Nightlife in Rockford

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

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

"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

$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 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

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

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

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

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

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" (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

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

"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

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

Rittz on Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m.


Portage Theater

Southern rap star from Tech N9ne’s Strange Music label unleashes dextrous and ruthless rhymes in support of his latest, Top of the Line

$25.49 $15

"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

"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

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

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 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

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


Online Deal

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

Tony Award-Winning Best Musical: "Fun Home", November 2–8

Fun Home

Oriental Theatre Chicago

Adaptation of Alison Bedchel’s acclaimed autobigraphical graphic novel looks with a score by Caroline or Change’s Jeanine Tesori

$103.35 $81.76

"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

$139 for Murder Mystery Dinner & One Night Stay for Two at Periwinkle Place Manor B&B ($270 Value)

Murder Mystery Dinners In Iowa

Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

$270 $139

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


Online Deal

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

Paw Patrol Tickets

Paw Patrol Tickets

River District

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$57 $57

Alton Brown Tickets

Alton Brown Tickets

River District

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$143 $143

"Graeme of Thrones" (November 1–6)

"Graeme of Thrones"

Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place

Graeme and friends attempt to recreate Game of Thrones onstage with no money, cast, or talent in this UK hit parody

$69.95 $53

Select Local Merchants

  • Cliffbreakers Riverside Hotel
    Property Location Located in Rockford, Lexington Hotel Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort is close to Anderson Japanese Gardens and Burpee Museum of Natural History. This hotel is within the vicinity of Coronado Theatre and Jefferson Street Bridge. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 105 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and separate sitting areas, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a fitness facility, and bicycles to rent. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and a fireplace in the lobby. Dining Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
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    Rockford, IL US
  • Rockford Billiard Cafe
    Though deft at trick shots, Tyler Voorhees doesn't expect beginning pool players to immediately master the game's intricate physics and geometry. So he focuses on fundamentals during his private and small group lessons at Rockford Billiard Cafe, even filming his students so they can review their techniques with video feedback. From there, pupils can join one of the café's leagues, vie for the top spot in a tournament, or just play a pickup round on 1 of 17 tables. An in-house pro shop even stocks more than 150 pool cues for purchase, as well as onsite cue repair services. Not everything at Rockford Billiard Cafe revolves around its namesake sport. Darts hit bullseyes, royal flushes trump other hands on video poker units, and catchy tunes resound from an online jukebox. To reenergize patrons after long stretches of playing or dancing, cooks serve up classic bar snacks such as buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, and pizza.
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    Rockford, IL US
  • Opsahl's Tavern
    Load up a pizza with all of your favorite toppings at Rockford's Opsahl's Tavern. The drink list at this pizzeria has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Cheers to the weekend! Opsahl's Tavern is serving up the fun! Eat outdoors Opsahl's Tavern (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating. If you're feeling up to it, take a turn on the dance floor. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Opsahl's Tavern — it's strictly casual. Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home. Parking has never been easier at Opsahl's Tavern, a restaurant located near a variety of parking selections. Opsahl's Tavern's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner. Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Opsahl's Tavern s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters. For a hot pizza that packs in all the flavors you love, stop on by Opsahl's Tavern.
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    Rockford, IL US
  • Oscar's Pub & Grill
    You won't be disappointed at Rockford's Oscar's Pub and Grill, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu. Going gluten-free? Dig a low-fat diet? Oscar's Pub and Grill has you covered on both fronts. Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. Oscar's Pub and Grill is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting). Free wifi is available as well. Oscar's Pub and Grill features live DJs that are sure to amp up your evening. You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy. Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations. Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles. Oscar's Pub and Grill offers various parking options, including bike parking. Meals at Oscar's Pub and Grill are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
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    Rockford, IL US
  • Boomers Sports Bar and Grill
    You won't be disappointed at Boomers Sports Bar and Grill in Rockford, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu. This restaurant diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Boomers Sports Bar and Grill's free wifi. Those up for moving and grooving can take a turn on the dance floor. Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table. At Boomers Sports Bar and Grill, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm. Or, take your food to go. At Boomers Sports Bar and Grill, you won't have to worry about circling the block multiple times to find parking. Boomers Sports Bar and Grill offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike. Expect to spend less than $15 per person at Boomers Sports Bar and Grill.
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    Rockford, IL US
  • Hooters
    You can't beat the classics. Stop in at Hooters for some good home American cooking. With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Hooters' complimentary wifi. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Hooters. Diners will appreciate the quick and easy parking options located near this dining establishment. Hooters offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists. Hooters s mid-range cuisine will please your pockets as well as your palate. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Hooters since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When you are ready to try a new restaurant for lunch or dinner, make your way over to Hooters for tasty American fare.
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    Rockford, IL US