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

Lazzara Performance Hall, UNF Fine 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

$40 $30

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Bowzer's Rock N Roll Holiday Party at Florida Theatre Jacksonville on Thursday, December 18 (Up to 57% Off)

Bowzer's Rock N Roll Holiday Party

Florida Theatre Jacksonville

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Jon “Bowzer” Bauman from Sha Na Na hosts a golden oldies holiday show featuring Herman’s Hermits and Gary Puckett & The Union Gap

$69.15 $30

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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Concerts, January 8–18 (Up to 41% Off)

"Beethoven's Emperor", The Cocktail Hour - Music of the Mad Men Era, or Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

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Guest artists take the stage for a regal program, a Mad Men-themed evening, and a special show with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

$27.50 $16.25

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The State Ballet Theatre of Russia – "Swan Lake" on Friday, January 9, at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia - Swan Lake

Times-Union Center

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A handsome prince falls for a sorcerer-cursed maiden in Tchaikovsky’s ballet, influenced by Russian folklore and performed by 50 dancers

$52.50 $27

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Rodney Carrington at Moran Theater at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts on May 14 at 7 p.m.

Rodney Carrington

Moran Theater at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

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Raunchy and irreverent musical comedian, actor, and writer mixes standup with silly, lascivious songs

$45.75

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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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The Big Ticket Featuring Fall Out Boy, Alt-J, Weezer, Young the Giant, and More on December 5 (Up to 34% Off)

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

Jacksonville Metro Park

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Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Alt-J, Chevelle, and Young the Giant top this lineup of alt rockers and indie acts

$110.90 $73

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Nickelback at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 25 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 31% Off)

Nickelback

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

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Chart-topping rockers behind “How You Remind Me” deliver slick yet heavy hits in support of their latest album No Fixed Address

$44.70 $31

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Third Day at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts on November 21 at 7 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Third Day

Times-Union Center for The Performing Arts - Moran Theater

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Award-winning Christian rock band unleashes southern-rock infused licks and inspiring lyrics

$33.75 $23.63

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Michael Winslow from "Police Academy" at Bonkerz Comedy Club on November 21 or 22 (Up to 50% Off)

Comedy Show featuring Michael Winslow from Police Academy

Latitude 360

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“Man of 10,000 Sound Effects” of Police Academy fame astounds audiences with vocal hijinks and mimicry

$39.99 $19.99

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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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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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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
US

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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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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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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