Maryland Nightlife

Caribbean Food and Wine Festival at Villa Rosa on Saturday, September 13 (Up to 50% Off)

Caribbean Food and Wine Festival

Villa Rosa

$40 $20

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Fourth annual family-friendly celebration of Caribbean culture features tastings of award-winning wines, island food, and live music

$20 for Spring Jazz Festival with Sangria for Two at Elk Run Vineyards ($50 Value)

Elk Run Vineyards

Mount Airy

$50 $20

Two-day festival features jazz performances along with vendors, crafts, hayrides through the Mt. Airy vineyards, and wine tastings

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

The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

Winery Summer Concert and Glass of Wine for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Dove Valley Wine (Up to 52% Off)

Dove Valley Wine

Rising Sun

$30 $15

Guests enjoy themed evenings of live music while sipping Dove Valley wine

"Behind Closed Doors" Featuring Jarmel Evans at Evangel Cathedral on Saturday, July 26 (Up to 62% Off)

"Behind Closed Doors"

Evangel Cathedral

$65 $25

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Dramatic play tells the Biblical story of King David and his rebellious son, Absalom

Hookah Night for Two or Four with Mediterranean Sampler Platter and Tea at Zeeba Lounge (Up to 53% Off)

Zeeba Lounge

Federal Hill - Montgomery

$35 $17

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

Fantasia at Pier Six Pavilion on Friday, August 29, at 8 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Fantasia

Pier Six Pavilion

$66.95 $46.95

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Grammy- and American Idol-winner shares songs from her latest album, "Side Effects of You"

Cirque Italia at The Great Frederick Fairgrounds on July 11–13 (Up to 41% Off)

Cirque Italia

The Great Frederick Fairgrounds

$52 $31

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

$30 for Kegs and Corks Festival for Two on Saturday, August 23 (Up to $70 Value)

Kegs and Corks Festival

Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville, MD

$70 $30

3rd annual beer and wine fest at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds features 12 breweries and 12 Maryland wineries plus live music

Big in Laughs Entertainment Presents: Antoine Scott, Lonnie Davis, and CJ Burney on June 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Big In Laughs Entertainment Presents: Antoine Scott, Lonnie Davis, and CJ Burney

Sully's Comedy Cellar at the Bowman

$30 $15

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Antoine Scott from Showtime at the Apollo headlines an evening of top local comedy with Lonnie Davis and CJ Burney

Merlot & Pumpkin Beer Release Party for Two or Four at The Vineyard at Hershey on September 13 (Up to 50% Off)

The Vineyard at Hershey

Londonderry

$30 $17

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Amid the rolling hills of this Hershey-area winery and brewery, celebrate the release of a new merlot and Flash Gourd'n pumpkin beer

Standup for Two at Bonkerz Comedy Club at Rocky Gap Casino Resort (Up to 50% Off)

Bonkerz Comedy Club at Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Rocky Gap Casino Resort

$40 $20

Comedy institution graced by Jerry Seinfeld, Chelsea Handler, and Drew Carey hosts nationally touring comedians

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Maryland Wineries Association (50% Off)

Maryland Wineries Association

Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture

$50 $25

Sample hard cider, mead, and fruit wines from around the state

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist at Baltimore Soundstage on September 9 at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist

Baltimore Soundstage

$33 $16

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DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist collaborate using Afrika Bambaataa’s original record collection to celebrate his & Zulu Nation's 40th anniversary

Wild Child - Dave Brock's Doors Experience at Baltimore Soundstage on Friday, August 15 (Up to 48% Off)

Wild Child - Dave Brock's Doors Experience

Baltimore Soundstage

$23.23 $12

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The Doors tribute band plays the greatest hits and re-creates the concert experience

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Eight with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at Royal Rabbit Vineyards (Up to 53%Off)

Royal Rabbit Vineyards

Parkton Township

$38 $20

Boutique Vinery offers tastings for 2, 3, or 8; customers choose from 4 small lot, and get a bottle of wine to take home

Wine Tasting for 2 or 4 with Souvenir Glasses and Bottles of Wine at Port of Leonardtown Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Port of Leonardtown Winery

Leonardtown

$37 $20

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Guests sample six wines pressed from grapes grown in southern Maryland vineyards and take a bottle of wine to enjoy at home

Hookah for Two or Four with Drinks at Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge (53% Off)

Midnight Kings Hookah Lounge

Downtown

$36 $17

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

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Ikaros Restaurant

$60 $29

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

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City Cafe: A User's Guide

Brunch Café | New American Dinner | Trendy Cocktail Bar | Dog-Friendly Patio

Sample Menu

  • Brunch: crispy oysters-rockefeller omelet with a side of chipotle grits
  • Dinner (small plate): espresso-rubbed-lamb lollipops
  • Dinner (entree): wild-mushroom ravioli
  • Cocktail: Cool as a Cucumber gin martini

    Where to Sit: Since City Cafe is split into three sections, where you sit depends on your dining motives. Select from the café section (for morning coffee), the elegant cocktail lounge (for late-night and happy-hour drinks), or the cozy, split-level dining room (for more leisurely meals).



    When to Go: Swing by for dinner on Tuesday, when every bottle of wine is discounted by $10 and select entrees only cost $15.



    Inside Tip: When the weather's nice, ask your pooch to accompany you for brunch on the dog-friendly patio.



    While You're in the Neighborhood
    Before: Sip a coffee while scoping out the tiny, but intriguing collection of books at Read Street Books (229 West Read Street).
    After: Get your daily dose of culture at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (1212 Cathedral Street) or the Lyric Opera House (140 West Mt. Royal Avenue), both just blocks from City Cafe.

1001 Cathedral St
Baltimore,
MD
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Though devoutly British in name, Union Jack's British Pub is actually a transatlantic blend of both English and American conventions. Inside the expansive space, stone walls and a fireplace bear a distinctly European feel, though HD plasma TVs and projection screens broadcast games of hockey and American football. The food menu retains a similar dichotomy, offering up options such as Maryland crab cakes, fish and chips, and Caribbean jerk chicken sandwiches. The two nations fully unite at the handsome wooden bar, where guests can sip on one of 16 drafts, ranging from Fuller's London Porter to state-sourced Samuel Adams. Should cultural clashes persist, patrons can retire to the billiards room after their meal to settle disputes over the proper pronunciation of "aluminum."

10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia,
MD
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20021 Century Blvd
Germantown,
MD
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You can’t miss Paul’s Discount Wine and Liquor as you drive along Wisconsin Avenue in upper Northwest DC; and if you do, there’s a bright retro-style neon sign to guide you back. Inside, a current selection of international and domestic wines and spirits are packed into a fairly small space, and the knowledgeable staff helps customers find hidden gems among the stacks. While prices are already low for the area, regular specials can make the tab unbeatable, while a popular newsletter ticks off announcements regarding the arrivals of limited supply bottles. If you can’t decide which wine is right for you, come for Friday Night Wine Tasting, a weekly free event.

5205 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
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DogWatch Tavern

Walking through DogWatch Tavern, a few things catch the eye: the 100-ounce towers of beer that seem to anchor every other table, the 10 big-screen TVs that captivate sports fans, and the pool table, couches, and other amenities that earned one section the designation of man cave. What you won't notice are rumbling stomachs. Known for its large portions, the eatery serves hearty sandwiches, such as the bratwurst burger covered in white cheddar cheese sauce on a kaiser roll. Drafts of Dogfish Head, Sam Adams, and Harpoon wash down dinner. The environment is freewheeling and fun, like a jam session with a player piano you've always admired. Visitors play video games and compete for skee-ball high scores, and a recent promotion even rewards anyone who visits for 30 days in a row his or her own barstool, complete with nameplate.

709 S Broadway
Baltimore,
MD
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At four stories tall, XS has plenty of room for surprises. Modern art hangs from the exposed brick walls in the deceptively large industrial building, where giant silver tubes stretch from hardwood floor to lofted ceiling and a sleek room with red-leather wall panels awaits discovery. On the ground floor, waiters weave around the wrought-iron staircase and stainless-steel tables bearing platters piled with sushi and Japanese fusion cuisine.

Every morning, these platters hoist breakfast items, including french-toast variations, goodie-stuffed omelets, and smoked salmon. By night, they carry stuffed maki rolls, kobe-beef burgers, and sweet-thai-chili tuna, as well as handcrafted cocktails. Nighttime is also when DJs spin hits, making for a combination nightclub-restaurant to rival CBGB’s, which of course stood for Consume Bacon, Get Bizzay.

1307 N Charles St
Baltimore,
MD
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