Wisconsin Nightlife

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" at Meyer Theatre on Friday, October 24, at 8 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

"Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus"

Meyer Theatre

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

$54.75 $27

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Vero Private Label Wine Flights, Appetizers, & Dessert for 2 or 4 at Vero International Cuisine (Up to 56% Off)

Vero International Cuisine

Racine

Dishes combine elements of American and international food; wine flights include pinot grigio, pinot noir, sweet red, and cabernet sauvignon

$44 $20

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Wine and Spirit Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery (Up to 50% Off)

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

Eau Claire

After sampling small-batch wines and spirits, guests can enjoy a glass of wine at the Tasting Lounge, plus $10 off any bottle purchase

$30 $15

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$10 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

West Allis

Pan-seared catfish, fish tacos, and hand-formed burgers made with never-frozen beef

$20 $10

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$15 for Pizza and Drinks for Two at Sluggo's (Up to $28.99 Value)

Sluggo's

Brookfield

Cold mixed drinks, Spotted Cow beer, and pizzas with sausage, green olives, jalapeños, and other toppings

$28.99 $15

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Rival Sons, Doro, Thousand Foot Krutch, Misfits, Saving Abel, or Drowning Pool at Route 20 Outhouse (Up to 40% Off)

Route 20 Outhouse

Route 20 Outhouse

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Seminal punk rockers-turned heavy-metal act Misfits, “Queen of Rock & Metal” Doro, southern rock-alt-metal band Saving Abel, and more

$20 $14

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$11 for Drive-In Admission for Two and Two Small Popcorns at Keno Drive-In (Up to $20.50 Value)

Keno Drive-In

Pleasant Prairie

Double features of first-run flicks pair with audio from FM station or in-car speakers as attendees dig into popcorn

$20.50 $11

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Pub Food and Drinks at The Lodge (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

The Lodge

Cudahy

Wisconsin sports fan's dream bar features half-pound burgers, local brews on draft, and live broadcasts of local games

$20 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with chocolate pairings or a cheese tray at Northleaf Winery (Up to54% Off)

Northleaf Winery

Milton

Guests explore six wines paired with chocolates or cheese in the tasting room

$31.80 $15

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Beer Flight and Pint Glasses for Two or Four at Sand Creek Brewing Company (Up to 40% Off)

Sand Creek Brewing Company

Black River Falls

Enjoy flights of beer from a selection of 10 year-round and seasonal brews, such as Oscar's Chocolate Stout and Sand Creek Hard Lemonade

$24 $15

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Pub Food and Drinks for Two or Four or More or Takeout at Pumphouse Sports Bar & Grille (50% Off)

Pumphouse Sports Bar & Grille

Baraboo

Juicy burgers crowned with cheese curds and bacon, brick-oven pizzas topped with taco fixings, and deep-fried Wisconsin mozzarella

$30 $15

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Performance and Dinner and Dessert for Two, Four, or Eight at Memories Dinner Theater (Up to 49% Off)

Memories Dinner Theater

Port Washington

Actors perform comedies, dramas, and musicals; guests enjoy dinner before the start of the show

$66 $40

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Wine Tasting for Two with a Bottle of Wine and Optional Vineyard Tour at Weggy Winery in Muscoda (Up to 50% Off)

Weggy Winery

Richland Center

Award-winning winery produces over 35 wines and offers one-hour narrated vineyard tours, wine tastings, and hillside views from the patio

$25 $12.50

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Minhas Craft Brewery Tour for Two or Four with 10% Off Merchandise in Monroe (Half Off)

Minhas Craft Brewery

Monroe

Brewery tour travels behind scenes of historic establishment as beer enthusiasts sip samples & leave stocked with complimentary gifts

$20 $10

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Wine and Chair Massage for Two on a Monday, or Martinis for Two at Chandelier Club (Up to 50% Off)

Chandelier Club

Appleton

Pairs unwind over glasses of wine and 15-minute chair massages or their choice of classic or creative martinis

$54 $29

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Chef Robert Irvine Live, Plus Cocktail and Poster at Milwaukee Theatre on October 9 at 8 p.m. (Up to 61% Off)

Chef Robert Irvine Live!

Milwaukee Theatre

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Celebrity chef presents an interactive, multimedia event with onstage cooking demos and challenges, spiced up with music and videos

$90.65 $35

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Wine Tasting for 2 or 4, or a Tasting Party for Up to 12 at Captain's Walk Winery (Up to Half Off)

Captain's Walk Winery

Downtown

Taste small-batch varietals within a winery housed in a restored mid-19th-century home

$34 $17

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Sandwiches, 1/3-Pound Burgers, or Wraps with Beer for Two or Four at Bo's 'N Mine (46% Off)

Bo's 'N Mine

River Falls

Burgers made with Pierce County meat in nine varieties, including the Packer Backer bacon burger and the Jerk Burger covered in jerk spices

$35.40 $19

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Beer Tasting for Two or Three at Sir James Pub (Up to 50% Off)

Sir James Pub

Port Washington

Pairs or groups of three share pints and tasting bottles; every two weeks, 10 unique beers are featured

$28 $14

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$30 for a Wine- or Beer-and-Pizza Tasting Event for Two at Pizzeria 3301 at Villa Palermo ($60 Value)

Pizzeria 3301 at Villa Palermo

Milwaukee

Twosomes sample wood-fired pizzas and beer or wine with others at communal tables and tour the historic pizzeria

$60 $30

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$10 for a Movie for Two with One Small Popcorn at Fox Bay Cinema Grill (Up to $21.99 Value)

Fox Bay Cinema Grill

Whitefish Bay

Renovated art-deco theater with digital sound and projection transports imaginations with romantic and adventurous Hollywood films

$21.99 $10

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

The Murder Mystery Company

The Rock Bottom Brewery

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

$60 $29

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$15 for $30 Worth of Gastropub Fare at Upper 90 Sports Pub

Upper 90 Sports Pub

Kilbourn Town

Inside century-old Schlitz saloon, bartenders pour craft brews as guests sup on twists of gastropub fare using local brands.

$30 $15

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Two-Hour Wine-Education Class for 1 or 2 or Private Wine-Education Class for 12 at Vino 100 (Up to 50% Off)

Vino 100

Milwaukee

Local restaurant and bar owners teach students about service-industry practices and restaurant wine sales at this wine boutique and bar

$50 $25

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In 1999, Dave Sobelman was serving burgers and pitchers of beer to blue collar workers in the rough and rugged Menomonee Valley. With the checks he cashed on weekends from the humble factory workers he began ordering some of the finest ingredients for this burgers - locally baked country-butter rolls and the best beef available.

Then one day, Dave walked out of his burger bar and saw a newspaper stand for the Shepherd Express. The cover story highlighted the Top 5 "Pub Grub" locations in Milwaukee and Dave's did not make the list. This omission was a turning point in Sobelman's history.

After seeing the article, Dave called the author of the story and invited him over for a burger. The local writer came into Sobelman's the next day and sat at the bar, ordered a PLAIN burger, and a beer. That very next week, Dave Sobelman had his own feature article on the front page of the Shepherd Express praising the burgers at Sobelman's Pub and Grill as the absolute best in Milwaukee.

Dave became wild with the possibility of fame after seeing his name and acclaimed burger in print. So with the help of this wife - Melanie - Dave began placing his energies into continuously providing the most quality ingredients and best tasting menu he could create for the public - and of course this menu included drinks. Dave's location is after all, a storied Schlitz tavern.

It's really not what's inside the glass that makes Sobelman's Pub and Grill's signature bloody mary stand out. The drink, or "Bloody Masterpiece" as it's affectionally called (not to be confused with the "Baconado" or "Crown Mary"), arrives with 13 garnishes. Brussels sprouts, celery, sausage, cheese, and even a cheeseburger slider stick out of the drink like an edible bouquet. The creative drink has garnered many fans, not to mention a feature on Good Morning America.

That slider garnish serves as an introduction to Sobelman's menu. The husband-and-wife team will proudly tell you that they have always had the best burgers in Milwaukee, and they back up the claim with a 2013 Readers’ Choice Award from Milwaukee Magazine and three other local Best Burger Awards in the last 3 plus years. Each Certified Prime Black Angus patty is sandwiched between a fresh baked country-butter roll and rests beneath toppings such as homemade chili, diced jalapeño, or The Piggyback's pork belly, which comes drizzled in bourbon sauce. These burgers have often been imitated around the city, but never duplicated. Aside from burgers, the cooks craft chicken cordon bleu sandwiches and host a Friday fish fry with beer-battered cod.

Despite the creativity shown on the menu, Sobelman's Pub and Grill's original location on St. Paul Avenue has a timeless element. The Sobelmans make great use of their building and they've kept original Schlitz tavern elements such as beer-barrel tables and strict adherence to the law of gravity in the revived Menomonee Valley neighborhood. Simply put, Sobelman's Pub and Grill is Classic Milwaukee.

1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee,
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Behind State Street Brats' charming Old-World half-timbered façade, a convivial bar-and-grill atmosphere welcomes visitors to lively feastings of pub fare. With a special focus on sausages and cheesy meals, the menu celebrates the best-loved staples of Midwestern cuisine. Chefs serve up brats two traditional ways, with the Sheboygan-style white brat soaked in beer and red brats split open and grilled for a smoky flavor. Patrons can customize their orders at the condiment bar by slathering on a wide selection of toppings, such as tomatoes and sauerkraut, and picking the best flavor from a spread of local mustards, including Koops, Silver Spring, and Mustard Girl.

A two-time finalist for Madison Magazine’s Best Sports Bar, with a gold in 2011 and silver in 2012, State Street Brats relishes the company of happy regulars and avid sports fans there to catch games on the bar’s 25 TVs. Extensive cable and digital subscriptions keep crowds entertained with professional football and baseball or collegiate action. Four evenings a week, the second floor comes to life with a live DJ and a packed dance floor. Bartenders also keep fans on their toes with themed specials, such as Flip Night Tuesday, where patrons can flip a coin to determine how much their drinks cost.

603 State St
Madison,
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Resting beneath natural light from the skylights mounted above it, the hulking figure of the 1.2 million-pound Union Pacific Big Boy cloaks visitors in a shadow that stretches for nearly 50 yards. As guests ascend the monstrous cab of this steam locomotive, they enter the centerpiece of the National Railroad Museum, a chamber echoing with more than 150 years of American railroading history.

After exiting Big Boy, guests can view a computer-generated porter that recounts how African-American rail workers formed the nation's first all-black labor union, and another stop invites passengers to view inside a portion of General Eisenhower's WWII command train. Elsewhere in the museum, various collections are housed with more than 15,000 photographs, archives such as maps and engineering drawings, and more than 5,000 artifacts including uniforms and tools.

The National Railroad Museum has over 60 pieces of rolling stock, including diesel, steam, and electric locomotives, and passenger and freight cars. Among these are some of the most influential and unique pieces in railroading history, including a number of items that pertain to the state of Wisconsin.

Other must-sees of the museum include General Motors’ experimental Aerotrain; the streamlined Pennsylvania Railroad No. 4890, a GG-1 electric locomotive; and the Frederick Bauer Drumhead Collection, the largest, single collection of railroad drumheads known to exist in the United States. Most facilities are accessible, except where rolling stock cannot be altered due to their historic nature. The Museum’s train ride is accessible, and a wheelchair lift is available.

A train ride is offered on a daily basis from May through September and guided tours are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Museum also hosts a variety of special events for all ages.

2285 S Broadway
Green Bay,
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An after-school-arts -education program for youngsters aged 4–18, CYT Chicago culminates each of its three yearly sessions with a host of musical productions. This October–December, CYT will be hosting the following classical productions throughout the area:

913 57th Street
Kenosha,
WI
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Within its storied confines, The Ivanhoe presents hearty cuisine drawing from classic Irish and American pub traditions alongside a selection of 26 brews and a focus on lively community. A bountiful drink menu holds the secret access code to an international cabal of crisp brews, indexing aliases such as Spotted Cow ($4), Smithwick's ($4.50), and the notoriously elusive Blue Moon ($4). Sample one of more than 100 whiskeys, absorb a glass of wine, or sip a martini such as the tongue-tickling Snickers ($8). A robust food menu details singular starters such as the wasabi-laced sesame seared tuna ($10) with greens in a honey-soy-ginger sauce, as well as Celtic standbys such as the European-style fish and chips ($10). The Jameson burger ($9) extends a transatlantic bridge of onion rings smothered in Jameson sauce and the relieved tears of stranded sailors.

231 Main St
Racine,
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The Wooden Nickel Sports Bar & Grill could easily throw out the tables and chairs, burn the menus, and close down the bar—even then, people would have plenty to do and see. While diners feast on burgers, they bask in the glow of televisions broadcasting sports from ESPN GamePlan, NFL Sunday Ticket, and Fox Sports Network. Trivia competitions bring friendly rivalries into the eatery on weeknights, where players can match minds to win free drinks and bragging rights at the next Mensa track meet. The kitchen's pub grub mixes well with draft and bottled beers, which wait in the wings to swoop in and extinguish thirst pangs or rinse burger residue from hands.

217 E College Ave
Appleton,
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