Nightlife in Fort Thomas

$10 to See a Standup-Comedy Show

Marriott at RiverCenter

$20 $10

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Seasoned comedian Williams, featured on BET and Comedy Central, joins Tanzania-born club veteran Blaze for a night of uncensored standup

50% Off at DJ's Sports Tavern

Springdale

$16 $8

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Tavern with array of daily and game-day specials serves cheesy burgers and juicy new york strip steak with sides of battered onion rings

Brendon Walsh – Up to 53% Off Standup

The Redmoor

$33.75 $16

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Popular headliner seen on Conan and Comedy Central's @Midnight delivers an unusual brand of comedy

Cher Lloyd – Up to 32% Off

Bogart's

$47.30 $32

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Youthful British singer seen on "The X-Factor" showcases blend of pop, R&B, and rap

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 55% Off Wine and Dinner at Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton

$53.98 $25

Drink Kentucky wines while sampling entrees such as Macedonia Greek salads or Caesar chicken subs; take-home glasses with the vineyard logo

Dayton Funny Bone – Up to 72% Off Standup

Beavercreek

$36 $15

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Ian Bagg, John Morgan, Greg Morton, and other nationally touring funny people grace the stage

52% Off Beer-Brewing Course

South Clayton

$60 $29

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Certified beer judge divulges tips and methodology of craft-beer brewing with tastings, a food pairing and a take-home glass and T-shirt

Dr. Gonzo or Dwight York – Up to 50% Off Standup

Oregon

$24 $14

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“The Comedy Doc of Classic Rock” lobs song parodies; Bob and Tom Show–favorite Dwight York zings with one-liners

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Smoke scented with flavors such as mango, pineapple, and cherry wafts through Aladdin Restaurant and Hookah Bar as patrons linger over waterpipes as late as 3 a.m. Besides Al Fakher and Starbuzz tobacco, skilled staffers also blend house mixes with names such as Bubble Yum and Candy Drop, and can even fit hookahs with heads made from hollowed-out pineapples, watermelons, and other fruits. The kitchen also crafts a full menu of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, including kebabs, gyros, and Turkish coffee.

4135 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring,
KY
US

The clink of whiskey glasses, the upbeat strains of fiddles, and the mouthwatering aroma of braised lamb shank: these are the sights, sounds, and smells that envelop the senses at Claddagh Irish Pub. The lively eatery sates stomachs with a menu of traditional dishes, such as shepherd’s pie, and those with modern twists, such as the fish accompanied by fresh mango salsa or cilantro-lime rice. The chefs try to use seasonal ingredients and keep tongues from getting bored by changing their offerings twice a year and hiding firecrackers in the desserts.

Diners swig a variety of Irish beer and whiskeys and sip more than a dozen wines surrounded by dark-wood accents and stone walls that evoke the Emerald Isle. A slew of events entertain ears, including team trivia nights and live sessions of traditional Irish music.

1 Levee Way
Newport,
KY
US

112 E 4th St
Covington,
KY
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Bars are great spots for declaring preemptive thumb war on unsuspecting foes, so you’ll need to stockpile rations for a lengthy campaign. Sidebar’s menu offers plenty of options, including appetizers such as onion straws ($5.95), quesadilla rolls ($5.95), Juan Parnello’s queso dip ($5.95), and Sidebar wings (6 for $4.95, 12 for $8.95). Dig your mouth-shovels into a tasty burger that’s hand-pattied daily with 80/20 Black Angus beef. Burger options include the Soprano (pizza sauce, onion, and two cheese sticks, $7.50), the Devil’s Advocate (spicy ranch sauce, sliced jalapeno, and provolone, $7.25), and the Double Jeopardy (two patties with your choice of cheese, $8.50). Sandwiches such as the Roebling Reuben ($7.95) are also available, as well as 12” pizzas such as buffalo chicken ($9.95) and The Big Bill with onions, peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, Italian sausage, and double cheese ($12.95).

322 Greenup St
Covington,
KY
US

Step-N-Out Dance Studio brings together a talented and diverse group of independent instructors—each expert in their own mix of dance styles. The team of enthusiastic dance professionals, lead private lessons, group classes, and workshops on three separate, mirror-lined dance floors. Together, they can teach everything from the classic ballroom and Latin dances to the fitness-focused belly dancing, Zumba, and trophy-lifting classes. Classes are foundational with a focus on movement, direction, and basic concepts of partner dancing. From getting one's start in Latin dance with salsa and bachata to basic ballroom, classes have a specific focus on teaching novice dancers steps, timing, and connection to build confidence on the dance floor and, in some cases, prepare students for more advanced training.

721 Madison Ave
Covington,
KY
US

Craig and Laura Decker seem to have a difficult time making up their minds. They also seem to have a knack for turning this indecisiveness into an advantage at every turn. When it came to opening their new business, for example, they briefly wondered whether it should feature a wine shop, a wine bar, or a gourmet bistro. Their solution? All three.

This spirit of inclusivity pervades The Wine Guy Bistro, where the Deckers pair seasonal wine varietals with globally inspired cuisine. Rather than choose between European elegance and New-American pizzazz, they settled on a compromise they describe as “Old World chic.” This label suits a menu that features small plates of housemade meatballs and bruschetta alongside assorted cheeses from around the world. The focus on small plates is in keeping with the Deckers’ have-it-all mentality and gives diners the option to sample several dishes without having to barter with adjacent tables.

2692 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US