Nightlife in Middle River

Jordan Knight and Nick Carter at Baltimore Soundstage on Friday, October 17, at 8 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

Jordan Knight and Nick Carter

Baltimore Soundstage

$52.49 $29

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Members of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys debut a new collaborative album on a tour full of harmonies and choreography

Chessie Jam Children's Music Festival at Pier Six Pavilion on Saturday, October 4 (Up to 31% Off)

Chessie Jam

Pier Six Pavilion

$36 $25

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Kids’ music festival features activities and performances by Justin Roberts, Milkshake, and Biz Markie of “Yo Gabba Gabba”

Standup for Two or Four at Baltimore Comedy Factory Through October 31 (Up to 65% Off)

Baltimore Comedy Factory

Baltimore Comedy Factory

$40 $18

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Storied comedy club continues its quarter-century legacy of laughter in a brand-new location

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

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

Zeeba Lounge

Federal Hill - Montgomery

$37 $19

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

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

Illusions Bar and Theater

Illusions Bar and Theater

$30 $16

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

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

Slipknot with Special Guest Korn at Baltimore Arena on November 19 at 7 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

Slipknot with Special Guest Korn

Baltimore Arena

$54.70 $29

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Alternative heavy metal act known for their matching jumpsuits and masks joins the nu-metal rockers behind "Freak on a Leash"

Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Maryland State Fairgrounds on September 20 or 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Maryland State Fairgrounds

$30 $15

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

$13 for a Movie with a Large Popcorn and Soda at Hoyts West Nursery Cinemas 14 (Up to $24.25 Value)

Hoyts West Nursery Cinemas 14

Linthicum

$24.25 $13

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Upcoming features—including "Equalizer," “Gone Girl,” and “Interstellar"—viewed from stadium seating

Standup for Two, Four, or Eight at Magooby's Joke House Through December 28 (Up to 83% Off)

Magooby's Joke House

Magooby's Joke House

$36 $10

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

Wine Tasting with Fruit, Cheese, and Take-Home Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at Woodhall Wine Cellars (48% Off)

Woodhall Wine Cellars

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$40 $21

Late-1800s carriage room turned wine-tasting room hosts sampling of award-winning wines made from Maryland grapes

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

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

Basignani Winery

Sparks

$32 $17

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

Pub Food and Beer for Two or Four at Severna Park Taphouse (Up to 58% Off)

Severna Park Taphouse

Severna Park

$48 $22

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Draft brews from Goose Island and Lagunitas pair with burgers in family-friendly spot

Wine-Tasting Class and 4-Course Tasting for Two at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro (34% Off). Four Dates Available.

Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro

Beltsville

$120 $79

Wine-tasting class and 4-course food pairing led by distinguished sommelier Jaren Kellar, who's worked at Michelin-starred restaurants

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

Hot 99.5 Fillmore Flashback: '80s vs '90s Dance Party hosted by Biz Markie on Sat, September 27 (Up to 55% Off)

Hot 99.5 Fillmore Flashback

Fillmore Silver Spring

$22 $10

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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

Doll Tea at Premier Centre for the Arts on Saturday, September 27 or Sunday, September 28 (Up to 50% Off)

Doll Tea

Multiple Locations

$26 $13

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Living "dolls" join little ones for tea time and snacks, and tell their stories through song and dance

Movie for Two with Popcorn and Soda or a Two-Hour Video-Game Party at Westown Movies (Up to 50% Off)

Westown Movies

Middletown

$37 $22

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Twelve screens show first-run blockbusters and indie hits; hook up your game console to the big screen during video-game parties

Hookah with Two or Three Flavors at Hookah Alibaba (Up to 57% Off)

Hookah Alibaba

Gaithersburg

$34 $17

Puff exotic hookah flavors with friends from bubbling water pipe

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Though 200 domestic bottles, craft beers, and imports reside on the drink menu at Hop Heads Ale House, the bar’s draft selections are some of its most popular brews. With a rotating selection of kegs on 11 taps, servers encourage guests sample bright and foamy brews culled mostly from small-batch breweries. To accentuate the flavors of each pint, the kitchen crew at Hop Heads crafts pub specialties such as rib-eye-cheesesteak sandwiches and chicken wings smothered in one of eight sauces. Wraps come stuffed with the likes of seared ahi tuna or veggies, and fresh soups are tapped fresh from local soup trees. The bar also runs a daily happy hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day, in addition to nightly specials and live music every Friday and Saturday night.

9611 Pulaski Highway
Middle River,
MD
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Ribs, burgers, and beers sate appetites at Memphis Belle Saloon, but the saloon's crowded calendar and collection of games draw as many visitors as its kitchen does. As draft handles bow to fill glasses with Guinness and Sam Adams, groups gather for mixology classes or Monday-night poker tournaments. Dart leagues and skee ball leagues meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Trivia occupies four hours on Fridays, while teachers enjoy free access to a buffet and stacks of all-they-can-grade Scantrons. Thursdays host programs such as bourbon tastings and wine dinners the educate palates on fine flavors.

3030 Eastern Blvd
Middle River,
MD
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Even if you do make good on your New Year’s resolution to travel back in time and avert World War II, you’ll still need something to do there when you get bored. Today’s Groupon will teach you to swing splendid danceful swings with three Monday-night swing-dancing classes at Charm City Swing for $10 (a $30 value). A syncopated step and triple-step at Charm City is the best reason to go out on a Monday night, according to Baltimore Magazine. No partner is necessary, so you can leave that clumsy dance-golem you created at home.

8014 Pulaski Hwy
Baltimore,
MD
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Sully’s strives to keep it classy. With a clean-comedy policy and a two-monocle dress code, the club hosts a lineup of regular and traveling comedians who have honed their timing everywhere from Comedy Central to HBO to Last Comic Standing. Winner of the 2011 World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, Ryan Dalton takes the mic on August 17 and 18, opining with in-your-face glee on the health risks of exercise and vegetables, and the best way to inform someone they are not a triceratops. Also taking the stage is Nick Cantone, who transforms his mustache into comedy gold by meditating on its effect on his dating life and the sophistication it embodies. While laughing along, audiences can munch on classic pub eats or sip signature cocktails such as the Silly Sully, a blend of Malibu rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice.

9306 Harford Rd
Parkville,
MD
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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,
MD
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As Tommy, one of Howl at the Moon's Chicago-based piano players, explains on the club’s website, “Every night…we try and throw a party, regardless of whether it’s a Tuesday night or a Saturday night.” The bar’s trademark dueling pianos serve as the epicenter of these nightly celebrations; patrons submit their favorite songs on slips of paper for the pianists and backing musicians to recreate. If the website’s playlist is any indication, the bands can handle popular songs from all genres and eras, from Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” to Kanye West’s “All of the Lights.” The performances are spirited: colorful lights splash upon a stage where servers, guests, and chairs that have somehow developed mobility all dance along to the music.

Fueling the celebration is the bar’s indulgent selection of drinks. Servers stand over patrons to plunge jello injectors into their mouths, and revelers grab colorful straws to help drain 86-ounce booze buckets filled with sangria or other fruity libations. Pomegranate liqueur and honey-infused whiskey sweeten specialty cocktails, and local beers add depth to coolers stocked with Stella Artois and Dos Equis.

22 Market Pl
Baltimore,
MD
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