Nightlife in Venice

Breeders Cup at the Ranch for One or Two at Premier Sports Campus on November 1, at 12 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Derby Day at the Ranch

Premier Sports Campus

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Watch the Breeders Cup World Championships on a giant LCD screen, with music from local favorites

$150 $99

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Pub Food and Drink at Durty's Bar and Grille (Up to 50% Off)

Durty's Bar and Grille

St. Petersburg

Tear into a burger and stay a while with a game of pool or join in with a nightly event, like karaoke or trivia

$20 $11

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Corey Smith on October 2, Bone Thugs N Harmony on October 5, Shockfest on October 8, or Drowning Pool on October 26

Corey Smith, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Shockfest, and Drowning Pool

Multiple Locations

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Upcoming country songwriter Corey Smith, Grammy-winners Bone Thugs N Harmony, a horror-rock festival, and hard rockers Drowning Pool

$30 $15

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Daytime Casino Boarding and Buffet with Drinks for One or Two at The Big M Casino (Up to 36% Off)

The Big M Casino

Fort Myers Beach

Daytime casino boat with craps, roulette, blackjack, and multiline slot machines offers guests a loaded buffet

$29.73 $20

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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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South Shore Music Festival & Chili Cook-Off at International Showmans Club on November 8 (Up to 48% Off)

South Shore Music Festival & Chili Cook-off

International Showmans Club

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Country stars Gwen Sebastian and Jason Michael Carroll headline outdoor charity festival featuring a chili cook-off and cornhole tournament

$17.25 $9

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Shaquille O'Neal's All Star Comedy Jam with Mo'Nique and Gary Owen on Saturday, October 4 (Up to 40% Off)

USF Sun Dome

USF Sun Dome

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Comedy from Mo’Nique, Gary Owen, Michael Blackson, and Tommy Davidson

$59.80 $36

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$12 for a Dinner for Two and Comedy Show at the Tampa Pitcher Show ($19.50 Value)

Tampa Pitcher Show

Carrollwood

In a relaxed bar atmosphere, couples savor a pasta dinner and laugh at Post Dinner Conversation, Tampa’s original longform improv company

$19.50 $12

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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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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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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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One or Two Tickets to Any Speed-Dating Event from Tampa Singles Events (Up to 57% Off)

Tampa Singles Events

On Location

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

$35 $17

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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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Two or Four Local Beer Flights with Shareable Beef O'Bradys Appetizers at The Brass Tap (Up to 51% Off)

The Brass Tap

Dade City

Patrons sip beer flights at this bar with a choice of four sharable appetizers from Beef O'Bradys

$36.99 $18

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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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Classic Albums Live Presents: The Beatles "White Album" at The Lakeland Center on October 10 (Up to 49% Off)

Classic Albums Live Presents: The Beatles White Album

The Lakeland Center

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Rock pros recreate every note of The Fab Four’s seminal and strange double album, from “Back in the U.S.S.R.” to “Good Night”

$33.50 $17

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“How to Be a Wine Snob” Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Tarpon Springs Castle Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Tarpon Springs Castle Winery

Tarpon Springs

Sip wines during "How to Be a Wine Snob" class before choosing a full glass to enjoy; take home one bottle of wine and two keepsake glasses

$84.50 $39

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Select Local Merchants

Bill Shumate's career as a restaurateur began in 1964 when he opened a small burger shack that catered to the hearty appetites of University of Oklahoma students. After spending the next several decades opening and operating eateries, Shumate decided that his next venture should somehow honor his burger roots. He partnered with Joanie Corneil in 2006 and developed a concept choosing the name Square 1 Burgers to reflect this full-circle journey. Unlike that original restaurant, though, Square 1 Burgers grew over the years, eventually expanding to several locations throughout west central Florida.

Although the concept was intended to be a return to basics, Square 1 isn't constrained by traditional conventions. Patties of Meyer's all-natural red Angus beef, Kobe, lamb, ground buffalo, and portobello mushroom caps all appear between the buns, providing a wealth of options to consider before even thinking about toppings. This eclectic spirit is also apparent in the menu's selection of appetizers, which includes everything from sun-dried tomato and artichoke hummus to homemade double-dipped onion rings. Even the milkshakes made with Blue Bell ice cream seem like faithful renditions of an American classic at first. However, the grown-up versions with Baileys, vodka, and Kahlua or brandy, cr?me de cacao continue to demonstrate Square 1 Burgers' playful spirit.

5239 University Pkwy
University Park,
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Hearty brews from the local area, around the country, and all over the world take center stage at World of Beer Sarasota, with countless varieties on tap and hundreds of selections by the bottle. The selection is updated frequently, so each visit to World of Beer can mean discovering a new favorite brew. For those who aren't certified beerophiles, the modern brick-lined space also offers a selection of white and red wines. After grabbing a drink, patrons can head out to the outdoor patio to enjoy some of the bar's Rocky Patel cigars. In addition to serving the masses, World of Beer also hosts a constant stream of events, including ladies' nights, trivia nights, and performances from live bands.

8217 Tourist Center Dr
Bradenton,
FL
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The Angry Pickle's house-made spicy pickles sit across the high-topped tables from hand-shaped burger patties and a selection of 14 draught beers in a casual eatery. Appetizers such as fried pickles, available in dill or a house-crafted angry spicy blend, named after Sporty Spice after her exposure to hulk-inducing gamma rays, dance across taste buds, and palatable jalapeño poppers burst into a culinary fireworks display of gooey cheese.

6518 Gateway Ave
Sarasota,
FL
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One of Sarasota's friendliest places for Food, Fun, & Libations in a very relaxed, non-smoking atmosphere. (Smoking outside on our lakeside patio allowed.)

5013 Ringwood Mdw
Sarasota,
FL
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"Hookah should always be an enjoyable, chillaxing experience." So says the staff at Lunar Starburst, where hookahs blossom into great clouds of steam and smoke. Puffing a choice of herbs, tobacco, or steam, guests relax in "a fun and carefree hookah lounge" that eschews intimidating staffers and strobe lights in favor of a more welcoming atmosphere. Lunar hosts encourage guests to plug their own iPhones and MP3 players into their sound system. They also schedule DJ visits, art gatherings, tarot readings, board-game nights, and video-game nights.

2047 Reynolds Street
Sarasota,
FL
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Closer to the Vine's menu of café fare collects an assortment of light bites, sandwiches, coffee, and microbrews. Customers can scarf down a vegan panini filled with hummus and marinated portobello mushrooms ($7.95) or savor a smoked-salmon plate accompanied by cream cheese, cucumbers, and capers ($9.95). For patrons with reservations on Friday and Saturday evenings, beer-based cheddar fondue ($10) awaits dips from fresh vegetables, and semi-sweet chocolate fondue ($15) coats the bittersweet reminiscences of granny smith apples. As they sink into sofas or admire Floridian sunsets from an outdoor perch, diners can wash down solid grub with pours of wine from the diverse menu including selections from New Zealand, Chile, and Napa Valley, or opt for a microbrew, cup of coffee, or tea. In addition to offering complimentary WiFi, Closer to the Vine hosts local musicians every Friday and Saturday night and always welcomes visits from canine companions with water bowls, treats, and scratch 'n' sniff translations of the Wall Street Journal.

320 Sullivan St
Punta Gorda,
FL
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