Nightlife in Des Plaines

"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

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

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

$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

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

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

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

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

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

"Barney the Elf"

Greenhouse Theater Center

Greenhouse Theater Center

$25 $16.50

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

$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

"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

"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

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

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

Studio Movie Grill


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

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

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

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

"Time Warp Time" - Sunday October 30, 2016 / 7:00pm

Skokie Theatre

Skokie Theatre

$25 $16

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

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

"The Little Flower of East Orange"

Athenaeum Theatre

Athenaeum Theater

$30 $8

Chi-City Comedy Jam with Corey Holcomb and Sheryl Underwood on Saturday, November 19, at 8 p.m.

Chi-City Comedy Jam With Corey Holcomb, Sheryl Underwood and More

Arie Crown Theater

Standup show features comedians seen on ComicView, Def Comedy Jam, and Last Comic Standing

$74.72 $49

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

Toby Love and Judy Santos on October 27 at 8:30 p.m.

Toby Love

Rio Chicago

Bachata superstar Toby Love reconnects with his former Aventura collaborator Judy Santos, along local producer DJ Extreme, for Bachataween

$26.62 $19

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

Stand-Up at The Comedy Bar

The Comedy Bar

Gino's East River North

$20 $6

Groupon Exclusive: Girls Night Out The Show with Meet and Greet on (November 15 or November 17)

Girls Night Out The Show

Multiple Locations

Muscle-bound hunks unleash ripped abs and sexy dance moves in a tantalizing evening of girls’ night out fun; meet and greet included

$45 $30

Select Local Merchants

  • Countryside Saloon
    Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Countryside Saloon's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths. Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this pizzeria just as much as their parents do. The patio tables outside of Countryside Saloon are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Countryside Saloon is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups. Hop online in no time using Countryside Saloon's free wifi. The weeknight rush is in full force at Countryside Saloon, so anticipate a wait if you go after work. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Countryside Saloon — it's strictly casual. Catering from Countryside Saloon will take your party to the next level. Getting your food to go is also an option. Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Countryside Saloon. Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal. Easily charge your payment using one of many major credit card options. Why not end the meal on a sweet note? Treat yourself to some of the best desserts in town at Countryside Saloon. Everyone's talking about Countryside Saloon. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie. So bring your appetite to Countryside Saloon. This no-muss, no-fuss pizza joint comes with rave reviews. Why not keep it casual tonight? Head on over to Countryside Saloon, where you can enjoy a delicious variety of pizza and a casual, care-free atmosphere. A tasty pizza form Countryside Saloon is perfect for any of your upcoming casual gatherings.
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  • Club Casa Cafe
    Club Casa Cafe in Des Plaines is known for its tasty eats. Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here. Save a few dollars by bringing your own bottle of wine —the restaurant is BYOB. This restaurant also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. From cheap drinks to good eats, Club Casa Cafe's happy hour is a steal. Getting online is easy with Club Casa Cafe's free and convenient wifi. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Club Casa Cafe's patio. Club Casa Cafe can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size. The restaurant can fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Club Casa Cafe in jeans and a hoodie. Catering services are also available. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. Free parking is offered every day of the week at the lot near Club Casa Cafe. Club Casa Cafe's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner. Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Club Casa Cafe s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters. For a quick and easy payment solution at Club Casa Cafe, pay by major credit card. Club Casa Cafe has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
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  • Rand Road House
    You can't beat the classics. Stop in at Rand Road House for some good home American cooking. Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Rand Road House. There are plenty of TVs in the bar to go around as well, so diners don't have to worry about missing out on anything. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Rand Road House. Rand Road House has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties. It's strictly first-come, first-served at Rand Road House, so plan an early arrival for your pick of tables. Wear what you like when you dine at Rand Road House — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Rand Road House offers catering. At this restaurant, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out. Complimentary parking is provided in the lot next to Rand Road House. Indulge in all of your favorite American classics with a trip to the definitive standard in town at Rand Road House. For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call Rand Road House today.
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    Des Plaines, IL US
  • Restaurant Mehanata
    For a hearty meal with that will bring you to Eastern Europe, travel to Mehana Restaraunt. Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both. TVs are also readily available in the bar area to broadcast the best games. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this bar just as much as mom and dad. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Mehana Restaraunt, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio. Mehana Restaraunt is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups. Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. At this bar, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out. It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Mehana Restaraunt. At Mehana Restaraunt, diners can make use of the valet service or a parking lot next door. Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Mehana Restaraunt. The bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds. So treat yourself to some authentic Eastern European fare from Mehana Restaraunt today.
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    Des Plaines, IL US
  • Excueses Bar & Billiards
    Come to Excueses Bar and Billiards for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love. Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV. Excueses Bar and Billiards is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group. Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Excueses Bar and Billiards. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation. Excueses Bar and Billiards' dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. At Excueses Bar and Billiards you can save some cash on parking when you park in the free lot down the street. At Excueses Bar and Billiards, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside. When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Excueses Bar and Billiards. You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Excueses Bar and Billiards and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
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    Des Plaines, IL US
  • Shoeless Joe's Sports Bar
    A towering, 35-pound pile of Angus beef, American cheese, and bacon awaits those who accept the Da Big Hurt Challenge at Shoeless Joes Ale House & Grille, the 22-year-old sports bar that has won over Chicago diners and Channel 2 News alike. Diners who tackle the challenge are rewarded with a T-shirt and are automatically entered to win the next presidential election. Guests with smaller appetites can enjoy more reasonably sized selections from the sports bar's menu of 14 gourmet burgers, steak, ribs, and pizza. Meals pair with pours from an impressive wine list or the roster of more than 20 craft beers on tap. The restaurant's 36 flat-screen televisions beam sports into the pub throughout the week while guests shoot pool, and singers belt out karaoke tunes on Saturdays.
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    Rosemont, IL US