Nightlife in West Chicago


Studio Movie Grill: $5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

$5 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill ($10.75 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

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

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Hollywood Blvd Cinema: Two or Four Tickets at Hollywood Blvd Cinema (44% Off)

Two or Four Tickets at Hollywood Blvd Cinema (44% Off)

Hollywood Blvd Cinema

Woodridge

New releases and classic films in a modern theater that honors cinema history with vintage photos and a recreation of Hollywood Blvd.

$32 $18

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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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TobyMac: TobyMac, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, and Hollyn on Friday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.

TobyMac, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, and Hollyn on Friday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.

TobyMac

Sears Centre Arena

Grammy-winning leader of DC Talk takes the stage with fellow Christian pop singers Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, and Hollyn

$37.25 $22

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Laugh Out Loud Theater: Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn at Laugh Out Loud Theater Through November 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Improv-Comedy Show with Popcorn at Laugh Out Loud Theater Through November 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Laugh Out Loud Theater

Schaumburg

Improvisers can perform shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$22 $11

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Star Cinema Grill - Arlington Heights / Hollywood Palms - Naperville: $5 for Movie at Star Cinema Grill or Hollywood Palms (Up to $10.50 Value)

$5 for Movie at Star Cinema Grill or Hollywood Palms (Up to $10.50 Value)

Star Cinema Grill - Arlington Heights / Hollywood Palms - Naperville

Multiple Locations

Watch recent Hollywood releases while enjoying any item from our extensive menu served table-side

$8 $5

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Zac Brown Band or AC/DC: Zac Brown Band on September 11 or AC/DC on September 15 at Down the Line Rooftop (Up to 43% Off)

Zac Brown Band on September 11 or AC/DC on September 15 at Down the Line Rooftop (Up to 43% Off)

Zac Brown Band or AC/DC

Down The Line Rooftop

Grammy-winning country act tours in support of Jekyll + Hyde; classic hard rockers play muscular hits and new songs from Rock or Bust

$173.19 $99

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Rick Springfield: Rick Springfield with Special Guests Loverboy and The Romantics on September 10 at 7 p.m.

Rick Springfield with Special Guests Loverboy and The Romantics on September 10 at 7 p.m.

Rick Springfield

FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

Rocker of “Jesse’s Girl” fame unfurls new hook-filled songs, classic hits, and a charismatic stage presence; Loverboy and The Romantics open

$65.52 $20

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AEG Live: The Who on October 15, at 7:30 p.m.

The Who on October 15, at 7:30 p.m.

AEG Live

United Center

Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and company deliver a career-spanning set of epic rockers on The Who’s 50th anniversary tour; Joan Jett opens

$61.11 $49.50

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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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“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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Hala Kahiki: $20 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Drinks at Hala Kahiki

$20 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and 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

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Under the Gun Theater: Never Have I Ever at Under the Gun Theater

Never Have I Ever at Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

Lakeview

$12 $9

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Hydrate Nightclub Chicago: Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Tickets to See "Beauties & Beaus" for 2, 4, 6, or 10 with Champagne at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago (Up to 65% Off)

Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Lakeview

Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

$36 $16

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Village of Bensenville: Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for Two or Four at Bensenville Theatre (Up to 45% Off)

Movie with Popcorn and Drinks for Two or Four at Bensenville Theatre (Up to 45% Off)

Village of Bensenville

Bensenville

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

$20 $12

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Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three: Twisted Melodies at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Twisted Melodies at Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three

Athenaeum Theatre

$37 $24.50

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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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Pour Some 80s On Me Pub Crawl: "Pour Some 80s On Me" Pub Crawl at MB Financial Park on September 6 at 12:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

"Pour Some 80s On Me" Pub Crawl at MB Financial Park on September 6 at 12:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Pour Some 80s On Me Pub Crawl

MB Financial Park

Bangle-wearing revelers enjoy live music, fireworks, and drinks at all of the MB Financial Park bars, including Park Tavern and Five Roses

$20 $10

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"We Gotta Bingo": "We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Dinner Comedy on Select Dates, August 30–November 29

"We Gotta Bingo" Interactive Dinner Comedy on Select Dates, August 30–November 29

"We Gotta Bingo"

Chicago Theater Works

Audiences play bingo, swig beer, and savor an Italian family-style dinner in this interactive musical comedy

$51.85 $30

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Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset & State Property: Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset and State Property at UIC Forum on Friday, September 18, at 8 p.m. (Up to 26% Off)

Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset and State Property at UIC Forum on Friday, September 18, at 8 p.m. (Up to 26% Off)

Hip-Hop Reunion with Dipset & State Property

UIC Pavilion

Two iconic New York hip-hop collectives reunite for a one-night-only concert at UIC

$140.49 $105

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Jazz Nations Jazz Festival: Jazz Nations Presents: A Festival of Jazz, Reggae & R&B on Saturday, September 19, at 12 p.m.

Jazz Nations Presents: A Festival of Jazz, Reggae & R&B on Saturday, September 19, at 12 p.m.

Jazz Nations Jazz Festival

Riveredge Park

Chicagoland’s top jazz and R&B musicians, including Skinny Williams and Corey Wilkes, deliver smooth melodies at this lakeside festival

$22.09 $12

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Strawdog Theatre: After Miss Julie at Strawdog Theatre

After Miss Julie at Strawdog Theatre

Strawdog Theatre

Lakeview

$28 $18.25

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

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

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The Vino Cellar: Wine Flights and Cheese for Two or Four at The Vino Cellar (Up to 47% Off)

Wine Flights and Cheese for Two or Four at The Vino Cellar (Up to 47% Off)

The Vino Cellar

Lombard

Three white or red wine samples accompanied by a cheese plate with cheddar, havarti and gouda

$30 $17

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Profiles Theatre: The Jacksonian at Profiles Theatre

The Jacksonian at Profiles Theatre

Profiles Theatre

Chicago

$35 $16

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pH Comedy Theater: pHarm House Night at pH Comedy Theater

pHarm House Night at pH Comedy Theater

pH Comedy Theater

Edgewater

$5 $2.50

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Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre: Movie Tickets and Popcorn at Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre (Up to 51% Off)

Movie Tickets and Popcorn at Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre (Up to 51% Off)

Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In Movie Theatre

Drummer

Classic drive-in theater employs high-tech projectors to show new releases on two screens

$17.50 $10

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Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant: Upscale American Dinner for Two or Four at Big Shot Piano Lounge (50% Off)

Upscale American Dinner for Two or Four at Big Shot Piano Lounge (50% Off)

Big Shot Piano Lounge & Restaurant

Arlington Heights

Diners enjoy live music while dining on upscale fare like blue-cheese shrimp salad and entrees like seared scallops or Manhattan strip filet

$40 $20

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ZZ Ward: ZZ Ward (September 27 at 7:30 p.m.)

ZZ Ward (September 27 at 7:30 p.m.)

ZZ Ward

House of Blues Chicago

A singer and harmonica player who has worked with talents from Kendrick Lamar to Eric Clapton tours in advance of her second album

$36.55 $25

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Chicago Magic Lounge: Show at Chicago Magic Lounge at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Show at Chicago Magic Lounge at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago Magic Lounge

Uptown Underground

Step back in time to an era when close-up, table-side, and parlor magic were all the rage in Chicago

$25 $12

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Mid Oak Distillery: Martini and Vodka Tasting with Appetizers for Two, Four, or Six at Mid Oak Distillery (Up to 66% Off)

Martini and Vodka Tasting with Appetizers for Two, Four, or Six at Mid Oak Distillery (Up to 66% Off)

Mid Oak Distillery

Crestwood

Guests enjoy mini martinis and light appetizers such as a cheese platter at Mid Oak Distillery

$56 $29

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Chicago Soulfest: Maze feat. Frankie Beverly with Chaka Khan: Chicago Soulfest: Maze feat. Frankie Beverly with Chaka Khan on Saturday, November 28, at 8 p.m.

Chicago Soulfest: Maze feat. Frankie Beverly with Chaka Khan on Saturday, November 28, at 8 p.m.

Chicago Soulfest: Maze feat. Frankie Beverly with Chaka Khan

UIC Pavilion

R&B legends with 30 hit singles, including “Back in Stride” and “I Can’t Get Over You,” play alongside Queen of Funk behind “Ain’t Nobody”

$63.08 $47

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Bryan Adams: Bryan Adams: The Reckless Tour at US Cellular Coliseum on Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. (Up to 34% Off)

Bryan Adams: The Reckless Tour at US Cellular Coliseum on Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. (Up to 34% Off)

Bryan Adams

US Cellular Coliseum

Adams celebrates his landmark album, Reckless, featuring smash hits such as “Summer of ‘69” and “Heaven”

$46.15 $32

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Michael Blackson and Friends: Michael Blackson and Friends at Harold Washington Cultural Center on Saturday, September 12 (Up to 37% Off)

Michael Blackson and Friends at Harold Washington Cultural Center on Saturday, September 12 (Up to 37% Off)

Michael Blackson and Friends

Harold Washington Cultual Center

With his own unique lingo and style of dress, “The African King of Comedy” nabs laughs with skills he honed on Chappelle’s Show and HBO

$55.76 $35

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All The Way One Hunnid 8: 9/11 IS A JOKE: All the Way One Hunnid Showcase 8: 9/11 IS A JOKE on Saturday, September 12, at 7 p.m.

All the Way One Hunnid Showcase 8: 9/11 IS A JOKE on Saturday, September 12, at 7 p.m.

All The Way One Hunnid 8: 9/11 IS A JOKE

North Bar

A lineup of comedians make a point of unapologetically addressing the controversies behind the latest headlines

$48 $24

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Margaret Cho: Margaret Cho – The psyCHO Tour on Saturday, October 3, at 8 p.m.

Margaret Cho – The psyCHO Tour on Saturday, October 3, at 8 p.m.

Margaret Cho

The Chicago Theatre

Famed comic and gay icon presents edgy show examining world events and paying tribute to comedy legends Robin Williams and Joan Rivers

$43.57 $29.50

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Naughty Little Cabaret: Naughty Little Cabaret at She-nannigans on September 11, October 9, or November 20 (Up to 33% Off)

Naughty Little Cabaret at She-nannigans on September 11, October 9, or November 20 (Up to 33% Off)

Naughty Little Cabaret

Shenannigans

Male and female burlesque revue dazzles with acrobatics, teasing, and titillating dance moves

$30 $20

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The Annoyance Theatre & Bar: Splatter Theater at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

Splatter Theater at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theatre & Bar

The Annoyance Theater

$20 $13.75

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The Wailers: The Wailers at HOME Bar on September 10 (Up to 49% Off)

The Wailers at HOME Bar on September 10 (Up to 49% Off)

The Wailers

HOME Bar

Reggae band that toured with Bob Marley keeps the legend’s lyrics alive with revolutionary tracks such as “Get Up, Stand Up”

$27.50 $14

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The Comedy Bar: Standup Comedy Show and Appetizer for Two or Four at The Comedy Bar (Up to 56% Off)

Standup Comedy Show and Appetizer for Two or Four at The Comedy Bar (Up to 56% Off)

The Comedy Bar

Gino's East River North

National headliners and up-and-coming comedians take the stage at legendary club’s space inside Gino’s East River North

$55.18 $25

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Licorice Lounge: Up to 58% Off Mimosas with Appetizers at Licorice Lounge

Up to 58% Off Mimosas with Appetizers at Licorice Lounge

Licorice Lounge

Burnside

From the merchant: Enjoy handcrafted mimosas flights in this chic spot located just 25 minutes outside downtown Chicago.

$45 $19

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Milan Hookah Lounge: Hookah and Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Two or Four at Milan Hookah Lounge (50% Off)

Hookah and Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Two or Four at Milan Hookah Lounge (50% Off)

Milan Hookah Lounge

Schaumburg

Try out the more than 100 flavors of tobacco and tobacco-free shisha paired with non-alcoholic drinks of choice in the cozy, intimate lounge

$30 $15

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Glascott's Saloon: Drinks at Glascott’s Saloon (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Drinks at Glascott’s Saloon (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Glascott's Saloon

Lincoln Park

Bellied up to a wooden bar at an authentic speakeasy, guests sip on a selection of 18 draft beers, imported brews, and glasses of wine

$20 $11

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Chicago Distilling Company: Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or 10 with Take-Home Cocktail Kits at Chicago Distilling Company (Up to 55% Off)

Distillery Tour for Two, Four, or 10 with Take-Home Cocktail Kits at Chicago Distilling Company (Up to 55% Off)

Chicago Distilling Company

Logan Square

Tours detailing the entire distilling process as well as the ins and outs of craft spirits in a 4,400-square-foot, garage-like distillery

$220 $99

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"Urban Twist" at The Second City: "Urban Twist" at The Second City on October 3–December 5

"Urban Twist" at The Second City on October 3–December 5

"Urban Twist" at The Second City

Donny's Skybox Theatre

The performance ensemble of The Second City’s Outreach and Diversity Division performs its newest inclusive sketch-comedy revue

$31 $15

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Kings of Freestyle: Kings of Freestyle at The Portage Theater on Saturday, September 12, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Kings of Freestyle at The Portage Theater on Saturday, September 12, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Kings of Freestyle

The Portage Theater

One-night-only event brings together some of the biggest names in freestyle history, including Johnny O And Joe Zangie

$50 $25

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Frank’s: Beer, Wine, and Cocktails at Frank's (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Beer, Wine, and Cocktails at Frank's (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Frank’s

Lincoln Park

Rotating craft beers, more than 20 martinis, and the neighborhood’s best jukebox await at this Lincoln Park mainstay

$20 $12

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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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The Dinner Detective Schaumburg: The Dinner Detective Four-Course Meal and Interactive Comedy Show through January 2 (Up to 42% Off)

The Dinner Detective Four-Course Meal and Interactive Comedy Show through January 2 (Up to 42% Off)

The Dinner Detective Schaumburg

Chicago Marriott Schaumburg

Interactive comedic murder mystery unfolds during a four-course dinner, with prizes for the guest who solves the crime

$79.90 $46

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Select Local Merchants

  • Hawthorne's Backyard
    A culinary gem, Hawthorne's Backyard in West Chicago is a popular spot for wonderful barbeque. It's a favorite spot for guests looking for outstanding service and delicious food. If you're trying to plan your week, most folks will be quick to point out that later in the week (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) will be the best time to visit. Also, you'll definitely want to take advantage of its outdoor seating when the weather off of Lake Michigan is cooperative. It should be noted that casual attire is encouraged. Also, with live music, the atmosphere is often reported to get a bit loud. It's a good option for families with children, large groups, and dancing. WiFi's available if you're trying to get some work done, and in addition to its quick service (take-out is available), the restaurant also offers delivery, and can even cater an event for you. Or, if you're looking for a good spot to hit up after work, it's got a popular happy hour and pretty decent selection at its bar. A highly-regarded spot for both lunch and dinner, a visit to Hawthorne's is definitely worthwhile. 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. Should you prefer to pedal over there, bicycle parking's also provided.
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    1200 W Hawthorne Ln
    West Chicago, IL US
  • Midcity Cocktail and 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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    124 Main St
    West Chicago, IL US
  • Caliendo's Restaurant
    Caliendo's Restaurant puts a fresh spin on traditional Italian cuisine. Low-fat is not a term Caliendo's Restaurant throws around but delicious is! Great food plus TV equals the perfect fan meal. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Caliendo's Restaurant. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Caliendo's Restaurant's gorgeous patio. At Caliendo's Restaurant, your large or small group can be seated quickly and comfortably. The bar can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table. Catering services are also available. Turn your living room into a five-star restaurant with takeout or delivery from Caliendo's Restaurant. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. Bike parking is also available outside the bar. You can take it easy on your wallet at Caliendo's Restaurant — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
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    0S050 Winfield Rd
    Winfield, IL US
  • Shanahan's Pub
    Snack on tasty pub fare at Shanahan's Pub, a local favorite. Come prepared to feast at Shanahan's Pub — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Shanahan's Pub is a good restaurant to dine with a small or large group. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. Dress is typically casual at Shanahan's Pub, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Shanahan's Pub is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of. Shanahan's Pub offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
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    2N258 County Farm Rd
    West Chicago, IL US
  • Cobblestone Road Tavern
    Spice up your sandwich at Cobblestone Road Tavern — this tasty staple will not disappoint. Health-crazed eaters may have to stick with water, though, as Cobblestone Road Tavern offers delicious grub that's far as can be from low-fat fare. Drivers will love the easy parking options just steps away from Cobblestone Road Tavern. An average meal at Cobblestone Road Tavern will set you back about $30.
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    218 Main St
    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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    2009 Franciscan Way
    West Chicago, IL US

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