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 58% Off)

Attrezzi

Portsmouth

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

$130 $58

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Beer-Tasting and Brewery-Tour Package for Two or Four at Milly’s Tavern (Up to 53% 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 $35

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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 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

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

$40 $21

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The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery with Commemorative Mug Through May 31 (Up to 40% Off)

The Dinner Detective Boston

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

$96.17 $58

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ComedySportz Boston at Davis Square Theatre, August 8-November 29 (Up to 50% Off)

ComedySportz Boston

Davis Square Theatre

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Two comedy teams compete against each other with improvised games called by a referee during family-friendly shows

$30 $15

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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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"Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music is Awesome!" at Orpheum Theatre on October 28 at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. (Up to 39% Off)

Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Music Is Awesome!

Orpheum Theatre

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Colorful and hip kids’ show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

$26.75 $16.40

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Standup Show for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop Through December 6 (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

$45.70 $22

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"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody" at Wilbur Theatre on November 12 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody"

Wilbur Theatre

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Live-action musical parody of the bestselling adult novel about a naive college graduate and a darkly alluring billionaire

$55.45 $28

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Show at Medieval Manor on Fridays at 7:45 p.m. Through December 12 (Up to 48% Off)

Medieval Manor

Medieval Manor

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A King, a Minstrel, a Jester, an Oaf, and Wenches trade adult quips, sing songs, and interact with the dining audience

$33 $17

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Cider House Tour for Two or Four at Downeast Cider House (Up to 50% Off)

Downeast Cider House

Boston

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

$14 $7

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Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour at Theatre on the Square on Friday, January 23 (Up to 48% Off)

Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour

Theatre on the Square

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Erin Foley brings TV- and club-sharpened skills to the stage, demonstrating an acerbic wit shown on Comedy Central and Conan

$23 $12

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The Gas Show for Two or Four Presented by Anderson Comedy (Half Off)

Anderson Comedy

Great Scott

Friday-night comedy shows see sketches and local comedians

$10 $5

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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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Legends of Boston Comedy at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 46% Off)

Legends of Boston Comedy

Plymouth Memorial Hall

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Hometown comedians bring unique sets and distinctive accents to the stage

$28 $15

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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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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,
ME
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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,
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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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The Portland & Rochester Railroad once connected Portland to Quebec, the Maritimes, and the rest of New England. While tracks still line some of the city's cobblestone streets, the train stop is now home to Portland & Rochester Public House. Using local ingredients, the pub's cooks draw on the culinary traditions of those provinces once connected by the rail. Lobster cakes with spicy harissa, for instance, pay homage to New England's seafood, and a poutine of house-cut fries, bacon, and ducky gravy honors Quebec. To complement those dishes, bartenders decant local beer from eight taps, serve wine from a 20-bottle collection, and handcraft cocktails, including several house-infused bourbon options.

120 Preble Street Extension
Portland,
ME
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