Ohio Nightlife

Antoine Dunn – Up to 46% Off R&B

Brothers Lounge

$27.75 $15

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Cleveland native blends soul and gospel into deeply personal songs that landed him on the cover of Cleveland Magazine

50% Off at DJ's Sports Tavern

Springdale

$16 $8

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Tavern with array of daily and game-day specials serves cheesy burgers and juicy new york strip steak with sides of battered onion rings

The Toledo Ballet – Up to 50% Off

Center City

$27 $15

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Compositions from Beethoven, Bernstein, Mozart, and others roar to life in the capable hands (and feet) of the dancers of the Toledo Ballet

Akron Civic Theatre – Up to 51% Off "Bye Bye Birdie"

Akron Civic Theatre

$24.45 $12

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Humor, romance, and 1950s costumes fill a classic musical about a rock singer, performed by top high-school actors

Dayton Funny Bone – Up to 72% Off Standup

Beavercreek

$36 $15

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Ian Bagg, John Morgan, Greg Morton, and other nationally touring funny people grace the stage

Up to 54% Off Hookah at Near East Caffe

Cuyahoga Falls

$12.99 $6

Hookah lounge offers more than 100 flavors of shisha with ample seating and relaxed, music-infused atmosphere

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

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

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

Brendon Walsh – Up to 53% Off Standup

Woodlands Backyard

$33.75 $16

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Popular headliner seen on Conan and Comedy Central's @Midnight delivers an unusual brand of comedy

Up to 61% Off Comedy Show

Funny Bone Comedy Club

$35.99 $14

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National comedy club chain hosts headlining comics up to five nights a week; adjoining seafood restaurant serves Creole-inspired appetizers

43% Off at The Barn Bar

Sylvania

$14 $8

Lively bar hosts guests who can chow down on patty melts, onion rings, and wings while watching sports or partying

Up to 43% off at Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater

Multiple Locations

$14 $8

Drive-in theater offers double features at two locations with free, family-friendly games to play before showtime

Up to 43% off at Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater

Multiple Locations

$14 $8

Drive-in theater offers double features at two locations with free, family-friendly games to play before showtime

Up to 55% Off Wine and Dinner at Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton

$53.98 $25

Drink Kentucky wines while sampling entrees such as Macedonia Greek salads or Caesar chicken subs; take-home glasses with the vineyard logo

Up to 50% Off Wine-Flight Education Experience

Short North Columbus

$28 $14

Compare sips of three 2 oz. tasting portions in rustic winery, with family-style table or private room for larger groups

"Sesame Street Live" – Up to $14.50 Off

U.S. Bank Arena

$36.50 $22

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When a new music teacher's instruments go missing, Elmo and friends save the day with rubber duckies and other unlikely music makers

Blue Man Group – Up to 31% Off

The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall

$59.05 $41

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Acclaimed trio of Blue Men specializes in multimedia performances with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

52% Off Beer-Brewing Course

South Clayton

$60 $29

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Certified beer judge divulges tips and methodology of craft-beer brewing with tastings, a food pairing and a take-home glass and T-shirt

"Women of Faith: From Survival to Revival" – Up to 42% Off

Nationwide Arena

$101 $59

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A Bible-focused weekend of inspiration and entertainment with guests including comedian Anita Renfroe, CeCe Winans, and Matthew West

Cher Lloyd – Up to 32% Off

Bogart's

$47.30 $32

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Youthful British singer seen on "The X-Factor" showcases blend of pop, R&B, and rap

Dr. Gonzo or Dwight York – Up to 50% Off Standup

Oregon

$24 $14

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“The Comedy Doc of Classic Rock” lobs song parodies; Bob and Tom Show–favorite Dwight York zings with one-liners

$10 to See a Standup-Comedy Show

Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown

$20 $10

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Seasoned comedian Williams, featured on BET and Comedy Central, joins Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze for a night of uncensored standup

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Old Blue Eyes casts his piercing gaze across the red-walled dining room as the opening strains of “Strangers in the Night” drift into the ears of diners seated at tables dressed in white linens. The aura of a refined 1960s club permeates every nook and cranny of Trattoria Roma, thanks in part to the assortment of framed Sinatra records and photos displayed behind the bar and the ever-present Rat Pack tunes playing throughout the day. Since its opening 22 years ago, the eatery's owners have fostered a cozy-yet-refined atmosphere bolstered by authentic Roman cuisine forged from local ingredients. This tradition continued eight years ago when veteran employee Shawn Mason took over the restaurant’s reigns from the original owners. Though he brought his own brand of hospitality to the mix, he made sure to uphold the kitchen’s tradition of high culinary standards.

As Shawn cheerfully chats with regulars scattered throughout the dining room and at the bar, his partner, chef Matthew Prokopchak, can be found architecting Italian eats with his crew in the kitchen. Having grown up learning the conventions of Italian cooking from his mother and aunts, chef Matthew integrates some of his family’s recipes into the menu, imbuing his dishes with a sense of history and tradition. He assembles his arsenal of fresh produce –from lush tomatoes to fragrant basil– from local farms. While the menu remains largely unchanged throughout the year, each night the friendly service staff sidles up to tables to detail the day's seasonal specials via verbal recitations or interpretive dances.

Amid the dining room’s ruby walls, a series of Orfeo Tamburi lithographs depicting post-WWII Rome––reportedly the only complete Tamburi collection in the United States––hang in elegant frames. The décor works in concert with the savory wafts of garlic emanating from the bustling kitchen to evoke a vintage Italian atmosphere.

1447 Grandview Ave
Columbus,
OH
US

Rather than limit themselves to serving creative, Cleveland-inspired cuisine or to hosting late-night bowlers sipping from frothy pint glasses, the founders of 4th Street Bar & Grill – The Corner Alley decided to do both. Inside spacious, sleek environs, servers at the bowling alley’s 4th Street Bar & Grill dole out pierogis—dumplings stuffed with potato and smoked cheddar cheese—and oven-baked pizzas, such as the Alley Pie, topped with cheese and fresh basil. Local draft brews from Buckeye Brewing, Brew Kettle, and Hoppin’ Frog or one of more than 20 locally-inspired cocktails and martinis accompany meals and pin-pulverizing sessions at one of 16 lanes. Satellite-selected sounds pump through speakers, and patrons can control tunes from a special app on their phone or speak directly to Meatloaf through the jukebox.

Whether they’re there to bowl, eat, drink, or finally understand gravity, up to 600 people can gather inside the ample quarters. Groups of 4–45 revelers can populate the Mezzanine, a private party room hoisted atop an elevated platform and replete with several flat-screen TVs. Millionaire’s Row plays host to 100 guests, who can bowl on four private lanes, sip martinis at the Back Alley bar, or lay quietly atop the billiards table. And inside the 2,000-square-foot Spare Room, up to 90 friends can dine on a customizable menu as well as play billiards, air hockey, foosball, darts, and skeeball.

402 Euclid Ave
Cleveland,
OH
US

Founded in 1963 at a local YMCA, the Cincinnati Ballet grew into a major regional company by adhering to its mission to express the human experience through dance. Today, it continues upholding that vision by housing resident artists who entertain audiences with dance performances of both classic and original work. Beyond supporting local audiences and their right to clap, the Cincinnati Ballet also seeks to nurture artists through the Otto M. Budig Academy. There, a professional faculty trains aspiring performers at all skill levels. These training opportunities are supplemented by outreach programs such as CincyDance!, which provides free training and dance attire to children.

1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Like a camera obscura built around a dinner table, Home Slice Pizza stays forever focused on its cuisine. Within the brick-lined establishment’s kitchen, chefs toss and fire large and extra-large thin-crust pizzas topped with ingredients as classic as pepperoni and anchovies or as original as artichoke hearts, seasoned steak, and A1 sauce. Under this flavor ornamentation lies the pizzas’ true foundation: cheese. Blends of mozzarella, feta, ricotta, cheddar, parmesan, and romano provide a solid base for creative ingredient combinations and add a gooey warmth to every bite. Not content to be confined to pizzas alone, cheese also douses orders of pan-baked cheese bread and supports focaccia subs flecked with herbs and stuffed with hot ham, turkey, bacon, and veggies.

28 N Saint Clair St
Toledo,
OH
US

The chefs at Tres Potrillos are perfectly in tune with the dozens of Mexican dishes that have been enjoyed for generations. They pile pork, shrimp, and chorizo into big and extrabig burritos, top enchiladas with fresh green tomatillo sauce, and craft specialty tacos with wheat tortillas and avocado-cilantro sauce made in-house. If you're in the mood for steak, they've got it cooked with Jalisco-style sauce, grilled up with chicken, or buried in shrimp and melted cheese. To wash down feasts and to help you break the ice with all those balloon animals that show up for Kids Night Thursdays, the bartenders hand out daiquiris, sangria, margaritas, and Coronas.

115 Montrose West Ave
Copley,
OH
US

The DVIDA-certified instructors at Always Ballroom Dance Studio believe that dance can benefit anyone, and uphold a policy of total acceptance across experience levels. On the glossy scape of blond hardwood floors, they monitor shimmies in both private and group lessons, prepping couples for their wedding-dance debut or showcasing a stock of nightclub moves. Pupils needn't reserve a spot or have a partner to attend most group sessions—the studio provides everything down to airsickness bags for soaring spins, and accommodates diverse tastes with more than 20 dance styles on its syllabus. Special events such as lock-ins and Salsa Saturdays top off the swinging schedule.

552 Wilmington Ave
Dayton,
OH
US