Nightlife in Portage

Rock USA Festival – Up to 50% Off

Rock USA Festival

Ford Festival Park

$159 $79

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Rob Zombie, Korn, Slayer, Five Finger Death Punch, and Three Days Grace headline four non-stop days of hard rock and heavy metal

Half Off Minhas Craft Brewery Tour in Monroe

Minhas Craft Brewery

Monroe

$20 $10

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Brewery tour travels behind scenes of historic establishment as beer enthusiasts sip samples & leave stocked with complimentary gifts

Up to 50% Off Wine Tastings in Muscoda

Weggy Winery

Richland Center

$25 $12.50

Award-winning winery produces over 35 wines and offers one-hour narrated vineyard tours, wine tastings, and hillside views from the patio

The Dancing Horses Theatre – Up to 52% Off

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Delavan

$37.50 $18

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

Up to 49% Off at Memories Dinner Theater

Memories Dinner Theater

Port Washington

$66 $40

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

Up to 43% Off Beer Tasting at Sir James Pub

Sir James Pub

Port Washington

$28 $16

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

$10 for Pub Food 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

39% Off Wine-Tasting Events

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Peck Welcome Center

$49.52 $30

Guests can sample from a selection of more than 30 different wines sourced from all over the world.

Karma Bar & Grill – Up to 47% Off Dinner and Standup

Karma Bar and Grill

Lower East Side

$122 $65

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Standup comics grab the mic and lob their best jokes as guests savor American comfort food

Up to 72% Off at Jokerz Comedy Club

Jokerz Comedy Club

Jokerz Comedy Club

$35.50 $12

Top standup comedians perform while audiences munch on loaded fries, beer-battered cheese curds, and nacho platters

Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats – Up to 52% Off Performance

Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats

Pabst Theater

$51.95 $25

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Acrobats balance on towers of chairs, tumble through the air, and juggle with their feet against an illuminated backdrop

44% Off Movie Tickets and Drinks at Times Cinema

Times Cinema

Washington Heights

$44.50 $25

Digital projection and 3D screens show new releases in theater outfitted with comfortable seats, concessions, and cocktails

Up to 45% Off at Rosebud Theater

Rosebud Theater

Wauwatosa

$49.50 $27

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Duos feast on pizza and sip cocktails and microbrews while settling into cushy loveseats and enjoying Hollywood hits

Half Off Gastropub Fare at Upper 90 Sports Pub

Upper 90 Sports Pub

Kilbourn Town

$30 $15

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

Up to 50% Off a Wine-Education Class

Vino 100

Milwaukee

$50 $25

Local restaurant and bar owners teach students about service-industry practices and restaurant wine sales at this wine boutique and bar

50% Off Tastings at Rocky Waters Winery

Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover Illinois

$24 $12

During private wine tastings, winemakers serve seven samples and answer visitors' questions

Up to Half Off Tastings at Captain's Walk Winery

Captain's Walk Winery

Downtown

$34 $17

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Taste small-batch varietals within a winery housed in a restored mid-19th-century home

Select Local Merchants

Con Amici Wine Bar invites guests to relax with glasses of wine or craft beer in a calm, convivial atmosphere. Live musicians play blues and jazz sets as patrons sip a cabernet sauvignon or merlot and nibble on Wisconsin cheese and chocolates. In addition to serving delectable snacks and glasses of fine wine, Con Amici prides itself on its commitment to sustainable practices, sourcing food from local producers and composting waste when possible.

126 3rd St
Baraboo,
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Behind State Street Brats' charming Old-World half-timbered façade, a convivial bar-and-grill atmosphere welcomes visitors to lively feastings of pub fare. With a special focus on sausages and cheesy meals, the menu celebrates the best-loved staples of Midwestern cuisine. Chefs serve up brats two traditional ways, with the Sheboygan-style white brat soaked in beer and red brats split open and grilled for a smoky flavor. Patrons can customize their orders at the condiment bar by slathering on a wide selection of toppings, such as tomatoes and sauerkraut, and picking the best flavor from a spread of local mustards, including Koops, Silver Spring, and Mustard Girl.

A two-time finalist for Madison Magazine’s Best Sports Bar, with a gold in 2011 and silver in 2012, State Street Brats relishes the company of happy regulars and avid sports fans there to catch games on the bar’s 25 TVs. Extensive cable and digital subscriptions keep crowds entertained with professional football and baseball or collegiate action. Four evenings a week, the second floor comes to life with a live DJ and a packed dance floor. Bartenders also keep fans on their toes with themed specials, such as Flip Night Tuesday, where patrons can flip a coin to determine how much their drinks cost.

603 State St
Madison,
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The Capitol Pedaler was designed and built by a Dutchman in bicycle-happy Amsterdam before arriving in Madison to whisk travelers around town in eco-friendly style. Lovingly referred to as “The Big Red Bike”, it adopted its signature hue state-side in honor of the Wisconsin Badgers, and frequently takes breaks from escorting pub-crawlers and wedding parties to ferry fans on game day. Capable of accommodating up to 14 passengers, with the recommended group size of at least six–eight pedalers the vehicle typically cruises at 5–7 miles per hour—the perfect speed for drag racing local steamrollers.

Prechosen routes include excursions to the zoo or the Old Sugar Distillery, making up to three preselected stops en route at local bars, public parks, and coffee shops. While alcoholic drinks aren’t allowed on the foot-powered party bus, passengers are welcome to bring their own snacks and nonalcoholic drinks to enjoy between stops, and can blast premade playlists of party songs or favorite commercial jingles courtesy of an on-board stereo with iPod and mp3-player connections.

627 West Main Street
Madison,
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The name The Sports Pub explains it all. Here, the night's biggest college and professional games zip across 15 high-definition LCD screens scattered among the bar's tables and booths—and patrons can also watch live sports every spring and summer from the patio, when volleyball-league members serve and spike balls across the pub's four sand courts. Weekly karaoke nights and live DJ appearances diversify The Sports Pub's entertainment lineup, which spectators can relish while sipping one of the bar's 13 draft beers. Those brews make perfect matches for the kitchen's pub food classics, such as pizza burgers and baked pretzels filled with jalapeño cheese.

1902 Bartillon Dr
Madison,
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Vintage Brewing Company deluges devotees with bountiful beers born out of Belgian, German, and American traditions. These refreshing hop-laden selections rest beside a slew of creative culinary concoctions, many of which comprise locally sourced ingredients. A plate of AJ's pretzels ($6) saunters in at the beginning of a feeding frenzy, with house-made pretzels perched on a pedestal and set to dive into a sea of VBC beer mustard and cheese dip. Vintage Brewing Company ups the burger ante with bratwurst burgers ($10.50) that explore what happens when two 4-ounce grilled brats are picked to live inside a beer-bread pretzel roll with oatmeal stout bacon sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and beer-cheese sauce. Throughout the visit, diners can pair plates with an array of bottles and cans, beers on tap, and wine.

674 S Whitney Way
Madison,
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Jade Monkey's menu has a martini, iced tea, mojito, classic or specialty cocktail, hard-hitting spirit, or craft, imported, or domestic beer to appease any esophagus. Chase the bubbly Rosie Palmer, a champagne cocktail with PAMA pomegranate liqueur and champagne ($4), with a red-headed slut specialty shot ($3) to jumpstart a sultry summer-night romance. For hops and froth enthusiasts, Jade Monkey's eight on-tap brews (including Ale Asylum Hopalicious, Bell's Seasonal, and New Glarus Spotted Cow) complement a hearty list of craft brews, domestics, and imports. Because an ice-cream truck's jingle only hypnotizes children and stray dogs, adults sweeten hot days with Jade Monkey's ice-cream drinks such as the grasshopper, a creamy whirl of crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and ice cream ($7). Classic cocktails such as the mint julep ($6) are available along with signature creations such as the Dog Sled, a sweet and tart pour featuring Captain Morgan, Southern Comfort, orange juice, and pineapple juice ($4).

109 Cottage Grove Rd
Madison,
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