Nightlife in Saco

Distillery Tour, Souvenir Glasses and Whiskey Disks for Two or Four at New England Distilling (41% Off)

New England Distilling

Riverton

Distiller with from long line of liquor producers incorporates creative elements into gin-, whiskey-, and rum-making processes

$32 $19

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Two-Hour Wine-and-Chocolate-Tasting Class for Two or Four at Attrezzi (Up to 54% Off)

Attrezzi

Portsmouth

Wine and chocolate experts pair gourmet chocolates and truffles with private-label wines

$130 $65

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Opera New Hampshire's "La Bohème" at The Palace Theatre on February 14 at 7 p.m. (Up to 39% Off)

Opera New Hampshire

The Palace Theatre

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Puccini’s tragic romance tells the story of a pair of star-crossed lovers and their lives among the impoverished artists of 1840s Paris

$64 $39

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Beer-Tasting and Brewery-Tour Package for Two or Four at Milly’s Tavern (Up to 62% Off)

Milly’s Tavern

Downtown Manchester

Cream ales, porters, and IPAs from an onsite microbrewery pair with appetizers of flame-grilled wings or loaded nachos

$75 $29

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Craft Beer Tasting Package for Two or Four at Border Brewery (Up to 55% Off)

Border Brewery

Salem

Taste unique craft beers, such as Vanilla Bourbon Oak Stout or the Border IPA, brewed in house

$31 $14

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Mead Tour and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Moonlight Meadery (Up to 57% Off)

Moonlight Meadery

Londonderry

Expert mead maker Michael Fairbrother offers up fermentation insight as well as fruit-tinged and spiced meads for tasting

$50 $25

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American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

$40 $20

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Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids at Apple Cinemas (Up to 51% Off)

Apple Cinemas Fresh Pond 10

Cambridge

First-run blockbusters in an independently owned theater accompanied by buttery popcorn

$30.50 $17

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Comic Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. at Wilbur Theatre on Friday, January 9, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Frank Santos Jr.

The Wilbur Theatre

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Comic hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. gives participants funny and racy suggestions during an R-rated hypnotism show

$31 $15.50

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"Irving Berlin's White Christmas" at Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre on December 26, 27, or 28 (Up to 40% Off)

"White Christmas"

Wang Theatre

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Classic holiday tale of a song-and-dance duo who stage a TV show in hopes of saving a ski lodge and impressing their paramours

$60.95 $36.50

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Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt 12/20-29(Up to 50% Off)

"Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy"

Agganis Arena at Boston University in Downtown Boston

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Characters from Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Cars, and Tinker Bell star in their own adventures in the newest Disney On Ice show

$33.80 $17

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Double Up New Years Eve at Who's On First on December 31 at 10 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

60's Rock Revival Festival II

Who's On First

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New Year’s Eve shindig with otherworldly space decor based on the 2014 film Interstellar, plus party favors and live music

$80.12 $39

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Standup for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

National headliners seen on Comedy Central and late night TV bring laughs to standup venue that once hosted young Seinfeld and Leno

$45.70 $22

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Wine Tasting, Vineyard and Winery Tour, and Glasses for Two or Four at Jewell Towne Vineyards (Up to 56% Off)

Jewell Towne Vineyards

South Hampton

Guests pair white, red, and ice wines with cheeses in addition to taking a vineyard tour and learning more about the wine-making process

$36 $18

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Pub Food for Two or Four at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse (Up to 50% Off)

Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner

25 screens show pro and college teams’ triumphs while guests dine on hearty burgers, inventive wraps, barbecue, and southwestern cuisine

$20 $11

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Quincy Center

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

$60 $29

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It's a tradition dating back to the 1930s, and for many moviegoers, it still eclipses the modern multiplex experience. But it's also threatened by extinction. With only an estimated 357 drive-ins still functioning throughout the US, Saco is one of the last places where an audience of automobiles can bask in movie magic under the twinkling starlight. With speakers propped by the car windows and affordable concessions at hand, viewers laugh, cry, and cheer at double features of first-run films while knowing exactly who's kicking the seat behind them. Those who want to keep this American tradition going can donate to Project Drive-In, which aids outdoor theaters as they strive to make the pricey conversions to digital projection.

969 Portland Rd
Saco,
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When new owners Brian and Sue took over Tailgate Bar and Grill recently, they completely revamped the eatery, building a new stage for live entertainment and overhauling the menu. But since they knew a good thing when they saw it, the duo decided to keep the same friendly staff. These servers shuttle platters of crowd-pleasing American food from the kitchen, including slow-cooked barbecue ribs with cornbread and fish and chips made with flaky pieces of haddock. Plenty of beer and liquor keep guests hydrated as bands and DJs take the stage on select nights to play rock, blues, and country tunes.

61 Portland Road
Gray,
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Open until 1 a.m., Sneaky Pete Billiards riles up the spirit of friendly competition with a variety of different games, including video games, darts, foosball, and billiards atop eight tables. Tournaments are posted on their Facebook page, and leagues take place three nights a week. Patrons of all ages can fuel the competition by diving into hearty dishes such as chili mac or shepherd's pie—a homemade heap of savory ground beef and fresh mashed potatoes that leaves bellies more full than a drill sergeant's swear jar. Guests can also stroll up to the full-service bar and imbibe a selection of 36 bottled beers or variety of cocktails.

824 Roosevelt Trail
Windham,
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Film buffs across six states stare wide-eyed at large cinema screens, losing themselves in first-run Hollywood movies and the smell of fresh, buttery kernels within Your Neighborhood Theatre's 17 locations. Though all theaters prioritize comfortable seating, old-fashioned friendly service, and high-stakes preshow trivia slideshows, each location encompasses its own distinct charm, be it through arthouse décor, 3-D screens, or Rhode Island's vintage 1950's drive-in setting.

795 Roosevelt Trail
Windham,
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As a child, Jason Litalien watched Cheers with his dad; even then, he knew that in the future he wanted to open a neighborhood sports bar inspired by the hit television show's signature watering hole. Duty came first, though; Jason enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for 13 years, keeping his dream alive all the while. Three years ago, he returned from service and opened The Frosty Pint, a friendly pub decorated with Boston sports memorabilia, including a neon Celtics sign and framed Red Sox and Tom Brady jerseys. Cooks curate a menu of American favorites such as chicken wings drenched in teriyaki or thai honey sauce, jalapeño poppers, and deep-fried baseballs. Bartenders, meanwhile, fill glasses with 20 types of draft beer, pour a handful of wines, and mix spirits into cocktails. The Frosty Pint also has an outdoor seating area with umbrellas to protect them from the elements.

965 Forest Ave
Portland,
ME
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Some meat-centric restaurants may try to evoke an old-time Western ranch, but chef Harding Lee Smith dubs The Grill Room & Bar an “urban steakhouse.” Although the open, high-ceilinged dining room exudes plenty of rustic charm, Smith is most inspired by his restaurant's own bustling neighborhood and the local farms beyond it. Starring in a cast of fresh, locally grown produce are grass-fed, all-natural meats from New Gloucester's Pineland Farms. These meats—think spice-rubbed skirt steaks, butterflied pork chops, and organic Cornish game hen—are seared on the open kitchen’s wood-fired grill and then plated with modern flourishes such as truffled mash and grilled onion jam. Seafood dishes benefit equally from the wood grills, while a wood pizza oven creates crackly, chewy pies such as a duck and brie pizza with shaved apples and balsamic syrup.

Wines range through France, Italy, and New Zealand, and bartenders kick out cocktails such as hot buttered rum and the Creole Bull, a Twenty-2 vodka concoction with peppers and smoked peppercorns. Desserts tend toward the rich and creamy, with house-made bean crème brulee and New York–style cheesecakes whose flavors vary with the seasons and the Statue of Liberty's moods.

84 Exchange St
Portland,
ME
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