Nightlife in DeKalb


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

Big Gig BBQ on September 4 at 5 p.m.

Big Gig BBQ

Henry Maier Festival Park

Barbecue festival features 10 restaurants, cold beer, and live music performances by country artists Chris Janson and Tucker Beathard

$15 $7.50

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

Ultimate Date Night Package

Online Deal

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

$124 $39

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

Minhas Craft Brewery

Monroe

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

$48 $24

Hip-Hop Summer Fest with Doug E Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Trina, Kid N Play, Twista, and More on September 9–11

Hip-Hop Summer Fest

Addams/Medill Park

Three-day music, comedy, and fashion festival features hip-hop legends Doug E Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Trina, Kid N Play, Twista, and more

$52.27 $25

Weekend or Tuesday Show at the Laugh Factory, through May 31, 2017

The Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory - Chicago

Large lineups of top local standup talent, comedic storytelling, and themed 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

Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival feat. Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, O.A.R., and More on September 2 and 3

Peoria Blues & Heritage Music Festival

The Peoria Riverfront

Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, and O.A.R. headline two full days of music along the waterfront during this annual end-of-summer festival

$35 $28

"Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque, Fridays at 8 p.m. through October 28

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

"Dutchman / TRANSit" through September 25

"Dutchman / TRANSit"

Greenhouse Theater Center

Two one-act plays—a classic and a world premiere—use allegory and the public transit system to explore identity politics and race

$23 $12

"Bye Bye Liver" — The Chicago Drinking Play (September 2–October 1)

"Bye Bye Liver"

The Pub Theatre

Troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and adult relations

$20 $10

Rickey Smiley and Friends on Saturday, September 24, at 7 p.m.

Rickey Smiley And Friends

Arie Crown Theater

Comedian and radio personality draws laughs with clean, observational humor, joined by J.B. Smoove, K Dubb, and Wildcat

$64.32 $40

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

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox on Saturday, October 29, at 8 p.m.

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Rosemont Theatre

Today’s pop hits are cleverly reimagined in the timeless styles of the past by a cast of stellar singers, dancers, and instrumentalists

$52.25 $39.50

The Capitol Steps - Friday September 9, 2016 / 7:30pm

Batavia Fine Arts Centre

Big Woods Marmion

$34.50 $15.75

Naughty Little Cabaret Presents Not Your Mother's Drag Show on September 16–December 16 at 8 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

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: "The Two Man Group" - Friday November 11, 2016 / 7:30pm

Batavia Fine Arts Centre

Big Woods Marmion

$57 $34.75

Live Music and Comedy at City Winery (August 15–September 18)

City Winery Chicago

City Winery

Lady Gaga’s bandleader, comedian Paul Reiser, and legendary guitarist Raul Midón are among the can’t-miss acts at City Winery this summer

$49.50 $24

$79 for Murder Mystery Dinner for Two at Periwinkle Place Manor B&B ($143 Value)

Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa

Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and mystery.

$143 $79

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$30 $15

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TwinSpires

Online Deal

A website and mobile app allows horseracing fans to make wagers on a range of horse races around the globe, including the Kentucky Derby

$30 $15

Theresa Caputo Tickets

Theresa Caputo Tickets

River District

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$83.93 $83.93

Gucci Mane and Friends on Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m.

Gucci Mane And Friends

UIC Pavilion

The Dirty South hip-hop superstar drops raw rhymes and trap beats in support of his latest, Everybody Looking

$167.59 $125

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile"

Raue Center for the Arts

Raue Center for the Arts

$32.50 $21

Presale: AAHH! FEST featuring COMMON on September 25 at 3 p.m.

AAHH! FEST featuring COMMON at Union Park

Union Park

COMMON returns to Chicago with his star-studded AAHH! Fest, which in 2014 featured Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, and Jennifer Hudson

$75 $60

Jonny Loquasto on September 9 at 8 p.m. or September 10 at 8 p.m. or 10 p.m.

Jonny Loquasto

The Comedy Shrine Theater

Sharp, gut-busting standup from the host of the Nerdist Network’s Wrestling Compadres Slamcast podcast, also seen on Comics Unleashed

$25 $15

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  • O'Leary's Irish Pub & Grill
    At O'Leary's Irish Pub and Grill, you can snack away on tasty pub grub. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults. O'Leary's Irish Pub and Grill is great for big groups, and diners favor its private room for important events. Perfect for after-work outings, O'Leary's Irish Pub and Grill's happy hour is hard to beat. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in O'Leary's Irish Pub and Grill's beautiful outdoor seating area. Musical groups perform live at O'Leary's Irish Pub and Grill, so tables can perk up with some tunes. If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. Getting your food to go is also an option. O'Leary's Irish Pub and Grill is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering. If preferred, patrons can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well. For those who travel by bike, O'Leary's Irish Pub and Grill offers bike racks for diners. Meals at O'Leary's Irish Pub and Grill are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), O'Leary's Irish Pub and Grill serves AM, PM, and midday meals. Just imagine that first bite into O'Leary's Irish Pub and Grill's delicious pub food, isn't it about time you ordered from them?
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    DeKalb, IL US
    +18157480000
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    Whether you love them dunked in ranch dressing or smothered in barbecue sauce, the wings at De Kalb's Buffalo Wild Wings will fit any taste. Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Buffalo Wild Wings. This restaurant visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. When the weather is nice, hurry to Buffalo Wild Wings to grab a spot on the patio. Between the music and the crowds, Buffalo Wild Wings' noise levels can be intense. If dinner and a movie are on the agenda, reservations are recommended for a timely night out. No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go. Driving to Buffalo Wild Wings? Check out the nearby parking selections and park with ease. Commute by bike to Buffalo Wild Wings and find easy bike parking. Who says that dining out has to take a bite out of your bank account? At Buffalo Wild Wings, diners can find fairly-priced food that will keep them coming back for more. Buffalo Wild Wings has more than just wings, but you may not need much else!
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    DeKalb, IL US
    +18157549299
  • Fatty's Pub & Grille
    Grab some friends and head on over to Fat Boys Sports Bar and Grill for great pub grub. Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV. Parents, bring your kids along to this bar, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience. Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Fat Boys Sports Bar and Grill's seasonally available outdoor seating. The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up. Patrons pack the bar on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. At this bar, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out. Fat Boys Sports Bar and Grill is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering. There is parking close to the bar. A typical meal at Fat Boys Sports Bar and Grill will set you back less than $30. For simply amazing pub food, Fat Boys Sports Bar and Grill has all of your favorites to continuously satisfy your hunger.
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    DeKalb, IL US
    +18157587737
  • Pub West
    Grab some friends and head on over to Waterman's Pub West Pizza for great pub grub. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Pub West Pizza offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. Delivery and takeout are also available. You'll be knocking down our door to pick up your food, or we'll be knocking down yours. Pub West Pizza is close to multiple parking options. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. Cut out the sky-high price tags, add incredible flavor and an awesome menu and what do you get? Pub West Pizza is the answer to finding great food at even better prices! Pub West Pizza certainly has all your pub favorites to make an evening comfortable for the whole gang!
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    Waterman, IL US
    +18152643736
  • Annex The Lord Stanley's
    Load up on toppings or opt for a simple slice of cheese at Annex The Lord Stanley's, Dekalb's classic pizza venue. Watch the game with fellow fans to get the full sports experience. The pizzeria's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table. With delivery and take-out options, you can enjoy this pizzeria's cooking from the comfort of your own living room. With parking onsite, it's easier to get straight to our delicious food. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the pizzeria. Annex The Lord Stanley's offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. If you are looking for a creative and fun pizza joint in town, check out Annex The Lord Stanley's.
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    DeKalb, IL US
    +18157549031
  • Molly's Eatery
    Pick up a pepperoni pie or try a less traditional topping at Molly's Eatery in De Kalb's DeKalb neighborhood. Don't be alone on gameday, come have a great drink and great fun. During the summer months, don't miss out on Molly's Eatery's outdoor patio seating. Dine with fellow dancing machines — the pizzeria is stocked with a lively, open floor. Weekend diners, beware! The pizzeria is busiest on Friday and Saturday, so getting seated will take some time. In addition to its great location, Molly's Eatery is also located near plenty of parking options. Hitting the mid-range mark, Molly's Eatery s prices are perfectly reasonable for food that goes above and beyond. Switch up your normal pizza routine and head on over to Molly's Eatery for a new take on pizza.
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    DeKalb, IL US
    +18157582120

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