Nightlife in Oil City

Two Beer Flights at Lavery Brewing Company (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Lavery Brewing Company

Erie

$26 $13

Sample year-round and seasonal beers brewed in small batches, including IPAs, an imperial red ale, and a black saison

Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at Dipson Theatres (Up to 30% Off)

Dipson Theatres

Multiple Locations

$32 $23

Everything from summer action flicks to independent dramas, arthouse films, and family features lights up a network of 29 screens

Gala of the Royal Horses at Covelli Centre on September 21 at 5 p.m. (Up to 63% Off)

Gala of the Royal Horses

Covelli Centre

$45.25 $17

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Flamenco artists dance with powerful Spanish horses that dazzle with classical dressage and playful routines

River City Brass Presents "Legends" on October 2, 3, 4, 7, or 9 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 79% Off)

River City Brass Presents "Legends"

Multiple Locations

$61 $20

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A brass band known for its versatility takes on epics both mythic and real, from The Lord of the Rings to soldiers from ancient Rome

Movie Tickets for Two or Four at Penn Hills Cinemas (Up to Half Off)

Penn Hills Cinemas

Penn Hills

$14 $7

Independently owned and operated theater shows first-run blockbusters complete with popcorn, drinks, and snacks

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight at Byham Theater on October 1 at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Jordan Knight & Nick Carter

Byham Theatre

$58.25 $35

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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

"Under the Streetlamp" at Byham Theater on September 24 at 8 p.m. (Up to 39% Off)

"Under the Streetlamp"

Multiple Locations

$27.25 $16.50

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Stars of Jersey Boys dazzle audiences with snazzy choreography and four-part vocal arrangements of classic 1960s tunes

$10 for $20 Worth of Arcade Gaming at Latitude 40

Latitude 40

Robinson

$20 $10

Play big-screen video games and 70+ other arcade and redemption games in an all-ages game room

"My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!" at Palace Theatre on Saturday, September 20 (Up to 43% Off)

"My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, & I'm In Therapy"

Palace Theatre

$35 $20

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Steve Solomon’s one-man show introduces audiences to his unusual family through spot-on accents and affectionate impersonations

Stage Right!'s "Sleeping Beauty" at The Palace Theater on September 26–28 (Up to 40% Off)

"Sleeping Beauty"

The Palace Theater

$25 $15

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The classic Brothers Grimm fairytale about a princess under a sleeping enchantment gets a new musical adaptation

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion at Frank Sarris Public Library or On-Location Birthday Magic Show (Up to 50% Off)

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion

Frank Sarris Public Library

$46 $23

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Parents and children alike will be amazed by sleight-of-hand and illusions at the library or their own home

3 or 5 Film-Screening Passes or All-Access VIP Pass to the Ohio Independent Film Festival November 6–9 (50% Off)

Ohio Independent Film Festival

Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore

$30 $15

The four-day festival screens films from emerging filmmakers, showing poignant movies that may not otherwise be screened locally

The Wiggles: Ready, Steady, Wiggle! Tour at Akron Civic Theatre on October 1 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

The Wiggles

Akron Civic Theatre

$19.35 $10

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Quartet of children's music makers entertain families with hits such as "I've Got My Glasses On"

Hookah with Bubbles and Drinks at Karma Kafe (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Karma Kafe

Downtown Akron

$29 $12

More than 30 hookah flavors include lime, mango, cinnamon spice, pink lemonade, and mint chocolate

Select Local Merchants

When the Roff family donated a plot of land to be used for a schoolhouse in the 1930s, they probably didn't predict the 250 craft microbrews that later would represent that site. They probably didn't expect a pool table either. Or burgers and pizzas whose flavors are as bold as the plates' bawdy names. But time brings many changes, and, lucky for beer and beef fans, the site of Roff School Tavern has slung tavern fare since 1977. It seems every inch is steeped in history, even when things change. Today, the 8,000 square feet of a German-style beer garden encourage sunlit eating punctuated by frisbees. Inside, knots in the walls' wood panels echo the wooden bar top and the circular trunk slices that act as tables.

Roff School Tavern's menu works in an inventive way: it lists 20 different topping combos and gives customers the option of placing them on burgers or pizzas. Ciabatta bookends handmade steak patties. Pizza crusts are made with a choice of white or whole flour, and topping combos include the Wake 'n' Bake with sausage gravy, fried egg, and mozzarella, or the Bluth's Banana with fried plantains, pulled pork, banana peppers, and thousand-island dressing.

13388 Leslie Rd.
Meadville,
PA
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Hookah is all about embracing a slower pace of life. When seated in front of a shisha, one is committed to doing nothing, at least for a little while. The street cafes of Cairo hum with groups of friends exercising this ethos, taking turns inhaling sweet, fragrant smoke and sipping tea. Despite Pittsburgh’s distance from the Sahara, KOAL Hookah Lounge brings a bit of that mentality to Slippery Rock.

After boiling tobacco leaves with one of 21 fruit varietals, the staff at KOAL pack ornate water pipes for parties of three or five. Though most menu flavors reflect long-established tradition, the lounge experiments with unconventional blends such as the Vanilla Sky, a mixture of vanilla and blackberry tobacco. The modern décor further illustrates this embrace of old and new, with track lighting illuminating a bottle-lined wall, and bold reds encapsulating a row of sleek black stools. Guests can dramatically exhale on the outdoor patio, as well, as they savor hot chocolate and fervently detail the interesting dream they had last night.

428 S Main St
Slippery Rock,
PA
US

Over the last 50 years, The Park Tavern has perfected the convivial trifecta of eating, drinking, and bowling. A menu of gourmet burgers and traditional pub fare mingles with a drink menu of domestic and imported beers and wines for between-frame refueling. On Mondays, the alley fills with high-energy tunes, and bowling balls careen all night during the $5 all-you-can-bowl nights. The Park Tavern rolls out its varied bowling buffets for corporate events, birthday parties, or the anniversary of the end of bowling prohibition during the Nixon administration.

4205 E Lake Rd
Erie,
PA
US

Vermont Tavern silences boisterous stomachs with platters laden with hearty pub grub. Lubricate rusty jaw hinges with starters such as sausage-stuffed poblano peppers, a gardeny basket filled with mildly spiced italian sausage and topped with homemade marinara and shredded parmesan cheese ($8.50). Main events such as the Ox Roast sandwich, a kaiser roll loaded with slow-roasted beef ($7.95), satisfy meaty cravings, and comforting helpings of V.T. mac 'n' cheese snuggle tongues in a bed of pasta, marinated chicken, and creamy sauce ($11.95). Circle-savoring patrons may sample the Margaretta Villa pizza, which tops hand-flung dough with fresh basil pesto sauce, roasted roma tomatoes, and fresh buffalo mozzarella, quenching appetites and doubling as a disk in the event of an impromptu ultimate Frisbee match ($9.95). In addition to satisfying eats, Vermont Tavern acts as a conductor for an electric atmosphere, hosting live music and energetic events.

1033 State St
Erie,
PA
US

Bootleggers Bar and Grill fills hollow bellies with an extensive and eclectic menu of American classics plated up within a warm, casual atmosphere. Share a premeal snack of chicken or beef macho nachos, a mixture of chili con queso, refried beans, sweet peppers, and shredded cheese blanketing house-made tortilla chips ($5.99) while discussing the benefits of naming children Chevy Nova, or prepare solo stomachs with the popular Texas-seasoned baked-potato soup ($2.50 for a cup, $3.75 for a bowl).

4935 E Lake Rd
Erie,
PA
US

The Boardwalk Complex is the jewel of Erie nightlife, boasting four diverse venues in one location. The laid-back Boardwalk Bar plays host to casual hangouts with dartboards, jukeboxes, and flat-screen TVs, while the luxurious Dream Ultra Lounge swanks up the evening with sleek leather sofas, a mahogany bar, and an upper-crust dress code that keeps sandal-wearing gladiators in the arena where they belong. The Dream Nightclub proffers state-of-the-art dance space with a luminous bar, kaleidoscopic light show, and scorching music video projections. Venerate the sun gods of summer as you bask in the tiki torch glow of Coconut Joe’s outdoor deck and chow down on goodies from the grill. Your VIP entrance rushes you to the ruckus with expedited entry and covers two slices of toasty pizza and two drinks from standard domestic bottles and well liquor.

28 N Park Row
Erie,
PA
US