Nightlife in River Forest

The Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest: "Baroque & Beyond" - Sunday November 20, 2016 / 4:00pm

Lund Auditorium


$28 $18.25

"Judgment at Nuremberg" - Saturday November 12, 2016 / 7:30pm

Lund Auditorium


$24 $16

Jim Brickman: "Comfort & Joy" Holiday Tour - Saturday December 3, 2016 / 7:30pm

Lund Auditorium


$23 $15.25

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

$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

$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

"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

$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

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

$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

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

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

"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

"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

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

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

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

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

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

Laugh Out Loud Chicago Improv-Comedy Show Through January 28

Laugh Out Loud Chicago

Laugh Out Loud

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

$20 $10

25% Cash Back at Weather Mark Tavern

Weather Mark Tavern


Get 25% cash back on your first purchase and 20% cash back on all additional purchases

$0 $0

20% Cash Back at Graffiti Chicago

Graffiti Chicago

Near North Side

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$0 $0

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

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

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

Two, Four, Six, or Nine Tickets to XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride (Up to 43% Off)

XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Movie Ride

XD Adventures 9D Virtual Reality Interactive Cinema Ride

Prepare for revolutionary and next-generation nine-dimensional cinema rides that offer a remarkably intense and extreme experience

$48 $32

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

"Are You Still Afraid of the Dark?" - Friday October 28, 2016 / 9:00pm

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$12 $9

Tasting Experience for Two with Pint Glasses and "Crowlers" at Noon Whistle Brewing (Up to 44% 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 $30

Sugar Brown Burlesque: The Diaries of a Submissive on October 29 or 30 at 8 p.m.

"Sugar Brown Burlesque: The Diaries of a Submissive"

Humility Gallery

Sugar Brown explores her newly submissive side through lusty yet elegant choreography and poetry

$43.19 $20

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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Forest Park, IL US