Nightlife in Evanston

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians 2016–17 Season (September 25–May 21)

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians

Multiple Locations

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians’ 2016–17 season spans from European classics to holiday favorites and romantic tunes perfect for Valentine’s Day

$38 $19

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

$44 $22

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

The Laugh Factory

Laugh Factory

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

$10 $7

$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

"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

50 Shades Male Revue Show on Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8

50 Shades Male Revue Show

Stereo Nightclub

Male dance revue comprised of muscle bound hunks excite crowds with sensual moves and Vegas showmanship. Excellent for a ladies night out

$32.64 $15

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

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

$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

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

Billiards, Beer, and Appetizers at Pressure Billiards (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Pressure Billiards


Players sip beer and snack while shooting pool on 13 Brunswick Metro tables framed by eight LCD TVs

$189 $85

Newsboys on Friday, October 7, at 7 p.m.


Life Changers Church

Acclaimed Christian rockers tout their latest, Love Riot, in a set filled with greatest hits; The Afters and Ryan Stevenson open

$32.96 $22

Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago


Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

$72 $28

Craft-Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Beermiscuous (Up to 43% Off)


North Side

Each guest selects four draft craft beer samples from a wide variety of options at a unique beer café

$30 $18

Presale: Trans-Siberian Orchestra — “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” Concert + Album on December 23 at 3:30 p.m. or 8 p.m.

Presale: Trans-Siberian Orchestra Presented by Hallmark Channel - "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve" (Concert + Album Bundle)

Allstate Arena

The progressive-rock powerhouse is bringing back its acclaimed holiday show with an all-new set of greatest hits and pyrotechnics

$87.45 $54

"Battle of the Saxes" featuring David Sanborn and Mindi Abair on Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m.

Battle of the Saxes

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Grammy-honored, world-renowned saxophonists—whose work you know well, even if you don’t realize it—bring their skills to the stage

$57.75 $34.65

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

Upscale American Dinner for Two or Four at Big Shot Piano Lounge (50% Off)

Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant

Central Business District

Diners enjoy live music while dining on upscale fare like blue-cheese shrimp salad and entrees like seared scallops or Manhattan strip filet

$40 $20

Movie Theater Ticket Subscription Plans from MoviePass (Up to 44% 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

$19 for a Blues Concert for Two at Kingston Mines ($30 Value)

Kingston Mines

Lincoln Park

Legendary blues club stages performances by equally legendary blues musicians seven nights a week

$30 $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

Standup Comedy Show and Appetizer for Two or Four at The Comedy Bar (Up to 50% Off)

The Comedy Bar

Gino's East River North

National headliners and up-and-coming comedians take the stage at legendary club’s space inside Gino’s East River North

$55.18 $29

"Hope Is a Home" Benefit Concert Featuring Danny Gokey - Saturday October 1, 2016 / 7:30pm

Batavia Fine Arts Centre

Big Woods Marmion

$40 $25.25

Rocktoberfest Featuring Everclear & Vertical Horizon - Saturday October 1, 2016 / 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Grand Victoria Casino - Festival Park

Downtown Elgin

$15 $4.75

$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

Camila on October 6 at 8 p.m.


House of Blues Chicago

Mexico-based Latin pop duo behind the hits “Abrazame” and “Mientes” tour in support of their new album, Elypse

$91.96 $60

20% Cash Back at Graffiti Chicago

Graffiti Chicago

Near North Side

Claim this deal and get 20% cash back rewards when you pay with your linked Visa card at Graffiti Chicago

$0 $0

Chicago's Best Stand-Up

Laugh Factory Chicago

Laugh Factory

$17 $5.75

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

Jerry Rivera on Saturday, October 1, at 8 p.m.

Jerry Rivera

The Arena

Latin Grammy–nominated Puerto Rican salsa singer croons hits from his decades-long career

$24.72 $19

Select Local Merchants

  • Union Pizzeria
    Craving pizza? Head on over to Evanston's Union Pizzeria for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist. It's pizza (and pasta) time! Find an endless selection of the foods you crave, and have fun eating your way through this Italian menu. Union Pizzeria's menu features tasty, vegan eats. Spend less on dinner when you bring your own drinks — Union Pizzeria is BYOB. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this pizzeria's full bar. Children are more than welcome to dine at this pizzeria, where there's something for everyone on the menu. Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Union Pizzeria. Between the music and the crowds, Union Pizzeria's noise levels can be intense. Plan ahead if you swing by during the week when the pizzeria is busiest (reservations are not accepted, either). Casual clothing is the name of the game at Union Pizzeria, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles. Can't stay at this pizzeria long? Pick up and go home. The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Union Pizzeria to your next party or event. Union Pizzeria is located near a large number of parking solutions, including street and garage. Commuters will love the easy access to public transit and parking close to Union Pizzeria. Travel by bike to Union Pizzeria and store your bike at a nearby rack. Union Pizzeria is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price. You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Not all pizzas are made the same. For a quality pie that packs in all the delicious flavors you love, be sure to stop by Union Pizzeria. So make plans to come try the trendy Italian twists at Union Pizzeria. Next time you're in the mood for authentic Italian cooking, remember to try the delicious fare at Union Pizzeria.
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    Evanston, IL US
  • Celtic Knot Public House
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at The Celtic Knot, a local pub. At The Celtic Knot, you won't have trouble finding a vegan meal option. Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this bar — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. The Celtic Knot caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine. The bar can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation. The Celtic Knot tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. Or, take your food to go. Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in The Celtic Knot for catering. Drivers will be happy to know that The Celtic Knot is located near many street and lot parking options. If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with a stop conveniently located at Davis (Purple, Evanston Express). The Celtic Knot provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes. For a decently-priced meal that s not too fancy, The Celtic Knot hits the nail on the head. The Celtic Knot serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you. It's about time you ate the best pub food around with a trip to The Celtic Knot. The Celtic Knot is a great place if you're looking for a nice evening out in a casual atmosphere. The Celtic Knot does not disappoint with some of the best British pub food in Evanston.
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    Evanston, IL US
  • Bar Louie
    Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Bar Louie Evanston, home of American comfort food. Bar Louie Evanston serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free. TVs are also readily available in the bar area to broadcast the best games. Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Seating is readily available at Bar Louie Evanston for those with large parties. Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Bar Louie Evanston. Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Bar Louie Evanston, you can surf the web and get some work done. If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Bar Louie Evanston, so dress for comfort when you come. No delivery needed. In and out for carryout. Bar Louie Evanston can also cater your next party; call today for details. With Bar Louie Evanston being close to public transit and various parking lots, you can drive or take public transit. For quick and easy parking near Bar Louie Evanston, park on the street. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant. Bar Louie Evanston may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks). Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Bar Louie Evanston — they're open for all three meals. Don't put it off any longer, and give Bar Louie Evanston a try. So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to Bar Louie Evanston.
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    Evanston, IL US
  • Prairie Moon
    Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Prairie Moon All American Dining is a local favorite. Keep your diet in check at Prairie Moon All American Dining, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items. Kick back, relax and watch the game on Prairie Moon All American Dining's TV. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant. Nothing can beat sharing a meal with friends and family. Come to Prairie Moon All American Dining for great food for any size party. Dine out in the open during Prairie Moon All American Dining's summer season when patio tables are available for use. 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. Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant. Free parking is available to Prairie Moon All American Dining's diners that need it. Prairie Moon All American Dining is a prime location for commuters, especially those who need access to public transit or parking. Prairie Moon All American Dining offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike. The average check at Prairie Moon All American Dining will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served. For lunch or dinner, make plans to try Prairie Moon All American Dining. Prairie Moon All American Dining serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
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    Evanston, IL US
  • Bluestone
    Fill up on fries and other comfort food at Bluestone, a savory spot for American cuisine. The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Bluestone will leave you happy and full. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome. Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Bluestone. Skip long waits and head to Bluestone with your large group for easy seating. Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Bluestone is ultra casual. Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Bluestone for catering. What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant. Score a street, valet or garage parking spot near Bluestone. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. The average check at Bluestone will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Bluestone. Three meals a day are served at Bluestone, so you can choose to start your day or end your evening here. For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely Bluestone who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town. See what great American fare is cooking up next at Bluestone. If you're craving food from one of the top British pubs in Evanston, Bluestone is the place to go.
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    Evanston, IL US
  • World of Beer - Evanston
    Cuisine Type: American tavern fare Most popular offering: Giant German pretzel Reservations: Optional Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes Alcohol: Full bar Number of Tables: 25–50 Outdoor Seating: Yes Established: 2013 Parking: Metered street parking Handicap Accessible: Yes Pro Tip: Enjoy great craft beer, tavern fare, sports, and live music. Q&A with Chris Ciezak, General Manager In your own words, how would you describe your menu? Our tavern fare complements the quality of our craft beer and spirits. We start with classic comfort foods, combine them with traditional bar offerings, and give them a contemporary spin. The portions are ample and the flavors are bold. Taste, savor, and enjoy. What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion? My passion for food, craft beer, hospitality, and entertainment has been evolving since an early age. With 17 years of experience in the industry, I continue to have a passion for taking care of people and making sure they are having a good time.
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    Evanston, IL US

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