Nightlife in Rockford


Richard Marx: Richard Marx (Friday, September 25, at 8 p.m.)

Richard Marx (Friday, September 25, at 8 p.m.)

Richard Marx

Egyptian Theatre

Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning, record-setting singer-songwriter unfolds a setlist of hit singles including “Right Here Waiting”

$28 $16

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Laugh Factory: Comedy Show with Optional VIP Seating at Laugh Factory (Up to 43% Off)

Comedy Show with Optional VIP Seating at Laugh Factory (Up to 43% Off)

Laugh Factory

Chicago

Large lineups of top local standup talent, comedic storytelling, and themed shows such as the Facebook-centric Social Takeover

$20 $12

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The Dancing Horses Theatre: The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre Show with Backstage Pass September 1 – October 31 (Up to 52% Off)

The Dancing Horses Theatre

Delavan

Equestrians and various horse breeds do a Vegas-style performance; backstage pass includes horse-training info and equine meet-and-greets

$37.50 $18

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“Maybe Baby, It's You”: “Maybe Baby, It's You” at Pheasant Run Resort on Select Dates Through October 23 (Up to 49% Off)

“Maybe Baby, It's You” at Pheasant Run Resort on Select Dates Through October 23 (Up to 49% Off)

“Maybe Baby, It's You”

Fox Valley Rep Box Office at Pheasant Run Resort

Play examines the nature of romance in eleven funny, sweet vignettes

$37 $19

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Brick Fest Live: Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Donald E Stephens Convention Center on October 3–4 (Up to 30% Off)

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival at Donald E Stephens Convention Center on October 3–4 (Up to 30% Off)

Brick Fest Live

Donald E Stephens Convention Center

LEGO lovers gather to participate in interactive building activities, exercising their creativity and witnessing huge creations

$28.50 $20

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

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

Aromas Hookah Bar

DeKalb

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

$20 $10

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Dealflicks: $20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions from Dealflicks

$20 Worth of Movie Tickets and Concessions from Dealflicks

Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

Guests enjoy $20 worth of Dealbucks, which they can use to buy movie tickets and concessions at multiple theaters on Dealflicks.com

$20 $13.99

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

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

DerbyJackpot

 

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

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

$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

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

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

TwinSpires

 

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

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  • 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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    1436 N Main St
    Rockford, IL US
  • Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery
    One of the more popular restaurants in Rockford, Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery has fantastic pub food and tasty burgers. It's a culinary destination for customers seeking delicious food. Thanks to its outdoor seating, the restaurant is a fantastic option when the Illinois weather is cooperating. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, sometimes there's live music, but keep in mind it can get a little loud. For those keeping an eye on their diet, the robust menu does feature items that are gluten-free, low-fat, and vegetarian. Plus, it's been tabbed as a nice option for both families with children and large groups. WiFi is offered for those who'd like to get connected. If you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a pretty broad selection at its bar. One of the tastier franchises in the area, this Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery definitely stands out from the competition. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    7801 East State Street
    Rockford, IL US
  • Social Urban Bar and Restaurant
    Located in Rockford, Social Urban is a hugely-popular bar that offers flavorsome pub food. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a classy vibe. It's a culinary destination for customers seeking incredible food. If you're trying to plan ahead, most patrons will be quick to share that later in the week (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) will be the best time to visit. There's no particular required attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the price can be a bit higher than average, the experience here is definitely what you pay for. According to locals, it's been tabbed as a really good option for both local cuisine, in addition to large groups. WiFi is offered for anyone who'd like to get connected. If you're looking for the perfect spot to unwind after work, it's got a phenomenal happy hour and a pretty broad selection behind the bar. Located in the middle of town, making a trip to Social Urban is never a bad call. Visitors to the restaurant have the ability to park nearby on the street.
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    509 E State St
    Rockford, IL US
  • Octane Inter Lounge
    Enjoy a cold brewski and catch up with friends at Octane Inter Lounge. Octane Inter Lounge is making food that everyone loves. Taking it back to the high-calorie basics. Round out your meal with something from the cocktail menu or wine list. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Octane Inter Lounge's free wifi hotspot. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Octane Inter Lounge is a great summer destination. If you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. No need to gussy up for a trip to Octane Inter Lounge, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. For those in a rush, the bar lets you take your food to go. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Octane Inter Lounge. Your bill at Octane Inter Lounge will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge! At Octane Inter Lounge, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
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    124 N Main St
    Rockford, IL US
  • Oasis Micro-Pub
    The premier destination for fabulous pub food and tasty burgers, Oasis Micro-Pub in Rockford is one of the area's best-rated restaurants. It's a local favorite for customers looking for delicious food. If you're trying to plan ahead, most people will share that later in the week (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) will be the best time to visit. There's no specific recommended attire, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably. Also, though the overall price can be a bit on the low side, you won't be sacrificing any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try. If you just feel like stopping by for a beverage, the restaurant has helpful bar staff (and a good selection behind the bar). Located right near the center of town, a visit to Oasis Micro-Pub is definitely worthwhile. Visitors to the restaurant have the ability to park nearby on the street.
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    901 E State St
    Rockford, IL US
  • Hooters
    Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Hooters is a local favorite. Hooters does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Hooters, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Hooters' free wifi hotspot. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant. Grab your meal to go at Hooters if you're in a hurry — or better yet, have them bring it to you through their delivery service! If you need to feed a big crowd, Hooters also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. For those who travel by bike, Hooters offers bike racks for diners. Hooters' mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Hooters — they're open for all three meals.
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    6904 Argus Dr
    Rockford, IL US

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