Nightlife in Elgin

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beer Tastings, Flights, and Unfilled Growlers for Two or Four at Metal Monkey Brewing (Up to 33% Off)

Metal Monkey Brewing

Metal Monkey Brewing

Learn about beer and enjoy plenty of samples at the brewery, such as Goodall Day Blonde and Big Chimpin IPA

$21 $14

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

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

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

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

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

$12 for $14 Toward a Craft Beer Growler Refill at Penrose Brewing Company

Penrose Brewing Company


Take home a growler of craft beer; selection rotates frequently

$14 $12

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

"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

$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

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

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 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

"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

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

"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

Select Local Merchants

  • Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon
    Sizzling steaks served hot off the grill are prepared just the way you like them at Lone Star Steakhouse — come see what all the five-star hype is about and see if this steakhouse is right for you. Gluten-free and low-fat are not one in the same, but this place serves them both. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. Take the kids along too — this bar is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Birthday, engagement or baby shower, celebrate any exciting moment with all your loved ones at Lone Star Steakhouse. Get online for free courtesy of Lone Star Steakhouse's wifi. Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Lone Star Steakhouse is come-as-you-are. You can also grab your food to go. At Lone Star Steakhouse, drivers will appreciate the ample parking options in the area. Lone Star Steakhouse is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Lone Star Steakhouse's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you. For that extra special sizzle, it doesn't get much better than an all-star steak dinner at Lone Star Steakhouse. So treat yourself to a nice dinner for a change and indulge in a tasty steak from Lone Star Steakhouse.
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    Elgin, IL US
  • Martini Room
    Dig in to your favorite American meal at Martini Room. Just because you're out on the town doesn't mean you have to miss the game. TVs are on in the bar area to give you all the latest scores. Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Martini Room's wifi. If sitting still is not your style, feel free to take the dance floor and hop to the beat of the restaurant's live DJ. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed. Martini Room is located near endless free parking options. At Martini Room, diners can make use of the safe bike rack. Expect your bill at Martini Room to come in at around $30 per person. A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to Martini Room. When you're in need of a casual night out, head to Martini Room and enjoy some great American classics. When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated Martini Room.
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    Elgin, IL US
  • Elgin Public House
    Visitors to the Elgin Public House step into a cozy interior reinforced by exposed-brick walls. A culinary crew revives weary locals with a menu of hearty pub eats and a beer selection of 87 varieties imported from across Europe and the United States. Chefs use certified Angus beef for burgers, stuff pork chops full of blue-cheese cornbread, and hand-cut steaks in house after aging them a minimum of two weeks to ensure optimal flavor and prevent them from prank-calling patrons. A calendar of weekly events keeps things lively with regular offerings such as Wednesday-night trivia, Friday-night fish fries, and daily specials. One Tuesday each month, limited-seating dinner-pairing events offer six-course meals, with each course accompanied by an alcoholic beverage, such as red wine or tequila.
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    Elgin, IL US
  • Elgin Turners
    Swing by Elgin Turners for a quick sandwich and side of chips. The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). The restaurant can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation. Leave the suit and tie at home — Elgin Turners is business casual all the way. You can also serve food from Elgin Turners at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. A nearby garage is right around the corner, so drivers can avoid circling the block. Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Elgin Turners s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters. Between their slices of bread, Elgin Turners masterfully creates the best sandwiches around.
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    Elgin, IL US
  • Bowes Creek Country Club
    Ranked #8 by Golf Week among Illinois's public courses, the award-winning golf course at Bowes Creek Country Club incorporates many of the area's natural features, from rippling farmland and scenic bluff slopes to Bowes Creek itself. The 18-hole layout stretches to 6,900 yards from the tips, but players of all skill levels can join in thanks to five sets of tees at each hole, which effectively shrink the course without it ever getting rolled up and tossed into a dryer. Away from the links, an elevated, 30-station driving range with target greens allows golfers to practice right onsite. Although the club prides itself on its members, it's also pretty welcoming; visitors can gain full use of the facility with single-day memberships that essentially displace outdated green fees.
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    Elgin, IL US
  • Black Jacks & Gentlemans's Club
    Visit Black Jacks and Gentlemans' Club for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of South Elgin's St. Charles. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Black Jacks and Gentlemans' Club during the slower weekday hours. We don't expect you to keep driving around the block to find metered parking. We've got some space for you here. You can take it easy on your wallet at Black Jacks and Gentlemans' Club — prices are generally less than $30 per person. The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Black Jacks and Gentlemans' Club is the place for you.
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    South Elgin, IL US