Nightlife in Barrington

Halloween Bar Crawl on October 28 or 29

Halloween Trolley Bar Crawl or Halloween Bar Crawl: Crawl-o-ween

Multiple Locations

Don creative Halloween costume, then walk to Chicago bars featuring drink specials, scavenger hunts, and prizes

$17.36 $8

The Dancing Horses from September 1 through October 30

The Dancing Horses

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Equestrians & various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance, followed by an exotic bird show featuring Echo from America’s Got Talent

$37.50 $18

A Nightmare on Hubbard Street-The 5th Annual River North Halloween Costume Bar Crawl on Saturday, October 29, at 12 pm

A Nightmare on Hubbard Street – The 5th Annual River North Halloween Costume Bar Crawl

Bar Louie

Annual Halloween-themed bar crawl weaves through River North, with drink specials, live DJs, and a costume contest along the way

$27.95 $15

Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Village of Bensenville (Up to 50% Off)

Village of Bensenville


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

$22 $12

"Thrones! The Musical Parody": A Parody of "Game of Thrones" (October 12-October 30)

"Thrones! A Musical Parody"

Apollo Theater

This send up of the HBO phenomenon puts a humorous, musical spin on the world of Westeros, including spoilers all the way through Season 6

$59.75 $25

$39 for Date Night with Two Movie Tickets and $100 eGift Card ($124 Value*)

Ultimate Date Night Package

Online Deal

Create your own ultimate date with movie tickets and a $100 eGift Card for dinner

$124 $39

General, VIP, or VIP Admission with a Drink to Laugh Factory Chicago Weekend or Tuesday-Night Comedy Shows

Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory

Legendary standup-comedy venue hosts some of the best local and touring comedians around during weekend and Tuesday night comedy shows

$10 $7

"Hip Hop Nutcracker" on Friday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Hip Hop Nutcracker

Rosemont Theatre

A dozen dancers pair with a DJ and electric violinist to put an explosive hip-hop spin on this holiday classic

$42.55 $25

America's Baking and Sweets Show on Friday, November 11, at 10 a.m.

America's Baking and Sweets Show

Schaumburg Convention Center

My Cupcake Addiction mastermind Elise Strachan headlines a weekend of sweets, classes, and demos

$26 $15

Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn (Through January 28)

Laugh Out Loud Theater Schaumburg

Laugh Out Loud

Improvisers perform shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$22 $11

Two, Four, Six, or Nine Tickets to XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride (Up to 43% Off)

XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Movie Ride

XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride

Prepare for revolutionary and next-generation nine-dimensional cinema rides that offer a remarkably intense and extreme experience

$48 $32

Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 50% Off)

The Murder Mystery Co.


Interactive murder mystery dinner starring professional actors testing guests’ sleuthing skills throughout a three course meal

$60 $29.99

25% Cash Back at Duffy's Tavern and Grille

Duffy's Tavern and Grille

North Side

Claim this deal and get 25% cash back rewards when you pay with your linked Visa card at Duffy’s Tavern and Grille

$0 $0

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

The Second City Presents Urban Twist for Two (October 14–December 16)

Second City Diversity and Inclusion presents: "Urban Twist", a hip sketch comedy revue featuring Bob Curry Fellows

The Blackout Cabaret - 2nd Floor Pipers Alley

The famed Chicago institution presents a night of political satire and sketch comedy written and performed by a diverse cast

$32 $16

Craft-Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Beermiscuous (Up to 43% Off)


North Side

Each guest selects four draft craft beer samples from a wide variety of options at a unique beer café

$30 $18

Movie Theater Ticket Subscription Plans from MoviePass (Up to 37% Off). Four Options Available.


Online Deal

Smartphone app lets users reserve movie theater tickets at major theaters nationwide, saving them time and money

$17.99 $12.99

Standup or Improv Comedy Show at The Comedy Shrine Theater through January 28

The Comedy Shrine

The Comedy Shrine Theater

Comics and resident improvisers fill standup showcases and a flagship show of short-form improv a la Whose Line Is It Anyway?

$20 $10

Tasting Experience for Two with Pint Glasses and "Crowlers" at Noon Whistle Brewing (Up to 44% Off)

Noon Whistle Brewing


Sip beers and take home 32-oz. canned crowlers at the brewery behind such beers as Cozmo, American Pale Ale and Bernie milk stout

$54 $30

"The Wild Side: A Bad Ass Pole Show" on October 7, November 4, or December 2

The Wild Side: A Bad Ass Pole Show

Original Mothers

Chicago’s sexiest pole dancers dazzle with high-fyling acrobatics and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

Tickets to "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, or 6 on Friday or Saturdays at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 55% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub - Beauties & Beaus


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

$40 $18

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

"Six Stories Tall"

Adventure Stage Chicago

Noble Square

$17 $11.50

"Kiss Kiss Cabaret"

Uptown Underground


$24.50 $7

"Marvelous Madeleines"

Berger Park - Coach House

Far North Side

$25 $7

Standup for Two and Tickets to a Future Show at Riddles Comedy Club Through April 20

Riddles Comedy Club

Riddles Comedy Club

Weekend sets from nationally touring comedians such as Robert Hines and Bob Jay

$75 $19

$20 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Tiki-Bar 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

Rittz on Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m.


Portage Theater

Southern rap star from Tech N9ne’s Strange Music label unleashes dextrous and ruthless rhymes in support of his latest, Top of the Line

$25.49 $15

"Horrible Fun": Based on Cards Against Humanity

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$15 $10.50

Select Local Merchants

  • Wool Street Grill Sports Bar
    What time is it? Time to grab one of American's favorite dishes at Wool Street Grill Sports Bar. Wool Street Grill Sports Bar's chefs have carefully created a menu filled with flavorful and healthy eats. Wool Street Grill Sports Bar also has large TVs for your viewing pleasure. Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Stay connected at no cost thanks to Wool Street Grill Sports Bar's wifi. During the summer months, don't miss out on Wool Street Grill Sports Bar's outdoor patio seating. Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at Wool Street Grill Sports Bar. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy. It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation. Need a night in? Don't miss out on this restaurant's delicious food — you can carry it out to eat at home or have them deliver it straight to you. The restaurant has catering services as well. Wool Street Grill Sports Bar's diners can safely park on the street, as well as in a nearby lot. For those who travel by bike, Wool Street Grill Sports Bar offers bike racks for diners. Expect your bill at Wool Street Grill Sports Bar to come in at around $30 per person. Head on over to Wool Street Grill Sports Bar first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Wool Street Grill Sports Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don't put it off any longer, and give Wool Street Grill Sports Bar a try. For a classic American dish, head over to the casual establishment of Wool Street Grill Sports Bar.
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    Barrington, IL US
  • The Onion Pub & Brewery
    For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Onion Pub and Brewery is a top pick. The bar is stocked with TVs, so you can watch the next big game. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this bar. Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Onion Pub and Brewery. Onion Pub and Brewery will be able to accommodate your large party. Free wireless Internet is also available at Onion Pub and Brewery, so bring your tablet or laptop along. Live music is often featured for guests' enjoyment. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the bar on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Onion Pub and Brewery is ultra casual. Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this bar offers takeout for your busy schedule. At Onion Pub and Brewery, you can park quickly and safely in a lot next door. Onion Pub and Brewery makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside. Menu items at Onion Pub and Brewery tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. The 21st-century is here at Onion Pub and Brewery. Enjoy our emerging cashless society by paying with any major credit card! Isn't it time to go to a pub that doesn't take their food lightly? Onion Pub and Brewery makes tasty bites that maximize the meaning of indulgence. For a beer above the rest, you'll want to head to Onion Pub and Brewery's brewery directly. Visit Onion Pub and Brewery for some of the best British pub food in Lake Barrington.
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    Lake Barrington, IL US
  • Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
    Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant offers a perfect balance of wine and food pairings. The menu at Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options. For those searching for something other than a beer or cocktail, be sure to scan the wine list. The restaurant also provides TVs in the bar area, so you can stay entertained with your drink of choice. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant. Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant's wifi. Weekend diners, beware! The restaurant is busiest on Friday and Saturday, so getting seated will take some time. Business casual attire is acceptable, so guests can let go of the "dress to impress" standard. This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience. At Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant, we don't think a night out should be filled with hidden fees. That's why our parking lot's free. Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet. So round up your friends and head over to Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant for a tasty and informative wine tasting. Don't look any further, head to Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant for your next American meal. For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant.
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    South Barrington, IL US
  • McGonigal's Pub
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at McGonigal's Pub, a local pub. Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings. Get online gratis thanks to McGonigal's Pub's complimentary wifi. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at McGonigal's Pub. Have a large group? No problem. Head to McGonigal's Pub for easy seating. Musical groups perform live at McGonigal's Pub, so tables can perk up with some tunes. McGonigal's Pub offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. For those in a rush, the bar lets you take your food to go. Complimentary parking is provided in the lot next to McGonigal's Pub. Make use of the luxurious bike racks at McGonigal's Pub. It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to McGonigal's Pub for a great bite. For an indulgent meal of classic pub food, McGonigal's Pub is the place to bring your best buds for a night out. McGonigal's Pub is the kind of place where you can have a night out, enjoy a nice beer, and maybe make a friend or two. McGonigal's Pub is not only a top British pub but a must in Barrington.
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    Barrington, IL US
  • Penny Road Pub
    Snack on tasty pub fare at Penny Road Pub, a local favorite. Penny Road Pub is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Great food plus TV equals the perfect fan meal. At Penny Road Pub, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Penny Road Pub's patio. Don't be shy — step out on the bar dance floor and soak up the sound of live music. The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the bar. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Penny Road Pub — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Penny Road Pub offers catering. Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the bar. Are you ready for a bite of pure heaven with Penny Road Pub's delicious pub food? For British pub food in Barrington, there's nothing better than Penny Road Pub.
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    Barrington, IL US
  • Blue Heron Cafe & Bar
    For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, Blue Heron Cafe and Bar in Barrington is the place to be. It's always the right time to eat a delicious, healthy meal. Find one that won't disappoint at Blue Heron Cafe and Bar. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Blue Heron Cafe and Bar's al fresco patio seating. Blue Heron Cafe and Bar caters to all party sizes, both large and small. No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Blue Heron Cafe and Bar to your next party or event. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant. At Blue Heron Cafe and Bar, you will want to bring cash for your meal since it's a cash-only restaurant. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Blue Heron Cafe and Bar since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    Barrington, IL US