Nightlife in Merrillville

$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

"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

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

$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

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

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

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

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

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

25% Cash Back at Duffy's Tavern and Grille

Duffy's Tavern and Grille

North Side

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$0 $0

"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

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

"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

Standup for Two and Tickets to a Future Show at Riddles Comedy Club Through April 20

Riddles Comedy Club

Riddles Comedy Club

Weekend sets from nationally touring comedians such as Robert Hines and Bob Jay

$75 $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

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 Christmas Carol" (November 29–December 14)

"A Christmas Carol"

Pabst Theater

The Milwaukee Rep celebrates a holiday tradition for the 39th year running by bringing Charles Dickens’s classic morality tale to life

$35 $20

Craig Ferguson: The New Deal Tour on November 6 at 7 p.m.

Craig Ferguson: The New Deal Tour

The Chicago Theatre

The charming Scottish actor, comedian, and television host returns to the stage with a new set of ruthlessly witty standup material

$61.42 $36

"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

"Faded" Comedy Showcase - Saturday November 19, 2016 / 9:30pm

The Revival

The Revival Improv Comedy Theater

$10 $7.50

25% Cash Back at THE drop LOUNGE


North Side

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20% Cash Back at Graffiti Chicago

Graffiti Chicago

Near North Side

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"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

"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

Haunted Hotel Bash at Hard Rock Hotel - Saturday October 29, 2016 / 10:00pm-3:00am (Plus Pre- and After-Parties)

Hard Rock Hotel

Chicago, IL

$50 $26.50

"We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Lunch or Dinner Comedy at Chicago Theater Works, April 10–December 17

"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

"Six Stories Tall"

Adventure Stage Chicago

Noble Square

$17 $11.50

$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

Select Local Merchants

  • Maxim's Restaurant & Lounge
    Maxim's Restaurant and Lounge does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list. At Maxim's Restaurant and Lounge, you can enjoy healthy and flavorful menu items. Don't forget to dip into Maxim's Restaurant and Lounge's fully-stocked bar. If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the pizzeria, it's best to reserve a table before heading over. Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Maxim's Restaurant and Lounge's business casual code. Can't get enough of Maxim's Restaurant and Lounge's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events. The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup. At Maxim's Restaurant and Lounge, you can safely park just around the corner. No matter what you choose off the menu at Maxim's Restaurant and Lounge, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30. Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Maxim's Restaurant and Lounge. Everyone's talking about Maxim's Restaurant and Lounge. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie. When you need a quick dinner option for the whole family, stop by Maxim's Restaurant and Lounge and enjoy a hot and fresh pizza.
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  • Friends Cafe and Lounge
    A great drink spot, Friends Cafe and Lounge is home to a nice selection of brews and cocktails. Beer, wine, and cocktails are all available to complement your meal as well. Wifi is on the house at Friends Cafe and Lounge, so bring along your tablet or laptop. During the summer months, don't miss out on Friends Cafe and Lounge's outdoor patio seating. For those who love to shake it, hit the bar dance floor and show off some of your best moves. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the bar tend to be packed. Diners will appreciate the quick and easy parking options located near this dining establishment. Expect your bill at Friends Cafe and Lounge to come in at around $30 per person.
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  • Hydad's
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at Hydad's, a local pub. TVs are also on hand in the bar to keep up with the latest scores. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this bar. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the bar tend to be packed. Easily accessible parking options are located near this dining establishment. Hydad's makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Hydad's. Are you ready for a bite of pure heaven with Hydad's' delicious pub food? Hydad's has everything you could want from a British pub in Merrillville.
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  • Dawg House Pub
    Grab some friends and head on over to Dawg House Pub for great pub grub. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Score a close parking spot at Dawg House Pub. Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Dawg House Pub running under $30 per person. Are you ready for a bite of pure heaven with Dawg House Pub's delicious pub food?
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  • The Naked Magic Show
    Star Plaza Theatre has the best amenities around. Enjoy Star Plaza Theatre when you stay in Merrillville. Star Plaza Theatre also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Star Plaza Theatre provides easy access to an adjacent lot. Commute by bike to Star Plaza Theatre and find easy bike parking. There's no better way to vacation in Merrillville than by staying at Star Plaza Theatre. Book your room today and discover the benefits.
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  • Bennigan’s
    For a little flavor to your day, head to Merrillville and dine at Bennigan’s. Bennigan’s offers a wide variety of gluten-free menu items. The dress code at Bennigan’s is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. With meters and potential tickets, you'll thank us for our onsite parking! A visit to Bennigan’s will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
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