Nightlife in Somerset


Rakim on Friday, July 8, at 8 p.m.

Rakim
Wellmont Theater

Hip-hop pioneer performs the classic 1987 album, Paid in Full, in its entirety

$34.20 $19

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Two or Four Hours of Pool for Two People at Sandcastle Billiards (50% Off)

Sandcastle Billiards
Edison

Customers play pool at an upscale billiards parlor that also features ping-pong, foosball, chess, and backgammon

$64 $32

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Walker Stalker Con at 10:30 a.m. on July 9–10

Walker Stalker Con
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center

The stars of “The Walking Dead” and other popular series meet fans and share stories behind the show during panels and events

$50.50 $28

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Standup Comedy at Catch a Rising Star, January 8 Through April 29 (Up to 40% Off)

Catch A Rising Star
Hyatt Princeton

Local and nationally-touring stand-ups take the stage to share razor-sharp jokes and wry observations

$25.87 $16

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LEGO Convention: Tickets to Brick Fest Live on October 8 or 9

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Festival
The Meadowlands Exposition Center

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

$38.50 $19

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Summerland Tour feat. Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit, & Sponge on July 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Summerland Tour: Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit & Sponge
Stone Pony Summer Stage

Power-pop, alt-rock, and post-grunge collide in this summer tour featuring Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit, and Sponge

$50 $25

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'Celebrate America’ Beach Concert & Music Fest with Tim McGraw, Hunter Hayes, Maggie Rose, & Shot of Southern on July 4

Celebrate America Beach Concert
Wildwood

4th of July beach party features country stars Tim McGraw, Hunter Hayes, and Maggie Rose, plus fireworks, food, and patriotic festivities

$34.39 $25

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Casino Package for One or Two at Resorts Casino Atlantic City and ResortsCasino.com (50% Off)

Resorts Casino Atlantic City
New Jersey's First Casino

100,000-square-foot casino with hundreds of slot machines, classic table games, and restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining

$60 $30

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Rakim Performing _Paid in Full_ on Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m.

Rakim
The House of Independents

Hip-hop pioneer performs the classic 1987 album, Paid in Full, in its entirety

$33.90 $16

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$17 for $30 Worth of Billiards — Q22 Billiards

Q 22 Billiards
Scotch Plains

From the merchant: Come and enjoy the clean and newly remodeled Q22 Billiards. 14 tables, 7 flat screen tv’s,VIP room. BYOB

$30 $17

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Brewery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four People at Climax Brewing Company (Up to 42% Off)

Climax Brewing Company
Roselle Park

The outdoor garden boasts a BBQ guests can use to grill their own food brought from home and sip the brewery’s beers

$20 $12

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Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 53% Off)

The Murder Mystery Co.
Multiple Locations

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

$60 $28

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Silvestre Dangond on Friday, July 15, at 8 p.m.

Silvestre Dangond
Bergen Performing Arts Center

New-wave Colombian folk singer with four Latin Grammy nominations unleashes hits such as “Esa Mirada”

$67.65 $34

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Inked Out New Jersey Tattoo & Music Festival on September 9–11

Inked Out New Jersey Tattoo & Music Festival
Meadowlands Exposition Center

Lauded tattoo artists, musicians, and entertainers convene over three days for live tattooing sessions, brawny rock, and meet-and-greets

$22.09 $10

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Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, and Luciano on Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m.

Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths
NJPAC

Jamaica’s king of lovers rock and Empress of Reggae join Luciano for an evening of romantic reggae, dancehall, and funk

$67.30 $47

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"Murdered By the Mob" — Interactive Comedy Mystery Dinner Theater and Dancing on Select Saturdays Through August 27

"Murdered by the MOB"
Arno Dinner Theater

Bullets fly and mobsters dance over a hearty three-course dinner in an interactive murder mystery

$114 $69

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The Purple Xperience on July 7 at 8 p.m.

The Purple Xperience
Mayo Performing Arts Center

Tribute act led by Doctor Fink of The Revolution delivers an electrifying salute to the music and life of Prince

$44 $22

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Jersey Night Live Comedy (April 9–December 17)

Jersey Night Comedy
Multiple Locations

Enjoy a drink while watching nationally touring comedians as seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and Saturday Night Live

$20 $12

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5 Seconds of Summer: Sounds Live Feels Live Tour on July 10 at 7:30 p.m.

5 Seconds of Summer: Sounds Live Feels Live Tour
PNC Bank Arts Center

The Billboard chart-toppers behind 2015’s smash album Sounds Good Feels Good hits the road with One Ok Rock and Hey Violet

$35.25 $15

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Gazillion Bubble Show (Through October 2)

Gazillion Bubble Show
New World Stages

A family that’s honed its show for more than 20 years creates and layers countless dazzling bubbles amid colorful lasers

$83 $45

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A Thousand Horses on July 13 at 7:30 p.m.

A Thousand Horses
Jenks Club

Rootsy country act behind the No. 1 hit “Smoke” delivers a raucous live set of hits with a Southern rock kick

$29 $10

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Jorge Celedon and Grupo Niche on Friday, July 22, at 8 p.m.

Jorge Celedon / Grupo Niche
NJPAC

Latin Grammy Award-winning singer teams with famed fellow Columbian band Grupo Niche for an evening of salsa and vallenato hits

$56.45 $39

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Craig Campbell on August 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Craig Campbell
Jenks Club

Country artist behind “Outta My Head” showcases his rich baritone, heartstring-tugging lyrics, and top-tier guitar skills

$29 $10

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Friday Night Jazz Package for Two or Four at Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant (Up to 63% Off)

Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant
Montclair

Enjoy an evening filled with music and elegant eats at this jazz club where the greats stop in

$66 $25

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An Act of God starring Sean Hayes (Through July 3)

"An Act of God" Starring Sean Hayes
Booth Theatre

The Lord tells all in this cheeky celestial comedy about religion, reality TV, and celebrity culture

$88.50 $59

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Drive-In Double Feature with Snacks for Two Adults or Family of Four at Sky-Vu Drive-In Theater (Up to 52% Off)

Sky-Vu Drive-In Theater
Gratz, PA

Historic drive-in invites movie-lovers to enjoy the latest blockbusters beneath a starlit sky

$28 $14

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Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl on Friday, July 8, at 8 p.m.

Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl
Bergen Performing Arts Center

Beloved ’80s tribute band recreates the looks and sounds of some of the decade’s most popular acts, such as Michael Jackson and Madonna

$35.45 $18

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The Wiggles on October 1 at 1 p.m.

The Wiggles
Wellmont Theater

Quartet of children’s music makers and their Wiggly friends entertains families with greatest hits on their “Rock and Roll Preschool” tour

$40.50 $25

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David Brighton's Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience Wednesday, August 10, at 8 p.m.

David Brighton’s Space Oddity: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience
Mayo Performing Arts Center

David Brighton and the Space Oddity Band inhabit every era of David Bowie’s career while recreating hits such as “Changes” and “Rebel Rebel”

$44 $22

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"Avenue Q" (Through September 5)

"Avenue Q"
New World Stages

Mature musical follows a hybrid of puppets and humans as they look for love and purpose in New York City

$103.50 $45

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"Dr. Dirty" John Valby on Friday, July 29, at 8 p.m.

Dr. Dirty John Valby
Starland Ballroom

Comic cult figure treats audiences to obscene song parodies, dirty limericks, and sing-along skewerings of current events

$29 $10

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Get Motivated! Business Seminar on September 6 at 8 a.m.

Get Motivated! Business Seminar
The Liacouras Center - Multipurpose Arena

Exciting skill-building seminar led by Daymond John helps students gain motivational and business skills

$298 $10

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Jay Leno on November 20 at 8 p.m.

Jay Leno
Wellmont Theater

Star of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” shows why he’s one of the most revered comics of all time with his witty observational humor

$82.30 $65

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"Magic Men Live!" on Friday, July 15, or Saturday, July 16, at 8 p.m.

Magic Men Live!
Starland Ballroom

A story-driven, high-tech, all-male revue aims to bring the fantasies of contemporary women to life, from firemen to soldiers and warriors

$29.75 $22

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Two-Hour Craft-Beer Tasting for One, Two, Four, or Six at Bar Academy 101 (Up to 79% Off) 

Bar Academy 101
Montclair

At two-hour-long weekend tastings, guests try samples of different craft beers

$100 $35

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Parmalee on August 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Parmalee
Jenks Club

Nashville quartet behind “Carolina,” “Close Your Eyes,” and party anthem “Musta Had A Good Time”

$29 $10

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"Trip of Love" (Through September 4)

Trip of Love
Stage 42

’60s jukebox musical featuring 28 chart-topping hits such as “California Dreamin’” & “Wipe Out”; costumes & sets by Tony-winning designers

$87 $55

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Tribute to Queen and U2 by Almost Queen and Unforgettable Fire on Saturday, July 2, at 8 p.m.

Almost Queen and Unforgettable Fire
Union County Performing Arts Center

Broadway vet Joseph Russo fills Freddie Mercury’s shoes in Almost Queen; U2 tribute act recreates greatest hits and deep cuts

$24 $14

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Drew Lynch on Saturday, September 24, at 8 p.m.

Drew Lynch
Union County Performing Arts Center

Charismatic America’s Got Talent season 10 finalist treats fans to jokes about his stutter, his service dog, and his self-determination

$40 $20

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Bebe Neuwirth: All I Care About Is Love on Saturday, July 16, at 8 p.m.

Bebe Neuwirth: All I Care About Is Love
Union County Performing Arts Center

Tony- and Emmy-winning actress seen on Cheers and in the Broadway revival of Chicago sings some of her favorite showtunes

$60 $30

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Atlanta City Comedy Festival with Sheryl Underwood and Mike Epps (October 8 and 9)

Atlantic City Comedy Festival
Boardwalk Hall

Some of the country’s most popular comedians, including several former Comic View hosts, headlined by Mike Epps and Sheryl Underwood

$49

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New Edition on July 10 at 7 p.m.

New Edition: This One's For You Tour
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

The singers of New Edition reunite for more new jack swing in a set of hits

$67.26 $44

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New Edition & Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds at Barclays Center on Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m.

New Edition & Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds
Barclays Center

The singers of New Edition reunite for more new jack swing in a set of hits; Babyface unleashes that sweet, sweet voice

$115 $69

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William Michael Morgan on August 10 at 7:30 p.m.

William Michael Morgan
Jenks Club

Rising country star behind the hit single “I Met a Girl” delivers catchy tunes in support of his debut album

$29 $10

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Drake White and The Big Fire on July 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Drake White and The Big Fire
Jenks Club

Alabama country star behind “Livin’ the Dream” delivers a magnetic, foot-stomping live concert in support of his latest album

$29 $10

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The Purple Xperience: A Tribute to Prince on July 28 at 8 p.m.

The Purple Xperience: A Tribute to Prince
St. George Theater

Tribute act led by Doctor Fink of The Revolution delivers an electrifying salute to the music and life of Prince

$53.10 $25

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Comedy Show for Two or Four with Wings or Mozzarella Sticks at The Comedy Cove At Scotty's (Up to 54% Off)

The Comedy Cove at Scotty's
Springfield

Comedy club with an outdoor tiki bar hosts weekly shows, including sets from pros featured on Last Comic Standing and The Tonight Show

$48.95 $25

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William Shatner on Friday, October 14, at 8 p.m.

William Shatner
Wellmont Theater

The actor and icon best known for his role as Captain Kirk on Star Trek sits down for a candid conversation with fans

$41.10 $30

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Boyz II Men and En Vogue on July 24 at 7 p.m.

Boyz II Men & En Vogue
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

R&B titans treat fans to soulful hits such as “I’ll Make Love to You” and “You’re Never Gonna Get It”

$67.85 $59.50

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Select Local Merchants

  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    For wings with a ton of zest, North Brunswick's Buffalo Wild Wings has got you covered. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — this restaurant has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Take the kids along too — this restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Complimentary wifi is available as well. At Buffalo Wild Wings, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. The music and crowds can create quite a racket at Buffalo Wild Wings — noise levels can reach the upper registers. If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Buffalo Wild Wings — it's strictly casual. You can also have Buffalo Wild Wings cater your next event. Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required. Free parking is offered every day in the lot next door, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their meal. Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Buffalo Wild Wings. Take a break from buyer's remorse at Buffalo Wild Wings, where each and every bite won't cost you much (but will taste like a million bucks). Duck into Buffalo Wild Wings for a quick bite and excellent wings.
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    2241 Route 1
    North Brunswick Township, NJ US
  • The Den
    Serving a range of tasty food and drink, The Den in Franklin Township will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds). Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. When the weather is nice, hurry to The Den to grab a spot on the patio. The Den frequently features a DJ or live music. In the mood for dinner and dancing? Live music is common at the restaurant, and patrons are encouraged to show off their moves. The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night. We don't expect you to keep driving around the block to find metered parking. We've got some space for you here. Enjoy a filling and affordable meal without going over your budget at The Den.
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    700 Hamilton Street
    Franklin Township, NJ US
  • Regal Commerce Center Stadium 18
    Sitting in a comfy seat watching an absolutely thrilling movie sounds like the perfect night. Visit Regal Cinemas - Commerce Center Stadium 18 in North Brunswick for a great time with family and friends. With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this theater boasts among the best eats this side of the city. At this theater, kids of all ages are welcome. Regal Cinemas - Commerce Center Stadium 18 knows you'll value the experience of an open-air movie experience. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    2399 Route 1
    North Brunswick Township, NJ US
  • J Porter's Restaurant & Pub
    Chow down on all of your pub favorites at J Porter's Restaurant and Pub. Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here. At J Porter's Restaurant and Pub, you can find ample parking that is readily available any time of day. So when you're in the mood for some tasty pub food, make your way over to J Porter's Restaurant and Pub.
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    110 Davidson Avenue
    Franklin Township, NJ US
  • Villagers Theatre
    When dreaming isn't enough, Franklin Villagers Barn Theatre boasts the most surreal theatrical stages in Somerset. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    475 Demott Lane
    Franklin Township, NJ US
  • Harvest Moon Brewery
    A lovely cafe, Harvest Moon Brewery will charm visitors to their core. Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, Harvest Moon Brewery has something that every stomach will enjoy. 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. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this bar — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Free wireless Internet is also available at Harvest Moon Brewery, so bring your tablet or laptop along. Harvest Moon Brewery is well-known for being able to seat large parties. Amp up your evening with some music — live bands or a DJ often perform here. Harvest Moon Brewery has live DJs spinning some evenings. Enjoy live music with your food and drinks at Harvest Moon Brewery as well. If your weekend plans include a trip to the bar, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time. The dress code at Harvest Moon Brewery is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Harvest Moon Brewery for catering. Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this bar. Drivers will embrace the number of street and lot parking choices close to Harvest Moon Brewery. Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the bar. Your tab at Harvest Moon Brewery will usually run to about $30 per guest. Satisfy your craving for tasty American eats at Harvest Moon Brewery.
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    392 George Street
    New Brunswick, NJ US

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