Nightlife in West Haven

Mike Epps: After Dark Tour at Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Saturday, December 13, at 8 p.m. (Up to 61% Off)

Mike Epps: After Dark Tour

Toyota Oakdale Theatre

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Comic seen in Lee Daniels’s upcoming Richard Pryor biopic serves up standup

$98.75 $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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Brewery Tour with Souvenir Glasses for 2, 4, or 10 at Shebeen Brewing (Up to 51% Off)

Shebeen Brewing

Wolcott

Tour a brewery started by two avid home brewers, which features creative beers such as the bacon Kona stout with oatmeal, coffee, and bacon

$20 $10

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Phoenix Theater Presents "The Rocky Horror Show" at Trinity-on-Main on October 17–November 1 (Up to 52% Off)

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Trinity-on-Main

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Audience members are invited to participate in this stage production of Richard O’Brien’s cult musical classic

$52 $25

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Wine Tasting with Cheese Plate for Two or Four at Clovis Point Winery (Up to 61% Off)

Clovis Point Winery

Jamesport

After tasting seven wines, guests select a favorite vintage to enjoy in a logo wine glass alongside artisan cheese.

$71 $29

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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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$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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Sports Bar Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, and Beer at Rudi's Bar and Grill (Up to 77% Off)

Rudi's Bar and Grill

Patchogue

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

$54 $14

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$20 for Tour, Tasting, and Pint Glasses for Four at Thomas Hooker Brewery ($36 Value)

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Bloomfield

Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

$36 $20

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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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"Ragtime" at Warner Theatre on November 1 or November 7 (Up to 40% Off)

"Ragtime the Musical"

Warner Theatre

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Tony-winning musical follows an upper-class family, Harlem piano player, and Jewish immigrant in a story of early 20th century America

$26 $16

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Full House Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Glasses at Haight-Brown Vineyard (Up to 50% Off)

Haight-Brown Vineyard

Litchfield

Guests sample the vineyard's entire wine portfolio; wine tasting includes keepsake glasses

$24 $13

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Two Hours of Billiards with Drinks for Two or Four at VIP Billiards (Up to 55% Off)

VIP Billiards

Bayport

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

$38 $19

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Pub Food and Drinks at Lily Flanagans Islip (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Lily Flanagans Islip

Lily Flanagans

Irish specialties, wraps, paninis, and burgers served in pub-style atmosphere along with beers and martinis

$50 $25

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Four Ballet Long Island Performances for Two, Three, or Four at Islip Town Hall West (Up to 76% Off)

Ballet Long Island

Multiple Locations

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Kid-friendly productions of ballets such as Alice in Wonderland, The Nutcracker, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

$312 $79

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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Joker's Wild Comedy Club's stage showcases comics drawn from both the national touring circuit and the local scene. The intimate venue, which recently replaced its space-hogging booths with brand-new seats, features headlining comedians who fill Thursday–Saturday evenings with laughter during 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. shows. On Wednesday night, fledgling funny folk strive for their five minutes of fame at open mic night. Joker’s Wild also runs its own School of Comedy, where budding comedians can chase their dreams of cracking up audiences and keeping glasses of water on a stool. The club’s full menu of pub food mutes growling stomachs with appetizers and entrees for patrons hoping to perfect an onion-ring spit take.

232 Wooster St.
New Haven,
CT
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