Nightlife in River Grove

$12 for One Hour of Pool and $15 Toward Drinks and Snacks at Elite Cafe & Billiards ($25 Value)

Elite Cafe & Billiards

Melrose Park

Retro pool hall gives players plenty of space to maneuver around its 17 billiards tables

$25 $13

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Pub Food and Drinks at The Howard Street Inn (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Howard Street Inn

Niles

Menu includes deli and grilled sandwiches, Angus burgers, pizza, craft and domestic brews, and speciality drinks

$20 $11

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

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

$60 $29

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Wine Flights and Cheese for Two or Four at The Vino Cellar (Up to 47% Off)

The Vino Cellar

Lombard

Three white or red wine samples accompanied by a cheese plate with cheddar, havarti and gouda

$30 $17

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's "Drumming" or Peking Acrobats at Harris Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Drumming or Peking Acrobats

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

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Four percussionists join two pianists for works by Živkovic and Bartók; acrobats dazzle with wire-walking and trick cycling

$20 $10

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Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Autopsy Seminar

Near North Side

The founder of the Autopsy Center of Chicago fields questions about death and the body during a slideshow

$39

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Murder-Mystery Dinner Show for One, Two, or Four on February 13–14 at AFC Center (Up to 53% Off)

AFC Center Dinner & Show

Chicago

The dinner show encourages audience members to use their sleuthing skills to solve the crime: a murder in a church

$50 $25

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"First Date" at Royal George Theatre on February 5–20 (Up to 51% Off)

"First Date"

Royal George Theatre

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Musical comedy that finds a blind date interrupted by the couple’s respective exes, friends, co-workers, and families

$49 $24

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$8 for a Movie and Popcorn for Two at Brew & View ($14 Value)

Brew & View

Lakeview

An evening of recently released titles as well as cult, classic, and underground favorites in the Vic Theatre

$14 $8

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Freestyle Fever 2015 at The Portage Theater on Saturday, February 14 (Up to 50% Off)

Freestyle Fever 2015

The Portage Theater

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with freestyle stars Stevie B, Lisette Melendez, Nyasia, and FastForward, along with local DJs

$50 $25

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Brunch, Bloodys and Breweries Trolley Tour to Lagunitas and Revolution Brewing

Brunch and Brewery Tour

Flagship Tavern & Grill

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Following bloody marys and brunch, ride a trolley to Lagunitas and Revolution Brewing for tours and samples of some of their best beer

$85 $65

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Pub Food and Drinks at Headquarters Beercade (Up to 40% Off)

Headquarters Beercade

Multiple Locations

Bar and arcade entertains patrons with retro games, craft beers, and updated comfort food

$25 $15

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"Roasting On the River" at River Roast on Friday, February 6 at 7 p.m. (Up to 29% Off)

"Roasting on the River" sponsored by Supply Hope

Roasting on the River

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Second City improvers come out for a comedy show to support nonprofit Supply Hope

$41.99 $30

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"Broadway Soul" VIP Package for Two at Harold Washington Cultural Center on February 13–15 (Up to 80% Off)

"Broadway Soul"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

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Hits from Cinderella, Shuffle Along, and Carmen Jones fill a musical homage to African-American Broadway performers

$150 $30

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Barry Manilow on the "One Last Time!" Tour at United Center on Saturday, February 14 (Up to 51%Off)

Barry Manilow

United Center

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Barry Manilow thanks his fans with a night of timeless hits plus smooth-jazz star Dave Koz

$51.15 $25

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Sinbad at The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, February 14, at 8 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Chicago Theatre

The Chicago Theatre

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Veteran standup named to Comedy Central’s Top 100 Greatest Standups of All Time performs an animated, dynamic set

$53.84 $30

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Naughty Little Cabaret presents "Naughty Little Valentine's Day Show" on February 12, 13, or 14 (Up to 33% Off)

Naughty Little Valentines Day Show

Original Mothers

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Male and female burlesque revue celebrates Valentine’s Day with clothes-shedding belly dancers, contortionists, fire-breathers, and more

$30 $20

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Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center's "Black: Expressions of Love" on Saturday, February 28 (Up to 38% Off)

"Black: Expressions of Love"

Cellar Studios

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Multigenre performance focuses on the stories of 100 black boys and men during this homage to Black History Month

$40 $25

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The Second City's Improv All-Stars or Game Night at UP Comedy Club on January 4–February 25 (Up to 40% Off)

UP! Comedy Club

UP Comedy Club

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Annoyance Theatre founder Mick Napier directs a cast of top improv talent; game night tosses the improv cast into a gameshow medley

$33.50 $20

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"Hitch*Cocktails" at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, November 21–February 27 (Up to 40% Off)

"Hitch*Cocktails" at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theatre

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Skilled improvisors and live jazz pianist create a feature-length thriller in the style of Hichcock using suggestions from the audience

$20 $12

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$29 for an IMAX Movie for Two with Popcorn and Sodas at Navy Pier IMAX (Up to $52.75 Value)

Navy Pier IMAX

Near North Side

New releases and visually stunning documentaries take over the screen with crisp imagery and surround sound

$52.75 $29

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Burlesque Shows at Gorilla Tango Theatre, January 16–March 28 (Up to 39% Off)

Gorilla Tango Theatre

Gorilla Tango Theatre

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Performers sling jokes and shed clothes during burlesque parodies of “Star Trek,” “Batman,” and “Indiana Jones”

$33 $20

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Day Trip to Michigan Wine Country with Lunch, Tastings, and Round-Trip Transportation Included (47% Off)

Michigan Wine Country Day Trip with Transportation

Chicago

Visit 4 Michigan wineries and taste up to 20 wines during a 9-hour excursion with a hearty lunch and round-trip transportation included

$150 $79

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Improv or Scripted Comedy for One, Two, or Four at Under the Gun Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Under the Gun Theater

Lakeview

Improv inspired by video confessions, card games, and online dating, solo shows about romance, and other innovative forms of stage comedy

$12 $8

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The Plagiarists' "These Saints Will Burn – A Tale of Joan of Arc" on March 22–April 16 (Up to 50% Off)

"These Saints Will Burn – A Tale of Joan of Arc"

The Den Theatre

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The Plagiarists reimagine the tale of Joan of Arc as a tragically farcical war epic enhanced by giant puppets and a talking crow

$20 $10

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$349 for a One-Year Wine Club Membership with Two Cases of Wine from Paired Wine Co. ($600 Value)

Paired Wine Co.

Lakeview

Membership includes 10% off purchases in store, invites to wine-tasting events, $5 voucher toward self-serving wine machines, and more

$600 $349

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Drinks at Glascott’s Saloon (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Glascott's Saloon

Lincoln Park

Bellied up to a wooden bar at an authentic speakeasy, guests sip on a selection of 18 draft beers, imported brews, and glasses of wine

$20 $11

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Billiards Outing for Two or Four or $10 for $20 Worth of Billiards and American Food at Pressure Billiards and Cafe

Pressure Billiards & Cafe

Edgewater

13 Brunswick Metro pool tables framed by eight LCD TVs vie for dominance against a café menu of burgers, sandwiches, and cocktails

$46.85 $20

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Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Lakeview

Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

$36 $16

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Wine, Beer, or Whiskey Flight with Appetizer for Two or Four at The Sedgwick Stop (50% Off)

The Sedgwick Stop

Near North Side

Gastropub that emphasizes whiskey and craft brews also spotlights sliders, poutine, and spare ribs

$32 $16

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Dueling Pianos and Drinks for 2 or 4 on a Friday or Saturday at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar (Up to 60% Off)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Chicago

Dueling pianists take requests to soundtrack lively nights of games and drinking in the shadow of Wrigley Field

$25 $10

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Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or 10 with Take-Home Cocktail Kits at Chicago Distilling Company (Up to 55% Off)

Chicago Distilling Company

Chicago

Tours detailing the entire distilling process as well as the ins and outs of craft spirits in a 4,400-square-foot, garage-like distillery

$44 $22

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Full Kits and Build-Your-Own Starter Kits or Juices at Cloud Vapor Lounge (Up to 45% Off)

Cloud Vapor Lounge

Chicago

Wide selection of vaping accessories, including custom kits and a variety of different juices

$40 $22

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Beviamo (Up to 64% Off)

Beviamo

Little Italy

Two reds, two whites, and one bubbly from across the world recommended by a wine specialist; complimentary snacks

$50 $19

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Rembrandt Chamber Players: "European Journey" at Nichols Concert Hall on Friday, February 13 (Up to 46% Off)

"European Journey"

Nichols Concert Hall - Music Institute of Chicago

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Mozart and Schumann provide the foundation of a sonic journey through Europe; new work by Holland-trained composer Huydts makes its debut

$35 $19

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Downers Grove Wine Shop (Up to 53% Off)

Downers Grove Wine Shop

Downers Grove

Samples of six wines accompany light appetizers during tasting sessions for two, four, or six

$20 $10

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"Click, Clack, Moo" at McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage on Saturday, February 14 (Up to 63% Off)

"Click, Clack, Moo"

McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage

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Children’s book about cows and chickens on strike from a stingy farmer springs to life with musical numbers and lessons about sharing

$43.50 $16

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Sports Bar Cuisine at Union Ale House (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Union Ale House

Prospect Heights

Pair craft beer with menu items like saganaki, drunken nachos, salads, pizza, ribs, pork chops, and signature sandwiches

$20 $12

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Appetizers for 2, 4, 8, or 10 People at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (Up to 50% Off)

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Roselle

Waitresses clad in mini kilts ferry burgers, Dublin-inspired stew & ice-cold Guinness to tables with views of HD sports games

$20 $11

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$5 for One Movie Ticket at Star Cinema Grill (Up to $10.50 Value)

Star Cinema Grill

Arlington Heights

Servers at dine-in theaters deliver optional, freshly prepared menu items as guests enjoy first-run releases

$10.50 $5

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$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.50 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.50 $5

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$26 for 20 Wings or Two Appetizers with Four Beers for Two People at Philly T's (Up to a $52 Value)

Philly T's

Palos Hills

Glasses of frothy beer paired with wings, nachos, or mozzarella sticks; sports every night

$52 $26

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Two or Four Tickets at Hollywood Blvd Cinema (Up to 44% Off)

Hollywood Blvd Cinema

Woodridge

New releases and classic films in a modern theater that honors cinema history with vintage photos and a recreation of Hollywood Blvd.

$16 $9

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Two-Hour Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session at Buffalo Grove Theater (51% Off)

Buffalo Grove Theater

Buffalo Grove IL

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

$120 $59

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Wine Tasting for 4, 10, or 20 with 50% Off In-Store Purchases at WineStyles (Half Off)

WineStyles

Naperville

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or styles

$40 $20

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Martini and Vodka Tasting with Appetizers for Two, Four, or Six at Mid Oak Distillery (Up to 66% Off)

Mid Oak Distillery

Crestwood

Guests enjoy mini martinis and light appetizers such as a cheese platter at Mid Oak Distillery

$56 $28

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Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour with Alice Cooper on Saturday, August 8, at 7 p.m. (Up to 25% Off)

Motley Crue

Allstate Arena

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On their final tour, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars go out big, performing glam-metal hits with special guest Alice Cooper

$66.40 $49.50

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The Main Event: New Kids on the Block with Very Special Guests TLC & Nelly on Saturday, May 23 (Up to 21% Off)

New Kids on the Block

Allstate Arena

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Iconic boy band and R&B icons deliver hit after hit on an in-the-round stage, giving fans 360º views of the action

$40.25 $32

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Laugh Link Entertainment/Comedy Show at The Dorchester on Friday, February 27 (Up to Half Off)

Laugh Link Entertainment/ comedy show

The Dorchester

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Standup comedy from five comics, along with entertainment that might include live music or spoken-word poetry

$40 $20

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“Barbecue meets beer garden” may sum up Sheffield’s, but it hardly does the bar—heralded by [Esquire] (http://www.esquire.com/bestbars/bb-sheffields) as one of the best in America—any justice. Standing at the corner of Sheffield and School and housed in the bottom floor of a three-story brownstone, Sheffield’s pulls all the stops when it comes to its two specialties. Barbecue sauce made from scratch smothers tender beef brisket, homemade sausage, and pork that chefs smoke for 14 hours and pull to order. Hand-cut fries and fresh baked cornbread complement the sandwiches and platters, as does any one of the bar’s microbrews, such as Allgash Blonde or Sawtooth English Ale. In the summer, bar-goers can enjoy their brew and food out back in the beer garden, which the Goodlife Report named as one of “America’s Best Beer Gardens”. As cold winds roll into town, patrons can escape to the cozy indoors, surrounded by brick walls and plenty of sports-casting TVs.

3131 Thatcher Ave
River Grove,
IL
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Rose and Stanley Sacharski never meant to open a tiki bar. Their first watering hole, The Lucky Start on Fullerton and Lockwood, was a simple neighborhood tavern until some bamboo wall coverings inspired endless questions from customers: were they a tiki bar? By 1963, the Sacharskis decided their answer was yes, and let their young son pick a new name?Hala Kahiki?from a copy of Dennis the Menace Goes to Hawaii.

Now located inside a former greenhouse in River Grove, Hala Kahiki pours more than 100 tropical-themed cocktails, mingling rum with daiquiris and gin with tropical fruits. Hanging shells sway above the bamboo-lined bar, and rattan lampshades and cane chairs evoke the pleasures of an endless Hawaiian summer. Tables and chairs dot a spacious outdoor garden, and an on-site gift shop stocks Hawaiian shirts, leis, wood-hewn lamps, and several former cast members of Gilligan's Island.

2834 River Rd.
River Grove,
IL
US

Named for the legislation that overturned Prohibition, 21st Amendment Restaurant/Speakeasy celebrates craft spirits with a menu that includes craft beers such as Speakeasy Prohibition Ale. The food is as high-quality as the drink, with menu options that range from prime steak burgers topped with corned beef to two-pound Maine lobsters. Even the extras are thoughtful?the complimentary bread is baked fresh daily, and there's a rotating selection of signature desserts.

2508 N US Rte. 12
Spring Grove,
IL
US

Mike O'Donnell's Irish Pub ushers patrons from a broad stretch of Franklin Avenue into a bar from which all pretense has been stripped away in favor of a cozy vibe conducive to unwinding. Even the ceiling tiles broadcast the pub's ties to the community in the form of quaint, business-card-style ads for local businesses. In the game room, friendly competitors hone their skills at the dartboard and draw cues for dibs on the pool table between bites of Irish-inspired appetizers and burgers hot from the grill. Meanwhile, barkeeps refill glasses and chat with regulars as flat-screen TVs keep crowds updated on sports action and the latest commands from Big Brother.

9573 Franklin Ave
Franklin Park,
IL
US

Reservations: Optional

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Alcohol: Full bar

Number of Tables: 11?25

Established: 2014

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Q&A with the Manager

D?cor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your d?cor inform or reflect your culinary practice?

Our d?cor reflects a modern, European style.

3548 River Road
Franklin Park,
IL
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3215 N Harlem Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

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