Nightlife in Madison


AEG Live: The Who on October 13 at 7:30 p.m.

The Who on October 13 at 7:30 p.m.

AEG Live

BMO Harris Bradley Center

Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and company deliver a career-spanning set of epic rockers on The Who’s 50th anniversary tour; Joan Jett opens

$50.90 $39.50

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The Dancing Horses Theatre: The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Delavan

Equestrians and various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance; backstage pass includes horse-training info and equine meet-and-greets

$37.50 $18

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Criss Angel Presents The Supernaturalists: Criss Angel Presents The Supernaturalists on Friday, October 9, at 8 p.m. or Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m.

Criss Angel Presents The Supernaturalists on Friday, October 9, at 8 p.m. or Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m.

Criss Angel Presents The Supernaturalists

Pabst Theater

Nine magicians organized by Criss Angel demonstrate their individual talents from escape artistry to close-up magic

$59.50 $44.50

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Dealflicks: $20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions at State Theatres from Dealflicks

$20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions at State Theatres from Dealflicks

Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

Guests enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions at multiple theaters on Dealflicks.com

$20 $13.99

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Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival: Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Wisconsin State Fair Park on October 17–18 (Up to 22% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Wisconsin State Fair Park on October 17–18 (Up to 22% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival

Wisconsin State Fair Park

LEGO lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

$25.50 $20

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DerbyJackpot: $15 for $30 of Wagering Credit to Bet the Belmont at DerbyJackpot

$15 for $30 of Wagering Credit to Bet the Belmont at DerbyJackpot

DerbyJackpot

 

Bet on 100+ live horse races happening daily around the world; players pick a horse, place a bet, watch the race live, and can win real cash

$30 $15

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TwinSpires: $10 for $20 Worth of Online Horserace Betting Credit from TwinSpires

$10 for $20 Worth of Online Horserace Betting Credit from TwinSpires

TwinSpires

 

A website and mobile app allows horseracing fans to make wagers on a range of horse races around the globe, including the Kentucky Derby

$20 $10

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  • Jade Monkey
    Craving finger food? Head to Jade Monkey and chow down on classic pub fare. Jade Monkey diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Jade Monkey offers an affordable happy hour. Wifi is on the house at Jade Monkey, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Jade Monkey has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Weekends are busy at the restaurant, so be prepared for longer wait times. Drivers can access the parking lot next door. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Jade Monkey is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
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    109 Cottage Grove Rd
    Madison, WI US
  • Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant
    The glass is always half full at Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant — this Irish bar pours a stiff drink. Put the diet on pause when you visit Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant — there are no low-fat menu items. Complement your meal with a beer or wine from Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant's delightful drink menu. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant won't cost you a sitter. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant's al fresco patio seating. Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant is a prime location to dine with a group. Musical groups perform live at Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant, so tables can perk up with some tunes. You may want to reserve your table for a weeknight visit since the crowds can be more intense during that part of the week. Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant to your next party or event. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. Bike parking is quick and easy at Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant. Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant. Erin's Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
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    4601 American Pkwy
    Madison, WI US
  • Mickey's Tavern
    Craving finger food? Head to Mickey's Tavern and chow down on classic pub fare. Put the diet on pause when you visit Mickey's Tavern — there are no low-fat menu items. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Mickey's Tavern offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Mickey's Tavern is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Just around the workday bend are Mickey's Tavern's happy hour food and drink bargains. The patio seating at Mickey's Tavern is perfect for those warm summer days. Your group can sit comfortably at Mickey's Tavern, a local restaurant. Musical visitors frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Mickey's Tavern's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Mickey's Tavern is located near both options. Mickey's Tavern's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner. No matter what you choose off the menu at Mickey's Tavern, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30. Don't forget to stop by the ATM on your way to Mickey's Tavern, a local cash-only restaurant. The restaurant is known for its showstopper brunch, but they also offer lunch and dinner.
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    1524 Williamson St
    Madison, WI US
  • Essen Haus
    Find some fast American favorites at Come Back In. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Come Back In offers a variety of drink options. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Come Back In. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. Dine under the sun (or stars) at Come Back In with their charming outdoor seating. Hop online in no time using Come Back In's free wifi. Come Back In is a prime location to dine with a group. The live music and dance floor at Come Back In are perfect for party goers ready to boogie the night away. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time. If time is of the essence, Come Back In's take-out option may be a better fit. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Come Back In. For those who prefer to travel by bike, Come Back In is a great option due to its generous bike parking options. Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at Come Back In, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, but it's the brunch menu that draws the most rave reviews from patrons.
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    514 East Wilson Street
    Madison, WI US
  • State Street Brats
    Behind State Street Brats' charming Old-World half-timbered façade, a convivial bar-and-grill atmosphere welcomes visitors to lively feastings of pub fare. With a special focus on sausages and cheesy meals, the menu celebrates the best-loved staples of Midwestern cuisine. Chefs serve up brats two traditional ways, with the Sheboygan-style white brat soaked in beer and red brats split open and grilled for a smoky flavor. Patrons can customize their orders at the condiment bar by slathering on a wide selection of toppings, such as tomatoes and sauerkraut, and picking the best flavor from a spread of local mustards, including Koops, Silver Spring, and Mustard Girl. A two-time finalist for Madison Magazine’s Best Sports Bar, with a gold in 2011 and silver in 2012, State Street Brats relishes the company of happy regulars and avid sports fans there to catch games on the bar’s 25 TVs. Extensive cable and digital subscriptions keep crowds entertained with professional football and baseball or collegiate action. Four evenings a week, the second floor comes to life with a live DJ and a packed dance floor. Bartenders also keep fans on their toes with themed specials, such as Flip Night Tuesday, where patrons can flip a coin to determine how much their drinks cost.
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    603 State St.
    Madison, WI US
  • Sprecher's
    Sprecher's in Madison is a well-known restaurant, delivering a casual ambience with delicious pub food and tasty burgers. It's a culinary destination for guests interested in delicious food. If you're planning ahead, most folks will agree that later in the week (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) is the best time to visit. Also, in addition to the awesome outdoor seating, the restaurant is known for its great patio. It should be noted that casual attire is encouraged. Also, if you're in the mood for tunes, it's a great option for live music. At some point, everyone should try the cheese curds, the beer cheese soup, or the pulled pork sandwich, as all three are fantastic. In terms of the restaurant itself, it's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. WiFi is available if you want to get some work done, and in addition to its convenient take-out offerings, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you're looking for the perfect spot to unwind after work, it's got a phenomenal happy hour and a pretty stout selection behind the bar. A lunch and dinner staple in the community for more than 20 years, making a trip to Sprecher's is never a bad call. Visitors to the restaurant have access to a private lot nearby or can park on the street. Should you prefer to pedal over there, bicycle parking's also provided.
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    1262 John Q Hammons Dr
    Madison, WI US

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