Nightlife in Franklin Park

$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

$13 for One Hour of Pool and $15 Toward Drinks and Snacks at Elite Cafe & Billiards ($25 Value)

Elite Cafe & Billiards

Melrose Park

Retro pool hall gives players plenty of space to maneuver around its 17 billiards tables

$25 $13

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

"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

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

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

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

Saints & Sinners Halloween Party - Saturday October 29, 2016 / 9:00pm-2:00am

Lucky Strike


$25 $7

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

2nd Annual Haunted Halloween Ball - Saturday October 29, 2016 / 8:00pm

Navy Pier Grand Ballroom

Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze at Navy Pier

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

"Kiss Kiss Cabaret"

Uptown Underground


$24.50 $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

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

"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

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

"Six Stories Tall"

Adventure Stage Chicago

Noble Square

$17 $11.50

"Marvelous Madeleines"

Berger Park - Coach House

Far North Side

$25 $7

$35 for $55 at The Living Room at W Hotel Chicago

The Living Room at W Hotel Chicago


Enjoy upscale comfort food at this cozy and glamorous bar; menu items include chipotle tequila shrimp scampi and more

$55 $35

Select Local Merchants

  • Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill
    Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Franklin Park's Franklin Park district. Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill's low-fat and G-free items make it easy to eat right. Being a fan is serious business; don't miss a minute of your team's game. Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu. Al fresco eating options are also available at Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Your large group can all sit together at Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill. Getting online is easy with Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill's free and convenient wifi. Pull your partner onto the dance floor — the restaurant provides more than enough room to twist the night away. Between the music and the crowds, Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill's noise levels can be intense. If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first. Keep it casual at Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill, and save that little black dress for a different occasion. Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill will ensure that it is delicious. Delivery and carryout are easy options for those interested in staying home. Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of. Looking for delicious food for under $15? Look no further than Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill. Stop by for three square meals a day — Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When you're looking for a bite of the classics, you know there's no better place than Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill. Pay Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment. You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Sneaker's Sports Bar & Grill and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
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  • Underpass Restaurant & Lounge
    For familiar food you're sure to love, head to Underpass Restaurant and Lounge for American-style cuisine. Cheer on your favorite team at Underpass Restaurant and Lounge, a local restaurant with TVs. Sit outside at Underpass Restaurant and Lounge and soak up the sun on those nice summer days. For a small fee, you can make use of their wifi. Underpass Restaurant and Lounge is well-known for being able to seat large parties. For entertainment while you dine, the restaurant organizes live music or hosts a DJ spinning. Guests are encouraged to step to the beat of a live DJ. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go. Catering from Underpass Restaurant and Lounge will take your party to the next level. Drivers will be happy to know that Underpass Restaurant and Lounge is located near many street and lot parking options. For those who travel by bike, Underpass Restaurant and Lounge offers bike racks for diners. A mid-priced establishment, Underpass Restaurant and Lounge offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less. Don't look any further, head to Underpass Restaurant and Lounge for your next American meal. At Underpass Restaurant and Lounge you can find great American food at any time of the day. For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call Underpass Restaurant and Lounge today.
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    Mike O'Donnell's Irish Pub ushers patrons from a broad stretch of Franklin Avenue into a bar from which all pretense has been stripped away in favor of a cozy vibe conducive to unwinding. Even the ceiling tiles broadcast the pub's ties to the community in the form of quaint, business-card-style ads for local businesses. In the game room, friendly competitors hone their skills at the dartboard and draw cues for dibs on the pool table between bites of Irish-inspired appetizers and burgers hot from the grill. Meanwhile, barkeeps refill glasses and chat with regulars as flat-screen TVs keep crowds updated on sports action and the latest commands from Big Brother.
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  • Pure Nightclub
    Reservations: Optional Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes Alcohol: Full bar Number of Tables: 11–25 Established: 2014 Parking: Parking lot Handicap Accessible: Yes Q&A with the Manager Décor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your décor inform or reflect your culinary practice? Our décor reflects a modern, European style.
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  • West End Tap
    The tastiest pub grub is no further away than West End Tap in the heart of Franklin Park. Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need. Save time and money with nearby parking options at West End Tap. Our food is so reasonably priced, you'll be emboldened to treat your friends. Delicious eats you can actually afford. For simply amazing pub food, West End Tap has all of your favorites to continuously satisfy your hunger.
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    Franklin Park, IL US
  • HopScotch Beer and Whiskey Bar
    By the Numbers: HopScotch Beer and Whiskey Bar 100 craft beers in bottles. They’re the Hop. 150 whiskeys to choose from. They’re the Scotch. 24 craft beers on tap 4 mac & cheese bites per order, made with a blend of elbow noodles and smoked gouda, cheddar, pepper jack, and parmesan cheeses inside a golden-fried shell, all served atop Sriracha aioli 1 a.m. closing time Monday through Thursday 3 a.m. closing time Friday and Saturday
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    Franklin Park, IL US