Maryland Nightlife

Fillmore Flashback: '80s vs '90s Dance Party hosted by Biz Markie on January 3 (Up to 55% Off)

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The Fillmore Silver Spring

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Biz “Just a Friend” Markie plays DJ and host to a dance party mashup of Baltimore’s top ’80s and ’90s tribute bands

$22 $10

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Hookah with Two or Three Flavors at Hookah Alibaba (Up to 63% Off)

Hookah Alibaba

Gaithersburg

Puff exotic hookah flavors with friends from bubbling water pipe

$34 $13

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$21 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 $21

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at The Winery at Olney (Up to 52% Off)

The Winery at Olney

Olney

Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

$37 $18

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Crack 'Em Up Comedy Series, Starring Eddie Bryant, Lonnie Davis, and CJ Burney on Saturday, January 31 (Up to 50% Off)

Crack 'Em Up Comedy Series

Sully's Comedy Cellar

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Sets from Eddie Bryant of Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment Standup, CJ Burney, winner of a standup contest on The View, and Lonnie Davis

$20 $15

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Two Wine Tastings with Commemorative Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at DeJon Vineyards in Hydes (50% Off)

DeJon Vineyards

Hydes

Award-winning wines to sample inside renovated barn with views of 20-acre winery; guests take home engraved wine glasses

$20 $10

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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese and Take-Home Wine Glasses at Basignani Winery (50% Off)

Basignani Winery

Sparks

Premium tasting introduces palates to eight handcrafted, cellar-aged wines from grapes grown on premises

$32 $17

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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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Standup for Two or Eight at Magooby's Joke House (Up to 63% Off)

Magooby's Joke House Baltimore

Lutherville - Timonium

Venue named Best Comedy Club by the Baltimore City Paper hosts veteran comedians such as Mitch Fatel and Steve Hofstetter

$40 $18

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottle and Wine Tote at Loew Vineyards (Up to 51% Off)

Loew Vineyards

Frederick County

Family who traces its winemaking roots to the 19th century pours tastes from its catalog of more than a dozen wines

$28 $14

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Repticon at Maryland State Fairgrounds on Saturday, January 31 or Sunday, February 1 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Maryland State Fairgrounds

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

$30 $15

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"Christmas Celebration 2014" at Evangel Cathedral on December 13–21 (Up to 35% Off)

Christmas Celebration 2014

Evangel Cathedral

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Broadway-scale Christmas pageant celebrates the story of Jesus’ birth with help from Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams, and live animals

$69.57 $45

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"Ms. Goose & the Naughty Tails" Aerial Burlesque Show at Lithuanian Hall on January 22 (Up to 40% Off)

Passion Productions

Baltimore

In this adult take on Mother Goose, Vegas-style dancers soar through the air on aerial silks and dazzle audiences with saucy burlesque moves

$50 $30

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Wine, Hard Cider, and Cheese Tasting and Tour for Two our Four at Great Shoals Winery (Up to 39% Off)

Great Shoals Winery

Colesville

Taste your way through a range of award-winning wines and ciders, all made from local ingredients

$40 $25

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Wine Tasting/Paint Party for 4, 6, or 10 In Home, or for 1 or 2 at Local Pub from Sipping Pretty (Up to 64% Off)

Sipping Pretty

Parkville

During wine tasting/paint parties at a private home or in a local pub, guests sample wines while painting on canvas

$240 $96

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles and Wine Glasses at Royal Rabbit Vineyards (Up to 42%Off)

Royal Rabbit Vineyards

Parkton

Boutique Winery offers tastings on Saturday and Sunday afternoons; customers receive wine glasses and bottles to take home

$41.50 $24

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Ivan Amodei's "Intimate Illusions" at Four Seasons Hotel on February 7 or 8 (Up to 53% Off)

Ivan Amodei

Four Seasons Hotel

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An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

$75 $35

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Hookah Package for Two or Four with Mediterranean Sampler Platter and Tea at Zeeba Lounge (Up to 51% Off)

Zeeba Lounge

Federal Hill - Montgomery

Fragrant hookah tobaccos infused with watermelon, apple, or mint; opulent lounge with plush sofas

$37 $19

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Hookah for Two or Four with Drinks at Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge (57% Off)

Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge

Downtown

Hookah sessions include charcoals, specialty flavors, and non-alcoholic drinks

$36 $16

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Comedy Magic Show for Two or Four at Illusions Bar and Theater (47% Off)

Illusions Bar and Theater

Illusions Bar and Theater

Patrons can sip on fine spirits while taking in a show by escape artists and magicians

$30 $16

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Select Local Merchants

To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

830 Market Street
Westminster,
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Husband-wife duo Julio and Lily Soto opened Azul 17 to celebrate not only Mexican cuisine, but to also embrace the culture through music, vibrant design, and a selection of more than 100 tequilas made with 100% blue agave. Their chefs all hail from Mexico and bring family recipes to the kitchen?including one chef's grandmother's recipe for black beans. It's ?old world style with updated presentation,? says manager Peter Bonohue. Peter has been in the restaurant business since he could legally work, and to him, Azul 17 has an especially fun atmosphere. ?I love tequila now,? he confessed.

While chefs simmer their signature mole sauce and servers add fresh lime juice to margaritas, guests recline atop white leather banquettes or modern chairs. Eyes dance with murals and shimmering blue-tile mosaics splashed against white walls. Those whites are illuminated with a multicolored neon glow as DJs spin club, house, and Mexican tunes starting at 10 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Thursdays at 8 p.m., guests can spice up their tired hokey-pokey routine with salsa lessons.

9400 Snowden River Pkwy.
Columbia,
MD
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A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

20021 Century Blvd
Germantown,
MD
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Founded in 1925, Morris Miller Wines & Liquor continues to embrace the marvels of fermentation and distillation by stocking its shelves with an international selection of potent spirits. The wine selection is grouped by region, allowing patrons to more easily track down a crisp New Zealand sauvignon blanc or a spicy Chilean carménère. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the staff hosts complimentary wine tastings, which allow customers to try small samples before they buy bottles to enjoy at home, in restaurants, or on the neighborhood's new roller coaster. Shelves of craft beer, single-malt scotch, and Brazilian cachaca round out the store's ample selection.

7804 Alaska Ave NW
Washington,
DC
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At Genghis Grill, cooks stir-fry more than 70 fresh ingredients to make healthy, flavorful bowls loaded with proteins and vegetables. Diners can mix and match ingredients to create customized feasts, or choose signature dishes such as the Thai Chicken bowl with chicken, veggies, and udon noodles in red curry peanut sauce. Nutrition-focused heart-healthy bowls, developed with the help of a dietitian, feature flavor combinations such as Sichuan-style bamboo beef or ginger-citrus shrimp.

2928 Festival Way
Waldorf,
MD
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The allure of Bill Bateman's Bistro increases exponentially with a glance at the wide-ranging menu. Locally lauded for its superlative wings, Bill Bateman's Bistro's offers glazed poultry in a variety of sizes and sauces. Combine cuisines with 10 ($8.49) of the Sweet Thai Chili Wings, or firmly uphold winged tradition with 30 original buffalo wings ($22.99). Fifty Wings from Hell ($36.99) will sate the fire-deprived tongues of fearless wing devourers and can be ordered via a Ouija board that until recently was just a game. The shrimp-melt wrap ($10.99), jalapeñoed Heat Wave Burger ($8.99), and grilled-chicken-topped California Salad ($10.99) are but a few of the numerous bites capable of complementing the various cold draft beers. For the full rundown of possible palate pleasers, see the complete menu for each participating location: Parkville, Severna Park, Glen Burnie, and Reisterstown.

805 Aquahart Rd
Glen Burnie,
MD
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