Nightlife in Lake Forest

Halloween Bar Crawl on October 28 or 29 or Trolley Bar Crawl: Crawl-o-ween on October 29, at 8 p.m.

Halloween Trolley Bar Crawl or Halloween Bar Crawl: Crawl-o-ween

Multiple Locations

Don creative Halloween costume, then walk or hop on a trolley to hit Chicago bars featuring drink specials, scavenger hunts, and prizes

$17.36 $8

Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Village of Bensenville (Up to 57% Off)

Village of Bensenville


Guests grab buckets of popcorn and large sodas before heading into intimate twin theaters to view recent releases

$22 $11

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

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

$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

"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

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

$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

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

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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

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

"Kiss Kiss Cabaret"

Uptown Underground


$27.50 $18

"The Christmas Schooner"

Mercury Theater


$45 $24.25

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

GreenRoom Productions' Unscripted Improv Show for Two through November 26

GreenRoom Improv

Multiple Locations

Family-friendly band of comedians tickles ribs in a 90-minute improv show with sketches, games, and skits based off audience stories

$24 $12

Tasting Experience for Two with Pint Glasses and "Crowlers" at Noon Whistle Brewing (Up to 50% 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 $27

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

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

$17 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 $17

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

Select Local Merchants

  • Lake Bluff Brewing Company
    Snack on tasty pub fare at Lake Bluff Brewing Company, a local favorite. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Lake Bluff Brewing Company's free wifi hotspot. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Lake Bluff Brewing Company has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Can't stay at this restaurant long? Pick up and go home. At Lake Bluff Brewing Company, diners should plan to park on the street. Lake Bluff Brewing Company makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside. No cash? Use any major credit card and work on reeling in those rewards. So when you want some amazing food to complement your drinks, Lake Bluff Brewing Company will be there for you.
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    Lake Bluff, IL US
  • Keg Steakhouse & Bar
    Enjoy a perfectly cooked steak and a generous portion size at The Keg in De Forest. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back The Keg is come-as-you-are. If preferred, diners can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well. No matter what you choose off the menu at The Keg, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30. When you're in the mood for a savory steak dinner, be sure to visit The Keg.
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    Deforest, WI US
  • Flanagan's
    Hungry for all-American cuisine? Visit Flanagan's for all of your favorite American dishes. Flanagan's will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items. Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Flanagan's' al fresco patio seating. Free wifi is on hand here as well. The restaurant hosts a live DJ, so you can find your rhythm on the dance floor. Don't be the last one waiting! Reserve a seat so you can eat when you're ready. Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available. If you're driving, that's no problem. Parking available onsite. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Flanagan's serves up all three meals. There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Flanagan's.
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    North Chicago, IL US
  • Mr B's Lounge
    Grab some friends and head on over to North Chicago's Mr B's Lounge for great pub grub. Parking can always be a hassle. That's why we've done half the work for you. Parking available onsite for our guests. Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark. For simply amazing pub food, Mr B's Lounge has all of your favorites to continuously satisfy your hunger.
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    North Chicago, IL US
  • Selena's Lounge
    Grab some friends and head on over to Selena's Lounge for great pub grub. Selena's Lounge does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere. Waiting can feel like forever, especially when you're hungry. Spare yourself time spent in the parking search and dine with us. We've got space available for you and your car.
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    North Chicago, IL US
  • Old Anchor Lounge
    Old Anchor Lounge serves American-style cuisine in the middle of North Chicago's North Chicago district. Easy parking is accessible for Old Anchor Lounge's diners. A dinner that is yummy and affordable is the standard at Old Anchor Lounge. The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Old Anchor Lounge, and they're waiting to serve you!
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    North Chicago, IL US