Nightlife in Utica

$19 for Two Hookah Sessions at Aladdin's Restaurant and Hookah Lounge ($38 Value)

Aladdin's Restaurant and Hookah Lounge

Amsterdam

$19 $9.50

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Patrons lounge on plush furniture as they puff smooth flavors of shisha from hookahs

Wine Tasting with Fruit and Chocolate Platter for Two or Four at Altamont Vineyard & Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Altamont Vineyard & Winery

Guilderland

$30 $15

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At a vineyard that produces multiple grape varieties, a tasting room hosts sampling sessions of fine wines accompanied by fruit & chocolate

$25 for One Hour in a Golf or Hunting Simulator and $20 Worth of Food at 3D Sports (Up to $52 Value)

3D Sports

Lowville

$52 $25

OptiGolf simulator with 73 course options; shooting simulator with virtual hunting and target-practice settings

Wine and Cheese Pairing for Two with Souvenir Wine Glasses at The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room (Up to 53% Off)

The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room

Saratoga Springs

$30 $14

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Sip on five handcrafted wines and snack on gourmet cheese at an Adirondack-style tasting bar

Wine Tasting and Chocolate or Cheese Pairing for Two or Four at Halfmoon Cellars Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Halfmoon Cellars Winery

Saratoga Springs

$26 $13

Wine tastings are amplified with decadent chocolates or perfectly paired cheeses; souvenir wine glasses act as memorable keepsakes

$10 for $20 or $20 for $40 Worth of Pub and Italian Cuisine at Maggie's Sports Bar & Café

Maggie's Sports Bar & Café

Campus Area

$20 $10

Friendly sports-bar atmosphere quells hunger with hearty burgers and saucy Italian pastas served alongside beer, karaoke, and live bands

Demi Lovato with Christina Perri and MKTO at Times Union Center on September 7 at 7 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Demi Lovato

Times Union Center

$62.80 $30

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Actress and singer blends pop, R&B, and emotive lyrics on hits including "Skyscraper" and "Give Your Heart a Break"

Wine-and-Cheese Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at Oliva Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Oliva Vineyards

Fort Edward

$32 $16

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Five wines are paired with five cheeses and accompanied by fruits, crackers, and souvenir wineglasses

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Gelston Castle Estate is the Northeast’s premier concert and event destination, presenting world-class music and exhibitions on a beautiful 330 acre estate overlooking the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York. The natural beauty, panoramic view and historic hospitality make for an unequalled concert experience.

980 Robinson Rd
Mohawk,
NY
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Nestled in Syracuse’s historic Armory Square district, PJ’s Pub and Grill’s unpretentious atmosphere belies the filet mignon sizzling in its kitchen. Patrons can slice into gourmet beef cuts and other upscale dinner entrees, such as a sesame-crusted tuna and portobello-stuffed ravioli, as games unfold on the eatery’s big-screen TVs. Alternatively, diners can opt for bar-style eats, which complement a bar-sized selection of wine, beer and shots. Dishes range from shepherd’s pie and grilled paninis to burgers, such as the Southwestern, crowned in pepper jack cheese and onion straws. A daily rotation of lunch and happy-hour specials adds an element of surprise to the dining experience, much like finding a winning lottery ticket in your date's wallet, and groups can retire to a choice of two brick-walled banquet halls for private celebrations.

116 Walton St
Syracuse,
NY
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An old-fashioned marquee illuminates the entrance to the Palace Theater, its scarlet and gold light beaming just as brightly as when the venue first opened in 1922. Back then, it was a 1,300-seat neighborhood movie theater with a second-floor dine and dance ballroom. That was owner Alfred Dibella's vision, and when he passed away in 1959, he made sure the theater landed safely in the hands of his daughter, Frances.

Today, the Palace remains a family heirloom. Much like a dubstep remix of the Gettysburg Address, the current space is a mixture of modern technology and vintage appeal, retaining its architectural integrity despite updates over the years. Perhaps the biggest change has been Palace's transformation from a single-screen movie house into a multi-use event space, capable of hosting everything from rehearsal dinners to graduation ceremonies.

2384 James St
Syracuse,
NY
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Not many establishments offer the chance to see a Steven Sondheim musical, catch a concert, take a theater workshop, and eat an organic salad in one place. But at Red House Arts Center, all of these things flourish. Founded and renovated by a group of local artists, the center beckons visitors to fully immerse themselves in the arts, whether they’re watching an experimental-theater performance, strolling the halls of the second-floor art gallery, or pouring a bucket of house paint on themselves in the lobby.

201 S West St
Syracuse,
NY
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Sophistications by Mahogani Hills treats guests to smooth live jazz shows led by local artists, as well as delicious lunches and dinners of smoky barbecue, delicate saut?ed and jerk chicken, and fresh garden vegetables and salads. Owners Ken and Tina Hills curate a lineup of live performances from singers and instrumentalists, as well as standup comedy, private events, and corporate parties.

441 S Salina St
Syracuse,
NY
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Bright red tapestries cover almost every surface at Aladdin's Restaurant and Hookah Lounge, setting the scene for a celebratory meal. The kitchen crafts classic mediterranean dishes, such as falafel and gyros and hummus, all served in a bi-level space trimmed in natural wood accents. Post-meal hookahs send fragrant clouds into the air, and on weekends, belly dancers invite diners to get up and dance to lively music.

4740 Highway 30
Amsterdam,
NY
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