Nightlife in Thonotosassa

2014 Bourbon and Brew Festival at The Heights Waterfront on Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

2014 Bourbon and Brew Festival

The Heights Waterfront

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Listen to rising country talents Craig Campbell and Dean Alexander at an all-day fest with vendors selling bourbon drinks and barbecue

$28 $15

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Journey and Steve Miller Band at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday, March 14 (Up to 50% Off)

Journey & Steve Miller Band

MIDFLORIDA Amphitheatre

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Classic-rock icons join with opening act Tower of Power for timeless hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Joker”

$40 $20

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Standup Show with Drinks for Two or Four at Side Splitters Comedy Club Through December 1 (Up to 66% Off)

Side Splitters Comedy Club

Side Splitters Comedy Club

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Comedians with credits from National Lampoon’s Comedy Night School, Comedy Central, and Conan

$62 $23

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Nickelback at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Nickelback

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds

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Chart-topping rockers behind “How You Remind Me” deliver slick yet heavy hits in support of their latest album, No Fixed Address

$34 $20

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Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa for One, Two, or Four on September 6–December 6 (Up to 46% Off)

Saturday Night Laughs in New Tampa

Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club

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Top-notch local and national comedians, including Tampa favorite Trish Keating, stoke laughter in a lush country club

$11.54 $8

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One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 33% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Tampa

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

$9 $6

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Bar Food at Hogan's Beach (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Hogan's Beach

Rocky Point

Watch the big game on flat-screen TVs while filling your plate with wings, burgers, pizza, and more; bar has more than 20 beers on tap

$25 $12

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$17 for $30 Worth of Hookah, Wine, Beer, and Mixed Drinks at Le Souk

Le Souk Hookah Bar & Lounge

Tampa

Guests blow smoke rings in a variety of fruity hookah flavors while sipping beer, wine, or cocktails

$30 $17

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

The Murder Mystery Company

The Spaghetti Warehouse

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

$120 $58

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In-Home Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Complimentary Bottle of Wine from PRP Wine International (Up to 87% Off)

PRP Wine International

University Square

Wine consultants travel to homes, pouring samples from four or six different bottles for small groups

$150 $19

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Florida Estates Winery in Land O Lakes (Up to 47% Off)

Florida Estates Winery

Land O' Lakes

Educational tasting of 8 wines and 1 sangria with a bottle chosen from the featured selection and souvenir glasses to take home

$30.95 $16.99

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$99 to See Rich Guzzi at Snappers Grill & Comedy Club on New Year's Eve, Wednesday, December 31

Snappers Grill & Comedy Club

Snappers Grill & Comedy Club

Veteran hypnotist morphs audience members into celebrities such as Michael Jackson and Madonna in adults-only New Years Eve shows

$116 $99

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Local Craft-Beer Tasting for Two or Four at The Pint and Brew (Up to 52% Off). Five Options Available.

The Pint and Brew

Palm Harbor

Sample four craft beers from breweries such as Florida Avenue Brewing Co. and Green Bench Brewing Co.; BYO snacks with tailgate option

$28 $14

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Standup-Comedy Show and Drinks for Two with Option for Dinner at Snappers Grill & Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Snappers Grill & Comedy Club

Palm Harbor

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Guests enjoy standup comedy while digging into entrees and sipping premium drinks

$36 $15

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“Tap The Vat with the Winemaker” Wine-Tasting Package at Tarpon Springs Castle Winery (Up to 67% Off)

Tarpon Springs Castle Winery

Tarpon Springs

Listen to the winemaker as you sample vintages in the bonded vat room; each pair leaves with a bottle and 2 take home glasses

$112.50 $39

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$5 for $10 Groupon — City Billiards Lic

City Billiards

West and East Lealman

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

$10 $5

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One, Three, or Six Months of Movie Tickets for One or Four at Cinema 6 (Up to 72% Off)

Cinema 6

Embassy Hills

Watch an unlimited number of second-run films on first-rate movie screens

$40 $19.99

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$15 for $25 Worth of Pub Food and Beer at The Brass Tap

The Brass Tap

New Port Richey

More than 300 beers populate a menu alongside pizzas, pretzels, prime-rib sandwiches, and paninis

$25 $15

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10 Wings and Pitcher of Domestic or Craft Beer, or $12 for $20 Worth of Bar Food at Lucky's Sports Bar

Lucky's Sports Bar

Clearwater

Watch NFL and NHL teams on any of the 18 HDTVs while chowing down on hot wings covered in signature Snakebite sauce and drink ice cold beers

$16.99 $10

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Tour and Take-Home Bottles at Aspirations Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Aspirations Winery

Clearwater

Enjoy wine samples and food pairings before taking a behind-the-scenes tour, leaving with souvenir glasses and a 750ml bottle of wine

$70 $35

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Russian School of Ballet's "The Nutcracker" at Sarasota Opera House on Sunday, December 7 (Up to 25% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

Sarasota Opera House

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$25 $20

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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament for Child or Adult Through January 31 (Up to 45% Off)

Medieval Times

Kissimmee

Ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords; VIP package with DVD and banner

$43.54 $29

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Brian Posehn at Backbooth on December 11 at 10 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Brian Posehn

Backbooth

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Comedian and metal-fan Brian Posehn displays the nerd-comic chops seen on Mr. Show and his latest special, The Fartist

$23.05 $13.50

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"Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Music Is Awesome!" on December 6 at 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. (Up to 22% Off)

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

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Colorful and hip kids’ show celebrates the awesomeness of music with happy toy monsters and human friends DJ Lance Rock and Biz Markie

$40.32 $31.31

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Jerrod Niemann at House of Blues Orlando on Saturday, December 6, at 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Jerrod Niemann

House of Blues Orlando

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Modern-country troubadour with roots in Kansas summons George Strait as he belts out “Drink to That All Night” and other hits

$37 $19

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Classic Albums Live Feat. The Eagles' "Hotel California" at Hard Rock Live Orlando, December 27 (Up to 59% Off)

Classic Albums Live feat. The Eagles' "Hotel California"

Hard Rock Live Orlando

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Rock pros recreate every note of The Eagles’ seminal album, all the way from the hedonistic title track to the reflective “The Last Resort”

$24.40 $10

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"The Nutcracker" at Orange County Convention Center's Linda Chapin Theater on December 13 or 14 (Up to 50% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

Orange County Convention Center

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Acrobatics and pyrotechnics enhance this circus-style interpretation of the Christmas classic, which as been praised by CNN and USA Today

$24 $12

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Murder Mystery Experience & 3-Course Dinner for 2 or 4 in December at Mysteria Mystery Dinner Theater (50% Off)

Mysteria Mystery Dinner Theater

Front Street Cafe at International Palms Resort

Actors lead the charge through an evening of storytelling and clues as audience members enjoy three courses and help solve the mystery

$130 $65

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$44 for a Minus5 Ice Bar Experience plus Cocktails for Two at Minus5 – Pointe Orlando ($74 Value)

Minus5 Ice Bar

Southwest Orange

Sip chilled cocktails inside a unique bar carved entirely from blocks of ice

$74 $44

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Two Hours of Pool with Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Trick Shots (Up to 51% Off)

Trick Shots

Multiple Locations

Groups shoot pool for two hours while munching wings and cheese sticks and sipping drinks

$36.99 $18

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Speed-Dating Event for One or Two from Party4Ten (Up to 54% Off)

Party4Ten

Orlando

Speed-dating events meet at local hot spots, giving singles the chance to meet potential love interests and new friends

$25 $12

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$15 for a Pitcher of Beer and Two Hours of Pool for Four at Backstage Billiards I-Drive ($28 Value)

Backstage Billiards I-Drive

Orlando

Beginners and pool sharks alike can rack up games on any of the 24 Brunswick tables

$28 $15

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Hookah Package with Refill and Fruit Head for Two or Four at Royal Hookah & Cigar Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Royal Hookah & Cigar Lounge

Orlando

Hookah packages include everything needed for a relaxing evening including refills and fruit heads, such as apple

$28 $14

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Seafood and Mexican-American Food for Lunch or Dinner at Señor Frog's (Up to 50% Off)

Señor Frog's

Southwest Orange

Tacos, burritos, burgers, and barbecue make mouths water at this festive eatery filled with bright colors and live music

$30 $15

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$16 for $25 Worth of Pub Lunch for Two at Tap Room Grille

Tap Room Grille

Tap Room Grille

Upscale pub cuisine made fresh, featuring 1/2-pound burgers marinated in Guinness, fish tacos, jalapeno poppers, and beer fried mozzarella

$25 $16

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Treasure Tavern Dinner Show with Drinks for One or Two (Up to 50% Off)

Treasure Tavern Dinner Show

Pirate's Dinner Adventure

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Saucy rum girls star alongside a bawdy tavern owner in a singing-and-dancing comedy revue while audience members dine on four-course meals

$74.95 $39.99

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At Koozie's Sports Pub, the clack of pool balls commingles with the clink of beer mugs and the laughter of friends and neighbors. Guests sip on domestic and imported beers and snack on loaded fries or nachos before digging into entrees main dishes of Cuban sandwiches, burgers, wings, or Friday-night fish fries. Throughout the week, the bar hosts entertainments such as karaoke, pool tournaments, or TV broadcasts of Miami sports games' thrilling commercials.

9539 East Fowler Avenue
Thonotosassa,
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Where there's smoke, there's a fiery Groupon. Fill your lungs with one night of unlimited fruity deliciousness at the plush and swanky Meridian Hookah Lounge (a $12 value). Meridian is an intimate and relaxing lounge that's open until 3 a.m. and has live music several nights a week.

11401 N 56th St
Temple Terrace,
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The Rack boasts impressive lunch, dinner, sushi, and cocktail menus at both the Hyde Park and Brandon eateries. House favorites include the Bomber ($12.95–$14.95), a specialty sushi roll of cooked and uncooked delights (snow crab, avocado, and asparagus topped with salmon, tuna, and eel sauce) served with tempura chips. Or blast through hunger with the Volcano roll’s cucumber, crab, cream cheese, avocado, eel sauce, and spicy mayo ($12.95–$13.95). Fusion appetizers, salads, sandwiches, single rolls, and chef special entrees round out The Rack's eclectic menus into a rolling billiard ball made of sticky rice.

1025 W Brandon Blvd
Brandon,
FL
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Though the staff at The Brass Tap take beer very seriously, they've nevertheless turned drinking it into a game. Customers get a single point for each of the pub's 300 craft beers that they try. At certain milestones, they'll receive gift cards or a t-shirt with a new title, all the way from rookie to beer guru?and, if they conquer the challenge three times, they can win the coveted Repeat Offender 900 shirt.

Thankfully, the bar makes it easy to sort through its 300 beers. The menu is divided up into different beer types, which go deeper than the basic delineation of ale vs. lager vs. water that's been dyed amber. Guests can peruse listings of bottled barleywines and porters, or have a resident beer aficionado fill their mug with an imported brew on draft. Beer even permeates the food: the chipotle mustard on the house-baked pretzels is made with pale ale, just as the cheese dip is made with Samuel Adams. All of the burgers, sandwiches, and pretzel pizzas also have recommended drink pairings.

As for entertainment, each Brass Tap books a variety of local bands throughout the week. Trivia, bingo, and happy hours find regular spots on the schedule, and some locations have outdoor patios and cigars for purchase.

775 Brandon Town Center Mall
Brandon,
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There is an activity for family members of any age at Timeout Family Pub & Grub. While kids try to beat their top scores on the racecar-driving simulator, adults can catch the day's football games on massive projection screens or simply chat with friends as they shoot some pool. But when the food comes, the whole clan gathers back at the restaurant's dining counter. There, they enjoy hearty daily specials such as homemade shepherd's pie, meatloaf with mashed potatoes, and pulled pork sandwiches. Most days, the chefs include at least one seafood option to showcase the area's freshest catch and to appease the ghost in their oven who demands both land and sea tributes.

1265 Kingsway Road
Brandon,
FL
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Though years of working as a trainer for chain restaurants taught Mike Tolley how to cook quality food efficiently, it was the slower, lower-heat cooking that he enjoyed the most. So when he decided to open his own restaurant, Uncle Mike's Smokehouse, he eschewed traditional fast-food preparation in favor of the slow smoking that gives meat a rich, complex favor. He and his chefs grill everything from pork shanks and chicken wings to St. Louis?style barbecue and steaks. They don't just specialize in savory, smoky flavors, however. They also add a sweet note to meals with slices of cornbread, vanilla maple sweet potatoes, and bourbon-laced pecan pie.

9847 E Adamo Dr
Tampa,
FL
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