Nightlife in Royal Oak

Sunday-Night "Drag Queen Addictions" Show for Two with Drinks at Inuendo Nightclub (Up to $32 Value)

"Drag Queen Addiction"

Inuendo Nightclub

$32 $19

LaBelle and Aretha Franklin impersonator April Summers brings her big personality to the stage as she introduces a lineup of drag stars

Carryout or Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at 59 West Entertainment Complex (Up to 56% Off)

59 West

Downtown Highland

$30 $19

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Twists on classic food, such as pesto mozzarella sticks and steaks with house Jack Daniel's sauce, precede half-hour rounds of pool

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

The Murder Mystery Company

New Baltimore

$60 $29

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

Drive-In Movie Double Feature for Two or Family of Four at Ford Drive In (Up to 52% Off)

Ford Drive In

Dearborn

$18 $9

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‘50s-era drive-in screens double features of first-run movies across five screens, with outdoor car heaters

One or Three Hookah Sessions at Famous Corner Hookah (Up to 44% Off)

Famous Corner Hookah

Dearborn

$18 $10

Puff delicious hookah flavors professionally prepared in-house such as coconut, guava, sweet melon, and winterfresh

Bar Food for Two or Four for Dine-in or for Carry-out at Paradise Cafe & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Paradise Cafe & Lounge

Dearborn

$40 $20

Female-owned tavern offers classic and inventive bar fare and ample events and music performances

Dionne Farris and The Russell Gunn Quartet at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts (Up to 56% Off)

Dionne Farris & The Russell Gunn Quartet

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

$68.60 $30

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Grammy-winning former hip-hop artist of Arrested Development teams up with Grammy-nominated experimental jazz group

"A Mother's Love: The Musical" at Detroit Masonic Temple, September 19-21 (Up to 46% Off)

"A Mother’s Love: The Musical"

Detroit Masonic Temple

$54.15 $29

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Star of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" and former member of Xscape stars in a semi-autobiographical musical

In-Home Wine Tasting for Up to 12 People, Plus 2 Wine Glasses, from PRP Wine International (Up to 78% Off)

PRP Wine International

Redeem from Home

$220 $49

Trained consultants pour six different wines while providing guests with background information, tasting tips, and pairing suggestions

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight at Royal Oak Music Theatre on September 28 at 7 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight

Royal Oak Music Theatre

$56.50 $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

Macomb Symphony Orchestra Presents Ciao Italia! for One or Two on Friday, October 3, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Macomb Symphony Orchestra presents "Ciao Italia!"

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

$24 $14

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An accomplished tenor and mezzo-soprano join the MSO for an evening of Italian opera, songs, and orchestral works

Pizzas, Burgers, and Barbecue at Joe's Garage Sports Pub (Up to 45% Off)

Joe's Garage Sports Pub

Clio

$20 $11

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Chefs prepare platters of burgers, barbecue, and hand-tossed pizzas inside sports bar with live entertainment on the weekends

43% Off at Doc’s Sports Retreat in Livonia

Docs Sports Retreat

Docs Sports Retreat

$30 $17

Dynamic sports bar boasts over 75 flat-screen TVs and an all-season patio

$39 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of Food at Coach's Corner Bar and Grill ($75 Value)

Coach's Corner Bar and Grill

Livonia

$25 $13

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Menu offers an array of pub fare such as boneless chicken wings, burgers with salsa and jalapeños, and beer-battered cod

$40 for an Intro Michigan Wine Class for Two at MBTB Tasting Room ($80 Value). Two Dates Available.

Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room

Shelby Township

$80 $40

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Tasting guides introduce participants to six boutique Michigan wines, pairing them with Michigan cheese and organic chocolates

Hookahs and Soft Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Strange Clouds Hookah Lounge (Up to 56% Off)

Strange Clouds Hookah Lounge

Utica

$22 $12

Guests puff flavored hookahs and sip soft drinks in spacious lounge with game room and DJs

Slipknot with Special Guest Korn at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 46% Off)

Slipknot with Special Guest Korn

The Palace of Auburn Hills

$56.05 $30

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Alternative heavy metal act known for their matching jumpsuits and masks joins the nu-metal rockers behind "Freak on a Leash"

Pizza and Pitchers of Beer for Two or Four at Bar 153 Sports Bar and Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Bar 153 Sports Bar and Grill

Garden City

$25 $13

Pizzas and cold pitchers of beer served in a sports bar with pool tables, 30 high-def TVs, and themed nights with karaoke or DJs

Club Admission with Champagne for Four or Eight at Stilettos (Up to 58% Off)

Stilettos

Inkster

$48 $20

Mingle with friends while sipping champagne at an LGBT nightclub with drag shows, live music, and DJs

Pub Fare at Library Sports Pub and Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Library Sports Pub and Grill

Novi

$20 $10

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Martinis & more than 40 beers such as Red Stripe & Hacker-Pschorr complement plates of nachos, steaks & potato-encrusted whitefish

Pub Food and Drinks at Library Sports Pub and Grill (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Library Sports Pub and Grill

West Bloomfield

$20 $12

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Surrounded by plasma TVs showing sports games, visitors win against hunger with mozzarella sticks, BLT pizzas, and seasonal beer on draft

Pub Food at Ultimate Sports Bar & Grille (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Ultimate Sports Bar & Grille

Wixom

$20 $10

Burgers, chili fries, chicken tenders, and baby-back ribs in sports bar with flat-screen TVs and projection screens

Jack Russell's Great White at Diesel Concert Lounge (Up to 56% Off)

Eric Martin of Mr. Big, Nonpoint, or Great White

Diesel Concert Lounge

$16.98 $10

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Rock out to nü metal from Nonpoint or relive classic hard-rock memories with Jack Russell's Great White

Estate Tour and Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Colio Estate Winery (Up to 58% Off)

Colio Estate Winery

Harrow

C$8 C$4

Guests tour winemaking facilities, followed by a tasting flight featuring premium wines

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

Pub Dinner for Two or Four at The Sodbuster Bar (Up to 47% Off)

The Sodbuster Bar

Sylvania

$18 $10

Neighborhood bar dishes out tasty appetizers & half-pound burgers as guests play pool & trivia or enjoy live bands & comics

$8 for $14 worth of Bar Food and Snacks at The Barn Bar

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

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

Standup Comedy at Funny Bone Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club

Funny Bone Comedy Club

$39.99 $20

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

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

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Cousins Elias Hajjar and Nicholas Aubrey take yearly trips back to Lebanon to visit their family, but they can eat authentic Lebanese cuisine without leaving the confines of their own restaurant. With Gemmayze, which is named after a bohemian neighborhood in Beirut, they "wanted to create not only a menu that exemplified what's happening in Beirut and Lebanon right now, but we wanted to re-create the atmosphere,” Hajjar said in a Detroit Metromix article. “So the colors on the walls and ceiling are light and very clean and refreshing, and the menu reflects that as well.”

Inside the multi-level dining room, dangling lights twist like a strand of DNA above tables topped with shareable plates of hummus, grape leaves, and kibbe nayee—minced raw meat with bulgur and spices. Each dish is made from scratch using recipes that date back generations. Nearby, decorative palm tree appliqués cling to windows and a large brushed metal frame displays a variety of vintage forks, which can only be wielded by the rightful ruler of England. After dinner, patrons can move into the lounge and perch atop comfy ottomans and banquettes swaddled in rich fabrics while sipping wine or a cocktail.

310 S Main St
Royal Oak,
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Every morning at Tom’s Oyster Bar, chefs scrawl the day’s battered and grilled seafood specials on chalkboard menus suspended from the ceiling. In addition to that list of freshly caught fish, the chefs tout their commitment to fresh seafood by stocking their raw bar with oysters that are shucked to order and then gently scolded for hording pearls.

In the wood-accented dining room, companions can sip from dozens of draft and bottled brews and bask in the glow of flat-screen TVs, or retreat to the outdoor patio and take in views of downtown Royal Oak.

318 S Main St
Royal Oak,
MI
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With a stage sturdy enough to bear the weight of standup comedy giants such as Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, and Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle continues to cultivate talent to fill up its schedule. In the same way that it has operated since 1979, the venue employs a three-tier format for its shows: two locals, one up-and-coming and one seasoned, followed by a nationally recognized comic. This approach exposes audiences to new voices while comforting them with the promise of a recognizable face at evening’s end.

310 S Troy St
Royal Oak,
MI
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• For $24, you get an American pub dinner for two, which includes two entrees (up to a $44 value) and one appetizer (up to a $10 value; up to a $54 total value). • For $8, you get $16 worth of American pub fare and drinks at lunch.

32955 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak,
MI
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Shakespeare in the Park in Royal Oak bills itself as Michigan's only professional outdoor Shakespeare event, and for two remaining weekends this summer, the professional players will take to the open-air stage in a re-imagined version of the Bard's classic comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The 1960s-styled production features a cast of actors that bring the 16th-century play to life through vibrant, sleek, Mod-motifs. The lawn-style seating of the outdoor theater allows visitors to bring blankets or lawn-chairs to enjoy the arts in casual, summer style, with free parking nearby. Water Works is offering a special August 6 performance of the production, specifically designed for the hearing-impaired, in which costumed members of TerpTheatre's shadow actors interpret the lines onstage while the action plays out.

320 W 7th St
Royal Oak,
MI
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Fifth Avenue delights rabid sports fans and neutral noshers alike with a late-night menu of classic pub fare, brews, and entertainment. Thirty-five flat-screen televisions stimulate optic and otic synapses with a lively stream of sport spectatorship, while hardworking cooks toss, toast, and top house specialty V.I.Pizzas ($10–$13) and assemble 3-D edibles into the wee hour of 2 a.m. Pique appetites under the tutelage of cheese-gilded nacho platters ($7), or pit dueling bread stix and cheese stix ($6 each) against each other in oral arenas. Competitive canines sink luxuriously into cheeseburgers ($7) or caesar salads ($5), while New York–style cheesecake ($5) and globes of vanilla-flecked ice cream ($2.50) tuck sweet teeth into sugar-kissed slumbers.

215 W 5th Ave
Royal Oak,
MI
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