Nightlife in South Plainfield

Eastern Opera of New Jersey – Up to 43% Off "Carmen"

Brook Arts Center

$35 $20

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A recently founded local company mounts a classic tale of doomed romance and intrigue, famous for pieces such as "The Toreador Song"

$8 for Film Premiere

New Brunswick

$16.82 $8

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Discover the true story of a young Indian Muslim women who fought the Nazi regime in Paris, as narrated by Helen Mirren

Joe Piscopo & Friends – Up to 63% Off Comedy Benefit

State Theatre

$43 $16

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SNL veteran corrals comedian friends such as Jeff Norris to raise funds for Troopers Assisting Troops

Up to 49% Off "Marry Harry"

Union County Performing Arts Center Hamilton Stage

$39.55 $20

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A new musical comedy sees two lovebirds seeking to escape their respective parents' restrictive clutches

Kathleen Madigan – Up to 57% Off Standup

Union County Performing Arts Center

$44.50 $19

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Kathleen Madigan regales crowds with risqué tales and level-headed reflection on middle-aged singledom and rural Missouri

Up to 52% Off Pub Food at Lucky Dublin

Carteret

$30 $15

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

44% Off Products

Somerdale

$9 $5

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

50% Off Services

Somerdale

$10 $5

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

Up to 53% Off Bar Food and Drinks at Bash Dance Bar

Old Bridge

$46 $23

At a combination sports bar and dance club, guests can kick back with burgers and beers or start their night with appetizers and martinis

Up to 53% Off a Case of Preselected Wines 

Summit

$90 $45

Each case unveils preselected wines, ranging from italian Sangiovese to portugese touriga nacional

Up to 43% Off Shakespeare Performance

F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre Main Stage

$21 $12

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Hour-long "Short Shakespeare" shows adapt the playwright's classics into a family-friendly format

Up to Half Off Movie and Popcorn at Maplewood Theatre

Maplewood

$30 $15

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

Roxey Ballet – Up to 45% Off "Mowgli"

J.P. Case Theater

$52.50 $29

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Drawing from the Jungle Book, this ballet sets Mowgli's adventures to original choreography and an evocative score

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As seasonal brews flow from taps behind Flanagan’s Restaurant & Pub’s wood-paneled bar, the waitstaff flits past the dining room’s framed artwork and hanging plants to deliver platefuls of Irish and American comfort classics to tables. In this congenial setting, buffalo wings, littleneck steamers, and crocks of french onion soup pave the way for 8-ounce burgers and fresh seafood.

2501 Plainfield Ave
South Plainfield,
NJ
US

With its dining room, pub with live music on weekends, seasonal patio, and two private banquet rooms, Rolf's Restaurant offers patrons multiple ways to enjoy a meal or grab drinks within the same space. Private banquet rooms include the Sun Room, with airy windows that let light flood in and keep pet cacti happy while diners relax at four-seat linen-clad tables, and the Warren Room, where purple chairs, matching walls, and regal curtains glow in the light of chandeliers whose shapes mimic flower petals.

The restaurant’s aesthetic elegance extends to the menu, which has enjoyed a rebirth thanks to a new executive chef, Glenn Arnold. A Rolf’s veteran for nearly a decade, Arnold left the establishment to hone his gourmet talents at The Culinary Institute of America. With his victorious return, the chef adds a new twist to old standbys and devises new items for the menu while endlessly looping "Eye of the Tiger" over the kitchen speakers. Diners can now savor a selection that ranges from traditional German specialties such as kasespaetzle, jagerschnitzel und pommes, and sauerbraten to more casual fare, such as gourmet sandwiches and pizzas.

65 Stirling Rd
Warren,
NJ
US

Under the umbrella of The Bowling Proprietors' Association of North Jersey, an eclectic group of alleys work together to fill the region with the thunder of scattering pins. At most of Bowling Proprietors' bowling centers, bowlers keep track of pummeled pins with automatic scoring, and bumpers, which arrive at the call of a button, keep balls on course without filling the gutters with retired VCRs. Snack bars at some locations bolster ravenous bowlers, and game rooms in select centers keep hand-eye coordination in peak condition. Free WiFi is available in some centers so that winners can exercise bragging rights.

200 Stelton Rd
Piscataway,
NJ
US

Big Shots' massive, three-floored space bombards sports fans with walls covered in flat-screen televisions, ensuring they never miss a kick, toss, or posttouchdown pirouette. While patrons soak up multimedia entertainment from every direction, cooks whip up a menu of classic bar grub, such as specialty pizzas and burgers named after NFL teams, including the brown-gravy-drenched Chicago Bear and the cheddar- and bacon-topped Green Bay Packers. At night, the establishment can transform into an all-out dance party led by live bands and DJs.

780 US Highway 1 N
Iselin,
NJ
US

A union of Middle Eastern and Western cultures, Fire N Ice Hookah Bar combines the laid-back charm of a hookah lounge with the music and swank of a nightclub. Customers roam through the electric bi-level space flooded by soft colorful lighting before picking their poison—hookah, drinks, food, or all three.

In the hookah lounge, they curl up on plush sofas cushioned by satiny pillows and reach out every so often to grasp the hookah pipe as it’s passed around, inhaling any one of 25 exotic hookah flavors. The smoke spirals up toward Middle Eastern tapestries hanging overhead or snakes around the top-shelf cocktails perched beside the pipe. It even intermingles briefly with the aromas wafting from Middle Eastern dishes—such as chicken tikka, korma sliders, and kebabs—before vanishing into the air as quickly as a magician at a science fair.

As the night lingers on, Fire N Ice begins its transformation into a full-blown nightclub. Belly dancers take to the stage first, twisting and shimmying across the spacious dance floor. By 11 p.m., the club's three DJs begin spinning top R & B and hip-hop hits intermixed with a few Arabian jams, signaling to guests that it's their turn to hit the floor.

85 Lafayette Rd
Fords,
NJ
US

George Street Ale House pays homage to Central Jersey’s cultural history while keeping up with present trends. At the bar, mixologists summon the ghost of Woodrow Wilson to relay Prohibition-era drink recipes, and in the kitchen chef Michael peppers hand-tossed pizza crusts with ingredients culled from local farms, along with garnishing sandwiches with haute flourishes such as garlic confit truffle oil and apple fennel slaw. Additionally, George Street Ale House lures in revelers with live entertainment seven days a week, including trivia nights, karaoke, and live music.

378 George St
New Brunswick,
NJ
US