Nightlife in Crystal Lake

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

GreenRoom Productions' Unscripted Improv Show for Two through November 26

GreenRoom Improv

Multiple Locations

Family-friendly band of comedians tickles ribs in a 90-minute improv show with sketches, games, and skits based off audience stories

$24 $12

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

$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

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

Minhas Craft Brewery Tour for Two or Four in Monroe (50% Off)

Minhas Craft Brewery


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

$48 $24

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

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

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

"Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque, Fridays at 8 p.m. through December 17

Naughty Little Cabaret

Original Mothers

Male and female burlesque performers, including some from RuPaul’s Drag Race, dazzle with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

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

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

"MJ Live: A Michael Jackson Tribute Concert" and Boy Band Review on Saturday, January 21, at 7:30 p.m.

MJ Live

Rosemont Theatre

The tribute dance show matches the energy and excitement of the biggest hits with a sing-along stage spectacle that’s just as huge

$36.15 $21.50

Rusted Root with The Devon Allman Band on November 3 at 8 p.m.

Rusted Root with The Devon Allman Band

Durty Nellie's

Pittsburgh-based band behind “Send Me On My Way” melds driving rock with elements of world music; The Devon Allman Band opens

$29.87 $15

"A Christmas Carol" (November 29–December 14)

"A Christmas Carol"

Pabst Theater

The Milwaukee Rep celebrates a holiday tradition for the 39th year running by bringing Charles Dickens’s classic morality tale to life

$35 $20

$15 For $30 Worth Of Casual Dining

Grover's Bar & Grill

Hyde Park

$30 $15

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

Rewind Convention - Fri, Nov 11 Through Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Hilton Indian Lakes Resort


$57 $9.50

"DaVinci & Michelangelo – The Titans Experience" (November 5–December 30)

"DaVinci & Michelangelo – The Titans Experience"

Water Tower Place

Interact with DaVinci’s Machines before experiencing a live theatre production comparing DaVinci’s and Michelangelo’s works on-stage

$60 $42

Hookah for Two or Four at Aromas Hookah Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Aromas Hookah Bar


More than 200 flavored shisha tobaccos including blueberry, lemon, citrus dream, and strawberry margarita

$20 $10

"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" (November 17–19)

"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical"

The Chicago Theatre

The look, story, and beloved characters of the classic stop-motion Rudolph film take to the stage with live music

$61.02 $45

Craig Ferguson: The New Deal Tour on November 6 at 7 p.m.

Craig Ferguson: The New Deal Tour

The Chicago Theatre

The charming Scottish actor, comedian, and television host returns to the stage with a new set of ruthlessly witty standup material

$61.42 $36

Naughty Little Cabaret Presents Not Your Mother's Drag Show on November 18 and December 16 at 9 p.m.

Not Your Mother’s Drag Show

Original Mothers

Celebrated drag artists perform both lip-synced and live musical numbers during interactive show

$30 $20

Select Local Merchants

  • Finn McCool's
    Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at Finn Mc Cool's. Finn Mc Cool's is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure. This bar is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. At Finn Mc Cool's, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated. Dance to the beat of a live DJ and show off your moves on the bar floor. Loud music and boisterous crowds keep decibel levels ultra high at this bar. 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. Finn Mc Cool's' guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Finn Mc Cool's also offers catering. Score a street, valet or garage parking spot near Finn Mc Cool's. Finn Mc Cool's offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Finn Mc Cool's. No cash? Use any major credit card and work on reeling in those rewards. For an indulgent bite, Finn Mc Cool's serves up some of the finest pub-food creations around. Finn Mc Cool's does not disappoint with some of the best British pub food in Crystal Lake.
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  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    For wings with a ton of zest, Crystal Lake's Buffalo Wild Wings has got you covered. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down. Buffalo Wild Wings puts the happy in happy hour. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Buffalo Wild Wings' seasonally available outdoor seating. Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Buffalo Wild Wings. Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard. Casual dining at its best, Buffalo Wild Wings customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. For the tastes of Buffalo Wild Wings from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Getting your food to go is also an option. At Buffalo Wild Wings, diners will receive complimentary parking at the lot next door. Buffalo Wild Wings is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat. For a quick and easy payment solution at Buffalo Wild Wings, pay by major credit card. Sometimes only wings can satisfy you, and the ones at Buffalo Wild Wings will surely do the job.
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  • Village Squire North
    Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Village Squire North, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare. The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Village Squire North's patio. Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Village Squire North. Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go. Free parking is available to Village Squire North's diners that need it. Travel by bike to Village Squire North and store your bike at a nearby rack. Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Village Squire North's moderately priced fare. Dinner is the real yum factor here, though breakfast bites and lunch are also featured. Rediscover your favorite American meals at Village Squire North. So round up your friends and head over to Village Squire North for a casual American meal.
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  • Wings Etc
    For wings with a ton of zest, Crystal Lake's Wings Etc has got you covered. Wings Etc knows how to make gluten-free and low-fat fare taste great, so stop by for a healthy (and flavorful) bite. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu. This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. At Wings Etc, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated. Stay connected at no cost thanks to Wings Etc's wifi. People tend to swarm the restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time. Take it nice and easy at Wings Etc, where casual dress is the rule of the day. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Parking can often cost 25% of your own meal and tab. With us, it'll be 0% every time. We provide free parking to our patrons. Your tab at Wings Etc will usually run to about $30 per guest. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Wings Etc since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Wings Etc's wings will keep you happy and coming back for more!
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  • Fire Bar & Grill
    The mellow drinker will appreciate Fire Bar and Grill's low-key vibe. Catch the game at Fire Bar and Grill, a local restaurant with TVs. Parents, bring your kids along to this bar, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Your large group can all sit together at Fire Bar and Grill. Stay connected at no cost thanks to Fire Bar and Grill's wifi. The bar's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. Patrons pack the bar on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. Take it nice and easy at Fire Bar and Grill, where casual dress is the rule of the day. The bar has catering services as well. You can also grab your food to go. Save some cash on parking when you park in the lot adjacent to the restaurant. Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Fire Bar and Grill. An average meal at Fire Bar and Grill will set you back about $30.
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  • Matt's Tavern
    Grab some friends and head on over to Crystal Lake's Matt's Tavern for great pub grub. Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Matt's Tavern. Those searching for a quiet dinner scene may have better luck elsewhere, as the restaurant tends to get rather noisy. Save time and money with nearby parking options at Matt's Tavern. Travel by bike to Matt's Tavern and store your bike at a nearby rack. You can enjoy a delicious meal at Matt's Tavern for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person. So when you want some amazing food to complement your drinks, Matt's Tavern will be there for you.
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