Nightlife in Shelby

Distillery Tour for 2 or 4, Including Rum Tasting and Shot Glasses at Muddy River Distillery (Up to 60% Off)

Muddy River Distillery

Belmont

Tours led by head distiller Robbie Delaney introduce visitors to the distillery’s award-winning Carolina Rum and Queen Charlotte’s Reserve

$30 $12

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A "Pink in December" Jazz Night at Blue Restaurant and Bar on Saturday, December 27, at 7 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

A "Pink in December" Jazz Night

Blue Restaurant and Bar

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Charlotte guest musicians join multi-instrumentalist Evan Bloom and dancer Erin Bryce Holmes for a night of jazz benefitting Susan G. Komen

$32.04 $17

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Charlotte Comedy Theater at Wet Willie's on Friday or Saturday Evenings Through December 27 (Up to 50% Off)

Charlotte Comedy Theater

Wet Willies

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Interactive, R-rated performances featuring both long- and short-form improv

$20 $10

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Charlotte Spring Jam with Keith Sweat, Ginuwine, Dru Hill & SWV at Bojangles' Coliseum on 3/21 (Up to 50% Off)

Charlotte Spring Jam

Bojangles' Coliseum

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Innovators of New Jack Swing and R&B join forces during a hits-filled concert featuring singles such as “Twisted,” “Pony,” and “In My Bed”

$75.93 $39

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$5.49 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.25 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Charlotte, EpiCentre

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.25 $5.49

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Standup Comedy at The Comedy Zone at NC Music Factory (Up to 81% Off)

The Comedy Zone

The Comedy Zone

Andrew Schulz, Nick Vatterott, and other touring acts bring unique sets to the stage

$40 $10

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Murder-Mystery Show for One or Two at The Dinner Detective (51% Off)

The Dinner Detective

Ponderosa - Wingate

Guests dig into appetizers and a 3-course meal while trying to solve an interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among the diners

$79.94 $39

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$40 for a $50 Gift Card at Tin Roof

Tin Roof

Charlotte

Listen to live music and munch on quesadillas and make-your-own nachos at a Music Row favorite

$50 $40

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Wine or Craft Beer Tasting for Two at Wine & Beer (Up to 45% Off)

Wine & Beer

Greer

Connoisseurs host regular tastings of from local wineries and breweries, enhanced with weekend karaoke on weekends and family-oriented games

$20 $11

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at Daveste' Vineyards (48% Off)

Daveste' Vineyards

Troutman

Wine samples inside a rustic, timber-frame tasting room that doubles as an art gallery; take home wine and souvenir wineglasses

$33 $17

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Improv Show, December 5–March 28, or Six-Week Improv Class, January 6–March 31 at Alchemy Comedy Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Alchemy Comedy Theater

Coffee Underground

Four different improv shows throughout the week; classes teach long- and short-form improv, as well as scene-work, to students of all levels

$10 $8

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Repticon for Two Adults and Two Children at Greenville Shrine Club on January 24 or 25 (Up to 50% Off)

Repticon

Greenville Shrine Club

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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Wine Tasting, Wineglasses, and Cheese Plates at Hilton Vineyard (Up to 44% Off)

Hilton Vineyard

Monroe

Guests can choose 8 wines to sample from a selection of 24 wines

$34 $19

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$16 for Pub Food and One Hour of Pool at Fat Cats Billiards (Up to $40 Value)

Fat Cats Billiards

Asheville

An unlimited number of players enjoy an hour of pool while sipping beer and snacking on chicken tenders and burgers

$40 $16

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Brewery Package for Two or Four with Beers, Pint Glasses, and Growlers at Blowing Rock Brewing Company

Blowing Rock Brewing Company

Blowing Rock

Local brewery, ale house, and inn crafts fine ales from fresh mountain water in the picturesque mountains of Blowing Rock

$39 $22

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Murder-Mystery Show for 2, 4, or 8 with Wine at Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre (Up to 58% Off)

Theatre Rowe Productions Murder Mystery Theatre

Multiple Locations

Watch and sip as a rookie homicide detective fights to find the killer hidden in a pack of oddball auction attendees

$64 $27

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Hookah and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at The Hookah Spot (Up to 53% Off)

The Hookah Spot

Columbia

More than 25 shisha flavors, such as gummy bear and hawaiian punch, waft through glass-bodied pipes at a roomy lounge

$58 $29

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The Big E ? Entertainment Outlet combines the joys of a movie theater, bowling alley, indoor playground, and full arcade into one location. The full movie theater shows the latest releases on eight screens. The bowling alley hosts both league and public play, as well as dedicating every Friday and Saturday night to proper cosmic bowling events where they turn down the lights, turn up the music, and chuck bowling balls at the stars to try to knock them from the sky.

The FunE Business Playland and Arcade occupies the rest of the complex, combining an indoor playground with an arcade. Here, the playground features slides, climbing equipment, and a Ball-O-Sity Blast Center where kids can shoot foam balls from little cannons, running and playing in an environment designed specifically with safety in mind. They can also take the bumper cars for a spin. The arcade, on the other hand, challenges visitors with tandem vehicle racing, Guitar Hero, and other modern favorites, as well as classic installations such as ski ball. Like at any good arcade, the games dispense tickets based on performance, and electronic points can be exchanged for prizes including MP3 players, All-Terrain Vehicles, or an equal number of tickets in a different color.

1100 Factory Shops Boulevard
Gaffney,
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When James Hughes, Steven Ramsey, and Matthew Connors moved to Florida together, they fished and lounged on the beach all day and worked at restaurants and bars all night. After returning to the Carolinas, the trio opened Sharkey's Raw Bar & Grill to capture the spirit of their favorite beachside pastime and the infectious energy of the area?s bustling nightlife. The private chef for the Masters golf tournament for five years, executive chef Steven steams, grills, and fries some of the ocean?s tastiest catches, including shrimp, oysters, crab, and fish. His menu also unfolds with crab-cake sandwiches, 10-ounce rib-eye steaks, and gator bites most popular with vengeful pirates with hooks for hands.

A second-place-award winner in the 2011 National Bartending Competition, Matthew manages a full stock of liquor that washes down each bite. Diners can dig in at the outdoor seating area or in the spacious 125-seat dining room, which evokes an oceanic feel with a large mural of octopi, sharks, fish, and a sunbathing Poseidon. Along with their fresh seafood, Sharkey's Raw Bar & Grill entices guests with live music every Friday and Saturday night.

141 W Main Ave.
Gastonia,
NC
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Far more than a mere bar, Tavern 24 treats its guests to a relaxed, cozy atmosphere full of cold beers, hearty pub cuisine, sports on the TV, and a family-friendly environment. Guests sink their teeth into gourmet Angus-beef burgers, thin-crust pizzas, or plates of steak and grilled salmon, or sip margaritas, wine, and tasty craft beer on tap.

421 Cox Road
Gastonia,
NC
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Revolution Ale House pairs more than 24 draughts with craft pizzas and sandwiches crafted from locally-sourced ingredients. Classic pizza ingredients share crust space with more eclectic choices, such as cracked egg, curry sauce, barbecue pork, and a sweet beer glaze. Sandwiches include a Bleu cheese-stuffed burger and pita stuffed with veg-friendly falafel that's made in-house. The chefs also muddle the line between sandwich and pizza with the creation of the Reuben pie, a crust topped with mozzarella, slaw mix, corned beef, and 1000 island dressing.

2391 N Center St.
Hickory,
NC
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For more than 40 years, British expats Wally and Doris welcomed guests into Wally’s Sixpence in Savannah, where Wally would talk their ears off and Doris would feed them with lunch she’d prepared in her home kitchen. In 1999, two men who considered Wally’s their favorite watering hole took it over. They renamed it Six Pence Pub, renovated the interior, and converted the menu to a full array of English and American comfort food. The success of bread bowls brimming with Guinness-stout-marinated beef tips and classic reuben sandwiches has enabled the duo to launch another two locations. Although each pub has its own menu, they all pay homage to the Queen’s country with steaming shepherd’s pies, bangers and mash, and more than a dozen sandwiches. On-tap brews, bourbon, or single malt scotches help evenings pass more enjoyably than a staring contest with a Kit-Kat clock.

Each location’s atmosphere is unique: in Savannah, diners can lounge among plants on the patio or perch at a glossy wood bar guarded by unfurled British flags. In Fort Mill, guests know they’re at the right place when they see the unmistakable cherry red of a British telephone booth outside.

993 Market St
Fort Mill,
SC
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At Cloud 9 Martini & Tapas Bar, conversation passes between friends alongside tastes of 45 cold, sweet, or bitter martinis and 18 shareable tapas plates. A blue-lit, martini-shaped bar acts as a stage for mixologists’ concoctions to enthrall eyes and tongues with fruity, chocolaty, and gentlemanly flavors. The Baxterini’s classic recipe of Beefeater gin, vermouth, and olive juice gains approving nods from traditionalists, whereas the Smores replicates a summer treat—complete with flaming marshmallow—without the hassles of camping or starting a bonfire on your kitchen table. To expand a martini-centric evening, Cloud 9 also serves up handmade Chimay beer as well as SweetWater and Turbodog craft brews.

Around the rest of the lounge, sofas and chairs stacked with pillows serve as a convivial perch where guests share tapas. Cherry peppers pop with goat cheese and prosciutto, and quesadillas mix sweet and savory with a dollop of mango chutney atop a filling of apple and brie. On Saturday, DJs accompany bites with energy from their decks, infusing the space with up-tempo beats for dancing or karate montages.

940 Market St
Fort Mill,
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