Nightlife in Wheaton

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 57% Off)

Village of Bensenville


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

$22 $11

Tasting Experience for Two with Pint Glasses and "Crowlers" at Noon Whistle Brewing (Up to 50% 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 $27

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

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 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

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

$17 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 $17

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 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

$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

"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

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

Dru Hill with Sisqo on December 18 at 8 p.m.

Dru Hill with Sisqo

House of Blues Chicago

R&B crooners treat fans to soulful hit such as “Never Make a Promise” and “In My Bed”

$39.16 $27.50

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

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige on December 14 at 7 p.m.

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige: King and Queen of Hearts Tour

United Center

The royalty of ’90s neo-soul join forces on a nationwide tour that simultaneously looks forward while hearkening back to a classic sound

$76.71 $35

Two Well Drinks and $10 in Tokens at Emporium Arcade Bar (Up to 60% 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 $8

Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 55% Off)

The Murder Mystery Co.


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

$60 $27

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

Movie Theater Ticket Subscription Plans from MoviePass (Up to 44% 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

"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

"Naughty Little Cabaret" Burlesque, Fridays at 8 p.m. through October 28

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

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

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

"Kiss Kiss Cabaret"

Uptown Underground


$27.50 $18

"The Christmas Schooner"

Mercury Theater


$45 $24.25

$11 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 $11

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

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

Select Local Merchants

  • Houlihan's
    Houlihan's is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar. This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Houlihan's' free wifi hotspot. At Houlihan's, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Parties of any size can easily be seated at Houlihan's. Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. Forget the stuffy formal wear! Houlihan's' business casual dress code sets the tone for ease and enjoyment. Catering from Houlihan's will take your party to the next level. Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go. At Houlihan's, diners will receive complimentary parking at the lot next door. Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Houlihan's. Houlihan's offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. For a quick and easy payment solution at Houlihan's, pay by major credit card. Head on over to Houlihan's first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Houlihan's is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a dish just like mom made, you'll definitely want to stop by Houlihan's' tasty restaurant. Houlihan's serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes. If you're seeking a highly-rated American restaurant in the area, look no further than Houlihan's.
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    Wheaton, IL US
  • Muldoon's Wheaton
    Owned by the Irish-pub experts behind The Kerry Piper and Tommy Nevin's, Muldoon's flaunts a deep-rooted pub pedigree. It doesn't need its restaurant brethren to prove that, though—the menu speaks for itself. Above the pub's weathered-wood floorboards that reflect the glow of stained-glass light fixtures, a parade of steaming plates brings forth such classics as shepherd's pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Harp-beer-battered fish ‘n’ chips. There are more unusual flavors to taste, as well. Take Muldoon's signature burgers, for instance, which are made from half-pound Angus beef patties that chefs pile with blue cheese and fried onions, smother in guacamole and grilled mushrooms, or stuff with oozing morsels of cheddar cheese and jalapeños. Meanwhile, sirloin, new york strip, and prime rib steaks—each aged 21 days and char-grilled to order—show the pub's upscale side, while the full bar's bounty of imported and domestic beers settles bets between physicists on how many black holes a pint of Guinness contains.
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    Wheaton, IL US
  • Rosie O Reilly's
    Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Rosie O Reilly's, home of American comfort food. Great food plus TV equals the perfect fan meal. When the weather is nice, hurry to Rosie O Reilly's to grab a spot on the patio. For diners that don't mind waiting to be seated, feel free to stop by during the week — the restaurant draws quite the crowd (and does not take reservations). Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Rosie O Reilly's is come-as-you-are. Rosie O Reilly's offers complimentary parking at a lot close by. Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant. A typical meal at Rosie O Reilly's will set you back less than $30. Short on cash? No problem. Rosie O Reilly's happily accepts all major credit cards. What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Rosie O Reilly's and taste test your way through the menu. For a dish just like mom made, you'll definitely want to stop by Rosie O Reilly's' tasty restaurant.
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    Wheaton, IL US
  • John's Restaurant and Tavern
    Classic American comfort food and a warm atmosphere have awaited visitors to the family-friendly John's Restaurant and Tavern since its inception in 1921. Inside, a mouthwatering array of dishes decorates the menu. Juicy burgers and barbecue, savory salads and sandwiches, and entrees such as steak and duck ensure no appetite leaves unchecked. There's seating at the bar, in the dining room, and on the patio outside, where al fresco diners can dip their sweet potato fries into ketchup ramekins floating by via mini-hot air balloon.
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    Winfield, IL US
  • Studio Movie Grill
    Within Studio Movie Grill's expansive auditoriums, towering screens enrapture audiences seated in plush leather recliners and at dining tables. As the familiar celebrity faces in blockbuster and cult-classic features deliver Oscar-worthy lines, sneakily quiet waiters deliver meals from a full menu decorated with more than 100 items, including gourmet pizzas, smoked ribs, and cocktails infused with the spirit of Daniel Day-Lewis. Bartenders at the lobby bar dole out glasses of premium liquors, wines, and draft beer before and after shows.
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    Wheaton, IL US
  • Warren's Ale House
    Swing by Warrens Ale House in Wheaton for your next meal. During the summer months, don't miss out on Warrens Ale House's outdoor patio seating. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. With parking onsite, it's easier to get straight to our delicious food. Warrens Ale House makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
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    Wheaton, IL US