Nightlife in McHenry

$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

"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

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

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

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

Minhas Craft Brewery Tour for Two or Four in Monroe (50% Off)

Minhas Craft Brewery


Brewery tour travels behind scenes of historic establishment as beer enthusiasts sip samples & leave stocked with complimentary gifts

$48 $24

"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

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

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

Up to 50% Off Exotic Tiki Cocktails at Rendevous Tiki Lounge

Rendevous Tiki Lounge


From the merchant: Great exotic drinks to enjoy in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

$40 $20

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

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

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

"MJ Live: A Michael Jackson Tribute Concert" and Boy Band Review on Saturday, January 21, at 7:30 p.m.

MJ Live

Rosemont Theatre

The tribute dance show matches the energy and excitement of the biggest hits with a sing-along stage spectacle that’s just as huge

$36.15 $21.50

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

Rusted Root with The Devon Allman Band on November 3 at 8 p.m.

Rusted Root with The Devon Allman Band

Durty Nellie's

Pittsburgh-based band behind “Send Me On My Way” melds driving rock with elements of world music; The Devon Allman Band opens

$29.87 $15

"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

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

$15 For $30 Worth Of Casual Dining

Grover's Bar & Grill

Hyde Park

$30 $15

Live Music at Durty Nellie's

Durty Nellie's


$15 $10.50

"A Christmas Survival Guide"

Raue Center for the Arts

Raue Center for the Arts

$32.50 $21

"DaVinci & Michelangelo – The Titans Experience" (November 5–December 30)

"DaVinci & Michelangelo – The Titans Experience"

Water Tower Place

Interact with DaVinci’s Machines before experiencing a live theatre production comparing DaVinci’s and Michelangelo’s works on-stage

$60 $42

Survivor with John Waite and A Flock of Seagulls on Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m.


Genesee Theatre

The arena rock titans behind “Eye of the Tiger” join forces with fellow ’70s and ’80s rockers John Waite and A Flock of Seagulls

$63 $31.50

Hookah for Two or Four at Aromas Hookah Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Aromas Hookah Bar


More than 200 flavored shisha tobaccos including blueberry, lemon, citrus dream, and strawberry margarita

$20 $10

Naughty Little Cabaret Presents Not Your Mother's Drag Show on November 18 and December 16 at 9 p.m.

Not Your Mother’s Drag Show

Original Mothers

Celebrated drag artists perform both lip-synced and live musical numbers during interactive show

$30 $20

"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical" (November 17–19)

"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical"

The Chicago Theatre

The look, story, and beloved characters of the classic stop-motion Rudolph film take to the stage with live music

$61.02 $45

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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

Broadway Subscription Series: "Elf the Musical," "Annie," "Rent," and More (November 30–May 18)

Broadway Subscription Series

Coronado Performing Arts Center

Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musicals, including iconic shows “Rent” and “Annie” and newer classics like “Elf the Musical”

$160 $160

Select Local Merchants

  • Kief's Reef
    Kief's Reef serves tasty American-style cuisine. Kief's Reef also has large TVs for your viewing pleasure. Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Kief's Reef's free wifi. Al fresco eating options are also available at Kief's Reef, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. For diners that don't mind waiting to be seated, feel free to stop by during the week — the restaurant draws quite the crowd (and does not take reservations). Casual dining at its best, Kief's Reef customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Kief's Reef to create the perfect night. Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go. Kief's Reef is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Kief's Reef. Kief's Reef has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The friendly staff at Kief's Reef are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal. Find out about McHenry 's top British pub food for yourself at Kief's Reef.
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  • After The Fox
    Come for a tasty meal at After The Fox that the whole family will love. Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar. Open air seating is ready for diners at After The Fox when the weather is warm. At After The Fox, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. Wifi is on the house at After The Fox, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine. It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation. After The Fox is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). Catering from After The Fox will take your party to the next level. Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself! After The Fox's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street. Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of After The Fox. Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! After The Fox will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced. If you're short on cash, take care of business with one of many major credit cards. The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at After The Fox, and they're waiting to serve you!
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  • The Village Squire of McHenry
    Come for a tasty meal at Village Squire of McHenry that the whole family will love. Watch the game with fellow fans to get the full sports experience. This restaurant is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine. The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the restaurant gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant. Worried about finding parking? Don't fret! Village Squire of McHenry is located near plenty of options. If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Village Squire of McHenry. For lunch or dinner, make plans to try Village Squire of McHenry. Village Squire of McHenry serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes. Find some of the top British pub food in McHenry at Village Squire of McHenry.
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  • Gambler
    For true American comfort food, head to Gambler for a sandwich or side of fries. This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Move and groove to the restaurant's live music, and energize your evening. The restaurant's background buzz is a bit loud, so those seeking low-key conversation are advised to dine elsewhere. Those hoping to avoid the weekend rush will do best visiting the restaurant during the week. Gambler is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering. Score a close parking spot at Gambler. At Gambler, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals. The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Gambler is the place for you.
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  • All Sports Bar & Grill
    All Sports Bar and Grill serves tasty American-style cuisine. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint. Dine out in the open during All Sports Bar and Grill's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Regulars recommend heading over to All Sports Bar and Grill during the workweek. All Sports Bar and Grill is surrounded by endless parking options. If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant. A visit to All Sports Bar and Grill will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. So when you're in the mood for some delicious American dishes, don't look further than All Sports Bar and Grill.
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  • McHenry Outdoor Theater
    New releases get an old-fashioned treatment at McHenry Outdoor Theater, a 1950s-style drive-in screening two back-to-back movies every night. With a special focus on family films, the starlit screen shines across comforts including a concession stand vending burgers, brats, pizza, and hot dogs, and a dog-friendly policy to ensure everyone has someone cuddly to grab during the scary parts. While the story unfolds on screen, the theater pumps the sound through complimentary radios, and approximately half the viewing spots are equipped with vintage speakers that complete the timeless slice of Americana. Besides new releases, which are regularly updated every two weeks, the theater might show anything from golden oldies to alternative comedies to classic blockbusters.
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