Nightlife in Aurora


Jazz Nations Jazz Festival: Jazz Nations Presents: A Festival of Jazz, Reggae & R&B on Saturday, September 19, at 12 p.m.

Jazz Nations Presents: A Festival of Jazz, Reggae & R&B on Saturday, September 19, at 12 p.m.

Jazz Nations Jazz Festival

Riveredge Park

Chicagoland’s top jazz and R&B musicians, including Skinny Williams and Corey Wilkes, deliver smooth melodies at this lakeside festival

$22.09 $12

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Cascade Drive-In: $14 for Movie and Popcorn for Two at Cascade Drive-In ($24.50 Value)

$14 for Movie and Popcorn for Two at Cascade Drive-In ($24.50 Value)

Cascade Drive-In

West Chicago

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

$24.50 $14

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Hollywood Blvd Cinema: Two or Four Tickets at Hollywood Blvd Cinema (44% Off)

Two or Four Tickets at Hollywood Blvd Cinema (44% Off)

Hollywood Blvd Cinema

Woodridge

New releases and classic films in a modern theater that honors cinema history with vintage photos and a recreation of Hollywood Blvd.

$32 $18

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Studio Movie Grill: $5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.75 $5

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Star Cinema Grill - Arlington Heights / Hollywood Palms - Naperville: $5 for Movie at Star Cinema Grill or Hollywood Palms (Up to $10.50 Value)

$5 for Movie at Star Cinema Grill or Hollywood Palms (Up to $10.50 Value)

Star Cinema Grill - Arlington Heights / Hollywood Palms - Naperville

Multiple Locations

Watch recent Hollywood releases while enjoying any item from our extensive menu served table-side

$8 $5

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Richard Marx: Richard Marx (Friday, September 25, at 8 p.m.)

Richard Marx (Friday, September 25, at 8 p.m.)

Richard Marx

Egyptian Theatre

Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning, record-setting singer-songwriter unfolds a setlist of hit singles including “Right Here Waiting”

$28 $16

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The Dancing Horses Theatre: The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Delavan

Equestrians and various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance; backstage pass includes horse-training info and equine meet-and-greets

$37.50 $18

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Village of Bensenville: Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for Two or Four at Bensenville Theatre (Up to 45% Off)

Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for Two or Four at Bensenville Theatre (Up to 45% Off)

Village of Bensenville

Bensenville

Guests grab buckets of popcorn and large sodas before heading into intimate twin theaters to view recent releases

$20 $12

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AEG Live: The Who on October 15, at 7:30 p.m.

The Who on October 15, at 7:30 p.m.

AEG Live

United Center

Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and company deliver a career-spanning set of epic rockers on The Who’s 50th anniversary tour; Joan Jett opens

$61.11 $49.50

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The Dinner Detective Schaumburg: The Dinner Detective Four-Course Meal and Interactive Comedy Show through January 2 (Up to 42% Off)

The Dinner Detective Four-Course Meal and Interactive Comedy Show through January 2 (Up to 42% Off)

The Dinner Detective Schaumburg

Chicago Marriott Schaumburg

Interactive comedic murder mystery unfolds during a four-course dinner, with prizes for the guest who solves the crime

$79.90 $46

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The Annoyance Theatre & Bar: Splatter Theater at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

Splatter Theater at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theater

$20 $13.75

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Brick Fest Live: Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Donald E Stephens Convention Center on October 3–4 (Up to 30% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Donald E Stephens Convention Center on October 3–4 (Up to 30% Off)

Brick Fest Live

Donald E Stephens Convention Center

LEGO lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

$28.50 $20

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“Maybe Baby, It's You”: “Maybe Baby, It's You” at Pheasant Run Resort on Select Dates Through October 23 (Up to 49% Off)

“Maybe Baby, It's You” at Pheasant Run Resort on Select Dates Through October 23 (Up to 49% Off)

“Maybe Baby, It's You”

Fox Valley Rep Box Office at Pheasant Run Resort

Play examines the nature of romance in eleven funny, sweet vignettes

$37 $19

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Hala Kahiki: $20 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Drinks at Hala Kahiki

$20 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Drinks at Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

River Grove

Tropical cocktails named for Pelé and coral reefs poured in Polynesian-themed bar opened in 1963

$30 $20

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Under the Gun Theater: Porn Minus Porn at Under the Gun Theater

Porn Minus Porn at Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

Lakeview

$12 $9

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Zac Brown Band or AC/DC: Zac Brown Band on September 11 or AC/DC on September 15 at Down the Line Rooftop (Up to 43% Off)

Zac Brown Band on September 11 or AC/DC on September 15 at Down the Line Rooftop (Up to 43% Off)

Zac Brown Band or AC/DC

Down The Line Rooftop

Grammy-winning country act tours in support of Jekyll + Hyde; classic hard rockers play muscular hits and new songs from Rock or Bust

$173.19 $99

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Zanies Comedy Night Club: Standup Comedy Show at Zanies Comedy Club (Up to 60% Off)

Standup Comedy Show at Zanies Comedy Club (Up to 60% Off)

Zanies Comedy Night Club

Multiple Locations

Storied stand-up comedy club chain features top-tier headlining comedians from movies and TV

$50 $20

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Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three: Twisted Melodies at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Twisted Melodies at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Athenaeum Theatre

$37 $24.50

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Pour Some 80s On Me Pub Crawl: "Pour Some 80s On Me" Pub Crawl at MB Financial Park on September 6 at 12:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

"Pour Some 80s On Me" Pub Crawl at MB Financial Park on September 6 at 12:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Pour Some 80s On Me Pub Crawl

MB Financial Park

Bangle-wearing revelers enjoy live music, fireworks, and drinks at all of the MB Financial Park bars, including Park Tavern and Five Roses

$20 $10

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Hydrate Nightclub Chicago: Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Lakeview

Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

$36 $16

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The Logan Theatre: $12 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn at The Logan Theatre ($20.50 Value)

$12 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn at The Logan Theatre ($20.50 Value)

The Logan Theatre

Logan Square

Historic theater features current releases and classic films

$20.50 $12

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Laugh Out Loud Theater: Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn at Laugh Out Loud Theater Through November 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn at Laugh Out Loud Theater Through November 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Schaumburg

Improvisers can perform shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$22 $11

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"We Gotta Bingo": "We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Dinner Comedy on Select Dates, August 30–November 29

"We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Dinner Comedy on Select Dates, August 30–November 29

"We Gotta Bingo"

Chicago Theater Works

Audiences play bingo, swig beer, and savor an Italian family-style dinner in this interactive musical comedy

$51.85 $30

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Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant: Upscale American Dinner for Two or Four at Big Shot Piano Lounge (50% Off)

Upscale American Dinner for Two or Four at Big Shot Piano Lounge (50% Off)

Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant

Arlington Heights

Diners enjoy live music while dining on upscale fare like blue-cheese shrimp salad and entrees like seared scallops or Manhattan strip filet

$40 $20

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Milan Hookah Lounge: Hookah and Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Two or Four at Milan Hookah Lounge (50% Off)

Hookah and Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Two or Four at Milan Hookah Lounge (50% Off)

Milan Hookah Lounge

Schaumburg

Try out the more than 100 flavors of tobacco and tobacco-free shisha paired with non-alcoholic drinks of choice in the cozy, intimate lounge

$30 $15

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Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre: Movie Tickets and Popcorn at Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre (Up to 51% Off)

Movie Tickets and Popcorn at Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre (Up to 51% Off)

Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre

Drummer

Classic drive-in theater employs high-tech projectors to show new releases on two screens

$17.50 $10

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Fox Valley Repertory Theater 2015 Suscription Series Shows: Two or Three 2015 Shows at Fox Valley Repertory on March 26–October 25 (Up to 63% Off)

Two or Three 2015 Shows at Fox Valley Repertory on March 26–October 25 (Up to 63% Off)

Fox Valley Repertory Theater 2015 Suscription Series Shows

Fox Valley Rep Box Office at Pheasant Run Resort

Laugh all year long at three comedies about an embezzling mayor, a reunited ’60s girl group, and soul mates

$94 $35

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Laugh Factory: Comedy Show with Optional VIP Seating at Laugh Factory (Up to 43% Off)

Comedy Show with Optional VIP Seating at Laugh Factory (Up to 43% Off)

Laugh Factory

Chicago

Large lineups of top local standup talent, comedic storytelling, and themed shows such as the Facebook-centric Social Takeover

$20 $12

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Bryan Adams: Bryan Adams: The Reckless Tour at US Cellular Coliseum on Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. (Up to 34% Off)

Bryan Adams: The Reckless Tour at US Cellular Coliseum on Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. (Up to 34% Off)

Bryan Adams

US Cellular Coliseum

Adams celebrates his landmark album, Reckless, featuring smash hits such as “Summer of ‘69” and “Heaven”

$46.15 $32

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Mid Oak Distillery: Martini and Vodka Tasting with Appetizers for Two, Four, or Six at Mid Oak Distillery (Up to 68% Off)

Martini and Vodka Tasting with Appetizers for Two, Four, or Six at Mid Oak Distillery (Up to 68% Off)

Mid Oak Distillery

Crestwood

Guests enjoy mini martinis and light appetizers such as a cheese platter at Mid Oak Distillery

$56 $26

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The Vino Cellar: Wine Flights and Cheese for Two or Four at The Vino Cellar (Up to 47% Off)

Wine Flights and Cheese for Two or Four at The Vino Cellar (Up to 47% Off)

The Vino Cellar

Lombard

Three white or red wine samples accompanied by a cheese plate with cheddar, havarti and gouda

$30 $17

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Licorice Lounge: Up to 58% Off Mimosas with Appetizers at Licorice Lounge

Up to 58% Off Mimosas with Appetizers at Licorice Lounge

Licorice Lounge

Burnside

From the merchant: Enjoy handcrafted mimosas flights in this chic spot located just 25 minutes outside downtown Chicago.

$45 $19

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City Winery Chicago: Labor Day Bubbly Q at City Winery Chicago

Labor Day Bubbly Q at City Winery Chicago

City Winery Chicago

City Winery

$22 $6.50

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Emporium Arcade Bar : Two Well Drinks and $10 in Tokens at Emporium Arcade Bar (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Two Well Drinks and $10 in Tokens at Emporium Arcade Bar (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Emporium Arcade Bar

Multiple Locations

Visitors juggle drinks and joysticks at the arcade bar’s two locations, where vintage video games and pinball tables abound

$20 $11

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pH Comedy Theater: pHamily The Musical at pH Comedy Theater

pHamily The Musical at pH Comedy Theater

pH Comedy Theater

Edgewater

$15 $4.75

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The Comedy Bar: Standup Comedy Show and Appetizer for Two or Four at The Comedy Bar (Up to 56% Off)

Standup Comedy Show and Appetizer for Two or Four at The Comedy Bar (Up to 56% Off)

The Comedy Bar

Gino's East River North

National headliners and up-and-coming comedians take the stage at legendary club’s space inside Gino’s East River North

$55.18 $25

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The Wailers: The Wailers at HOME Bar on September 10 (Up to 49% Off)

The Wailers at HOME Bar on September 10 (Up to 49% Off)

The Wailers

HOME Bar

Reggae band that toured with Bob Marley keeps the legend’s lyrics alive with revolutionary tracks such as “Get Up, Stand Up”

$27.50 $14

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The Public House Theatre: The History of Alcohol in Chicago: A Drinker's Guide at The Public House Theatre

The History of Alcohol in Chicago: A Drinker's Guide at The Public House Theatre

The Public House Theatre

Lakeview

$15 $10.50

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Naughty Little Cabaret: Naughty Little Cabaret at She-nannigans on September 11, October 9, or November 20 (Up to 33% Off)

Naughty Little Cabaret at She-nannigans on September 11, October 9, or November 20 (Up to 33% Off)

Naughty Little Cabaret

Shenannigans

Male and female burlesque revue dazzles with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

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The Sedgwick Stop: Wine, Beer, or Whiskey Flight with Appetizer for Two or Four at The Sedgwick Stop (50% Off)

Wine, Beer, or Whiskey Flight with Appetizer for Two or Four at The Sedgwick Stop (50% Off)

The Sedgwick Stop

Near North Side

Gastropub that emphasizes whiskey and craft brews also spotlights sliders, poutine, and spare ribs

$32 $16

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"Urban Twist" at The Second City: "Urban Twist" at The Second City on October 3–December 5

"Urban Twist" at The Second City on October 3–December 5

"Urban Twist" at The Second City

Donny's Skybox Theatre

The performance ensemble of The Second City’s Outreach and Diversity Division performs its newest inclusive sketch-comedy revue

$31 $15

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Michael Blackson and Friends: Michael Blackson and Friends at Harold Washington Cultural Center on Saturday, September 12 (Up to 37% Off)

Michael Blackson and Friends at Harold Washington Cultural Center on Saturday, September 12 (Up to 37% Off)

Michael Blackson and Friends

Harold Washington Cultual Center

With his own unique lingo and style of dress, “The African King of Comedy” nabs laughs with skills he honed on Chappelle’s Show and HBO

$55.76 $35

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Frank’s: Beer, Wine, and Cocktails at Frank's (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails at Frank's (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Frank’s

Lincoln Park

Rotating craft beers, more than 20 martinis, and the neighborhood’s best jukebox await at this Lincoln Park mainstay

$20 $12

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Theater Wit: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at Theater Wit

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at Theater Wit

Theater Wit

Lakeview

$34.50 $14

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Dealflicks: $20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions from Dealflicks

$20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions from Dealflicks

Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

Guests enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions at multiple theaters on Dealflicks.com

$20 $13.99

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ZZ Ward: ZZ Ward (September 27 at 7:30 p.m.)

ZZ Ward (September 27 at 7:30 p.m.)

ZZ Ward

House of Blues Chicago

A singer and harmonica player who has worked with talents from Kendrick Lamar to Eric Clapton tours in advance of her second album

$36.55 $25

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"Late Nite Catechism" or "Bible Bingo" : Bible Bingo or Late Nite Catechism at Royal George Theater, Fridays–Sundays through October 31 (Up to 40% Off)

Bible Bingo or Late Nite Catechism at Royal George Theater, Fridays–Sundays through October 31 (Up to 40% Off)

"Late Nite Catechism" or "Bible Bingo"

Royal George Theatre

Two comedies from Vicki Quade and Maripat Donovan skewer Catholic traditions and sensibilities in a lighthearted, interactive romp

$30 $18

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Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset & State Property: Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset and State Property at UIC Forum on Friday, September 18, at 8 p.m. (Up to 26% Off)

Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset and State Property at UIC Forum on Friday, September 18, at 8 p.m. (Up to 26% Off)

Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset & State Property

UIC Pavilion

Two iconic New York hip-hop collectives reunite for a one-night-only concert at UIC

$62.08 $46

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Sports Plus Chicago Live Taping: Live Taping of "Sports Plus Chicago" with Memorabilia Package on Saturday, September 12, at 12 p.m.

Live Taping of "Sports Plus Chicago" with Memorabilia Package on Saturday, September 12, at 12 p.m.

Sports Plus Chicago Live Taping

Embers Tap House

Sip beer, watch entertainers recap football plays and talk tailgating, and walk away with memorabilia celebrating the 1985 Bears

$155 $49

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  • Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub
    Munch on tasty pub grub at Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub. Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here. The drink list at Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Grab the kids when you head to Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub — its family-oriented menu and ambience all perfect for the whole clan. Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub. At Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table. Call Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub for catering if you have a big event coming up. For the nights you just want to stay in and cozy up, order in great takeout or delivery from Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub. With a parking lot adjacent to Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub, you won't get stuck circling the block. Cheap meals don't have to lack flavor as shown by the innovative dishes coming out of Mike and Denise's Pizzaria and Pub's kitchen. Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
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    1760 N Farnsworth Ave
    Aurora, IL US
  • Paulie's Pub and Grille
    One of the more popular bars in Aurora, Poulie's has flavorsome pub food and good burgers. It's a local favorite for guests looking for outstanding food. If you're trying to plan your week, most fans will be quick to share that later in the week (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) will be the best time to visit. Also, you'll definitely want to take advantage of its outdoor seating when the Illinois weather is cooperating. It should be noted that casual attire is encouraged. Also, if you're in the mood for tunes, it does have a good juke box. It's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. WiFi's available if you're trying to get some work done, and if you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. Or, if you're looking for the perfect spot to unwind after work, it's got a phenomenal happy hour and a pretty stout selection behind the bar. Specializing in lunch and late-night cuisine, Poulie's Pub and Grille is definitely a good call. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    444 N Eola Rd
    Aurora, IL US
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    Whether you love them dunked in ranch dressing or smothered in barbecue sauce, the wings at Aurora's Buffalo Wild Wings will fit any taste. Comfort food at its best, low-fat is intentionally left off the menu here. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Buffalo Wild Wings has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at Buffalo Wild Wings just as much as their parents do. Free wifi is on hand here as well. On warmer days, take advantage of Buffalo Wild Wings' outdoor seating. Decibels can approach upper limits at this restaurant, so it's best to leave quiet conversation for another time. Or, take your food to go. Catering services are also available. Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Buffalo Wild Wings. Menu items at Buffalo Wild Wings tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Buffalo Wild Wings — they're open for all three meals.
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    1460 N Orchard Rd
    Aurora, IL US
  • The Town Bar and Grill
    A well-known bar in Aurora, The Town is the perfect location for a delicious menu. The nice atmosphere and great menu options allow guests to focus on what matters: the high quality food. If you're trying to plan your week, folks will be quick to point out that later in the week (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) will be the best time to visit. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. It's been tabbed as a nice option for both large groups and families with children. WiFi is available if you want to get some work done, and in addition to its convenient take-out menu, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you're looking for the perfect spot to unwind after work, it's got a phenomenal happy hour and a pretty stout selection behind the bar. Specializing in dinner and late-night cuisine, making a trip to The Town is never a bad call. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    2681 East New York St.
    Aurora, IL US
  • Saddle Up Nightclub
    For familiar food you're sure to love, head to Saddle Up Nightclub for American-style cuisine. Don't be alone on gameday, come have a great drink and great fun. At Saddle Up Nightclub, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably. The patio seating at Saddle Up Nightclub is perfect for those warm summer days. There's often a DJ spinning as well, and patrons are encouraged to step out on the dance floor. Between the music and the crowds, expect noise levels to reach upper limits at the restaurant. If you plan to hit the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to fend off the crowds by calling ahead for a reservation. Saddle Up Nightclub's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner. Saddle Up Nightclub is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of. Saddle Up Nightclub's moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Saddle Up Nightclub time and time again.
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    4440 Ogden Ave
    Aurora, IL US
  • Midtown Pub and Grill
    A well-known bar in Aurora, Midtown is the ideal location for wonderful pub food. It's a local favorite for those seeking outstanding food. If you're wanting to plan ahead, most folks will agree that later in the week (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) will be the best time to visit. There's no specific recommended attire, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, if you're in the mood for tunes, it's one of the better places for live music. It's been described as a good option for families with children, large groups, and dancing. If you're in a hurry, you can always take advantage of the convenient take-out menu. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a pretty broad selection at its bar. Specializing in both lunch and dinner, you won't walk away from Midtown disappointed. Visitors to the restaurant have access to a private lot nearby or can park on the street. Prefer to pedal your way there? Bicycle parking is also provided.
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    1 S Stolp Ave
    Aurora, IL US

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