Nightlife in Lakeland Highlands

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” with Optional Nutcracker and DVD on December 30 (Up to 51% Off)

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”

Lakeland Center Youkey Theatre

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

$59.50 $29

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Two or Four Local Beer Flights with Shareable Beef O'Bradys Appetizers at The Brass Tap (Up to 51% Off)

The Brass Tap

Dade City

Patrons sip beer flights at this bar with a choice of four sharable appetizers from Beef O'Bradys

$36.99 $18

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Standup-Comedy Show for Two or Four at Tampa Improv Through December 30 (Up to 80% Off)

Tampa Improv

Tampa Improv

Touring comedians and up-and-comers perform at a comedy-club chain that launched the careers of Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams

$50 $15

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$10 for a Dinner for Two and Comedy Show at the Tampa Pitcher Show ($19.50 Value)

Tampa Pitcher Show

Carrollwood

In a relaxed bar atmosphere, couples savor a pasta dinner and laugh at Post Dinner Conversation, Tampa’s original longform improv company

$19.50 $10

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Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa for One, Two, or Four on September 6–December 6 (Up to 46% Off)

Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa

Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club

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Top-notch local and national comedians, including Tampa favorite Trish Keating, stoke laughter in a lush country club

$11.54 $8

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Bar Food at Hogan's Beach (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Hogan's Beach

Rocky Point

Watch the big game on flat-screen TVs while filling your plate with wings, burgers, pizza, and more; bar has more than 20 beers on tap

$25 $12

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

The Spaghetti Warehouse

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

$120 $58

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In-Home Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Complimentary Bottle of Wine from PRP Wine International (Up to 87% Off)

PRP Wine International

University Square

Wine consultants travel to homes, pouring samples from four or six different bottles for small groups

$150 $19

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One or Two Tickets to Any Speed-Dating Event from Tampa Singles Events (Up to 57% Off)

Tampa Singles Events

On Location

Like-minded singles in their 20s through 40s mingle for five minutes each at venues across Tampa

$35 $17

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Freestyle Honor Awards 2014 on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 50% Off)

Freestyle Honor Awards 2014

Silver Spurs Arena At Osceola Heritage Park

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Evening honoring Latin freestyle stars includes live performances from Judy Torres, Soave, and Soulsonic Force

$36 $21

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Pub Food and Drink at Durty's Bar and Grille (Up to 50% Off)

Durty's Bar and Grille

St. Petersburg

Tear into a burger and stay a while with a game of pool or join in with a nightly event, like karaoke or trivia

$20 $11

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Born to Ride Jam Featuring Blue Oyster Cult at England Brothers Park on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 38% Off)

"Born to Ride Jam"

England Brothers Park

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Blue Oyster Cult, Billy Squier, Lou Gramm from Foreigner, and the stars of Sons of Anarchy celebrate classic rock and motorcycles

$200 $125

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$5 for $10 Groupon — City Billiards Lic

City Billiards

West and East Lealman

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 $5

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Local Craft-Beer Tasting for Two or Four at The Pint and Brew (Up to 52% Off). Five Options Available.

The Pint and Brew

Palm Harbor

Sample four craft beers from breweries such as Florida Avenue Brewing Co. and Green Bench Brewing Co.; BYO snacks with tailgate option

$28 $14

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Standup-Comedy Show and Drinks for Two with Option for Dinner at Snappers Grill & Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Snappers Grill & Comedy Club

Palm Harbor

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Guests enjoy standup comedy while digging into entrees and sipping premium drinks

$36 $15

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Celebration of the Vine Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Tarpon Springs Castle Winery (Up to 60% Off)

Tarpon Springs Castle Winery

Tarpon Springs

Explore process of growing and planting in a backyard vineyard, then sample five wines and take home an exclusive collector’s-edition bottle

$107 $45

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"Girls Night: The Musical" at Largo Cultural Center on October 22 or 23 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 36% Off)

"Girls Night: The Musical"

Largo Cultural Center

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Girls Night: The Musical follows five women sharing life stories during a night of karaoke filled with bawdy laughs and classic songs

$64.50 $41

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at Ruth Eckerd Hall on November 6 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Fresh Beat Band

Ruth Eckerd Hall

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Pop quartet of Nick Jr. stars play irresistibly catchy tunes from a trove of fan favorites and new material in a dance-along show

$49.25 $24

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Tour and Take-Home Bottles at Aspirations Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Aspirations Winery

Clearwater

Enjoy wine samples and food pairings before taking a behind-the-scenes tour, leaving with souvenir glasses and a 750ml bottle of wine

$70 $35

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AC/DC Tribute or Bon Jovi Tribute at House of Blues on October 31 or January 3 (Up to 46% Off)

Highway to Hell - AC/DC Tribute or Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi Tribute

House of Blues Orlando

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Tribute bands honor AC/DC and Bon Jovi with note-for-note loyalty and commanding stage presence

$13 $7

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Orlando Film Festival at Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe, October 22–26 (Up to 51% Off)

Orlando Film Fest

Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe

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Industry insiders, actors, and film buffs converge for five days of screenings, parties, and panels; VIP passes inculde reserved seating

$30 $15

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Improv Comedy Show Including Beer or Wine for Two at Sak Comedy Lab, August 23–December 27 (Up to 50% Off)

Sak Comedy Lab

Central Business District

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Comics compete for laughs, clash in competitions, and create characters, songs, and scenarios on the spot

$40 $20

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Two Hours of Pool with Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Trick Shots (Up to 51% Off)

Trick Shots

Multiple Locations

Groups shoot pool for two hours while munching wings and cheese sticks and sipping drinks

$36.99 $18

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Speed-Dating Event for One or Two from Party4Ten (Up to 54% Off)

Party4Ten

Orlando

Speed-dating events meet at local hot spots, giving singles the chance to meet potential love interests and new friends

$25 $12

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$15 for a Pitcher of Beer and Two Hours of Pool for Four at Backstage Billiards I-Drive ($28 Value)

Backstage Billiards I-Drive

Orlando

Beginners and pool sharks alike can rack up games on any of the 24 Brunswick tables

$28 $15

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Hookah Package with Refill and Fruit Head for Two or Four at Royal Hookah & Cigar Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Royal Hookah & Cigar Lounge

Orlando

Hookah packages include everything needed for a relaxing evening including refills and fruit heads, such as apple

$28 $14

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Seafood and Mexican-American Food for Lunch or Dinner at Señor Frog's (Up to 50% Off)

Señor Frog's

Southwest Orange

Tacos, burritos, burgers, and barbecue make mouths water at this festive eatery filled with bright colors and live music

$30 $15

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$16 for $25 Worth of Pub Lunch for Two at Tap Room Grille

Tap Room Grille

Tap Room Grille

Upscale pub cuisine made fresh, featuring 1/2-pound burgers marinated in Guinness, fish tacos, jalapeno poppers, and beer fried mozzarella

$25 $16

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Treasure Tavern Dinner Show with Drinks for One or Two (Up to 50% Off)

Treasure Tavern Dinner Show

Pirate's Dinner Adventure

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Saucy rum girls star alongside a bawdy tavern owner in a singing-and-dancing comedy revue while audience members dine on four-course meals

$74.95 $39.99

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Breeders Cup at the Ranch for One or Two at Premier Sports Campus on November 1, at 12 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Derby Day at the Ranch

Premier Sports Campus

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Watch the Breeders Cup World Championships on a giant LCD screen, with music from local favorites

$150 $99

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$33 for Wine Tasting at The Wine Room on Park Avenue ($53 Value)

The Wine Room on Park Avenue

Winter Park

156 wines from temperature-controlled Enomatic wine-dispensing machines; Groupon purchasers receive 20% off retail wines on return visit

$53 $33

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Select Local Merchants

Bedrock Cafe serves up a menu of mammoth-sized bar eats and cold beer in a lively sports bar environs. Guests can start game night off right with smothered fries ($7.49), heaped with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, and creamy ranch dressing. Wings ($6.95 for 10) come in a myriad of flavors, such as mild, medium, hot, blackened, cajun garlic crystal, BBQ, pterodactyl, and more. Dig into archaeological good taste with the Bedrock Philly hot sandwich ($7.95), or nosh on a classic 8 oz. flame broiled burger ($5.95) with cole slaw, pickle, and French fries. The catfish fingers seafood platter ($6.95) lets one embrace whiskery underwater creatures without the risks of tickling your cheeks. Although catching a grueling baseball defeat over a meal might deplete morale, troops can rally with a karaoke round of “Don’t Stop Believing” on Wednesday nights, while geometry hotshots can prove their mathematical prowess on the pool table.

3201 US Highway 98 S
Lakeland,
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The independent Evolution stimulates the Lakeland scene by selling an eclectic selection of both mainstream and underground music while providing an intimate venue for local and touring musicians to present their craft. Evolution's stock consists of T-shirts ($10+), CDs and vinyl records ($1+), and posters for music fans to coat their empty walls with artist admiration. Peruse Evolution's thousands of vinyls, from timeless classics, including The Beatles and AC/DC, to exciting new artists (though Bob Dole's ambient-metal album is currently sold out). Evolution hosts shows nearly every weekend, featuring artists advancing the cause of rock, hip-hop, folk, and more.

119 S Kentucky Ave
Lakeland,
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It's not exactly 100 bottles of beer on the wall?in fact, it's more than three times that. Sourced from locations scattered across the globe, The Brass Tap boasts more than 40 brews on tap and hundreds upon hundreds of bottled craft beers. The selection ranges from Chimay Cinq Cents Tripel, a Belgian White imported straight from Baileux, to local brews like Cigar City's citrusy Jai Alai IPA. The drinks pair nicely with the down-home decor and toe-tapping lineup of musical acts, as well as the menu of premium cigars, sourced from places like Nicaragua, the Dominican, and Milton Berle's old sport coats.

37916 Pasco Avenue
Dade City,
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In order to enter Brew Hounds Sports Lounge, one has to pass between murals of a football field and basketball court. Inside, flat-screen televisions glow with the day's games, blending with the neon of beer signs. Visitors looking to create some competition of their own will find it at the row of electronic dart boards, upon the pool table, or staring into the Yuengling mirror, waiting for the stranger on the other side to blink.

318 Havendale Blvd
Auburndale,
FL
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The menu at Tanner’s Pub celebrates bar food from all over the world with a mix of traditional American comfort food and English pub grub. Classic dishes with upscale twists include bacon-wrapped filet mignon and crab penne with asparagus and white-wine sauce.

325 W Central Ave
Winter Haven,
FL
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With free wine tastings all day Monday through Saturday and beer tastings on Tuesday nights and Saturday afternoons, Tapping The Vine lubricates taste buds with its extensive collection of lesser-known libations and globally imported specialty wines and craft beers. Browse aisles brimming with fermentation favors and malted liquid gold while the friendly staff offers helpful suggestions to determine if customers' palates might prefer the tarty taste of a Wallace Brooks pinot gris ($16) or the bittersweet chocolatey Charles Smith Velvet Devil merlot ($16), among other white, red, and dessert wines. Barley buffs can analyze the feel of various brews, such as the flavorful Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar ($6.99) and organic Scarecrow golden pale ale ($4.69). Like the mouths of famous rappers, Tapping The Vine wouldn't be complete without an assortment of accessories, including professional-grade bottle openers ($9) and champagne stoppers ($5).

7110 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven,
FL
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