Getting out and having fun is often easier said than done. From finding the funds to finding the fun, a night on the town can easily start to get a little daunting. Lucky for you, we’ve taken the guesswork out of your next Friday night plans with these 15 Groupons you’ve got to snatch up before November ends!
Santa Bar Crawl
Original Price: $38
Savings: $22 (42% off)
Come one come all to the 19th Annual Santa Bar Crawl! Touted as Charlotte's largest bar crawl, the Annual Santa Bar Crawl is the perfect way to kick start the holiday season. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best North Pole attire as they visit participating bars for a night of fun that may end up placing you on the naughty list (we won't tell).
With this fabulous deal, bar crawlers get registration, a wristband, a complete itinerary and special offers at chosen bars. More than 20 bars participate in the event, making this the perfect opportunity for you to find your next favorite drinking spot.
New Kids on the Block: The Mixtape Tour
Original Price: $60.50
Savings: $48 (21% off)
Following the 30th-anniversary tribute performance to their breakthrough album, Hangin’ Tough, New Kids on the Block is back again for The Mixtape Tour. Featuring performances by Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany and Naughty by Nature, the tour promises to be a hit of epic proportions.
At just $48, tickets to the multi-platinum pop supergroup's performance won’t stay this cheap for long. Make sure your 2019 summer plans are a hit by securing your spot at the event of the season today.
Howl at the Moon
Original Price: $35
Savings: $20 (43% off)
Get ready for a night out like you’ve never experienced before: Howl at the Moon is the entertainment destination you’ve been searching for your whole life. Sing, dance and “howl” the night away as Charlotte’s most talented musicians perform your favorite songs from throughout the ages. From 80s rock to modern day pop and everything in between, all requests are welcome on Howl at the Moon’s stage.
Not only will the musical atmosphere make you never want to leave, but the famous 86-ounce “Booze Buckets” available for purchase are guaranteed to make a repeat customer out of you. Take advantage of the deal here and officially make the wolf your spirit animal.
Original Price: $41
Savings: $20 (51% off)
Childhood tree fortress meets adult grape juice in this fabulously fun winery. Treehouse aficionado, Phil Nordan, built the sky-high fort, featuring comfy furniture, a phone, and even an indoor fireplace. The vineyard touts a collection of wines culled from native grapes that are nurtured with organic fertilizer.
Not only will you be able to tour the Nordans’ gorgeous property, but you’ll get to taste the vast selection and will even take home two glasses and a bottle for yourself. The best part: All of this for two people costs just $20.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Original Price: $16
Savings: $8 (50% off)
A trip to the vineyard, not your thing? Why not try a trip to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art? Just $8 will get you and a guest general admission to the museum as well as 10 percent off at the gift shop.
With such renowned artists as Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol permanently featured in the museum, a visit at any time of year is a must. But with the upcoming exhibit, Bechtler Unseen: Works from the 50s and 60s, just around the corner, now is the best time for Queen City residents to grab this Groupon. Starting November 17, Bechtler Unseen promises over 100 artworks in the Bechtler collection that have never before been made public. Get your tickets now and explore the secret paintings you never knew you loved.
Red Clay Ciderworks
Original Price: $20
Savings: $12 (40% off)
Got a thirst you can't quench? That's no problem for the Bradish family at Red Clay Ciderworks. With this deal, you'll get a brewery tour, one drink and one logo glass per person for two people.
Born out of a newfound passion introduced to US Navy officer, Jay Bradish, while stationed in Sicily, Red Clay Ciderworks is a family owned and operated cidery in North Carolina. Only using North Carolina apples, the signature six ciders created at this cidery give a whole new meaning to "home brewed."
Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival
Original Price: $8
Savings: $5 (38% off)
Grab your four-legged friend for some furry fun you won’t soon forget: The Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival is back for its 23rd year! A time-honored tradition, the Sheepdog Trials test the skill of champion border collies as their handlers use voice and whistling commands to guide them through herding sheep into their designated pens.
The event takes place over two days’ time and has plenty more to offer, including pumpkin’ chunkin’, nature trails, historic craft and cooking demonstrations, food vendors, shopping, local beer and wine, hayrides and much more. All for the price of just $8, end fall with some tail-wagging fun the whole family can enjoy.
Fujo Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar
Original Price: $30
Savings: $18 (43% off)
What better way to elevate your palate than with a delicious (and affordable) sushi dinner? Fujo Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar is now offering $30 worth of top-notch Asian cuisine for just $18. Take your taste buds on a journey as you delight in the combination of seaweed, rice, and fresh fish all perfectly rolled together in spicy, savory sauces. Or, order off the kitchen menu to experience Chinese food the way it was meant to be prepared.
The best part about Fujo Asian Bistro? It’s in the middle of all that Uptown has to offer, situated just east of The Green and a short walk from the Mint Museum and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. When you grab this Groupon, you’re all set for a night on the town.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture
Original Price: $18
Savings: $8 (56% off)
This stunning tribute to Africans and African-Americans who have contributed to American culture is named for the prolific architect, Harvey B. Gantt. The building’s design was inspired by the quilts of the Underground Railroad and woven textile patterns from West Africa and features a central glass atrium where stairs and escalators at each end form an allusion to Jacob’s Ladder and the idea of advancement through education.
The impressive building touts 46,500 square feet of paintings, sculptures, films, performance art and music. Truly a testament to African influence on American culture, you can’t miss your chance to witness these works first-hand--especially with two tickets costing just $8.
Inner Peaks Climbing Center
Original Price: $58
Savings: $31 (47% off)
Test your skill at this indoor adventure waiting for you to conquer the climb. Inner Peaks Climbing Center has 13,000 square feet of continuous, molded climbing walls with your name written all over them! With this all-day climbing package for two, you'll have a blast as you soar to new heights and challenge yourself to rise to the occasion.
The Tipsy Paintbrush
Original Price: $35
Savings: $22 (37% off)
Awaken your inner artist during a drink-friendly, two-hour painting class at The Tipsy Paintbrush. This BYOB painting class is lead by experienced local artists, guiding you to create your very own masterpiece. Sip away on your beverage of choice as you discover new possibilities for your creativity.
The Door Escape Room
Original Price: $50
Savings: $34 (32% off)
Enter if you dare to this challenging but fun scavenger hunt for the key to your freedom. The Door Escape Room is the perfect outing for those seeking to release their inner Sherlock Holmes. Armed with nothing but your quick wit and an iPad, you'll be tasked with solving various riddles and puzzles in order to make your escape. Act quickly: You only have a certain amount of time to escape before the clock runs out!
Lucky’s Bar & Arcade
Original Price: $25
Savings: $11 (56% off)
Sometimes you just want to go where everybody is a 90s kid at heart. Lucky’s Bar & Arcade is a throwback fit for the button-mashing, Sonic-the-Hedgehog-playing, Nirvana-loving kid still alive and well within. Play all the classics and dig into the plethora of tasty bar treats that await you through Lucky’s doors. With the arcade and drink package, you’ll have plenty of fun playing to your heart’s content while also having your choice of two beer or well drinks. A true win-win!
The Murder Mystery Co.
Original Price: $90
Savings: $43 (52% off)
A three-course meal and a killer show? It gets no better than The Murder Mystery Co. Enjoy a night of sinister entertainment as you and other diners indulge in a delicious meal while also attempting to solve a murder. Work with your tablemate to prove your innocence and place the blame on the true killer.
An improv-driven show, your experience at The Murder Mystery Co. is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind. While drinks are not included in this unbeatable package (only $43 for three courses and a show), drink specials are available for purchase for those who can’t solve crimes while sober.
Studio Movie Grill
Original Price: $10.25
Savings: $5 (51% off)
No need to go to two places for dinner and a movie: Studio Movie Grill has it all in one place. Catch the season’s latest flicks while sitting comfortably in the theater’s reclining chairs. While you’re watching, push the button on your chair to get in-movie service and order one of the chef-inspired meals, including coconut chicken tenders, gourmet pizza, and made-to-order burgers. You can also enjoy a selection of draft beers, hand-crafted cocktails and spiked milkshakes available from the bar.
Be sure to check the movie showings before heading to the theater. Such luxury comes with its limitations, so not all films are immediately available for your viewing pleasure. But for the chance to enjoy a movie and a meal in one sitting, we think it’s well worth it to skip out on the opening night hype.
With your credit card in hand and a list of local fun waiting to be had, we know your November is off to a great start (you’re welcome). Have a Groupon goodie you think is great? Let us know about it in the comments below.