Nightlife in Laurel

Standup Comedy at Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant (Up to 79% Off)

Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

Short Pump

Sets from headlining comics seen on late night television and Comedy Central

$36 $15

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Brew Year's Eve Concert at Blue & Gray Brewery on Wednesday, December 31 (Up to 39% Off)

Brew Year's Eve Concert

Blue & Gray Brewery

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Brewery rings in the New Year with rock ‘n’ roll from critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Justin Jones and his band

$21.49 $13.20

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Vineyard-and-Winery-Cellar Tour for Two or Four with Olive-Oil Tasting at Molon Lave Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Molon Lave Vineyards

Molon Lave Vineyards

Tour of 50-acre vineyard grounds and winery cellars with olive-oil tasting, cheese and cracker basket, and souvenir glassware

$56 $29

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Winery Tour Package for Two or Four at DuCard Vineyards (Up to 54% Off)

DuCard Vineyards

Etlan

Scenic, sustainable vineyard and winery located along the edge of Shenandoah National Park

$42 $21

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$75 for a Three-Hour Vineyard Picnic with Complimentary Wine Tasting at Narmada Winery ($150 Value)

Narmada Winery

Amissville

Guests bring their own picnic lunches to the vineyard gazebo, where they are treated to a wine tasting and education course

$150 $75

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$25 for a Wine-Tasting Package with One Bottle of Wine and Wineglasses for Two ($46 Value)

St Michaels Winery

St. Michaels Winery

Sample 10 wines, both dry and sweet, at winery in historical seaside-resort town with a take home bottle

$46 $25

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Two Groupons, Each Good for One Hour of Billiards for Two or Four at Pocket Billiards (Up to 50% Off)

Pockets Billiards

Newport News

Play billiards with two or four friends at a pool hall with pro shop and vending machines

$9 $5

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Manassas Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at The Hylton Performing Arts Center, December 19–23 (Up to 40% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

The Hylton Performing 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

$30 $18

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Speed-Dating Event and Grab Bags for One or Two from Millie in the City Matchmaking (Up to 56% Off)

Millie in the City Matchmaking

Martini’s Restaurant & Lounge

Singles aged 25–50 head to Martini’s Restaurant and Lounge for a speed-dating event where they can meet and mingle with others

$25 $12

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Winery Cellar Tour, Artisan Cheese Board, and Wine Glasses for Two or Four at Grayhaven Winery LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Grayhaven Winery LLC

Gum Spring

Tour the cellar of one of the oldest wineries in Virginia: learn about winemaking, sample artisan cheeses, and take home wine glasses

$46 $23

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Tavern Dinner or Medieval Madness Dinner Show at John Strongbow’s Tavern (Up to 50% Off)

John Strongbow’s Tavern

Alexandria

Entrees include braised pork shank, prime rib, and chicken schnitzel in gravy made with local ingredients

$40 $20

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The pub has long served as the epicenter of Ireland’s social life—a place where friendships are made and stories are shared over foamy pints of beer. Finn McCool's Irish Pub positions itself firmly within this tradition of communality, inviting guests to bond while eating fish ‘n’ chips or clinking glasses of Guinness at a hardwood bar that spans the length of the room.

The convivial atmosphere isn’t the only aspect of Finn McCool's that recalls the old country. Traditional Irish staples such as shepherd’s pie, corned beef, and bangers and mash fill the pub’s menu. Savory scents waft through the air as guests throw darts, play billiards, and soak in the sunshine on the outdoor patio. A lineup of flat-screen TVs hums with the sounds of the day’s sporting events, which guests can wager their pots of gold or leprechaun manservants on at the pub’s Colonial Downs betting hub. :m]]

4028 Cox Rd
Glen Allen,
VA
US

The proprietors of Hurley’s Tavern are committed to offering locally-sourced beer and wine, and fresh food in a relaxing environment. Designed by cofounder Janice Rossano, Hurley's menu is evenly split between food for meat lovers and vegetarians, so both groups, as the Richmond Times-Dispatch notes, "can nosh together in stomach-pleasing harmony."

The carnivore menu includes steak and cheese fries, breakfast nachos, homemade meatballs, and half-pound servings of boneless wings tossed in a choice of more than 10 sauces and dry rubs; herbivore options include garlic hummus, fried mashed potatoes, house-made black bean and rice patty wraps, and pita pizzas topped with house-made broccoli macaroni and cheese. Hurley's also caters to gluten-free and vegan diners with entrees such as burgers made with bean and rice patties. A variety of local craft beers on tap and Virginia wines help wash down meals, which unfold inside a dining room where nary a seat "doesn't have a view of a TV," the Richmond Times-Dispatch happily reports. Patrons can also entertain themselves in their back room Colonial Downs off-track betting parlor.

4028 Cox Rd
Glen Allen,
VA
US

Around the brand new confines of 250 Sports Grill, grass-green countertops, ornamental football helmets, and dark wood accents recall a well-maintained football field, and 18 large flat-screen TVs––one for every 100 square feet of space—keep guests entertained. The bar may be a new kid on the block, still celebrating its grand opening, but its commitment to pairing classic pub eats with the thrill of athletic competition is decidedly tried and true. Some days, the eatery will even open as early as 6 a.m. to catch live international events such as the British Open, the World Cup, and the European yodeling showdown. Inside 250's kitchen, chefs serve up Florida Gator fried-alligator bites, full racks of sauce-slathered ribs, and hearty half-pound burgers with Angus beef and fresh bison. If they dare, diners also may attempt the 250 Burger Challenge, wherein they must down a 2.5-pound burger and a side of fries in less than 20 minutes.

1390 Broad Street Rd
Oilville,
VA
US

In 2009, The New York Times named The Camel Richmond's "premier venue" for "up-and-coming Southern rock and bluegrass bands, acoustic singer-songwriters, and jazz and funk musicians." So far, nothing's changed: The Camel still hosts local and nationally touring acts such as Ben Kweller and James McCartney, who, unlike his father, has never toured with a band named after icky bugs. But even though it's lauded for providing live music seven nights a week, The Camel makes a space for all art, including occasional film screenings.

Like its entertainment lineup, The Camel's cuisine is an eclectic mix of American flavors. The culinary team, lead by executive chef Xavier Beverly, whips up gourmet vegan risottos, grills fresh seafood, and tops flatbreads with spinach, mushrooms, and hummus. But they also keep things casual with finger foods such as the popular sausage stars and housemade beef burgers crowned with horseradish mayo. Served until 2 a.m. nightly, each dish can be paired with local or craft beers, which fill the 28 taps lining The Camel's exposed brick wall.

The Camel is open for lunch Monday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.

1621 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

Growing up, kitchens were the last place Emilio Peiro wanted to be. Over time, however, the youngest of five boys began cherishing his opportunities to cook traditional Spanish cuisine with his mother. Using her recipes, imported ingredients, and some additional skills picked up from his older brother, a fellow chef, Emilio now recreates his family’s meals at Emilio's Restaurante Español.

Said recipes include more than 45 tapas, ranging from flambéed chorizo to vegetarian- and vegan-friendly dishes, such as sherry-infused onion potatoes. For more substantial meals, Emilio and his culinary team toss garden veggies with smoked paprika and stir chunks of mussels, calamari, and shrimp into paella.

Bartenders complement Emilio’s bites with an extensive selection of handpicked Spanish wines, as well as housemade sangrias. After feasting, stick around until 2 a.m. for nightly live music, plus events such as salsa nights, where participants learn to dance while balancing bowls of salsa on their heads.

1847 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US

One of the Science Museum of Virginia’s current exhibits includes a few basketball players—just don’t expect LeBron James or Kobe Bryant. These basketball players are two rats, playing a live one-on-one game to demonstrate operant and classical conditioning. Throughout the three-story museum, more hands-on examples of science await at five permanent exhibits. Inspect a rock from the moon, explore a life-size space capsule, and generate energy by pedaling a stationary bike. Kids can even build their own playground with materials such as mats and foam blocks.

Inside the IMAX Dome, a screen 10 times the size of a typical 35 mm screen shows a wide range of educational films. Outside the museum, plants in the BayScapes Garden thrive without pesticide, fertilizer, or the encouragement of a motivational speaker, and an onsite greenhouse offers free planting areas for visitors to contribute greenery and learn about sustainable farming.

2500 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US