Nightlife in Wilmette

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

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Duffy's Tavern and Grille

North Side

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$0 $0

$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

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

"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

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$17.99 $12.99

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

"A Christmas Carol"

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Arlington Heights

$30 $19.75

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

"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

25% Cash Back at Weather Mark Tavern

Weather Mark Tavern


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$0 $0

20% Cash Back at Graffiti Chicago

Graffiti Chicago

Near North Side

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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

$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

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Cutting Hall


$20 $13.75

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

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

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

"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

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

Laugh Out Loud Chicago Improv-Comedy Show Through January 28

Laugh Out Loud Chicago

Laugh Out Loud

Improvisers perform both family-friendly and adults-only shows with spontaneous scenes, games, and songs

$20 $10

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

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

$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

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

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

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

20% Cash Back at Red Star Cocktail Lounge

Red Star Cocktail Lounge


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"Are You Still Afraid of the Dark?" - Friday October 28, 2016 / 9:00pm

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$12 $9

"Dating IRL"

Under the Gun Theater

Under the Gun Theater

$12 $9

Select Local Merchants

  • Wilmette Theatre
    Renovated in 2006, the nearly century-old Wilmette Theatre entertains theatergoers with a rotating slate of current and classic offerings, including Hollywood blockbusters and niche art films. Cylindrical light from a whirring projector flickers across two auditoriums, where movie-going duos can snack on buttery tubs of popcorn while sipping a soda and whispering spoilers into the facility’s pristine Soundfold curtain. The Wilmette underwent a key renovation in 2006, fortifying the century-old venue’s commitment to quality art with fresh coats of paint, an overhauled concessions center, and screenings of feature-length still lifes.
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    Wilmette, IL US
  • Breaking Into The Business
    Want something more than just a weekend out at the bars? Wilmette's Actors Training Center offers the perfect theater to shake your weekend up. For a well-crafted dish, be sure to visit the restaurant at this theater. Bring the whole clan to this theater — kids and parents will love the ambience here. Move, groove, and shake it at one of Actors Training Center's top-notch dance classes. Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Wilmette, IL US
  • Union Pizzeria
    Craving pizza? Head on over to Evanston's Union Pizzeria for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist. It's pizza (and pasta) time! Find an endless selection of the foods you crave, and have fun eating your way through this Italian menu. Union Pizzeria's menu features tasty, vegan eats. Spend less on dinner when you bring your own drinks — Union Pizzeria is BYOB. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this pizzeria's full bar. Children are more than welcome to dine at this pizzeria, where there's something for everyone on the menu. Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Union Pizzeria. Between the music and the crowds, Union Pizzeria's noise levels can be intense. Plan ahead if you swing by during the week when the pizzeria is busiest (reservations are not accepted, either). Casual clothing is the name of the game at Union Pizzeria, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles. Can't stay at this pizzeria long? Pick up and go home. The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Union Pizzeria to your next party or event. Union Pizzeria is located near a large number of parking solutions, including street and garage. Commuters will love the easy access to public transit and parking close to Union Pizzeria. Travel by bike to Union Pizzeria and store your bike at a nearby rack. Union Pizzeria is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price. You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Not all pizzas are made the same. For a quality pie that packs in all the delicious flavors you love, be sure to stop by Union Pizzeria. So make plans to come try the trendy Italian twists at Union Pizzeria. Next time you're in the mood for authentic Italian cooking, remember to try the delicious fare at Union Pizzeria.
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    Evanston, IL US
  • Celtic Knot Public House
    Enjoy a large array of finger food at The Celtic Knot, a local pub. At The Celtic Knot, you won't have trouble finding a vegan meal option. Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this bar — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. The Celtic Knot caters to all party sizes, both large and small. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days. Patrons have the pleasure of listening to live music while they dine. 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. The Celtic Knot tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. Or, take your food to go. Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in The Celtic Knot for catering. Drivers will be happy to know that The Celtic Knot is located near many street and lot parking options. If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with a stop conveniently located at Davis (Purple, Evanston Express). The Celtic Knot provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes. For a decently-priced meal that s not too fancy, The Celtic Knot hits the nail on the head. The Celtic Knot serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you. It's about time you ate the best pub food around with a trip to The Celtic Knot. The Celtic Knot is a great place if you're looking for a nice evening out in a casual atmosphere. The Celtic Knot does not disappoint with some of the best British pub food in Evanston.
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    Evanston, IL US
  • Bar Louie
    Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Bar Louie Evanston, home of American comfort food. Bar Louie Evanston serves food that not only tastes great, but is low in fat and gluten-free. TVs are also readily available in the bar area to broadcast the best games. Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Seating is readily available at Bar Louie Evanston for those with large parties. Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Bar Louie Evanston. Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at Bar Louie Evanston, you can surf the web and get some work done. If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Bar Louie Evanston, so dress for comfort when you come. No delivery needed. In and out for carryout. Bar Louie Evanston can also cater your next party; call today for details. With Bar Louie Evanston being close to public transit and various parking lots, you can drive or take public transit. For quick and easy parking near Bar Louie Evanston, park on the street. You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant. Bar Louie Evanston may cost you a little bit more than some spots, but this deliciousness is fairly-priced (and well worth the few extra bucks). Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Bar Louie Evanston — they're open for all three meals. Don't put it off any longer, and give Bar Louie Evanston a try. So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to Bar Louie Evanston.
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    Evanston, IL US
  • Prairie Moon
    Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Prairie Moon All American Dining is a local favorite. Keep your diet in check at Prairie Moon All American Dining, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items. Kick back, relax and watch the game on Prairie Moon All American Dining's TV. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant. Nothing can beat sharing a meal with friends and family. Come to Prairie Moon All American Dining for great food for any size party. Dine out in the open during Prairie Moon All American Dining's summer season when patio tables are available for use. If you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted. Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant. Free parking is available to Prairie Moon All American Dining's diners that need it. Prairie Moon All American Dining is a prime location for commuters, especially those who need access to public transit or parking. Prairie Moon All American Dining offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike. The average check at Prairie Moon All American Dining will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served. For lunch or dinner, make plans to try Prairie Moon All American Dining. Prairie Moon All American Dining serves up a variety of American eats in a casual setting. Swing by today and munch on some of your favorite dishes.
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    Evanston, IL US