Nightlife in North Side, Chicago


"Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play": "Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play" at The Public House Theatre on July 10–August 29 (Up to 50% Off)

"Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play" at The Public House Theatre on July 10–August 29 (Up to 50% Off)

"Bye Bye Liver: The Chicago Drinking Play"

The Public House Theatre

A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

$18 $9

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The Public House Theatre: Fifty Shades of Plaid at The Public House Theatre

Fifty Shades of Plaid at The Public House Theatre

The Public House Theatre

Lakeview

$10 $7.50

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"Bard Fiction": "Bard Fiction" at City Lit Theatre on July 10–August 1 (Up to 50% Off)

"Bard Fiction" at City Lit Theatre on July 10–August 1 (Up to 50% Off)

"Bard Fiction"

City Lit Theatre

Shakespeare enthusiasts translate Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction into Elizabethan dialect, accompanied by original musical score

$30 $15

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Sluggers World Class Sports Bar: Dueling Pianos and Drinks for 2 or 4 on a Friday or Saturday at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar (Up to 60% Off)

Dueling Pianos and Drinks for 2 or 4 on a Friday or Saturday at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar (Up to 60% Off)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar

Sluggers

Dueling pianists take requests to soundtrack lively nights of games and drinking in the shadow of Wrigley Field

$25 $10

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Under the Gun Theater: Improv or Scripted Comedy for One, Two, or Four at Under the Gun Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Improv or Scripted Comedy for One, Two, or Four at Under the Gun Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Under the Gun Theater

Lakeview

Improv inspired by audience members, diverse standup performances, and other innovative forms of stage comedy

$12 $8

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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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Paired Wine Co.: $349 for a One-Year Wine Club Membership with Two Cases of Wine from Paired Wine Co. ($600 Value)

$349 for a One-Year Wine Club Membership with Two Cases of Wine from Paired Wine Co. ($600 Value)

Paired Wine Co.

Lakeview

Membership includes 10% off purchases in store, invites to wine-tasting events, $5 voucher toward self-serving wine machines, and more

$600 $349

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  • Carols Pub
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Carols Pub, a local pub. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. Sit back and enjoy the bar's live music, or take your table out on the dance floor. Volume at this bar can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. During the bar's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick). The bar has catering services as well. If you're not in the mood to drive, hop on public transportation instead; Lawrence (Red Line) is a nearby stop. Guests of Carols Pub's N Clark St location can park their vehicles on the street. The food here is super budget-friendly, too, with most items costing less than $15. Don't leave the dollar bills at home — you'll need cash at Carols Pub. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Carols Pub.
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    4659 N Clark St
    Chicago, IL US
  • Magnolia Cafe
    Chef Kasra Medhat's refined culinary techniques draw from his diverse gastronomic history, from his childhood filled with Turkish- and Iranian-style family meals to his college internship at a Chicago gourmet restaurant, as well as his catering work. Today, Kasra captains Magnolia Cafe, where he infuses all that passion and experience into his innovative French-American recipes. In the kitchen, Kasra and staff cobble together ingredients plucked during their peak growing season in a variety of meat and seafood dishes. Upon white tablecloths, plates of appetizers and entrees meet with the house's specialty martinis and boutique wines in crystalline glasses, which are great for clinking or playing pieces from Mozart's glass-harmonica phase. Soft jazz music pulses amid the exposed brick and beams that ring the dining room, which is speckled with hanging photos of the flowers from which the establishment takes its name.
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    1224 W Wilson Ave
    Chicago, IL US
  • About Face Theater
    Since its inception in 1995 as a response to the lack of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allied (LGBTQA) voices within the American theatrical canon, About Face Theatre has entertained and challenged audiences with innovative plays designed to advance the national dialogue on gender and sexual identity. In 2010, About Face was one of 10 theaters to receive a National Theatre Company Grant from the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, for its innovation, vitality, and artistic commitment. The staff also uses theater as an innovative tool to address inequalities in social settings through its two-part outreach program. The education outreach program brings the real-life stories of LGBTQA youth to public schools as part of About Face's overall mission to create safer, more supportive spaces for queer youth and their allies, whereas the corporate outreach program helps businesses create inclusive work environments and address workplace insensitivity and intolerance. See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
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    1222 W Wilson Ave
    Chicago, IL US
  • Riviera Theatre
    The Riviera Theatre has been a major part of Chicago since 1917. In that year, the Riviera was built – in what is now the Uptown theater district – as a movie theater. In 1986, the Riviera was converted into a nightclub and later morphed into what is now Chicago’s most well-known venue for concerts and special events. A brief look at their history and you’ll see that the Riviera has played host to the world’s most famous performers and has no intention of letting that reputation slide. The Riviera Theatre is also available for special-event rentals such as rock concerts, corporate parties, proms, and much more. Be sure to visit their website to find out about upcoming concerts, events, and other activities. Make the Riviera Theatre your place to go for all things entertainment related.
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    4746 N Racine Ave
    Chicago, IL US
  • Crew Bar and Grill
    Swing by Crew Bar and Grill for after-work drinks and a chill environment. Plan to indulge a bit at Crew Bar and Grill, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. TVs are also readily available in the bar area to broadcast the best games. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Crew Bar and Grill has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Crew Bar and Grill has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. Crew Bar and Grill features live DJs that are sure to amp up your evening. Weekends tend to draw the crowds, so come ready to wait on Fridays and Saturdays. Folks tend to dress down at Crew Bar and Grill, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the bar. Crew Bar and Grill can also cater your next party; call today for details. Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at Crew Bar and Grill's N Broadway St address. Need a break from the road? Public transportation is also convenient, with popular stops at Lawrence (Red), Argyle (Red), and Wilson (Red). Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Crew Bar and Grill. Crew Bar and Grill dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
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    4804 N Broadway St
    Chicago, IL US
  • Sofo Bar
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Sofo Bar, a local pub. Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. If space is what you're looking for, Sofo Bar has plenty of room for larger parties. Bring your furry friend to the bar — Sofo Bar allows dogs to dine, too. Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are Sofo Bar's busiest days. Dress is typically casual at Sofo Bar, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. If driving doesn't appeal, you can take public transportation, with a nearby stop at Argyle (Red Line). Street parking is provided for those dining at the bar's N Clark St location. Expect to spend less than $15 per person at Sofo Bar.
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    4923 N Clark St
    Chicago, IL US

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