Nightlife in Bay View

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

The Murder Mystery Company

The Rock Bottom Brewery

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

$15 for $30 Worth of Gastropub Fare at Upper 90 Sports Pub

Upper 90 Sports Pub

Kilbourn Town

$30 $15


Inside century-old Schlitz saloon, bartenders pour craft brews as guests sup on twists of gastropub fare using local brands.

Crystal Bowersox at Turner Hall Ballroom on September 24 at 8 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Crystal Bowersox

Turner Hall Ballroom

$34.11 $20


American Idol alum takes on rock, folk, country, and more with her octave-spanning range and hits from All That for This

Pub Food and Drinks at The Lodge (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

The Lodge


$20 $11

Wisconsin sports fan's dream bar features half-pound burgers, local brews on draft, and live broadcasts of local games

$10 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

West Allis

$20 $10

Pan-seared catfish, fish tacos, and hand-formed burgers made with never-frozen beef

$10 for a Movie for Two with One Small Popcorn at Fox Bay Cinema Grill (Up to $21.99 Value)

Fox Bay Cinema Grill

Whitefish Bay

$21.99 $10


Renovated art-deco theater with digital sound and projection transports imaginations with romantic and adventurous Hollywood films

$15 for Pizza and Drinks for Two at Sluggo's (Up to $28.99 Value)



$28.99 $15

Cold mixed drinks, Spotted Cow beer, and pizzas with sausage, green olives, jalapeños, and other toppings

Rival Sons, Doro, Thousand Foot Krutch, Misfits, Saving Abel, or Drowning Pool at Route 20 Outhouse (Up to 40% Off)

Route 20 Outhouse

Route 20 Outhouse

$15 $10


Seminal punk rockers-turned heavy-metal act Misfits, "Queen of Rock & Metal" Doro, southern rock-alt-metal band Saving Abel, and more

Vero Private Label Wine Flights, Appetizers, & Dessert for 2 or 4 at Vero International Cuisine (Up to 56% Off)

Vero International Cuisine


$44 $20


Dishes combine elements of American and international food; wine flights include pinot grigio, pinot noir, sweet red, and cabernet sauvignon

Beer Tasting for Two or Three at Sir James Pub (Up to 50% Off)

Sir James Pub

Port Washington

$28 $14

Pairs or groups of three share pints and tasting bottles; every two weeks, 10 unique beers are featured

Performance and Dinner and Dessert for Two, Four, or Eight at Memories Dinner Theater (Up to 49% Off)

Memories Dinner Theater

Port Washington

$66 $40

Actors perform comedies, dramas, and musicals; guests enjoy dinner before the start of the show

$11 for Drive-In Admission for Two and Two Small Popcorns at Keno Drive-In (Up to $20.50 Value)

Keno Drive-In

Pleasant Prairie

$20.50 $11


Double features of first-run flicks pair with audio from FM station or in-car speakers as attendees dig into popcorn

Two Martinis and Two Small Plates or $15 for $30 Worth of Tapas (Up to 50% Off)

Olive Black Martini & Wine Lounge


$35.90 $20


Martini lounge exudes 1940s elegance with a large selection of classic cocktails, a tapas menu, and live jazz music amid plush sofas

LEAD Parent University Keynote with Ashley Merryman at Gorton Community Center on October 8 (Up to 35% Off)

LEAD Parent University Keynote with Ashley Merryman

Gorton Community Center

$40 $26


New York Times–bestseller Ashley Merryman uses new social-science experiments to challenge common beliefs about parenting

The Dancing Horses Theatre Show through September 30 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre

The Dancing Horses Theatre

$37.50 $18


Equestrians and various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance; backstage pass includes horse-training info and equine meet-and-greets

Two-Hour Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session at Buffalo Grove Theater (52% Off)

Buffalo Grove Theater

Buffalo Grove IL

$120 $58

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater's movie screens

One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute for One or Two at Durty Nellie's on Friday, November 14 (Up to 67% Off)

One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute

Durty Nellie's

$15 $7


Re-creation of Daft Punk's 2007 tour includes a full-scale replica of their pyramid

Improv Show with Popcorn at Laugh Out Loud Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11


Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra's Nordic Sounds at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall on September 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Nordic Sounds

Pick-Staiger Hall

$80 $40


An homage to both classic and contemporary Danish composers and musicians including Gade, Nielsen, and violinist Christina Åstrand

Beer School with a 10-Beer Flight and Sharable Appetizers for One or Two at World of Beer - Evanston (50% Off)

World of Beer - Evanston


$50 $25

Sample 10 brews while tasting American, tavern-style cuisine

The Dinner Detective Chicago in Chicago or Schaumburg (Up to 50% Off)

The Dinner Detective Chicago

Multiple Locations

$92.09 $46

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable multi-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

Select Local Merchants

Horny Goat Brew Pub crafts a menu of comfort fare and American fare with its private label of craft microbrews, Horny Goat Brewing Company. The recently built BFT (Big Fun Tent) spans 14,600 square feet and boasts a 20'x20' stage, a 10'x16' flat-screen video wall, and lounge furniture. The heated complex also includes sand-volleyball courts. When the aggressive yelps of an ignored appetite prove too bothersome, the eatery can provide empty stomachs with a Loaded Tots appetizer, topped with beer-cheese sauce and bacon, and the pulled-pork sandwich, served with apple coleslaw. On Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., the brunch menu fulfills diners' desires with savory options such as the Eggs Benny—an english muffin, canadian bacon, and hollandaise—or the crisp belgian waffle, served with strawberries and whipped cream.

2011 S 1st St.

Bigger isn?t always better, and that's especially true at Koz?s Mini Bowl. As you might guess from the name, everything here is just a bit smaller, from the bowling balls to the little man who cleans up the pins. Practically the only thing that hasn't been scaled down is the sense of competition; the goal is still to get as many strikes and spares as possible. As players palm miniature bowling balls and toss them down four lanes, a jukebox fills the alley with classic tunes and a bartender fills pitchers to the brim with beer.

2078 S 7th St

Depending on the night of the week, WhereHouse cranks out swinging salsa, country favorites, '60s rock, or Argentine tango. Voted Best Dance Club by a trio of media outlets, including WISN, WhereHouse keeps the music flowing on the dance floor as well as in numerous VIP sections that treat guests to bottle service and private bars. Stop in on a Saturday night and receive a free salsa lesson courtesy of the club.

818 South Water Street

Marchese’s Olive Pit provides pizza purveyors with a menu of pies with and without red sauce. Opt for sauceless sustenance with the caramelized onion and mushroom pizza, boasting olive oil and aromatic garlic reclining on an herb-brushed crust ($14.99 for regular size), or go in the red by bankrupting hunger with Pete’s Pepper Pizza, topped with spicy serrano peppers or mild green bell peppers, plus pepperoni and onions ($15.99 for regular). Customers can conceive the most artistic pie creation since da Vinci’s Mona Lisa Face-Planted Into Pizza with the create-your-own option, which lets you add as many toppings as your stomach pleases, including olives, extra seasoning, artichokes, bacon, and more ($12.99+). Marchese’s also offers a solid selection of appetizers, from its fresh bread available with toppings such as marinara sauce, pesto spread, or olive tapenade ($3–$5.50), to Aunt Susie’s Salad, with strawberries, butter-toasted pecans, and a raspberry-poppy-seed dressing bunking atop a bed of spinach ($5.99). Lunchtimers can nosh on pizzas by the slice ($4–$5)—Marchese's Olive Pit serves up a new special slice of pizza each week—or the massive Bear’s Big Sandwich available in veggie-friendly ($5.99) or pepperoni-topped ($6.99) variations.

1100 S 1st St

Drinks flow to the beat of the night's soundtrack, an eclectic selection of dance music ranging from salsa to bass-heavy club hits. Salsa Saturdays are perfect for a tall margarita thirst quencher ($6), or refresh your panting palate with a minty mojito ($8). Any night of the week is suitable for fermented ales from the tap ($4) or by the bottle ($3.50 domestic, $4 imported). For a late night or if you’re performing a grueling dance scene from an episode of Veronica's Closet, a Red Bull ($4) or any bomb upgrade ($6) will provide anybody with a surge of body fuel.

818 S Water St

La Merenda: A User's Guide

International Small Plates | Ingredients from Local Farms | Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Selections | Seasonal Menu | Patio Seating

Sample Menu

  • Meat Lovers: New Glarus Serendipity–braised organic-beef empanadas
  • Vegetarian: roasted-heirloom-squash ravioli with quark cheese
  • Gluten-Free: creamy butter-chicken curry with cashews

    What's to Drink: A variety of craft sodas may be on tap thanks to schoolteacher-turned-pop-producer Larry Hanlon. He brews in small batches, which allows him to tinker with creative, housemade recipes. The result is a soda that highlights the flavor of all-natural ingredients rather than the sweetness of high-fructose corn syrup. "We should know what we're eating," he told, "and what we're eating should taste like what it's made from."

    Inside Tip: Nearly all of the dishes are gluten-free, vegetarian, or both—and if it's not already, the kitchen will work to customize it to your dietary preferences.

    Behind the Name: The literal translation of the Italian word la merenda is "snack." But La Merenda's owner, Peter Sandroni, sees his establishment as more than just a place to grab a quick bite. Rather, it's a spot for diners to share an experience, where they can relax in the moment instead of wolfing their food down.

    Vocab Lesson
    Locavore: a person who seeks out locally produced food that's often fresh, sustainable, and natural.
    Tapas: what started as Spanish appetizers and bar food now encompasses small plates of myriad techniques and cuisines. Typically, several tapas are ordered for the table to share, and the server staggers their delivery so there's always something to munch on.

    If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Odd Duck (2352 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue) also serves up seasonal, globally inspired small plates created from local ingredients.

125 E National Ave