Nightlife in Somerville

Jersey Night Comedy (Through December 25)

Jersey Night Comedy

Multiple Locations

National touring headliners join local talent to inspire laughs at four New Jersey comedy venues

$20 $12

The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience (October 28–30)

The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience

Monmouth Park Racetrack

More than 5,000 jack o’ lanterns line a quarter-mile path, illuminating the night with everything from superheroes to dinosaurs

$16 $13

2 Tickets to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on December 22 at 7 p.m.

2 Tickets to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Wellmont Theater

The beloved holiday special about everyone’s favorite blockhead discovering the true meaning of Christmas comes to the stage

$57.60 $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

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes (November 11—23)

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

Make memories with the world-famous Rockettes, a production featuring the high-kicking dance troupe and other holiday showstoppers

$75.80 $45

The Juice Crew feat. Big Daddy Kane on Friday, December 30, at 8 p.m.

The Juice Crew feat. Big Daddy Kanem, Biz Markie & Kool G

Wellmont Theater

The Juice Crew collective reunites for an evening of hip-hop hits spanning from “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’” to “Just a Friend”

$36 $19.99

Fela! The Concert: Afro Beat Party on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Fela! The Concert, Afro Beat Party

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Afrobeat band with members of the original Tony-winning Broadway musical Fela! celebrate the music of Fela Kuti

$33.10 $23

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Smartphone app lets users reserve movie theater tickets at major theaters nationwide, saving them time and money

$17.99 $12.99

Matilda The Musical through November 20

"Matilda the Musical"

Shubert Theatre

A precocious young girl surrounded by verbally abusive adults finds her only joy in books—and wreaking havoc with her telekinesis

$88.50 $59

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

Sandcastle Billiards


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

$64 $32

Standup Comedy Show for Two (October 14–April 15)

Punch Line Philly

Punch Line Philly

Tony Woods, Brent Morin, Nikki Glaser, and other nationally touring comedians pack the schedule through next April

$50 $15

Zoso — Led Zeppelin Tribute on Friday, November 4, at 7 p.m.


Starland Ballroom

Popular Led Zeppelin tribute act mirrors the famous rock band in looks, spirit, and impeccable musicianship throughout a long list of hits

$22.50 $10

Chris Young: I'm Comin' Over Tour with Dustin Lynch and Cassadee Pope on November 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Chris Young

Bob Carpenter Center at University of Delaware

Winner of Nashville Star lends his smooth baritone to hits including “Drinkin’ Me Lonely,” “Gettin’ You Home,” and “I’m Comin’ Over

$45.50 $29

David Cassidy on October 27 at 8 p.m.

David Cassidy

Count Basie Theatre

Former teenage star of The Partridge Family and tenor voice behind “I Think I Love You” pulls songs from his decades-long career

$99.50 $10

Entry for One or Two to 2016 Philly Fall Crawl on Saturday, November 5th (Up to 38% Off)

Philly Fall Crawl

Irish Pub

Celebrate the season of changing leaves and darkening beers with a bar crawl to 12 fun pubs

$20 $13

Standup Comedy at Catch a Rising Star (Through December 30)

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

"WaistWatchers The Musical!" (October 5–November 12)

"WaistWatchers: The Musical!"

Forum Theatre

Broadway standards and Top 40 singles get a gut-busting parody treatment in a musical about four women bonding in a weight-loss program

$71 $49

Laser Spectacular’s The Spirit of Michael Jackson on Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m.

Laser Spectacular's The Spirit of Michael Jackson

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Lasers, 3-D holographics, and large-screen video projections pay tribute to the music of Michael Jackson while dancers take the stage

$24.20 $12

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co. on November 3 at 8 p.m.

Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co.

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Actors from the improv troupe that launched the careers of Amy Poehler and Adam McKay craft stories and scenes from audience suggestions

$30 $15

Freestyle Free-For-All feat. Judy Torres, Rob Base on Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m.

Freestyle Free For All

Starland Ballroom

Judy Torres, Noel, George Lamond, Trilogy, Jill Tirrell, Rockell, and more on dozen-strong lineup of bona fide freestyle stars

$53 $39.50

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

The Murder Mystery Co.

Central Jersey

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

$60 $29.99

Michael Carbonaro LIVE! (as seen on The Carbonaro Effect) on Friday, December 30, at 7 p.m.

Michael Carbonaro

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

The multi-talented Michael Carbonaro—who has his own show on TruTV—blends comedy and award-winning magic into one dazzling performance

$44.46 $35

Vanessa Williams on Friday, November 25, at 8 p.m.

Vanessa Williams

Union County Performing Arts Center

Singer, actress, and dancer performs hits from throughout her decades-long career, including hits such as “Save the Best for Last”

$55 $28

Mockstrocity Tour feat. Mac Sabbath and Metalachi on March 28 at 8 p.m.

Mockstrocity Tour feat. Mac Sabbath, Metalachi, and Okilly Dokilly

Wellmont Theater

Parody bands Mac Sabbath, Metalachi, and Okilly Dokilly transform classic songs into their own masterpieces during the Mockstrocity Tour

$28.80 $10

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime on January 17 at 7 p.m.

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime

Starland Ballroom

Long-running Sublime tribute perfectly replicates the ska-rock legends, rolling out hits such as “What I Got” and “Santeria”

$36 $20

The Fab Faux Performing "Sgt. Pepper" on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 8 p.m.

The Fab Faux

Wellmont Theater

Acclaimed tribute act featuring “Conan”’s Jimmy Vivino play the Beatles’ classic Sgt. Pepper in honor of its 50th anniversary

$65.25 $25

$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

The Sweet Spot Philadelphia: Red Light Special Burlesque Variety Show on November 2 or 3 at 8 p.m.

The Sweet Spot Philadelphia: Red Light Special

Ruba Club Studios

Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotic arts”

$22.09 $11

Titans of Tribute XVII feat. Lady Picture Show, Lounge Act, and The Nimrods on Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m.

Titans of Tribute XVII

Starland Ballroom

Bands honor Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, and Green Day with pitch-perfect tribute sets

$15.50 $5

"Avenue Q" (Through February 26)

"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

Select Local Merchants

  • Houlihan's
    Come to Houlihan's for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love. Houlihan's is a popular spot for vegans. The bar is stocked with TVs, so you can watch the next big game. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Complimentary wifi is available as well. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. Houlihan's offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant. Free parking is readily available for hungry diners at Houlihan's. Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Houlihan's running under $30 per person. The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options. You'll definitely want to reconsider going anywhere else when the food at Houlihan's tastes like pure heaven! Swing by Houlihan's today and enjoy a delicious American meal in a casual setting. So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at Houlihan's is all about.
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    Bridgewater, NJ US
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    For wings with a ton of zest, Bridgewater's Buffalo Wild Wings has got you covered. Round out your meal with a little tipple — this restaurant has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. Score happy hour deals and steals at Buffalo Wild Wings. For no extra charge, utilize Buffalo Wild Wings' free wifi. Buffalo Wild Wings provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. The restaurant is on the noisier end, which is something to keep in mind when planning intimate get-togethers. The weeknight rush is in full force at Buffalo Wild Wings, so anticipate a wait if you go after work. Casual dining at its best, Buffalo Wild Wings customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. At Buffalo Wild Wings, we don't think a night out should be filled with hidden fees. That's why our parking lot's free. Your tab at Buffalo Wild Wings will generally run you about $30 per person. So get your wing-eating on at Buffalo Wild Wings 1.
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    Bridgewater, NJ US
  • Rue Noir Steakhouse
    Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Rue Noir Steakhouse in Branchburg. Rue Noir Steakhouse is creating great gluten-free versions of its best dishes. Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options. Rue Noir Steakhouse is known for its happy hour deals and steals. Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Rue Noir Steakhouse's complimentary wifi. Patio tables and chairs are ready for Rue Noir Steakhouse diners who prefer their meals al fresco. Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations. Everyone will feel comfortable dining at Rue Noir Steakhouse, where business casual attire is standard. You can also grab your grub to go. If you need to feed a big crowd, Rue Noir Steakhouse also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. Rue Noir Steakhouse is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots. Deep pockets not required! Rue Noir Steakhouse takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
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    Somerville, NJ US
  • Willie McBride's
    Spice up your week with a trip to Willie McBride's in Somerville, and enjoy grub at the top of its game. Parties of any size can easily be seated at Willie McBride's. Through their catering service, Willie McBride's can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. Willie McBride's is just steps away from a parking lot. Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Willie McBride's since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    Somerville, NJ US
  • Seasons 52
    For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, Seasons 52 in Bridgewater is the place to be. Seasons 52 is serving up not just healthy gluten-free meals but tasty gluten-free meals. Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Seasons 52 is all about comfort. If parallel parking's not your thing, take advantage of Seasons 52's valet service at the Commons Way address location. You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Seasons 52, so plan your budget accordingly.
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    Bridgewater, NJ US
  • Cryan's Ale House & Grill
    Grab a seat and dig in! Cryan's Ale House & Grill offers tasty eats in Somerville. Everyone will feel comfortable dining at Cryan's Ale House & Grill, where business casual attire is standard. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig. If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you. Cryan's Ale House & Grill's moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Cryan's Ale House & Grill time and time again.
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    Somerville, NJ US