Nightlife in West Haven

Get The Led Out + Parking Pass + Skip The Line Pass + Coat Check at The Dome at Oakdale on January 13 (Up to 55% Off)

Get The Led Out

The Dome at Oakdale

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Tribute band mirrors its inspiration’s looks, spirit, and impeccable musicianship throughout a long list of hits

$66 $29.99

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Premium Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Riedel Crystal Glasses and a Cheese-and-Cracker Plate from GrapesWine.com (62% Off)

GrapesWine.com

South Salem

Wine experts Jim Winston or Jay Boland will lead guests through an entertaining and educational two-hour wine-tasting event

$90 $39

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$12 for a Movie Night Package for Two at Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10 ($24 Value)

Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10

Waterbury

Movie night package includes tickets, popcorn, and drinks for two

$24 $12

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Long Island Comedy: New Year's Laughin Eve on December 31 at 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Long Island Comedy: New Year's Laughin Eve

Multiple Locations

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Celebrate the new year with comedians seen on Comedy Central, VH1, and The Sopranos

$40 $20

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$27 for a $40 Gift Card for Creole and Cajun Cuisine at Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Lounge

Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Lounge

Middletown

Honey-glazed fried chicken, Cajun crawfish pasta, pan-seared pork chops topped with apple-mango chutney, and Louisiana fried catfish

$40 $27

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Wine Tasting with Cheese Plate and Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Arrigoni Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Arrigoni Winery

Portland

Visitors sample five of this vineyard’s wines before enjoying a cheese plate—and more wine—on a scenic patio or in the pavilion

$28 $15

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$30 for $50 Worth of Craft Beer at The Beer Garden

The Beer Garden

Norwalk

Beer hall and garden features custom-made picnic tables, 16 draft beers, and dozens more available in bottles and cans

$50 $30

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"Driving Miss Daisy" at Music Theatre of Connecticut, January 30–February 22 (Up to 50% Off)

"Driving Miss Daisy"

Music Theatre of Connecticut

An elderly Southern woman takes a drive with her African-American chauffeur in this Pulitzer-winning play

$50 $25

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Wine Tasting with Chocolate and Souvenir Glass for Two or Four at Clovis Point Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Clovis Point Winery

Jamesport

After tasting available wines, guests select a favorite vintage to enjoy in a logo wine glass alongside a chocolate platter

$80 $35

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Wings, Appetizers, and Beers or Glasses of Wine for Two, Four, or Six at Kelli's Grille & Wing House (Up to 56% Off)

Kelli's Grille & Wing House

Nesconset

Devour wings dunked in blue-cheese sauce and appetizers such as onion-ring towers or baked clams while sipping frosty brews

$39.90 $19.99

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Jim McCue at La Trattoria Restaurant on Saturday, December 27 (Up to 46% Off)

Jim McCue

La Trattoria Restaurant

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“Last Comic Standing” vet and founder of the Boston Comedy Festival shares off-the-cuff jokes and smart material

$22.09 $12

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$199 for Prost! A German Beer Tour for Two from Long Island Beer Bus by Tapped Enterprises Inc. ($300 Value)

Long Island Beer Bus by Tapped Enterprises Inc.

Lake Ronkonkoma

7-hour tour includes food and beer at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant plus beer flights at Black Forest Brew Haus and Barrage Brewing Company

$300 $199

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$149 for an All-Day Music-and-Wine Tour for Two from Hampton Luxury Liner ($350 Value)

Hampton Luxury Liner

Multiple Locations

Travel to three Long Island wineries for tastings and live jazz, rock, or blues aboard motorcoaches with reclining leather seats and WiFi

$350 $149

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Concession Snacks or Birthday Party at Elwood Cinema (Up to 50% Off)

Elwood Cinema

East Northport

Theater showing blockbusters and kids’ movies supplies concession snacks and birthday party supplies

$5 $3

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"Stomp" at The Palace Theatre on Thursday, January 8, at 7 p.m. (Up to 37% Off)

"STOMP"

The Palace Theatre

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Rotating cast of witty percussionists pound out beats on household instruments during an award-winning international show

$52 $33

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Wine Tasting with Cheese-and-Cracker Plate for Two or Four at Pugliese Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

Pugliese Vineyards

Cutchogue

Enophiles sample estate-bottled wines served with plates of cheese and crackers

$29 $15

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Sports Bar Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, and Beer at Rudi's Bar and Grill (Up to 74% Off)

Rudi's Bar and Grill

Patchogue

Import drafts and premium pints wash down barbecue wings, beer-battered shrimp, and pulled-pork sandwiches

$54 $15

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Wine 101 Tasting Experience for Two, Four, or Six at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard (Up to 61% Off)

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard

Peconic

Sample wines paired with pieces of chocolate and cheese; includes take-home crokscrew

$85 $39

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1, 5, or 10 Movie Tickets with Popcorn at Spotlight Theaters Front Street (50% Off)

Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Downtown

First-run feature films project across sprawling screens inside a new downtown theater

$16 $8

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Full Wine Tasting with Cheese and Take-Home Glasses for Two or Four at Haight-Brown Vineyard (Up to 42% Off)

Haight Brown Vineyard

Litchfield

Tasting of complete wine portfolio accompanied by cheese, plus wine glass to take home

$24 $14

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Two Hours of Billiards with Drinks for Two or Four at VIP Billiards (Up to 61% Off)

VIP Billiards

Bayport

Groups of two or four spend two hours shooting cue balls across one of 20 pool tables

$38 $17

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$19 for a Wine Tasting with Chocolates and Souvenir Glasses for Two at Miranda Vineyard ($36 Value)

Miranda Vineyard

Goshen

Samples of six award-winning wines prepared according to family traditions, plus hand-crafted chocolates and two take-home souvenir glasses

$36 $19

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Since 1983, the family-owned Duffy's has served a tasty assortment of Irish fare, comfort cuisine, fresh seafood, and juicy steaks, helping prepare bellies for a bevy of pints soon to follow. Duffy's dinner menu starts with Irish favorites such as bacon-topped calf's liver ($14.95) and thinly sliced pot roast ($13.95), in addition to its thick, signature burgers ($8.50). Diners can stop by at noontime for lunch, whereas night owls can drop in at moontime for late-night eats such as cheddar-smothered potato skins ($7.95). To drink, Duffy's offers Irish standards such as Guinness and Smithwick's on tap, as well as a seasonal rotation of palate-pleasing martinis and cocktails. Duffy's interior is furnished with oak antiques, giving off a warm vibe that is part speakeasy, part authentic Irish pub, but without the pesky infusion of James Joyce practicing his sitar from beyond the grave. Slide into a cozy booth, or settle into the wicker furniture on the outdoor patio, which boasts custom Celtic iron railings, a blue stone stamped patio, and a see-through gas fireplace.

241 Campbell Ave
West Haven,
CT
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Black Bear Saloon roars back at growling stomachs with pub-style American eats dished out amid the cheers and jeers of an energized sports bar. Perched along the walls, flat-screen TVs broadcast big games as diners voyage through waves of russian dressing that flow between the Kodiak sandwich's layers of turkey breast, bacon, and swiss cheese. Late-night menus keep guests content past midnight, and entertainment events, such as live shows by DJs and local bands, accompany bites while snuffing out the other senses' plans to go on strike. Staying true to its outdoorsy influences, Black Bear also offers the Cub Campfire dessert—a chance for diners to make s'mores right at their table.

124 Temple St
New Haven,
CT
US

The deep swell of rolling balls and cacophony of falling pins punctuate conversations at family-friendly Amity Bowl. After retrieving shoes and selecting spherical pin-bashing implements, pairs of guests will assume command of a lacquered lane for ten frames of relaxed collaboration or energetic competition. Partake in traditionally lit pin-thrashing, or revel in the dim splendor of cosmic bowling, which, like most leisure and every incident of smearing toothpaste in a friend's hair, occurs during the weekend. Two frosty cups of bubbly beverages may help reinvigorate wearied bowlers during the seventh-frame stretch. As an automated mouth at the lane’s end continues restocking its hourglass-shaped teeth, bowlers may also visit the snack bar to sink their own teeth into classic bowling-alley munchies.

30 Selden St
Woodbridge,
CT
US

Having recorded for such esteemed labels as Columbia Masterworks and Koch International Classics, Orchestra New England showcases masterful musicianship through performances of works by classical, romantic, and modern composers throughout the year. A yearly celebration of the sounds and sages of the baroque era, Baroquefest 2011 will feature guest harpsichordist Linda Skernick and selections such as Bach's Concerto in A Minor and Telemann's Tafelmusik III. "Soiree" explores the music of Vienna in the 1920s, as the orchestra will perform Schoenberg's arrangements of Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun, Mahler's Symphony no. 4, and excerpts from Thomas Edison's short-lived heavy metal band, The Draconian Lightbülbs. The premiere of a new work by composer-in-residence Mark Kuss, "Sounds. Distant." explores community displacement in China and features native Chinese musicians. The "Sounds. Distant." concert will also feature performances of works by Ives, Elgar, Bartok, Schubert, and more.

103 Whitney Ave
New Haven,
CT
US

Cuisine Type: Farm-to-table tapas
Established: 2013
Reservations: Recommended
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular offering: Diver scallops with market vegetables
Kid-friendly: Yes
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes

Q&A with Albert Greenwood, Owner

Tell us a little about your restaurant. Oak Haven Table & Bar is a tapas-style gastropub that specializes in beer, wine, and bourbon. It is nestled in historic grotto neighborhood of New Haven. The caf? opens as a trendy gastropub and transforms into a vibrant bar at night. As our name suggests, we are a fusion caf? that sells delicious wines, craft beers, and spirits that complement a farm-to-table food menu. We support local farms, vineyards, microbreweries, and distributors whenever possible and want to be a sanctuary for the cultured consumer. Walk in and see the warming wood accents, rustic edison fixtures, the abstract furniture, that all seamlessly flows together to create a feng shui ambiance that makes everyone inside feel comfy.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu? Our mission is to sell fresh and unique food and drinks. Our product must meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and seasonality while combining both modern-creative and classical styles of cooking. Oak Haven Table & Bar always keeps its concept fresh, exciting, and on the cutting edge of the hospitality industry. Lastly, we give back to the New Haven community to improve the quality of life for everyone in our neighborhood.

932 State St.
New Haven,
CT
US

Zafra refers to the term harvesting sugarcane, which is one of the main ingredients in rum. And Zafra Cuban Restaurant knows rum, stocking its shelves with more than 300 different types of the liquor. Guests can drink rum mixed into mojitos and martinis, or sip the libation straight. While the rum selection is impressive, Zafra is also known for its cuisine, nabbing top honors from the OpenTable Diners? Choice award for Cuban food. Chefs tuck mango chicken into housemade empanadas and serve ceviche inside a coconut shell. Cuban entrees include guava-glazed salmon and grilled flank steak slathered in a chimichurri sauce. Another Cuban tradition occurs every Sunday night, when high-energy beats fill the restaurant and guests can spin and dip their way through salsa routines and games of tag.

259 Orange St
New Haven,
CT
US