Nightlife in River Forest


$20 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 $20

5% Cash Back at 10 Pin Lounge

10 Pin Lounge

Near North Side

Claim this deal and get 5% cash back rewards when you pay with your linked Visa card at 10 Pin Lounge

$0 $0

$16 for Movie and Popcorn for Two at Cascade Drive-In ($24.50 Value)

Cascade Drive In

Cascade Drive In

The double features of first-run flicks pair with the audio from an FM station or in-car speakers as attendees dig into popcorn

$24.50 $16

Two Well Drinks and $10 in Tokens at Emporium Arcade Bar (Up to 45% 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 $11

Tasting Experience for Two with Pint Glasses and "Crowlers" at Noon Whistle Brewing (Up to 44% Off)

Noon Whistle Brewing

Lombard

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 $30

King Michael: The Michael Jackson Experience on Friday, August 5, at 8 p.m.

King Michael – The Michael Jackson Experience

House of Music Entertainment

Talented performers portray the King of Pop throughout his career while delivering mesmerizing renditions of “Beat It,” “Thriller,” and more

$19.38 $10

"Thrones! The Musical Parody": A Parody of "Game of Thrones" (July 22–August 19)

"Thrones! The Musical Parody": A Parody of "Game of Thrones"

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

$54.75 $29

Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Chicago

Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

$72 $28

Brewery Tour Package for Two at Miskatonic Brewing Company

Miskatonic Brewing Company

Darien

Take a Sunday-afternoon tour of the brewery, enjoy a couple pints, and head home with your own pint glasses and an unfilled growler

$38 $25

Brewery Package for 2 or 4 with Beer Flights, Tour, and 32-oz Crowlers at Blue Nose Brewery (Up to 49% Off)

Blue Nose Brewery

Hodgkins

New brewery taking the city by storm gives craft-beer lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process that includes six-beer flights

$54 $29

$13 for One Hour of Pool and $15 Toward Drinks and Snacks at Elite Cafe & Billiards ($25 Value)

Elite Cafe & Billiards

Melrose Park

Retro pool hall gives players plenty of space to maneuver around its 17 billiards tables

$25 $13

$13 for $20 Toward Hookah and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at House of Hookah

House of Hookah

House of Hookah

This late-night BYOB hookah lounge features 70+ hookah flavors, plus a wide variety of hookah accessories for purchase

$20 $13

"Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque, Fridays at 8 p.m. through September 23

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

Singin' in the Rain

Marriott Theatre

Lincolnshire

$50 $35.25

Upscale American Dinner for Two or Four at Big Shot Piano Lounge (50% Off)

Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant

Central Business District

Diners enjoy live music while dining on upscale fare like blue-cheese shrimp salad and entrees like seared scallops or Manhattan strip filet

$40 $20

Standup Comedy Show and Appetizer for Two or Four at The Comedy Bar (Up to 50% Off)

The Comedy Bar

Gino's East River North

National headliners and up-and-coming comedians take the stage at legendary club’s space inside Gino’s East River North

$55.18 $29

Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 50% Off)

The Murder Mystery Co.

Chicago

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

$60 $29.99

Laugh Out Loud Chicago Improv-Comedy Show Through August 27

Laugh Out Loud Chicago

Laugh Out Loud

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

$20 $10

Standup or Improv Comedy Show at The Comedy Shrine Theater through August 27

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

20% Cash Back at Graffiti Chicago

Graffiti Chicago

Near North Side

Claim this deal and get 20% cash back rewards when you pay with your linked Visa card at Graffiti Chicago

$0 $0

Blue Man Group — Up to 41% Off

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theatre

Acclaimed trio of painted humanoids specialize in performances with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

$79 $47

Reggae Fest Chicago 2016 feat. Toots & The Maytals on Saturday, August 13, at 12 p.m.

Reggae Fest Chicago 2016 feat. Toots & The Maytals, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Iration, Hepcat, & More

Addams Medill Park

Two stages full of reggae acts such as Toots & The Maytals, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and Iration help raise funds for local nonprofits

$50 $35

Gucci Mane and Friends on Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m.

Gucci Mane And Friends

UIC Pavilion

The Dirty South hip-hop superstar drops raw rhymes and trap beats in support of his latest, Everybody Looking

$105.70 $79

"Friday Funnies" - Friday August 12, 2016 / 8:00pm

The Wilmette Theatre

Wilmette

$15 $10.50

Public Enemy, Ice-T, Naughty by Nature & More on Friday, August 5, at 5:30 p.m.

Public Enemy, Ice-T, Naughty by Nature, The Furious 5, Sugarhill Gang & More

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago

Pioneer of gangsta rap headlines celebration of rap also starring legendary acts Public Enemy, Naughty by Nature, and The Sugarhill Gang

$40.25 $20

River North Whiskey Fest - Saturday September 10, 2016 / Noon – 4:00pm

Moe's Cantina and Old Crow Smokehouse River North

Near North Side

$50 $29

"Big Fish" The Musical

Madison Street Theatre

Oak Park

$40 $25.25

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails at Frank's (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Frank’s

Lincoln Park

Rotating craft beers, more than 20 martinis, and the neighborhood’s best jukebox await at this Lincoln Park mainstay

$20 $12

Beatles Fest on Saturday, August 13, at 2 p.m.

Beatles Fest

Downtown Hammond, IN

More than 10 bands celebrate the musical and cultural legacy of The Beatles with help from art booths, merch tents, and a kids area

$12.25 $6

LouderNow – A Tribute to Emo and Pop-Punk on Friday, August 12, at 9:30 p.m.

LouderNow

Durty Nellie's

Chicago-based emo/pop-punk cover band dons eyeliner and skinny jeans as they rip through hits by Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, and more

$18.54 $8

Select Local Merchants

  • Busse Woods Forest Preserve
    Are you ready for unforgettable moments of theater? If so, then Busse Woods Forest Preserve in River Forest has all the shows for you. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    536 North Harlem Avenue
    River Forest, IL US
  • Goldyburgers
    Take a trip to yumsville and order a burger from Goldyburgers. Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here. Catch the game at Goldyburgers, a local restaurant with TVs. Children are more than welcome to dine at this bar, where there's something for everyone on the menu. At Goldyburgers, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Goldyburgers' patio. Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Goldyburgers, known for its laid-back ambience. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Goldyburgers also offers catering. Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This bar knows it's carryout. Tired of difficult commutes? Park the car nearby or take public transit to Goldyburgers. Pull up curbside and find simple street parking near Goldyburgers. Goldyburgers is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside. Dinner is the real yum factor here, though breakfast bites and lunch are also featured. The menu at Goldyburgers is filled with creative burger options, so head on over today and treat yourself to a tasty meal that will leave you full for hours. So when you're craving a burger that's unlike the rest, head over to Goldyburgers and try one of the highly-rated options.
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    7316 Circle Avenue
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Doc Ryan's
    Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Doc Ryan's, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare. There are plenty of TVs in the bar to go around as well, so diners don't have to worry about missing out on anything. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Doc Ryan's' patio. If dancing is on the menu, the restaurant also features live bands and an open floor. The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up. 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. The dress code at Doc Ryan's is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Doc Ryan's offers catering. At Doc Ryan's, diners can make use of the street, valet and garage parking options. Diners can take advantage of the nearby public transit options, including Harlem-Forest Park (Blue) and Forest Park (Blue). Commute by bike to Doc Ryan's and find easy bike parking. The menu at Doc Ryan's is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30. The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Doc Ryan's is the place for you. You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Doc Ryan's and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare. Find out about Elmhurst 's top British pub food for yourself at Doc Ryan's.
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    7432 Madison Street
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Healy's Westside
    Find old friends or make new ones at Healy's Westside — this welcoming Irish bar is a solid hangout. G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy. Healy's Westside is fully loaded with TVs for your viewing pleasure. Access the Internet free of charge via Healy's Westside's complimentary wifi. Healy's Westside caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Weeknights are often swamped, so plan ahead and make a reservation to avoid the bar's rush. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Healy's Westside — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. With food this good, you'll be running into this bar to pick it up yourself. Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Healy's Westside will ensure that it is delicious. Tired of long commutes? Dine at Healy's Westside and enjoy the nearby parking and public transit access. Free parking is available for patrons who dine at Healy's Westside. Healy's Westside is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat. If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card. Healy's Westside serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you. So for a nice beer and some food, Healy's Westside welcomes all. Find some of the top British pub food in Forest Park at Healy's Westside.
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    7321 Madison Street
    Forest Park, IL US
  • McGaffers Saloon
    Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Mc Gaffers Saloon in Forest Park. Round out your meal with a little tipple — this pizzeria has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this pizzeria just as much as their parents do. Mc Gaffers Saloon is the place to be for a celebratory happy hour. At Mc Gaffers Saloon, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Mc Gaffers Saloon. A relatively loud pizzeria, this is not the place for a quiet night out. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Mc Gaffers Saloon patrons come in casual attire. Throwing a big party? Count on Mc Gaffers Saloon to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. Mc Gaffers Saloon's diners can make use of nearby parking lots. At Mc Gaffers Saloon, you can ease your appetite and please your pocketbook the menu offers a selection of mid-priced, budget-friendly meals. Mc Gaffers Saloon's pizza is oozing with delicious cheese and sauce, so make sure to pick one up on your way home.
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    7737 West Roosevelt Road
    Forest Park, IL US
  • Old School Tavern & Grill
    What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Old School Tavern and Grill. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant. Warm weather brings out Old School Tavern and Grill's highly coveted patio seating. Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Old School Tavern and Grill's free wifi. Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. You can call it in, then carry it out. Parking is easily accessible. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Old School Tavern and Grill. Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Old School Tavern and Grill s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters. The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Old School Tavern and Grill is the place for you. When you're in need of a casual night out, head to Old School Tavern and Grill and enjoy some great American classics.
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    201 Desplaines Avenue
    Forest Park, IL US

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