Nightlife in Salem

Up to 55% Off at Olive Black Martini Lounge

Olive Black Martini Lounge

Richmond

$56 $25

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Martini lounge exudes 1940s elegance with a large selection of classic cocktails, a tapas menu, and live jazz music amid plush sofas

Up to Half Off American Food at Firewood Restaurant & Sports Lounge

Firewood Restaurant & Sports Lounge

McHenry

$20 $10

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Sports lounge serves burgers, pizzas, pastas, steak, fish, & more while 36 TVs air sports; champagne included in Sunday brunch

The Dancing Horses Theatre – Up to 52% Off

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Delavan

$37.50 $18

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Equestrians and various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance; backstage pass includes horse-training info and equine meet-and-greets

"Suds: The Rockin’ 60′s Musical Soap Opera" – Up to 52% Off

"Suds: The Rockin’ 60′s Musical Soap Opera"

Raue Center for the Arts

$36.50 $17.50

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Heartbroken in a laundromat, Cindy learns about love and life from two guardian angels while singing '60s Motown and pop hits

52% Off Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session

Buffalo Grove Theater

Buffalo Grove IL

$120 $58

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

$10 for Pub Food at Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

West Allis

$20 $10

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

43% Off Movie Outing

Star Cinema Grill

Arlington Heights

$10.50 $6

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

39% Off Wine-Tasting Events

GrapestoBottles

Peck Welcome Center

$49.52 $30

Guests can sample from a selection of more than 30 different wines sourced from all over the world.

Karma Bar & Grill – Up to 47% Off Dinner and Standup

Karma Bar and Grill

Lower East Side

$122 $65

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Standup comics grab the mic and lob their best jokes as guests savor American comfort food

Up to 72% Off at Jokerz Comedy Club

Jokerz Comedy Club

Jokerz Comedy Club

$35.50 $12

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

Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats – Up to 52% Off Performance

Golden Dragon Chinese Acrobats

Pabst Theater

$51.95 $25

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Acrobats balance on towers of chairs, tumble through the air, and juggle with their feet against an illuminated backdrop

44% Off Movie Tickets and Drinks at Times Cinema

Times Cinema

Washington Heights

$44.50 $25

Digital projection and 3D screens show new releases in theater outfitted with comfortable seats, concessions, and cocktails

Up to 45% Off at Rosebud Theater

Rosebud Theater

Wauwatosa

$49.50 $27

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Duos feast on pizza and sip cocktails and microbrews while settling into cushy loveseats and enjoying Hollywood hits

Half Off Gastropub Fare at Upper 90 Sports Pub

Upper 90 Sports Pub

Kilbourn Town

$30 $15

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Inside century-old Schlitz saloon, bartenders pour craft brews as guests sup on twists of gastropub fare using local brands.

Up to 50% Off a Wine-Education Class

Vino 100

Milwaukee

$50 $25

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

Up to 50% Off Improv Show with Popcorn

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Streets of Woodfield

$22 $11

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Improvisers can perform a show with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

Up to 78% Off Standup at The Improv Comedy Club

The Improv Comedy Club

Chicago Improv of Schaumburg

$177.95 $39

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Nationally known comics such as Adam Ferrara, Dave Coulier, and Loni Love, paired with appetizers such as crispy jalapeño ravioli

Medieval Times – Up to 44% Off Dinner Show

Medieval Times

Schaumburg

$43.78 $29

Ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal; VIP package with DVD and banner

"Bye Bye Liver" – Up to 50% Off Comedy

"Bye Bye Liver"

Sunset Playhouse Community Theater

$30 $15

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

Up to 50% Off at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Roselle

$20 $11

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

Up to 50% Off Movie Outing

Bensenville Theatre

Bensenville

$21 $11

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Guests grab buckets of popcorn and large sodas before heading into intimate twin theaters to view recent releases screening twice daily

"Aladdin Jr." – Up to 50% Off Children's Musical

"Aladdin Jr."

Fox Valley Repertory at Pheasant Run Resort

$30 $15

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Beloved Disney film leaps from screen to stage with adored characters and Academy Award–winning score

Chicago Family Fun Expo – Up to 50% Off

Chicago Family Fun Expo

Dupage Expo and Convention Center

$14 $7

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Vendors and demos educate about health and wellness while face painting, obstacle courses, and magic shows entertain

Valentino Vineyards & Winery – 60% Off Tasting, Tour & Seminar

Valentino Vineyards & Winery

Long Grove

$48 $19

Following a brief tour in the vineyard, guests enter a winery to sample five estate wines during wine appreciation seminar

Half Off Tropical Snacks and Drinks at Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

River Grove

$30 $15

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

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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, Cascade 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 Cascade 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 the signature salted caramel truffle.

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. Come dessert, there are deep-fried candy bars and peanut butter cups, coated in tempura batter, along with fried brownie bites served fresh out of the fryer. 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