Nightlife in Meriden

$27 for a $40 Gift Card for Creole and Cajun Cuisine at Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Lounge

Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Lounge

Middletown

Honey-glazed fried chicken, Cajun crawfish pasta, pan-seared pork chops topped with apple-mango chutney, and Louisiana fried catfish

$40 $27

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Wine Tasting with Cheese Plate and Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Arrigoni Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Arrigoni Winery

Portland

Visitors sample five of this vineyard’s wines before enjoying a cheese plate—and more wine—on a scenic patio or in the pavilion

$28 $15

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Brewery Tour with Souvenir Glasses for 2, 4, or 10 at Shebeen Brewing (Up to 51% Off)

Shebeen Brewing

Wolcott

Tour a brewery started by two avid home brewers, which features creative beers such as the bacon Kona stout with oatmeal, coffee, and bacon

$20 $10

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$12 for a Movie Night Package for Two at Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10 ($24 Value)

Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10

Waterbury

Movie night package includes tickets, popcorn, and drinks for two

$24 $12

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Jim McCue at La Trattoria Restaurant on Saturday, December 27 (Up to 46% Off)

Jim McCue

La Trattoria Restaurant

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“Last Comic Standing” vet and founder of the Boston Comedy Festival shares off-the-cuff jokes and smart material

$22.09 $12

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Standup Comedy at Joker's Wild Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Joker's Wild Comedy Club

Joker's Wild Comedy Club

Patrons enjoy local and national headlining comedians as they fill the air with laughter

$30 $15

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1, 5, or 10 Movie Tickets with Popcorn at Spotlight Theaters Front Street (50% Off)

Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Downtown

First-run feature films project across sprawling screens inside a new downtown theater

$16 $8

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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Riedel Crystal Glasses and a Cheese-and-Cracker Plate from GrapesWine.com (62% Off)

GrapesWine.com

South Salem

Wine experts Jim Winston or Jay Boland will lead guests through an entertaining and educational two-hour wine-tasting event

$90 $39

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Standup for Two, Four, or Eight at Hartford Funny Bone Through February 28 (Up to 84% Off)

Hartford Funny Bone

Hartford Funny Bone

Club features nationally touring comics seen on stage and screen

$46 $15

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Movie and Popcorn for Two, Four, or Six at Parkade Cinemas (Up to 55% Off)

Parkade Cinemas

Center

Second-run movies such as Gravity in a community movie theater; popcorn and drinks included

$26 $15

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Full Wine Tasting with Cheese and Take-Home Glasses for Two or Four at Haight-Brown Vineyard (Up to 42% Off)

Haight Brown Vineyard

Litchfield

Tasting of complete wine portfolio accompanied by cheese, plus wine glass to take home

$24 $14

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$19 for a Wine Tasting with Chocolates and Souvenir Glasses for Two at Miranda Vineyard ($36 Value)

Miranda Vineyard

Goshen

Samples of six award-winning wines prepared according to family traditions, plus hand-crafted chocolates and two take-home souvenir glasses

$36 $19

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Brewery Tour with Beer Flights and Glasses for Two or Four at Broad Brook Brewing Company (Up to 50% Off)

Broad Brook Brewing Company

East Windsor

Groups of two or four tour brewery with 15-barrel system and sample classic as well as seasonal brews

$22 $12

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Italian Cooking Class for One or Two at Dalice Elizabeth Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Using Mediterranean sea salts and ingredients from local farmers, chefs teach the basics of preparing homestyle Italian cuisine

$75 $37

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The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra at Springfield Symphony Hall on Saturday, January 10 (Up to 43% Off)

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

Springfield Symphony Hall

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New Zealand–based collective features Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie and others playing ukulele versions of pop tunes and standards

$44 $25

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NRBQ & The Whole Wheat Horns at The Stafford Palace Theater on Friday, December 26, at 9 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

NRBQ & The Whole Wheat Horns

The Stafford Palace Theater

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Aided by the brass of The Whole Wheat Horns, veteran rockers take their improvisational live show on the road in support of their new album

$73.48 $35

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Long Island Comedy: New Year's Laughin Eve on December 31 at 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Long Island Comedy: New Year's Laughin Eve

Multiple Locations

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Celebrate the new year with comedians seen on Comedy Central, VH1, and The Sopranos

$40 $20

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"Driving Miss Daisy" at Music Theatre of Connecticut, January 30–February 22 (Up to 50% Off)

"Driving Miss Daisy"

Music Theatre of Connecticut

An elderly Southern woman takes a drive with her African-American chauffeur in this Pulitzer-winning play

$50 $25

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$30 for $50 Worth of Craft Beer at The Beer Garden

The Beer Garden

Norwalk

Beer hall and garden features custom-made picnic tables, 16 draft beers, and dozens more available in bottles and cans

$50 $30

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Wine Tasting with Chocolate and Souvenir Glass for Two or Four at Clovis Point Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Clovis Point Winery

Jamesport

After tasting available wines, guests select a favorite vintage to enjoy in a logo wine glass alongside a chocolate platter

$80 $35

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Billiards and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Ivory Billiards Lounge (50% Off)

Ivory Billiards Lounge

Holyoke

Billiard hall and home to the APA and NAPA pool leagues hosts play on 20 pristine tables

$16 $8

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Wine 101 Tasting Experience for Two, Four, or Six at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard (Up to 61% Off)

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard

Peconic

Sample wines paired with pieces of chocolate and cheese; includes take-home crokscrew

$85 $39

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"Stomp" at The Palace Theatre on Thursday, January 8, at 7 p.m. (Up to 37% Off)

"STOMP"

The Palace Theatre

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Rotating cast of witty percussionists pound out beats on household instruments during an award-winning international show

$52 $33

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Wings, Appetizers, and Beers or Glasses of Wine for Two, Four, or Six at Kelli's Grille & Wing House (Up to 56% Off)

Kelli's Grille & Wing House

Nesconset

Devour wings dunked in blue-cheese sauce and appetizers such as onion-ring towers or baked clams while sipping frosty brews

$39.90 $19.99

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A smorgasbord of sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, and salads fills patrons' paunches at Silver City Sports Bar and Grill. Start by lassoing some hog wings—mini pork shanks doused in barbecue sauce ($8.95/three)—or polish off a royal helping of Prince Edward Island mussels, steamed in white wine and garlic butter sauce ($9.95). With mouth muscles warmed up, incisor-attack the crown jewel king steak, a one-pound T-bone steak drizzled with roasted garlic butter and served with a court of vegetables ($23.95). The cedar-roasted Atlantic salmon sates seafaring stomachs ($17.95), and the black-bean burger stacked with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and spicy aioli wakes up herbivorous sense receptors quicker than a pepper to the eye ($7.95). As you wash down amiable eats with suds from the tap, bask in the glow of 15 large-screen TVs airing sports games and professional wishbone-pulling tournaments.

275 Research Pkwy
Meriden,
CT
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Each Wood-N-Tap restaurant’s kitchen serves a menu of casual American food that ranges from burgers and sandwiches to pasta, pizza, and entrees. The eatery partners with farms from New Jersey to Maine to cultivate 100% all-natural meats for their homegrown burgers, which feature tender hormone-, steroid-, and antibiotic-free meats such as Wagyu beef, bison, free-range turkey, and pork. Chefs grill entrees including swordfish and bourbon-marinated grilled sirloin, as well as signature items such as mac ‘n’ cheese pizza and Bar Bites sliders constructed with bison, Angus beef, turkey, or a baseball.

Wood-N-Tap blossomed from the fitting combination of its owners’ skills—Mike scouts the locations, Phil markets the brand, and Wil and Kenny manage the daily operations of the various locations. More than a decade ago, after forging a friendship as strong as oak and a partnership as strong as steel-reinforced oak, the crew opened the first Wood-N-Tap location in 2002—and they have expanded to seven locations and counting.

970 North Colony Road
Wallingford,
CT
US

Across from the train station, Center Station Pub & Grill’s sizzling sandwiches, burgers, and wings call to the hungry stomachs of travelers and locals alike. Berlin’s Biggest Burger weighs down the menu with its melted american cheese, sautéed onions, and two half-pound patties that, when smacked together, have led many a lifeguard to close the pool due to thunder. The cooks also ladle nine different sauces over signature wings, sling chicken-parm grinders, and bedeck homemade tortilla chips in nacho cheese. Under new management since November 2010, the classic pub fare pairs nicely with the 15 microbrews on tap, poured in a restaurant that serves as an exciting gathering place for Berlin residents. Center Station schedules karaoke on Fridays and bands to perform on weekends, filling the gaps in live entertainment with an in-house pool table, video games, and dartboards.

845 Farmington Ave
Berlin,
CT
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For over a decade Zen Bar has been known for being Connecticut's home for the Best in Karaoke and Local/Regional bands. Zen Bar's atmosphere is one that allows you to unwind with your friends and enjoy and evening of fantastic music, food and fun.

317 Farmington Ave
Plainville,
CT
US

The vibrant reds and oranges of Gobi Mongolian Grill hint at the heat of a flat-top grill, which releases sizzling arpeggios as food hits the surface. Diners shuffle down a lineup of ingredients, choosing tilapia, beef, noodles, shallots, and snow peas for bowls of stir-fry. A variety of sauces waits to add the earthy sweetness of teriyaki or mongolian barbecue sauce’s warm bite of garlic and ginger. Their spatulas dancing noisily, chefs at the grill use blazing heat to evenly cook bowls of stir-fry or interrogate flammable scarecrows.

855 Queen St.
Southington,
CT
US

Tommy’s Tanning offers customers more than two dozen bronzing options, from single-session spray tans for special occasions to yearly memberships inside five levels of tanning beds. The vertical and horizontal beds imbue skin with color while cooling faces and playing music for a more comfortable tanning session. For UV-free color, VersaSpa spray-tanning booths coat the skin in a streak-free glow, all while the client stands in a comfortable, wide-open interior.

139 Washington Ave
North Haven,
CT
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