Nightlife in Gary

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

Dru Hill with Sisqo on December 18 at 8 p.m.

Dru Hill with Sisqo

House of Blues Chicago

R&B crooners treat fans to soulful hit such as “Never Make a Promise” and “In My Bed”

$39.16 $27.50

$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

"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 $18

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige on December 14 at 7 p.m.

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige: King and Queen of Hearts Tour

United Center

The royalty of ’90s neo-soul join forces on a nationwide tour that simultaneously looks forward while hearkening back to a classic sound

$76.71 $35

$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

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

Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 55% Off)

The Murder Mystery Co.


Interactive murder mystery dinner starring professional actors testing guests’ sleuthing skills throughout a three course meal

$60 $27

Two Well Drinks and $10 in Tokens at Emporium Arcade Bar (Up to 60% 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 $8

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

"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

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

"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

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

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

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

"Kiss Kiss Cabaret"

Uptown Underground


$27.50 $18

"The Christmas Schooner"

Mercury Theater


$45 $24.25

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

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

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

"Horrible Fun": Based on Cards Against Humanity

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$15 $10.50

$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

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

Laugh Out Loud Chicago Improv-Comedy Show Through January 28

Laugh Out Loud Chicago

Laugh Out Loud

Improvisers perform both family-friendly and adults-only shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$20 $10

"HUNKS" The Show Male Revue at Feeling Lucky Lounge on October 27 at 8 p.m.

"Hunks The Show"

Feeling Lucky Lounge

The HUNKS production is an electrifying, high-energy performance showcasing some of the sexiest men alive as they sing, dance, and strip

$24.64 $12

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Lunch or Dinner Comedy at Chicago Theater Works, April 10–November 12

"We Gotta Bingo"

Chicago Theater Works

Audiences play bingo, swig beer, and savor an Italian family-style lunch or dinner in this interactive musical comedy

$64.40 $38

River North Whiskey Fest - Saturday November 12, 2016 / Noon - 4:00pm

Moe's Cantina and Old Crow Smokehouse River North

Near North Side

$50 $29.25

Select Local Merchants

  • Majestic Star Casino
    Passing through Gary with a long drive ahead? Get some rest and a satisfying meal at Majestic Star Casino in Gary. Majestic Star Casino knows how important it is to stay connected to the web while you travel and that's why wifi is complimentary for all guests. Post up at Majestic Star Casino and take advantage of the wifi for a small fee. After a delicious meal, the fatigue starts to set in. Good thing the walk to your bed isn't too far from the hotel restaurant! Long day? Unwind with a quality beverage at the hotel's bar lounge. Day or night, Majestic Star Casino offers quick and reliable airport transportation services. With its convenient and affordably priced rooms, you'll love staying at Majestic Star Casino. Drivers will love the easy parking options just steps away from Majestic Star Casino.
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  • Bamboo Tavern
    Grab some friends and head on over to Gary's Bamboo Tavern for great pub grub. Bamboo Tavern can also cater your next party; call today for details. Save time and money on parking with the available valet service at Bamboo Tavern. Bamboo Tavern makes it their goal to serve food that is both delicious and affordable. So when you're in the mood for some tasty pub food, make your way over to Bamboo Tavern.
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  • Parker's Lounge
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Chop's Lounge, a local pub. We don't expect you to keep driving around the block to find metered parking. We've got some space for you here. Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Chop's Lounge's moderately priced fare. Just imagine that first bite into Chop's Lounge's delicious pub food, isn't it about time you ordered from them?
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  • Zanzibar Lounge
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Zanzibar Lounge, a local pub. Zanzibar Lounge is creating dishes that might not be low in calories, but they certainly won't be low in flavor. Don't fret! Parking options are readily available near Zanzibar Lounge. The menu at Zanzibar Lounge is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
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  • Beer Belly's
    For good times and great food, head on over to Gary's Beer Belly's. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Beer Belly's' beautiful outdoor seating area. The restaurant hosts a DJ, and patrons can take to the dance floor as well. If you prefer to drive to the restaurant, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
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  • Glen Theatre
    Glen Theatre has comfortable seating and large movie screens to provide you the best movie experience in Gary. Breathe fresh air as you take advantage of the open-air screenings of your favorite movies at Glen Theatre. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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