Nightlife in Short Hills

Admission for One or Two to the Charity Dating Event Presented by Fidelity Dating on November 1 (50% Off)

Fidelity Dating

Oak Ale House

Singles socialize, eat free food, and drink from the cash bar at this dating event that supports 401(c)3 charity Survivinginfidelity.com

$20 $10

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Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four on Weekday or Weekend at Maplewood Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Maplewood Theater

Maplewood

Groups of two of four enter under an old-fashioned marquee to watch first-run movies as they nosh on popcorn

$34 $17

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Comedy Show for Two or Four with Wings or Mozzarella Sticks at The Comedy Cove At Scotty's (Up to 54% Off)

The Comedy Cove at Scotty's

Springfield

Comedy club with an outdoor tiki bar hosts weekly shows, including sets from pros featured on Last Comic Standing and The Tonight Show

$48.95 $25

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Lavell Crawford at Wellmont Theater on Friday, December 5, at 8 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Lavell Crawford

Wellmont Theater

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Huell from Breaking Bad inspires laughs with his expressive storytelling talents and seasoned joke-slinging skills

$50.50 $30

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Festival of Praise 2014 Featuring Fred Hammond & Donnie McClurkin on Friday, October 3, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Festival of Praise

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award–winning gospel stars join forces for a night of uplifting and inspirational songs of faith and love

$44.65 $22

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Rewind Tour 2014: Rascal Flatts with The Swon Brothers on Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Rewind Tour 2014: Rascal Flatts With The Swon Brothers

Prudential Center

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Country megastars Rascal Flatts and The Swon Brothers of The Voice fame bring their hits to the stage

$91.85 $55

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$5 for $9 Worth of Cocktails — Barú Lounge

Barú Lounge

North Ironbound

Barú Lounge's delicious recipe for a Red Devil: vodka, peach schnapps, Southern Comfort peach liqueur, sloe gin, triple sec, orange juice

$9 $5

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Peter Gros from "Wild Kingdom" at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 5 (Up to 48% Off)

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Mayo Performing Arts Center

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Peter Gros of "Wild Kingdom" introduces audiences to exotic animals and speaks about conservation

$28 $15

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One, Five, or Ten Movie, Popcorn, and Soda Packages for Two at Lincoln Cinemas (Up to 57% Off)

Lincoln Cinemas

Arlington

Five-screen movie house shows popular flicks, including new releases and 3-D films

$16 $8

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Wine Aerating and Tasting For 2, 4, or 6 at Balic of Clinton (Up to 52% Off)

Balic of Clinton

Clinton

Sip samples of white and red wines while enhancing the taste with the art of wine aerating

$58 $30

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Bar Fare with Pitcher of Domestic Beer at Pub 46 (Up to 55% Off)

Pub 46

Clifton

Classic bar food, such as potato skins and buffalo wings, served until midnight daily amid 30+ HDTVs showing the latest sports

$32 $15

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Pub Food and Drinks at Lucky Dublin (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Lucky Dublin

Carteret

Shepherd's pie, stout beer cheddar soup, burgers, and other Irish and American entrees

$30 $15

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One, Five, or 10 Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Ticket and Popcorn at Hudson Mall Cinemas (57% Off)

Hudson Mall Cinemas

Hackensack River Waterfront

Movie theater hosting first-run comedies, dramas, and blockbusters as well as Bollywood films

$14 $6

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Sanai's

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

$60 $29

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$149 for a Winemaking Class for One at Make Wine With Us ($300 Value)

Make Wine With Us

Wallington

American Wine Society–certified judges help participants crush, press, rack, and bottle their own wines during three hands-on sessions

$300 $149

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TyLow Productions' "The Church Wives of New Jersey" at Fryer Hall on Friday, October 10 (Up to 42% Off)

The Church Wives of New Jersey

Fryer Hall in St. Luke Episcopal Church

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Spiritual play weaves the monologues of six women into an exhibition of struggle, authenticity, and faith

$36 $21

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One, Two, or Three Speed Dating Events at Let's Date Quickly (Up to 63% Off)

Let's Date Quickly

Online Deal

Singles meet up in casual bars for structured rounds of speed dating

$35 $17

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One or Two Speed-Dating Events from NY Minute Dating (Up to 54% Off)

NY Minute Dating

On Location

Like-minded singles in their 20s through 40s mingle for five minutes each at venues across New York City

$35 $18

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Speed-Dating Event for One from WeekendDating.com (Half Off). Two Locations Available.

WeekendDating.com

On Location

Singles get the chance to go on up to 15 mini dates during fun speed-dating events around New York City

$40 $20

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Movie Outing for Two or Four with Popcorn at Hawthorne Theater (Up to 47% Off)

Hawthorne Theater

Hawthorne

Newly renovated theater in business 85+ years shows first-run movies

$32 $17

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Movie Outing with Popcorn and Drinks for Two or Four, or VIP Party Package at Movie World Cinemas (Up to 43% Off)

Movie World Cinemas

Douglaston Little Neck

First-run blockbusters screen as patrons enjoy popcorn at family-owned theater; party package with private screening and concessions

$38 $23

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Bachelorette Party Package at "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" Through September 28 (Up to 35% Off)

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man"

The 777 Theatre

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Romantic comedy with benefits dishes advice for straight women and is hailed as "uproariously funny" and "saucy!"

$101.95 $66.50

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"iLuminate: Artist of Light" at New World Stages on September 3–29 (Up to 42% Off)

"iLuminate: Artist of Light"

New World Stages / Stage 4

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Dancers in black cloth and LED lights defy gravity in a show about an artist who brings creatures to life with a magic paintbrush

$76.99 $45

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Broadway Revue, Concert, or Cabaret Performance at 54 Below Through December 31 (Up to 46% Off)

54 Below

Clinton

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Broadway and cabaret luminaries, including Tony-winning tap dancer Savion Glover, take the stage for solo performances and musical revues

$35 $19

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"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" Starring the Rockettes (Up to 44% Off). Showtimes Available, Nov. 7–Dec. 12

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

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World-famous high-kicking dance troupe premieres a new set piece amid timeless holiday showstoppers

$80.95 $45

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"Rock of Ages" at Helen Hayes Theatre (Up to 38% Off). Choose from 30 Options, September 23–October 7.

"Rock Of Ages"

Helen Hayes Theatre

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Broadway jukebox musical repurposes the hair-metal hits of Twisted Sister, Journey, and Whitesnake into a light-hearted snobs vs. slobs tale

$78.50 $49

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"Stomp" at Orpheum Theater on September 21-October 5 (Up to 48% Off)

"Stomp"

Orpheum Theatre

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Rotating cast of witty percussionists pound out beats on household instruments during an award-winning international show

$86.95 $45

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Cooper & Cooper Real Estate: Selling A Home In NYC: What Every Seller Needs To Know on October 22 (Up to 60% Off)

Cooper & Cooper Real Estate presents "Selling A Home In NYC: What Every Seller Needs To Know"

Intercontinental Hotel

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Two experienced financial and real estate experts help potential sellers learn about making a profit off property in New York City

$50 $20

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"Drunk Shakespeare" at Quinn's Bar on August 14–September 26 (Up to 41% Off)

"Drunk Shakespeare"

Quinn's Bar

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One actor gets hammered while the rest stay mostly sober through whirlwind renditions of Shakespeare's plays

$37 $22

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Unlock the Psychology of Dating with a Pair of Experts

Psychology of Dating Seminar

Upper West Side

Dating expert Nancy Slotnick and psychotherapist Dan Aferiat explain the science behind dating over drinks in a chic boutique

$40 $40

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"This is Our Youth" Starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, September 29-October 31 (Up to 33% Off)

"This is Our Youth"

Cort Theatre

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Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson star as young adults navigating their uncertain futures in Reagan-era New York

$133.50 $89

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"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" (Up to 54% Off). Showtimes Available, September 24-November 2.

50 Shades! The Musical

The Elektra Theatre

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Parody of the bestselling "Fifty Shades of Grey" see original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

$85 $49

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Magic Show for Two at Broadway Comedy Club (Up to 54% Off). Five Saturday Showtimes Available, September 20–November 22

Allen Batista Travel: Magic Show

Broadway Comedy Club

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The magic show may include mind-reading tricks inside a lauded comedy club

$63 $29

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"How 2 B A New Yorker" with Full Italian Dinner on September 26–January 3 (Up to 31% Off)

"How 2 B A New Yorker"

The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square

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Comedic actors Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle take on more than 70 characters as they weave tales of NYC past and present

$62.50 $43

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$29 for a Dinner with Two Entrees and One Bottle of Wine at 1742 Wine Bar ($80.90 Value)

1742 Wine Bar

Upper East Side

Start meals off with a chosen bottle of wine, paired with entrees such as potato gnocchi in a vodka sauce of pizza with taco-themed toppings

$80.90 $29

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"Dead Sexy Burlesque" Admission and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Times Scare NYC (Up to 55% Off)

"Dead Sexy Burlesque"

Clinton

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Neo-burlesque performers put on titillating performances themed around monsters, zombies, and death

$40 $20

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Cocktails and Small Plates for Two or Four at Jbird (Up to 63% Off)

Jbird

Upper East Side

Artisanal cocktails that update traditional old-fashioneds, juleps, fizzes, and sours find a culinary match in upscale small plates

$88 $35

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Karaoke Room Rental for 4, 6, 8, 10, or 20 with Asian Cuisine at 5 Bar Karaoke Lounge (Up to 53% Off).

5 Bar Karaoke

Koreatown

For two hours, groups of up to 20 can showcase their personal takes on the latest tunes in black-lit private karaoke rooms

$80 $45

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One or Two Pitchers of Beer and Orders of Chips and Salsa at Pioneers Bar (Up to 53% Off)

Pioneers Bar

Chelsea

Cheery bar welcomes guests with inviting wooden interior and plush leather seating, plying visitors with craft beer and hot sandwiches

$31 $15

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Show and Drinks for Two, or Show Only for Two, Three, or Four at Tribeca Comedy Lounge (Up to 94% Off)

Tribeca Comedy Lounge

Tribeca

Comedy club directs spotlight toward renowned comics who have appeared on Letterman and Comedy Central during schedule of sidesplitting acts

$50 $4

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$16 for Two to See an Eight Is Never Enough Improv Show on Saturday at 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ($40 Value)

Eight is NEVER Enough Improv

West New York

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Improv comedy by a troupe that's been around since 2003

$40 $16

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$149 for an All-Day Music-and-Wine Tour for Two from Hampton Luxury Liner ($350 Value)

Hampton Luxury Liner

Multiple Locations

Travel to three Long Island wineries for tastings and live jazz, rock, or blues aboard motorcoaches with reclining leather seats and WiFi

$350 $149

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$22 for $40 Worth of Speed Dating — TMF DATE CORP

Tmf Date Corp

Greenwich Village

Speed dating is a fun, interactive way to meet up to 20 singles in one evening.

$40 $22

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Brazilian Dinner and Dancing for Two or Four at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil) (Up to 65% Off)

S.O.B.'s ( Sounds of Brazil )

SoHo

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

$170 $65

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Korean Food and Cocktails for Two or Four at Boss Bar & Kitchen (Up to 50% Off)

Boss Bar & Kitchen

Midtown

Korean large and small plates, including kimchi pancakes and pork-belly buns, plus a few bar-food classics pair with cocktails and soju

$20 $11

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Date-Night Package for Two or Four at DTUT (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

DTUT

New York

Pairs dine on s'mores platters and sip wine for a romantic date night

$32 $16

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Two or Four Hours of Pool for Two People at Sandcastle Billiards (50% Off)

Sandcastle Billiards

Edison

Customers play pool at an upscale billiards parlor that also features ping-pong, foosball, chess, and backgammon

$32 $16

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Taikoza at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space on October 5 at 7 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

Taikoza at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

Multiple Locations

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Costumed Japanese ensemble rouses audience with thunderous drums, whimsical flutes, and dynamic dance

$45.75 $25

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Buena Vista Social Club Tribute on October 5 or October 10 at Drom (Up to 58% Off)

Direct From Cuba Entertainment

Drom

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Roasted chicken with rice and beans accompanies the rhythms of the Elio Villafranca Quintet or the Pepito Gomez Sextet

$69 $29

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"Pippin" at Music Box Theatre (Up to 39% Off). Showtimes Available Through October 5.

"Pippin"

New York City

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Tony award-winning Broadway revival of the acclaimed musical about a king’s son searching for life’s meaning

$69 $49

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Hike the Hudson River Valley and Sample Wines at Two Local Vineyards. Transportation Included.

Hudson Valley Hike and Wine Tastings at Two Vineyards

Chelsea

All-inclusive trip takes you on a guided hike through 4–5 mi. of scenic highlands before you head to vineyards on the Shawangunk Wine Trail

$99 $99

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"The Fantasticks" at Snapple Theater Center on Friday–Wednesday Through November 23 (Up to 56% Off)

"The Fantasticks"

Snapple Theater

The world's longest-running musical tells a story of young love, feuding families, and a mysterious man

$83.25 $37

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"Perfect Crime" at Snapple Theater (Up to 56% Off)

"Perfect Crime"

Theater District - Times Square

The city’s longest-running play details the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of a wealthy Connecticut man

$68.25 $30

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Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos for Two at Brick NYC Through November 29 (Up to 53% Off)

Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

$46.50 $22

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"Bad With Money" at The Duplex on September 4–November 6 (Up to 47% Off)

Bad With Money

The Duplex

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Actor and playwright Ben Rimalower details his addiction to spending in this disarming, darkly humorous, and graphic one-man play

$54.27 $29

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Champagne Tasting at The Night of Champagne on Wednesday, November 12 (50% Off). Four Options Available.

The Night of Champagne

New York

Guests sip several types of champagne and snack on hors d'oeuvres; VIP guests can try high-end champagnes such as Dom Perignon and Cristal

$160 $80

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Comedy Show with Drinks and Tickets to a Future Show for Two or Four at Stand Up NY (Up to 78% Off)

Stand Up NY

Upper West Side

Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

$112 $26

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Standup with Popcorn for Two or Four at EastVille Comedy Club (Up to 77% Off)

EastVille Comedy Club

Eastville Comedy Club

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A club that has hosted Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman fills a schedule with sets by D.C. Benny, Ted Alexandro, and Todd Barry

$44 $10

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Wayra: Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre on September 1–January 4 (Up to 60% Off).

Wayra: Fuerza Bruta

Daryl Roth Theatre

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Aerial acrobatic dancers dazzle audiences as they run through walls, dance through thin air, and even swim through a pool of suspended water

$99 $40

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Two or Four Draft Beers and Specialty Burgers at Wicked Willy's (Up to 53% Off)

Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

$39 $19

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Jazz Performance Wednesday–Saturday at 10 p.m. for Two or Four at Jazz at Kitano (50% Off)

Jazz at Kitano

Midtown South Central

Jazz night at a club named one of the best in the city by NYC Jazz Record

$30 $15

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Horror-Themed Dinner for Two or Four at Jekyll & Hyde Pub (Up to 53% Off)

Jekyll & Hyde Pub

West Village

Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

$100.85 $50

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Champagne Flights and Appetizers for Two, or Bottle with Apps and Desserts at The Bubble Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

The Bubble Lounge

Tribeca

Elegant champagne lounge uncorks more than 300 champagnes and sparkling wines, served with shareable hors d'oeuvres

$120 $60

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Up to 50% Off Stand-up Show — Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

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European Tapas and Wine for Two at Wine Bar (50% Off)

Wine Bar

Bowery

100+ different bottles of wine line the walls of the intimate, Zagat-rated café serving French, Spanish, and Italian tapas

$40 $20

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$29 for a Cabaret Outing for Two with Four Drinks at Duplex Piano Bar Cabaret ($86 Value)

The Duplex

West Village

Cabaret stages shows of all styles as talented bar staff sling suds & mix cocktails while belting out popular songs to live piano notes

$86 $29

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45 for 49 Worth of Products at Level 2 Billiards

Level 2 Billiards

Somerdale

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$9 $5

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Winner of the JerseyArts.com 2009 People's Choice Award for favorite Professional Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse has been opening the curtain on top-quality musical theater and plays since its debut in 1938. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a Tony Award-winning musical comedy, follows the travails of a group of young students participating in their countywide spell off. With hilarious tunes and frequent fourth wall demolition, the musical expertly tickles audience funny femurs while filling their ears with the harmonious euphony of the Tony-nominated score. Groupon buyers will leave the theater with a Paper Mill Playhouse cup (a $5 value), allowing patrons of the arts to signal their theater affiliation to rival gangs of symphony and museum cup holders.

22 Brookside Dr
Millburn,
NJ
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Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

6 S Passaic Ave.
Chatham,
NJ
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The Maplewood Theatre's name hovers above the marquee in an art-deco script over a row of lights, conjuring up nostalgia of the classic cinemas of yesteryear. But the retro-style facade doesn't mean that the movies are also throwbacks. Instead, the modern movie screens flicker with first-run films. The theater's 3D capabilities allow patrons to slip on glasses that make them feel as if they're in the middle of the action or to protect their eyes when they accidentally dunk their faces into 3-D popcorns.

155 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood,
NJ
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When Eugene Gillespie left Ireland to visit his brother in New York in 1972, he didn't know that he would be inspired to stay. The Irish economy was down, so Eugene decided to pursue the American dream by moving to the Mid-Atlantic region. He didn't leave Ireland entirely behind him though, and Eugene proceeded to spend the next several decades opening traditional Irish pubs and restaurants throughout New York and New Jersey.

With two locations, Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub demonstrates a commitment to the flavors of Ireland. The menus feature familiar comfort foods—certified Angus burgers and thin-crust pizzas—including a number of Irish favorites, such as beer-battered fish and chips and stews filled with Guinness-braised beef. To achieve an even more authentic taste, the chefs occasionally import ingredients such as Irish cheddar cheese, Irish sausages, and Irish rainbows.

The menu's iconic dishes contribute to the pubs' cozy, inviting ambiance almost as much as accents such as the stone fireplaces or the bar made of imported red mahogany. Spirits remain lively and the mood stays festive thanks to the live entertainment hosted throughout the week. Live bands perform contemporary hits as well as traditional Irish songs.

651 N Michigan Ave
Kenilworth,
NJ
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If it’s not clear from its name, MoonShine Modern Supper Club is an amalgamation of concepts. This is also demonstrated in its dark walls and bright paintings of pink birds and horses, and its menu that takes comfort-food classics and adds a spin of sophistication. Appetizers of truffle gnocchi with meatballs bathe in sherry-cream sauce, and the duck egg and hash is served with duck confit, peppers, and onions. Cooks put a twist on classic ravioli, filling it with sheep-milk ricotta and piling on hazelnuts, brown butter, and a pear puree, and they dress roasted atlantic salmon in cilantro-basil pesto and chorizo. A restaurant called MoonShine wouldn’t be complete without its share of housemade beverages, and double-certified sommelier and mixologist Joe San Philip delivers. His take on the manhattan combines white whiskey with Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, cherry bitters, and a cherry garnish. The Winter Moonshine Punch takes cranberry-infused Midnight Moonshine and adds cinnamon-infused rye whiskey, amaretto, pomegranate juice, and walnut bitters.

55 Main St
Millburn,
NJ
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Martini Bistro & Bar’s specialty drink should come as no surprise. Creative martinis—such as the Lebowski, which features Three Olives Dude lemon-lime vodka—fill out the majority of the cocktail menu. The restaurant’s red-hued space sprawls over 5,000 square feet and encompasses both a lively lounge and a private dining area. Here, chefs serve plates of upscale American fare. They spread a smoked-jalapeño aioli over ahi-tuna burgers and sprinkle pepper jack, mozzarella, and cheddar over barbecue-chicken pizzas. The chic eatery also has a full sushi menu. Specialty rolls include the Mustang roll—with layers of tuna, crayfish, and yellowtail—and the shrimp-and-crab-filled King of the Sea, the only sushi roll that’s okay to eat with a trident.

40 Main St
Millburn,
NJ
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