Nightlife in Woodbridge

50% Off at Sandcastle Billiards

Sandcastle Billiards

Edison

$32 $16

Customers play pool at an upscale billiards parlor that also features ping-pong, foosball, chess, and backgammon

Up to 64% Off Movie and Popcorn at Rutgers Cinema

Rutgers Cinema

Piscataway Township

$28 $10

First-run movies and classic hits showing on three digital-projection screens with surround sound and stadium seating

Roberta Flack – Up to 67% Off

The State Theatre

State Theater

$58 $19

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Grammy-winning singer and pianist fuses R&B, jazz, and folk on hits including "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "Killing Me Softly"

Up to 54% Off a Show and Snacks at The Comedy Cove At Scotty's

The Comedy Cove at Scotty's

Springfield

$48.95 $25

Comedy club with an outdoor tiki bar hosts weekly shows, including sets from pros featured on Last Comic Standing and The Tonight Show

Up to 53% Off Bar Food and Drinks at Bash Dance Bar

Bash Dance Bar

Old Bridge

$46 $23

At a combination sports bar and dance club, guests can kick back with burgers and beers or start their night with appetizers and martinis

Up to 50% Off Movie and Popcorn at Maplewood Theatre

Maplewood Theater

Maplewood

$34 $17

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Groups of two of four enter under an old-fashioned marquee to watch first-run movies as they nosh on popcorn

Up to 55% Off Standup Comedy

Garden State Comedy Club

Flemington Raritan Diner

$54.50 $25

Headlining comics perform at a club housed inside a welcoming diner

Up to 54% Off a Wine Class

The Wine List of Summit

Summit

$70 $35

A professional sommelier contrasts Old World and New World wines while leading students through a tasting

Eastern Opera of New Jersey – Up to 43% Off Double Feature

"Mark Twain and the General & Pagliacci"

Brook Arts Center

$35 $20

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Operatic double bill features an unlikely partnership between Mark Twain and Ulysses Grant and a classic tale of a Calabrian theater troupe

44% Off Cocktails

Barú Lounge

North Ironbound

$9 $5

Barú Lounge's delicious recipe for a Red Devil: vodka, peach schnapps, Southern Comfort peach liqueur, sloe gin, triple sec, orange juice

Up to 63% Off Food, Pool, and Beer

Joe Broadway's Billiards

Graniteville

$47 $19

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Players spend two hours trading shots on well-lit Brunswick tables while enjoying hearty appetizers and pitchers of beer from a full bar

Half Off Wine Tasting at Staten Island Winery

Staten Island Winery

Travis

$30 $15

From 6–9 p.m., guests sample four different wines and take home a wine glass

57% Off Movie Ticket and Popcorn

Hudson Mall Cinemas

Hackensack River Waterfront

$14 $6

Movie theater hosting first-run comedies, dramas, and blockbusters as well as Bollywood films

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Sanai's

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 57% Off at Lincoln Cinemas

Lincoln Cinemas

Arlington

$16 $8

Five-screen movie house shows popular flicks, including new releases and 3-D films

44% Off Products

Level 2 Billiards

Somerdale

$9 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

58% Off Belly-Dancing Event at Drom

Drom

Drom

$69 $29

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Exotic belly dancers seduce a hip venue

Up to 53% Off Dueling-Pianos Show

Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

$46.50 $22

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Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

Up to 56% Off "The Fantasticks" Musical

"The Fantasticks"

Snapple Theater

$83.25 $37

The world's longest-running musical tells a story of young love, feuding families, and a mysterious man

"Perfect Crime" – Up to 56% Off Dramatic Play

"Perfect Crime"

Theater District - Times Square

$68.25 $30

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The city’s longest-running play details the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of a wealthy Connecticut man

Up to 76% Off Rock or Keyshia Cole Concerts

Weekend Warrior or Keyshia Cole

Multiple Locations

$106 $25

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Four-pack of concerts featuring The Dan Band, Led Zeppelin 2, Supersuckers, and Wild Child; set from R&B singer behind "She"

"Heathers: The Musical" – Up to 46% Off

"Heathers The Musical"

New World Stages

$102 $55

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Cult-classic teen-murder comedy becomes a New York Times–lauded, pitch-black stage show, complete with perky songs

Up to 50% Off Freestyle Concert

Freestyle Boom "The Kings of Freestyle"

Santos Party House

$50 $25

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Hits by freestyle stars including George Lamond, Johnny O, Soave, David from Nice & Wild, Julio Mena, Jill Tirrell, and DJ Mickey Garcia

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Wednesday Night at EastVille: 'Anya Yovich Presents'

EastVille Comedy Club

$40 $20

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Up-and-coming comic showcases a roster of similarly skilled standup performers

Sinatra Saturdays – Up to 50% Off Tribute

"Sinatra Saturdays"

The Carnegie Club

$150 $75

Steven Maglio and an 11-piece band glide through Sinatra's hits in an intimate, throwback-style lounge

Rodgers + Hammerstein's "Cinderella" — Up to 35% Off Broadway Musical

Rodgers + Hammerstein's "Cinderella"

Broadway Theatre

$59 $49

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A Tony-winning Broadway remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein's made-for-TV musical, starring Fran Drescher through June 29

"Rock of Ages" – Up to 45% Off Broadway Musical

"Rock of Ages"

Helen Hayes Theatre

$140.75 $78

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Broadway jukebox musical repurposes the hair-metal hits of Twisted Sister, Journey, and Whitesnake into a light-hearted snobs vs. slobs tale

"Rocky Broadway" – Up to 40% Off Musical

"ROCKY Broadway"

Winter Garden Theatre

$79 $49

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Sylvester Stallone's Oscar-winning underdog tale swings into life as a Tony-nominated musical full of beautifully brutal fight choreography

Discover a Jazzfest and Fish Fry at a Brooklyn Brownstone

Intimate Jazz Concert and Dinner

Brooklyn

$40 $40

Debbie McClain assembles some of the city's best jazz performers into her living room for a salon-style concert fueled by a homemade meal

"Mamma Mia!" – Up to 43% Off Broadway Musical

"Mamma Mia!"

Broadhurst Theatre

$70 $49

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The tale of a young woman searching for her father is driven by numerous ABBA hits, including "Dancing Queen" and "Take a Chance on Me"

Up to 72% Off Summer of Love VIP Rooftop Singles Party

Single And The City

Multiple Locations

$50 $18

Drinking, dancing, icebreakers kindle fun and romance during singles events around the city

Gazillion Bubble Show – Up to 47% Off

Gazillion Bubble Show

New World Stages

$84.50 $45

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A family who has honed its show for more than 20 years creates and layers dazzling bubbles amid colorful lasers

ComedyJuice – Up to 60% Off Standup

ComedyJuice

Gotham Comedy Club

$40.66 $21

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Upcoming comics have been seen on such national platforms as Conan, Showtime, and Comedy Central

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" – Up to 35% Off

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man"

The 777 Theatre

$76.90 $55

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Romantic comedy with benefits dishes advice for straight women and is hailed as "uproariously funny" and "saucy!"

Stand Up NY – Up to 78% Off

Stand Up NY

Upper West Side

$112 $26

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Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

EastVille Comedy Club – Up to 77% Off Standup

EastVille Comedy Club

Eastville Comedy Club

$44 $10

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A club that has hosted Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman fills a schedule with sets by D.C. Benny, Ted Alexandro, and Todd Barry

Up to 54% Off a Champagne Tasting

The Champagne Sommelier

New York

$150 $75

A champagne connoisseur with 10 years of experience shares varieties of the sparkling wine with tasters

Up to 53% Off Draft Beer and Specialty Burger at Wicked Willy's

Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

$39 $19

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Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

50% Off Performance at Jazz at Kitano

Jazz at Kitano

Midtown South Central

$30 $15

Jazz night at a club named one of the best in the city by NYC Jazz Record

Up to 53% Off Dinner at Jekyll & Hyde Pub

Jekyll & Hyde Pub

West Village

$100.85 $50

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Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

Up to 53% Bar Bites and Beer at Stone Creek

Stone Creek

Manhattan

$36.95 $18

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Tree trunk tables and stone walls envelop guests in a woodsy atmosphere as they sip craft beers and snacks

Up to 50% Off Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

$20 $10

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Food and Drinks for Two at Wine Bar

Wine Bar

Bowery

$40 $20

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100+ different bottles of wine line the walls of the intimate, Zagat-rated café serving French, Spanish, and Italian tapas

Up to 52% Off Brazilian Dinner at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

SoHo

$130 $65

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

BeerProv – Up to 26% Off Improv

"BeerProv"

Webster Hall

$24.19 $18

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Actors and audiences alike get sauced while those on stage make up scenes and songs from suggestions

"Pippin" – Up to 39% Off Broadway Musical

"Pippin"

Music Box Theatre

$69 $49

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Tony award-winning Broadway revival of the acclaimed musical about a king’s son searching for life’s meaning

Hike the Hudson River Valley and Sample Wines at Two Local Vineyards

Hudson Valley Hike and Wine Tastings at Two Vineyards

Chelsea

$99 $99

All-inclusive trip takes you on a guided hike through 4–5 mi. of scenic highlands before you head to vineyards on the Shawangunk Wine Trail

Up to 52% Off "Death of a Salesman"

"Death of a Salesman"

Roy Arias Studios – Stage IV

$41.50 $20

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Family drama and dashed dreams in this Arthur Miller classic

Greenwich Village Comedy Club – Up to 81% Off Standup Class

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop with Comedian Buddy Flip

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

$310 $59

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Standup veteran who has appeared on Comedy Central and MTV teaches joke writing, set-ups, and timing during a five-hour workshop

"The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told" – Up to 54% Off Play

"The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told"

The Snapple Theater Center's Jerry Orbach Theater

$67.75 $35

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An improvising crew of swashbucklers tells an off-the cuff pirate epic based on audience suggestions

Up to 52% Off Manhattan Film Festival

Manhattan Film Festival

The Quad Cinema

$11.99 $6

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Named one of Movie Maker Magazine's 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, this two-week fest shines a spotlight on indie filmmakers

Up to 43% Off "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" or Sequel

"My Big Gay Italian Wedding" or "My Big Gay Italian Funeral"

Clinton

$156 $89

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See an acclaimed off-Broadway musical comedy or its sequel, which turns an Italian wake into a fun and campy soap opera

American Symphony Orchestra – Up to 50% Off

"Forged From Fire"

Carnegie Hall

$28 $14

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Evening of early 20th-century music explores four composers' relationship to the era's burgeoning, often violent nationalism

Mary Dimino – Up to 53% Off Standup

Mary Dimino

the cell

$52.69 $25

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During her acclaimed act, Mary contrasts her innocent appearance with her hard-nosed, New-York-Italian personality

Up to 51% Off Early-Access Movie Experiences

Alpine Cinemas

Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton

$19.25 $10

Thursday ticket grants early access to upcoming big-name, first-run movies, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Maleficent & Hercules

Up to 43% Off Shortbread & Wine at Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Park Slope

$30 $18

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House-baked shortbread flavors include honey wheat and rosemary sea salt; samplers also include glasses of wine

Up to 52% Off a Burger Meal at Croxley Ale House

Croxley Ale House

Brooklyn

$55.85 $27

Choose from almost 50 beers on tap, appetizers ranging from bavarian pretzels to Brooklyn nachos, and an array of burgers

50% Off at Esquire Lounge

Esquire Lounge

Brooklyn

$50 $25

Sleek, modern lounge serves craft cocktails and bar appetizers, along with entrees and desserts

Up to 50% Off at Fire Lounge Hookah Bar and Cafe

Fire Lounge Hookah Bar and Cafe

Gowanus

$80 $40

Practice your smoke rings, snack on finger foods, and sip refreshing drinks at a hookah bar with an open backyard, TV, and free WiFi

"The Killer" Starring Michael Shannon – Up to 40% Off

"The Killer"

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

$82 $55

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Academy Award-nominee Michael Shannon stars as a man who discovers a beautiful city haunted by a serial killer in this dark comedy-drama

"Welfare" – Up to 42% Off Dramatic Play

"Welfare"

Brooklyn

$59.99 $35

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New drama examines themes of greed and hope as it follows three women who fund their lifestyles through men

Andrew Zimmern or Giada – Up to 39% Off Cooking Fest

"Appetite: A Gastronomic Experience"

Count Basie Theatre

$68.50 $42

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Television hosts Andrew Zimmern and Giada De Laurentiis headline shows following afternoons full of foods from around New Jersey

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus" – Up to 50% Off

"Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus"

Count Basie Theatre

$54.50 $27

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

The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ – Up to 66% Off

"The Learned Ladies"

Outdoor Stage - College of St. Elizabeth

$70 $34

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Molière's popular satirical comedy focuses on education for women and academic pretension

Up to 63% Off Speed Dating

Let's Date Quickly

Online Deal

$35 $17

Singles meet up in casual bars for structured rounds of speed dating

Up to 54% Off Speed Dating

NY Minute Dating

On Location

$35 $18

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

Half Off Speed-Dating Event

WeekendDating.com

On Location

$40 $20

Singles get the chance to go on up to 15 mini dates during fun speed-dating events around New York City

60% Off Movies and Popcorn

Empire's Columbia Park Cinemas

North Bergen

$15 $6

First-run blockbuster movies screened in state-of-the-art theater with plush reclining seats

"Mulan" – Up to 46% Off Percussion Musical

"Mulan"

The Ellen Stewart Theatre

$53.50 $29

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All-female dance-and-percussion troupe retells the classic story of a young Chinese woman who joins the army to fight the Huns

New York International Fringe Festival - Up to 31% Off Five Tickets

The New York International Fringe Festival

FringeCENTRAL at the Clemente

$85 $59

The largest multi-arts festival in North America celebrates its 18th year of thrilling performances from around the globe

Galli Theatre – Up to 49% Off "The Little Mermaid"

"The Little Mermaid"

Galli Theater

$35 $18

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Colorful costumes and an aquatic set bring Hans Christian Anderson's tragic tale to life

60% Off 702 Punchlines and Pregnant: The Jackie Mason Musical

702 Punchlines and Pregnant: The Jackie Mason Musical

St. Luke's Theatre

$119 $49

Jackie Mason's daughter stars in comic musical about her parents' affair, her birth, and the subsequent paternity suit

Up to 81% Off Standup Comedy

Levity Live Comedy Club

Levity Live

$100 $20

Established and up-and-coming comedians take the stage

Up to 92% Off Standup Comedy

LoL New York

Clinton

$30 $5

Club hosts some of the city's funniest standups, with regular appearances by up-and-coming locals and vets of national comedy festivals

"Drunk Shakespeare" – Up to 46% Off Comedy

"Drunk Shakespeare"

Quinn's Bar

$37 $20

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One actor gets hammered while the rest stay mostly sober through whirlwind renditions of Shakespeare's plays

Up to 50% Off Belly-Dancing Show

Belly Dancing Show

Stone Creek Bar & Lounge

$20 $10

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Jaida has performed for the Saudi royal family, blending dance styles from the Middle East, Spain, and North Africa

The Berenstain Bears – Up to 55% Off

"The Berenstain Bears LIVE!"

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

$49.95 $26

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Adapted from beloved children's books, the show teaches kids valuable lessons through fun songs and dances before postshow meet and greet

The Awesome '80s Prom – Up to 46% Off 

The Awesome 80s Prom

42West

$55.98 $30

Audience members interact with a cast of 80s movie-based characters while partying to a soundtrack of 80s hit tunes

Comic Strip Live – Up to 79% Off Standup

Comic Strip Live

Comic Strip Live

$46.56 $10

Nightly lineups include TV-tested personalities and up-and-coming performers

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Gold-leaf writing inscribed across the towering red portico at the entrance to The Shannon Rose Irish Pub announces what one might expect to find inside: “Premium Stouts,” “Irish Whiskies,” and other culinary staples of the Emerald Isles. Behind this imposing entryway lies a series of dining rooms that have a markedly different effect; chandeliers create a sense of intimacy as they illuminate Gaelic artwork and aged hardcovers resting on lofty bookshelves.

855 Saint George Ave
Woodbridge,
NJ
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With six handcrafted beers on tap and a full menu of delicious pub provisions, J.J. Bitting Brewing Company enrobes taste buds in warm, comfortable flavors. The Blazing Brewhouse wings ($5.95) perk up palates with a tangy zest that earned them the title of Best Hot Wings in Woodbridge by BestHotWings.com. Wrangle the Colorado burger's bison patty into hungry mouths aided by sautéed onions, mushrooms, and sun-dried-tomato pesto mayo ($7.95), or follow the delicate salmon steak's incredible journey through pan-searing and potato-breading before rousing it from snug beds of rice and fresh veggies ($15.95). Like the cool table in a high-school cafeteria, Bitting's homegrown pints ($4.50 each) stay popular with or without delicious food. The Garden State IPA balances appealing bitterness with a floral aroma, and the heavily roasted Black Jack Stout swoops up from cellars to slake any thirst in the house.

33 Main St
Woodbridge,
NJ
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Big Shots' massive, three-floored space bombards sports fans with walls covered in flat-screen televisions, ensuring they never miss a kick, toss, or posttouchdown pirouette. While patrons soak up multimedia entertainment from every direction, cooks whip up a menu of classic bar grub, such as specialty pizzas and burgers named after NFL teams, including the brown-gravy-drenched Chicago Bear and the cheddar- and bacon-topped Green Bay Packers. At night, the establishment can transform into an all-out dance party led by live bands and DJs.

780 US Highway 1 N
Iselin,
NJ
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A union of Middle Eastern and Western cultures, Fire N Ice Hookah Bar combines the laid-back charm of a hookah lounge with the music and swank of a nightclub. Customers roam through the electric bi-level space flooded by soft colorful lighting before picking their poison—hookah, drinks, food, or all three.

In the hookah lounge, they curl up on plush sofas cushioned by satiny pillows and reach out every so often to grasp the hookah pipe as it’s passed around, inhaling any one of 25 exotic hookah flavors. The smoke spirals up toward Middle Eastern tapestries hanging overhead or snakes around the top-shelf cocktails perched beside the pipe. It even intermingles briefly with the aromas wafting from Middle Eastern dishes—such as chicken tikka, korma sliders, and kebabs—before vanishing into the air as quickly as a magician at a science fair.

As the night lingers on, Fire N Ice begins its transformation into a full-blown nightclub. Belly dancers take to the stage first, twisting and shimmying across the spacious dance floor. By 11 p.m., the club's three DJs begin spinning top R & B and hip-hop hits intermixed with a few Arabian jams, signaling to guests that it's their turn to hit the floor.

85 Lafayette Rd
Fords,
NJ
US

Dugout Pub South tempts appetites with slow-cooked, smoked ribs, thin crust pizzas crowned with clams or deep-fried calamari, and more than 25 burgers made with 8-ounce Angus beef patties and toppings such as blue cheese, banana peppers, and house-made chili. Inside the dining area, four dartboards, a shuffleboard table, and flat-screen TVs entertain patrons sipping libations from the full bar, which features 20 different brews on tap. Live entertainment includes DJs, bands, karaoke, and wandering minstrels, tickling the ears of customers in the dining area or outside on the tiki deck.

4029 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island,
NY
US

With a barbed-wire fence as its backdrop, The Looney Bin Comedy Club, opened just last year, promises its patrons a night of cutting-to-the-core comedy provided by both up-and-coming and veteran stand-up comics. As giant portraits of Eddie Murphy, Dane Cook, and Don Rickles look on, you will exhaust your internal laugh-engine at any show, thanks to the funny-bone fuel of such glee-gas-pumpers as mirthful magic-maker Chipps Cooney, appearing on Saturday, October 30, or punch-line slinger Joseph Anthony, appearing on Saturday, November 6. As your eyes drink in the chill, relaxing vibes of the club's space, each ticket holder's taste buds will drink in two selections from The Looney Bin's bar, featuring adult libations such as Samuel Adams beers, long island iced teas, and Bloody Marys, able to lubricate vocal chords sore from constant chuckling.

141 E Service Rd
Staten Island,
NY
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