Need a night out that’s next level? Whether you’re catching up with the girls, or boys, going for after-work appetizers, or planning date night, there are lots of picture-perfect Durham Region hot spots with the right vibe for your next night out. Featuring crafty cocktails, drool-worthy appetizers, dancing and live music, you\ll have plenty of photo opportunities to capture the best night ever.

Biltmore Theatre
39 King StreetEast, Oshawa

If you like live music, you\ll love seeing a show at the beautifully renovated Biltmore Theatre in Oshawa.

Dessert Lounge Canada
2200 Brock Road, Pickering

Soft pink velvet sofas and booths and an Instagrammable dessert menu make Dessert Lounge in Pickering feel like a dream world.

12 Stanley Court, Unit 1, Whitby

With cooking classes and special events including murder mysteries, dance parties and drag shows, there’s always something interesting happening at Dish Play in Whitby.

244 Kingston RoadEast, Ajax

For modern Indian cuisine, cool drinks and a live DJ, you\ll love the vibe at Rangeelain Ajax.

Brew Wizards Board Game Cafe
74 Celina Street, Oshawa

Enjoy craft beer or specialty coffee while exploring a huge selection of board games at Brew Wizards Board Game Cafe in Oshawa.

Tilted GlassBrewing Co.
160 Baseline Road East, Bowmanville

Hosting events like beer yoga, drag brunch and live music,there\s always something exciting to check out at Tilted Glass Brewing Bowmanville.

Surf Kitchenand Bar
116 Dundas StreetWest, Whitby

Featuring Southern California inspired small plates, tacos and craft cocktails, a visit to Surf Kitchen and Bar in downtown Whitby is like going on a surf vacation.

Walsh’s Snug
28 King AvenueEast, Newcastle

Walsh’s Snug pairs delicious pub fare and live music in a cozy and casual authentic Irish pub in Newcastle.

Tard and Featherd
378 Bay Street, Beaverton

TardandFeatherd is a cozy cottage inspired pub that features amazing food, trivia nights and live music.

Slabtown Cider Co.
4559 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge

For an evening of local cider, delicious eats and a line up of live music, visit Slabtown Cider Uxbridge.

The Port Social
187 Queen Street, Port Perry

If you’re looking for an awesome night with great music, crafted cocktails and good eats, swing by The Port Socialin Port Perry.

RMG Fridaysat The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street, Oshawa

Visit the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG)in Oshawa for RMG Friday’s, a free monthly community event on the first Friday of every month featuring films, live music and entertainment.

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