Nightlife in Valparaiso

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

Drinks and Admission to Comedy Night for Two or Four at Island Lounge (up to 56% Off)

Island Lounge

Mt. Hope

Local and national comedians entertain guests in a comfortable and intimate lounge atmosphere

$50 $22

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

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

25% Cash Back at Duffy's Tavern and Grille

Duffy's Tavern and Grille

North Side

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$0 $0

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

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

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 Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

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

25% Cash Back at Weather Mark Tavern

Weather Mark Tavern


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20% Cash Back at Graffiti Chicago

Graffiti Chicago

Near North Side

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20% Cash Back at Red Star Cocktail Lounge

Red Star Cocktail Lounge


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"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

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

"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

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

$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

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

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

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

"HUNKS" The Show Male Revue at Feeling Lucky Lounge on October 27 at 8 p.m.

"Hunks The Show"

Feeling Lucky Lounge

The HUNKS production is an electrifying, high-energy performance showcasing some of the sexiest men alive as they sing, dance, and strip

$24.64 $12

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

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

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: "The Two Man Group" - Friday November 11, 2016 / 7:30pm

Batavia Fine Arts Centre

Big Woods Marmion

$57 $34.75

LUSH: An Interactive Female Burlesque Show and Drinking Game (October 14, November 11, or December 9)

LUSH – An Interactive Female Burlesque Show & Drinking Game

Original Mothers

Part burlesque, part drinking game, these Friday-night shows feature talented performers and plenty of audience interaction

$30 $20

Haunted Hotel Bash at Hard Rock Hotel - Saturday October 29, 2016 / 10:00pm-3:00am (Plus Pre- and After-Parties)

Hard Rock Hotel

Chicago, IL

$50 $17.50

"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

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

"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

Select Local Merchants

  • Stacks Bar & Grill
    Stop by Stacks Bar & Grill in Valparaiso for flavorful fare and refreshments. The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad. Score happy hour deals and steals at Stacks Bar & Grill. Wifi is on the house at Stacks Bar & Grill, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Stacks Bar & Grill's gorgeous patio. The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system. Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Stacks Bar & Grill is all about comfort. Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required. Convenient street parking is easy to find outside Stacks Bar & Grill. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant. A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
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    Valparaiso, IN US
  • Route 10 Bar N Grill
    You won't be disappointed at Route 10 Bar N Grill in North Judson, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu. With this restaurant's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Route 10 Bar N Grill provides a fun vibe with a great happy hour atmosphere. Open air seating is ready for diners at Route 10 Bar N Grill when the weather is warm. Musical groups often perform live and DJs are common here, too. For great tunes and lively moves, Route 10 Bar N Grill hosts a DJ and opens up the floor for dancing. If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy. Getting your food to go is also an option. In addition to its great location, Route 10 Bar N Grill is also located near plenty of parking options. Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Route 10 Bar N Grill s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
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    North Judson, IN US
  • The Silver Spoon
    If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out The Silver Spoon in Valparaiso. Grab the kids when you head to The Silver Spoon — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan. Hop online in no time using The Silver Spoon's free wifi. On warmer days, you can take advantage of The Silver Spoon's al fresco patio seating. During the restaurant's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick). With food this good, you'll be running into The Silver Spoon to pick it up yourself. At The Silver Spoon, you won't have to worry about circling the block multiple times to find parking. The Silver Spoon offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists. A mid-priced establishment, The Silver Spoon offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
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    Valparaiso, IN US
  • Franklin House
    For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Franklin House is a top pick. TVs are also readily available in the bar area to broadcast the best games. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Franklin House. Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the bar tend to be packed. Franklin House is located near endless parking possibilities, allowing drivers to park with ease. Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes. No cash? Use any major credit card and work on reeling in those rewards. When you want to relax and grab a quick bite to eat, come munch on some pub fare at Franklin House.
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    Valparaiso, IN US
  • Martinis Culinary Cocktail Lounge
    Martinis Culinary Cocktail Lounge is aptly named—the bar's martini list boasts a roster of cocktails more than 120 drinks long. However, bartenders also pour top-shelf spirits and craft beers to complement their Mediterranean plates, which range from chicken parmesan and tortellini to build-your-own pizzas. The kitchen staff also whips up seafood dishes, such as shrimp stuffed with blue crab and linguine with clams, which evoke Italy’s seaside regions more appetizingly than free glasses of salt water. As patrons drink and dine, the lounge’s weekly shows entertain with comedy sets and live music.
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    Valparaiso, IN US
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    A smattering of 20 sauces and seasonings dripping from handspun wings coats patrons' fingers as they cheer on their favorite professional sports teams broadcast on Buffalo Wild Wings' TVs. Eyes are torn between watching teams dribble a ball, shoot a puck, and land a grand jeté, and plates of plentiful wings, burgers, wraps, salads, and ribs. For more entertainment, trivia games exercise brains, and the Blazin' Challenge offers recognition for those brave enough to down a dozen wings slathered in the eatery's hottest sauce in 6 minutes.
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    Valparaiso, IN US