Nightlife in Salem

Vero Private Label Wine Flights, Appetizers, & Dessert for 2 or 4 at Vero International Cuisine (Up to 56% Off)

Vero International Cuisine

Racine

Dishes combine elements of American and international food; wine flights include pinot grigio, pinot noir, sweet red, and cabernet sauvignon

$44 $20

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Two-Hour Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session at Buffalo Grove Theater (52% 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 $58

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$10 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

West Allis

Pan-seared catfish, fish tacos, and hand-formed burgers made with never-frozen beef

$20 $10

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Standup with Appetizers for Two or Four at Jokerz Comedy Club on January 1–March 31 (Up to 72% Off)

Jokerz Comedy Club

Jokerz Comedy Club

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

$35.50 $12

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"The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?" at Vogel Hall Marcus Center on January 23 or 24 (Up to 41% Off)

"The Male Intellect: an Oxymoron"

Vogel Hall Marcus Center

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Robert Dubac’s long-running one-man show uses six comic characters to dissect the male ego and approach to romance

$60.80 $36

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Ghost Hunters Live! with Jason Hawes & Steve Gonsalves on Friday, January 23, at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

"Ghost Hunters" LIVE: Jason Hawes & Steve Gonsalves

Pabst Theater

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Experts from Syfy’s Ghost Hunters share stories, ghost-hunting techniques, and exclusive clips from their show

$38.86 $20

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$18 for $30 Worth of Wine, Small Plates, and Sandwiches at Wine Maniacs on the River

Wine Maniacs on the River

Wine Maniacs on the River

Wine-friendly small plates and starters such as shrimp cakes, cheese, and charcuterie display the symbiotic connection between wine and food

$30 $18

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Two-Hour Wine-Education Class for 1 or 2 or Private Wine-Education Class for 12 at Vino 100 (Up to 50% Off)

Vino 100

Milwaukee

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

$50 $25

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Steve Trevino at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg on December 26–28 (Up to 48% Off)

Steve Trevino

Chicago Improv of Schaumburg

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Texas native displays the comedic skills that landed him Comedy Central and late-night TV spots

$23 $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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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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Wine Flights Paired with Cheese and Fruit for Two or Four at Vetro Winery (Up to 35% Off)

Vetro Winery

Jefferson

Visitors taste a selection of wines paired with cheese and fruit at a winery with sweeping views of the surrounding woods and marshland

$30 $20

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Pub Food and Drinks for Two at Old Towne Pub and Eatery (Up to 50% Off)

Old Towne Pub and Eatery

St. Charles

Selection of burgers, sandwiches, and dinner plates, including barbecue ribs and butterfly shrimp; sports-pub setting

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Drinks at Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

River Grove

Tropical cocktails named for Pelé and coral reefs poured in Polynesian-themed bar opened in 1963

$30 $15

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As the sun sets over Antioch every Wednesday night, most people are thinking about going to bed; that’s not the case at Port of Blarney. Instead, a captain is firing up his boat for the weekly sunset cruise, which departs from the eatery’s 8-acre stretch of lakefront property. Free to the first 35 diners who made a reservation, many passengers bring a drink from the restaurant’s bar along for the ride after indulging from a menu loaded with classic American and pub food. Inside the Key West¬–themed dining room or on the freshly planted patio, diners nosh on spicy wings, half-pound Black Angus burgers, pizzas, and sandwiches, such as the Havana Cuban, which tucks slices of pork tenderloin, ham, and pickles into french bread. A regular stream of musicians and other live acts hits the stage at Port of Blarney to keep guests entertained as they eat.

On summer weekends, Port of Blarney’s docks also provide a free boat shuttle to Blarney Island, a bar located 1 mile offshore. Legend has it that entrepreneur and card shark Jack O’Connor won the rights to the bar in the 1900s in an all-or-nothing poker game. The bar's success during the past century inspired the founding of Port of Blarney restaurant to feed guests year-round and to ferry revelers to the lake-bound oasis during warmer months or giant-squid migrations.

27843 W Grass Lake Rd
Antioch,
IL
US

Beneath the night sky's smattering of stars, Keno Drive In projects double features of the latest first-run films. Customers tune car radios to 88.5 FM or attach celebrity impersonators to their car windows to hear audio synchronized to the narratives unfurling onscreen. Throughout the evening, moviegoers can chow down on Keno Drive-in's concessions or dump their own charcoal into the theater's onsite grill to simmer feasts for friends gathered in the picnic area.

9102 Sheridan Rd
Pleasant Prairie,
WI
US

There are no waiters at Mikey's. You order at the counter and find your own seat. But the pub’s casual atmosphere doesn’t detract from the quality of its food. Diners dig into gourmet pub eats such as open-faced prime-rib sandwiches, pulled-pork flatbreads, and buffalo chicken dip served with warm tortilla chips, sipping stiff drinks and craft beers all the while.

10936 Sheridan Rd
Pleasant Prairie,
WI
US

Inspired by the art-deco elegance of the 1940s, Olive Black Martini Lounge entertains guests with a refined roster of classic cocktails, specialty martinis, and soft lighting. Located less than two miles from the Wisconsin border, mixologists wield jiggers and shakers to conjure potions such as the Dark Secret and Pineapple Upside Cake. Selections of authentic tapas dishes settle stomachs after a few drinks, with bite-sized eats such as cajun bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin or seared shrimp served with fresh mango salsa. Meals end sweetly with such succulent desserts, including chocolate fondue.

5607 Broadway St.
Richmond,
IL
US

Jesse Oaks might seem like a typical American restaurant, best known for its daily specials and pub-food staples: nachos, burgers, and sweets. Look a little closer, though, and you'll see the chefs putting their own creative spin on tried-and-true classics. Sure, they serve regular nachos, but also Irish nachos, swapping out chips for a base of waffle fries. The burgers are innovative too. The 60/40 burger, for instance, boasts a hybrid patty that's comprised of 60% ground beef and 40% bacon, just like the contents of the best gift baskets. One final dose of the unexpected? The eatery has six sand volleyball courts?including two inside?and hosts tournaments year-round, frequently for charity.

18490 W Old Gages Lake Rd
Grayslake,
IL
US

Walls the color of frozen margaritas and fresh guacamole surround visitors to Tipsi Monkey, their electric green hue mirroring the energy of the restaurant's busy goings-on. But despite the game-watching nights, Vegas nights, and dance parties filling its schedule, Tipsi Monkey is all about the food. Classic Mexican food dominates the menu, including carnitas slow-cooked for three hours, and chorizo and potato tacos. A bevy of aged tequilas adds a piquant note to meals and keeps the steam-powered avocado-masher running.

1016 Sheridan Rd, #2
Winthrop Harbor,
IL
US