Nightlife in South Portland

41% Off Distillery Tour

Riverton

$32 $19

Distiller with from long line of liquor producers incorporates creative elements into gin-, whiskey-, and rum-making processes

Up to 54% Off Wine & Chocolate Tasting at Attrezzi

Portsmouth

$130 $65

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Wine and chocolate experts pair gourmet chocolates and truffles with private-label wines

53% Off Brewery Tour and Tasting

Henniker

$40 $19

Guests get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of brewing Henniker's variety of beers before sampling the wares; includes gift set

Up to 53% Off at Beer Tasting at Milly’s Tavern

Downtown Manchester

$75 $35

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Cream ales, porters, and IPAs from an onsite microbrewery pair with appetizers of flame-grilled wings or loaded nachos

58% Off Italian Wine Class for Two The Wine Steward

Hampstead

$140 $59

The class focuses on Italy’s growing regions, most common varietals, and food pairings as students taste and learn about wine and antipasto

Up to 57% Off Mead Tour and Tasting

Londonderry

$50 $25

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Expert mead maker Michael Fairbrother offers up fermentation insight as well as fruit-tinged and spiced meads for tasting

Up to 50% Off at J. Michael’s Family Sports Pub

Windham

$58.50 $29

Family-friendly restaurant & pub serves up jumbo wings, reubens, steak tips, & 20+ sandwiches in a unique space with 30 big screen TVs

New England Civic Ballet – $19 for "Snow White"

Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College

$22 $19

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Dancers leap through the classic Grimm tale of jealousy and magic; a meet-and-greet follows matinées

Up to 49% Off One-Woman Show

The Larcom Theatre

$39 $20

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A one-woman show explores the lives of history's most famous—and infamous—bad girls

50% Off American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $20

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Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

Lisa Williams – Up to 41% Off Psychic Medium

Lowell Memorial Auditorium

$81.75 $48

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Psychic medium with two books and two Lifetime TV programs under her belt connects audience members with late loved ones

Up to 43% Off Rodgers and Hammerstein Concert

Durgin Hall at Greater Lowell Music Theatre

$21 $12

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An homage to Broadway songwriting greats might include favorites such as "My Favorite Things" and "Oklahoma!"

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965 Forest Ave
Portland,
ME
US

As a local non-profit, the State Theatre has vivified the cultural landscape for nearly a century through applause-worthy performances and engaging community programs. Come February, Stomp will explode onto the stage with percussive rhythm and movement, and Glen Burtnik & Friends will honor John Lennon's 70th birthday by serenading a Fab Four-loving crowd with beloved hits such as “Strawberry Fields Forever” and lesser-known tunes such as "Tangerine Terrain Temporarily." Surrender your eardrums to the marching band musicality and show-stopping steppers of DrumLine Live, or treat a theater-craving youngster to the food-fueled metamorphosis of The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a black-lit puppet presentation of a childhood classic.

609 Congress St
Portland,
ME
US

Some meat-centric restaurants may try to evoke an old-time Western ranch, but chef Harding Lee Smith dubs The Grill Room & Bar an “urban steakhouse.” Although the open, high-ceilinged dining room exudes plenty of rustic charm, Smith is most inspired by his restaurant's own bustling neighborhood and the local farms beyond it. Starring in a cast of fresh, locally grown produce are grass-fed, all-natural meats from New Gloucester's Pineland Farms. These meats—think spice-rubbed skirt steaks, butterflied pork chops, and organic Cornish game hen—are seared on the open kitchen’s wood-fired grill and then plated with modern flourishes such as truffled mash and grilled onion jam. Seafood dishes benefit equally from the wood grills, while a wood pizza oven creates crackly, chewy pies such as a duck and brie pizza with shaved apples and balsamic syrup.

Wines range through France, Italy, and New Zealand, and bartenders kick out cocktails such as hot buttered rum and the Creole Bull, a Twenty-2 vodka concoction with peppers and smoked peppercorns. Desserts tend toward the rich and creamy, with house-made bean crème brulee and New York–style cheesecakes whose flavors vary with the seasons and the Statue of Liberty's moods.

84 Exchange St
Portland,
ME
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Old Port Sandwich Shop’s more than 30 varieties of hot sandwiches, wraps, and burgers tempt taste buds along with housemade soups and chowders. Their menu satisfies vegetarians and carnivores alike with options such as hummus and crisp veggies bundled in wheat wraps and hefty meatball-and-provolone subs that test hand strength as much as a sock-puppet rendition of Les Misérables. Custom sandwiches pair more than 11 varieties of bread with just as many fixings, including corned beef, meatloaf, and liverwurst. Dine-in customers are welcome to cruise the shop’s free WiFi while perched beside picture windows that overlook Market Street.

9 Dana St
Portland,
ME
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Open until 1 a.m., Sneaky Pete Billiards riles up the spirit of friendly competition with a variety of different games, including video games, darts, foosball, and billiards atop eight tables. Tournaments are posted on their Facebook page, and leagues take place three nights a week. Patrons of all ages can fuel the competition by diving into hearty dishes such as chili mac or shepherd's pie—a homemade heap of savory ground beef and fresh mashed potatoes that leaves bellies more full than a drill sergeant's swear jar. Guests can also stroll up to the full-service bar and imbibe a selection of 36 bottled beers or variety of cocktails.

824 Roosevelt Trail
Windham,
ME
US

Film buffs across six states stare wide-eyed at large cinema screens, losing themselves in first-run Hollywood movies and the smell of fresh, buttery kernels within Your Neighborhood Theatre's 17 locations. Though all theaters prioritize comfortable seating, old-fashioned friendly service, and high-stakes preshow trivia slideshows, each location encompasses its own distinct charm, be it through arthouse décor, 3-D screens, or Rhode Island's vintage 1950's drive-in setting.

795 Roosevelt Trail
Windham,
ME
US