Nightlife in Portage

Wine Tasting and Architectural Tour for Two or Four at French Restaurant at the Henderson Castle (Up to 55% Off)

French Restaurant at the Henderson Castle

Kalamazoo

$94 $45

Sample six of Henderson Castle's estate-label wines, such as meritage and riesling, and tour the castle, which was established in 1895

Wine Tasting with Cheese and Chocolate Platter for Two or Four at Hickory Creek Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Hickory Creek Winery

Baroda

$50 $25

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Customers taste locally grown wines in rustic tasting room, pulling up to the rough-hewn wood bar or stepping outside for picturesque views

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Baroda Founders Wine Cellar (Up to 47% Off)

Baroda Founders Wine Cellar

Baroda

$16 $10

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Each guest samples seven wines, five classic varieties and two speciality wines, during the winery visit

$11 for $20 Worth of Food at Smith's Downtown Tap and Grill

Smith's Downtown Tap and Grill

Mishawaka

$20 $11

Cooks assemble heaping plates of nachos, pizzas, shaved prime rib sandwiches, and hot meatball subs inside family-friendly bar & grill

Jim Brickman: On a Winter's Night at Morris Performing Arts Center on December 29 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Jim Brickman: On A Winter's Night

Morris Performing Arts Center

$38.50 $19

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Silky-voiced adult-contemporary singer and pianist plays Christmas hits such as "The Gift" and "If You Believe" on a holiday tour

$18 for a Brewery Package with Samplers, Growler, and Growler Fill at White Flame Brewing Co. ($30 Value)

White Flame Brewing Co.

Hudsonville

$30 $18

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Brewery specializing in American-style ales offers a growler and samples of brews, including a black IPA and oatmeal stout served on nitro

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$60 $29

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

Hard-Cider Tasting for Two or Four with Howler at Jaden James Brewery (Up to 51% Off)

Jaden James Brewery

Kentwood

$23 $11.50

Tasters sip hard ciders with such flavors as raspberry, peach, and sweet cherry, and take home a howler of their favorite

William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors" at Theatre at Grand Valley on September 26–October 5 (Up to 50% Off)

William Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors"

Theatre at Grand Valley

$14 $8

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Two sets of estranged twins go through a day of madcap misunderstandings

Wine Tasting Plus Cheese and Crackers for Two or Four at Kayla Rae Cellars (50% Off)

Kayla Rae Cellars

Rockford

$22 $11

Only Michigan-made red, white, fruit, and dessert wines compose its selection

Private Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Chateau Aeronautique Winery (Half Off)

Chateau Aeronautique Winery

Rives

$100 $50

After a winery tour, guests sample wines fermented from Michigan grapes paired with snacks alongside an airplane hangar and grass runway

Comedy Show for Two with Appetizers and Drinks at the Holly Hotel (Up to 53% Off)

Holly Hotel

Village Of Holly Downtown

$64 $30

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Drinks and appetizers sate audiences during standup-comedy shows on Friday and Saturday nights

Wine-Tasting and Winery Tour for Two, Four, or Six at DeAngelis Cantina del Vino (Up to 56% Off)

DeAngelis Cantina del Vino

Ann Arbor

$60 $29

Nine samples of all-natural wines headline a tasting experience that includes food pairings, souvenir glasses, and a tour of the grounds

Select Local Merchants

Voted Best Student Hangout and one of the best venues for live music and performances by the Kalamazoo Gazette, The Strutt presents crowd-pleasing American fare and nightly musical entertainment for stimulating study breaks or an evening out. The menus feature appetizers that include the black-bean-queso dip ($5.95), and heartier stomach stuffers, such as The Sloppy José, which puts a spicy, south-of-the-border spin on a classic dish ($4.95). Meanwhile, meat eschewers can chew on plentiful vegetarian options, including the roasted-veggie quesadilla ($5.95) or the Blue Apple salad, with apples, raisins, red onion, toasted almonds, and gorgonzola tossed in shallot vinaigrette ($6.95). A full bar, extensive beer list, and nightly drink specials complement any meal or musical act, and the plentiful brunch –– with live jazz on Saturday and bluegrass on Sunday –– and breakfast make this spot a go-to from day to day after.

773 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo,
MI
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When John and Mary Magocs opened the Capri Drive-In in August 1964, they had no idea the theater they ran with their two young sons would one day be highlighted as one of the most charming in the country. The New York Times once named it among 10 Drive-Ins Worth a Detour, noting its family ownership and stellar concessions. Capri boasts that its original 150'x75' screen is one of the largest in the country; in 1986, it expanded its viewing space by adding a second 80'x40' screen. Short-range FM radio stations broadcast audio from the drive-in's current showings to the spacious lot, which holds more than 900 cars. Viewers can swing by the snack bar to pick up barbecue-pork sandwiches, nachos, ice cream, and even mosquito coils, which repel bugs more easily than hurling a personalized insult at each one that flies by.

119 W Chicago Rd.
Coldwater,
MI
US

Every shot at Lake James Golf Club demands careful consideration. The tricky 18-hole course pits players against rolling terrain, water hazards, and strategically placed sand traps. Four tee boxes cater to players of varying abilities, with the back tees elongating play to more than 6,600 yards and the front tees measuring out to about 5,200 yards. Study up before you swing by with their course photos.

1445 W 275 N
Angola,
IN
US

The nature of the seasoning that gives Whiskey Dick's Five Star Dive Bar’s handmade, never-frozen beef patties such a bold flavor will forever remain a kitchen secret. The origin of the 5-Star Stack burger’s name, however, is anything but secret: the towering structure consists of two grilled cheese sandwiches that bookend two patties crowned with grilled onions and bacon. Along with the behemoth entree, Whiskey Dick’s menu includes bar classics such as mozzarella sticks hand-dipped in housemade breading, as well as a half-pound ground beef burrito rolled in a jalapeño cheddar tortilla.

To complement the meaty dishes that emerge from its kitchen, Whiskey Dick’s hosts entertainment every night, including football games broadcast on a 108-inch HD screen. Open jams let musicians gather for impromptu melody making, live bands rock out every weekend, and acoustic musicians play after-dinner sets that soothe stomachs more effectively than the nightly lullabies you sing to your navel.

561 E Jackson Blvd
Elkhart,
IN
US

Twenty-four hours a day, the chefs of Sandhill Café pacify growling tummies with a menu that spans the spectrum of American comfort food classics, from stacks of fluffy pancakes to bacon-cheddar cheeseburgers. Whether entertaining late-night hankerings for fried chicken and waffles, or celebrating Opposite Day by eating dinner for breakfast, diners can immerse themselves in the café’s laid-back, neighborhood feel, marked by its dark hardwood floors, subtle lighting, and TVs showing hotly contested staring contests.

1123 129th Ave
Wayland,
MI
US

Because it's their eponymous dish, it might seem like the Burger 84 would be the natural thing to order. But there's only a very, very select few who can handle it. The monstrous creation piles four 8-ounce Angus beef patties beneath eight toppings of your choice, and is paired with a full pound of french fries. And those who can down it in 84 minutes or less are sufficiently rewarded: their photo is hung in the restaurant's wall of fame and they're sent home with a commemorative T-shirt.

For those who couldn't possibly tackle a meal that huge, there's regular-sized burgers customized with Angus-beef, black-bean, or turkey patties. Topping options include everything from jalapenos to homemade chili, and finished creations can be sandwiched between pretzel, kaiser, or whole-wheat buns. In addition to burgers, there's also hot dogs and cheddar-peppercorn brats.

8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr SW
Byron Center,
MI
US