Nightlife in West Chicago

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

Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Village of Bensenville (Up to 50% Off)

Village of Bensenville


Guests grab buckets of popcorn and large sodas before heading into intimate twin theaters to view recent releases

$22 $12

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

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

$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

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

Tasting Experience for Two with Pint Glasses and "Crowlers" at Noon Whistle Brewing (Up to 44% Off)

Noon Whistle Brewing


Sip beers and take home 32-oz. canned crowlers at the brewery behind such beers as Cozmo, American Pale Ale and Bernie milk stout

$54 $30

$12 for $14 Toward a Craft Beer Growler Refill at Penrose Brewing Company

Penrose Brewing Company


Take home a growler of craft beer; selection rotates frequently

$14 $12

"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

"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

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

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

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

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

Two Well Drinks and $10 in Tokens at Emporium Arcade Bar (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Emporium Arcade Bar

Multiple Locations

Visitors juggle drinks and joysticks at the arcade bar’s two locations, where vintage video games and pinball tables abound

$20 $11

25% Cash Back at Duffy's Tavern and Grille

Duffy's Tavern and Grille

North Side

Claim this deal and get 25% cash back rewards when you pay with your linked Visa card at Duffy’s Tavern and Grille

$0 $0

Beer Tastings, Flights, and Unfilled Growlers for Two or Four at Metal Monkey Brewing (Up to 33% Off)

Metal Monkey Brewing

Metal Monkey Brewing

Learn about beer and enjoy plenty of samples at the brewery, such as Goodall Day Blonde and Big Chimpin IPA

$21 $14

"The Wild Side: A Bad Ass Pole Show" on October 7, November 4, or December 2

The Wild Side: A Bad Ass Pole Show

Original Mothers

Chicago’s sexiest pole dancers dazzle with high-fyling acrobatics and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

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

Craft-Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Beermiscuous (Up to 43% Off)


North Side

Each guest selects four draft craft beer samples from a wide variety of options at a unique beer café

$30 $18

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

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

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

$20 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Tiki-Bar Drinks at Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

River Grove

Tropical cocktails named for Pelé and coral reefs poured in Polynesian-themed bar opened in 1963

$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

"Horrible Fun": Based on Cards Against Humanity

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$15 $10.50

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

$35 for $55 at The Living Room at W Hotel Chicago

The Living Room at W Hotel Chicago


Enjoy upscale comfort food at this cozy and glamorous bar; menu items include chipotle tequila shrimp scampi and more

$55 $35

20% Cash Back at Red Star Cocktail Lounge

Red Star Cocktail Lounge


Claim this deal and get 20% cash back rewards when you pay with your linked Visa card at Red Star Cocktail Lounge

$0 $0

Select Local Merchants

  • Hawthorne's Backyard
    After-work drinks are served at Hawthorne's Backyard, a laid-back spot for the casual drinker. Catch the game at Hawthorne's Backyard, a local restaurant with TVs. This bar welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family. At Hawthorne's Backyard, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties. Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Hawthorne's Backyard. Wifi is on the house at Hawthorne's Backyard, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. Musical patrons frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food. Patrons pack the bar on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. The dress code at Hawthorne's Backyard is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Throwing a big party? Count on Hawthorne's Backyard to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. At this bar, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out. At Hawthorne's Backyard, you can easily find parking in the lot next door. Hawthorne's Backyard is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside. Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30. Major credit cards are accepted, so you can save yourself a trip to the ATM.
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    West Chicago, IL US
  • Caliendo's Restaurant
    Caliendo's Restaurant serves fresh, traditional Italian meals. Catch the sports highlights on one of the TVs at Caliendo's Restaurant. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this bar. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Caliendo's Restaurant's al fresco patio seating. Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Caliendo's Restaurant for a group meal. The bar can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation. Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Caliendo's Restaurant. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Caliendo's Restaurant for their catering services. Caliendo's Restaurant is just steps away from a parking lot. Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Caliendo's Restaurant. Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Caliendo's Restaurant has to offer. If you are looking for a new lunch or dinner spot, make your way over to Caliendo's Restaurant and fill up on Italian fare.
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    Winfield, IL US
  • Midcity Cocktail & Supper Club
    Find delicious sandwiches at other American favorites at Midcity Cocktail and Supper Club. Televisions are strewn throughout the bar, so fans can stay up to date on the latest sports happenings. Midcity Cocktail and Supper Club offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done. Midcity Cocktail and Supper Club's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. Midcity Cocktail and Supper Club frequently features a DJ or live music. You'll also catch a live DJ spinning at Midcity Cocktail and Supper Club some evenings. Midcity Cocktail and Supper Club patrons enjoy a taste of live music with their food as well. Noisy crowds plus raging music creates a very loud environment at this restaurant. Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the restaurant draws a crowd during the weekend. Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. Midcity Cocktail and Supper Club knows it's carryout. Ample parking is located near Midcity Cocktail and Supper Club. Midcity Cocktail and Supper Club is a bit of a splurge at around $50 to $75 for a meal.
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    West Chicago, IL US
  • Shanahan's Pub
    Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Shanahan's Pub. Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Shanahan's Pub. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Shanahan's Pub's style. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. Shanahan's Pub happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment. Shanahan's Pub's menu is decked out with all your pub favorites, so you won't need to worry. There's definitely something for everyone!
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    West Chicago, IL US
  • Oasis Cafe
    Fill up on fare from Oasis Cafe in West Chicago and be sure to satisfy your stomach. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather during your meal at Oasis Cafe. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi. Just let Oasis Cafe know how you want it. You can have the food delivered or carried out yourself. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    West Chicago, IL US
  • Cobblestone Road Tavern
    Swing by Cobblestone Road Tavern for a quick sandwich and side of chips. Parking can be a pain in the neck, but it's as available as ever near the restaurant. Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Cobblestone Road Tavern has to offer. For a quick tasty lunch that will leave you wanting more, the sandwiches at Cobblestone Road Tavern will not disappoint.
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    West Chicago, IL US