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Best Night Spots in Wilkes Barre / Scranton (NEPA)

Wisecrackers Comedy Club Wilkes Barre / Scranton
Wisecrackers Comedy Club Wilkes Barre / Scranton

While it may seem like Northeastern Pennsylvania is filled with family friendly and outdoor activities, there are a number of nightclubs, comedy clubs, concert spots and other places designed only for adults. Whether you prefer to spend your evening laughing, gambling or taking in a show is up to you, but you can start with the places on our list below.

1) Wise Crackers Comedy Club, 15 South Pennsylvania Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wise Crackers is just one of a statewide chain of comedy clubs under the same name. There are also locations in Allentown, Scranton, State College, Paradise Stream and Pocono Palace. The price to get in is just $15 per person, and once you’re inside, the comedy becomes legendary.

It’s hard to pass up an evening of laughs, or, as Wise Crackers tag line says, “there’s something funny going on here!”

2) The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Pocono Downs is a world famous horse racing track where harness racing happens live four days of the week, but did you know that there’s a full casino located near the track? The Mohegan Sun has a whopping 82,000 square foot gaming floor complete with over 2,300 slot machines and 84 gaming tables – essentially, it’s a great place to spend an evening or a night. There is also a special non-smoking poker room, complete with 18 tables and bar. The Mohegan Sun also has live entertainment year-round, plus dining and shopping.

3) The Kirby FM Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Are you in the mood for a rock concert or a live show of any type? If you answered yes, then the Kirby FM Center for the Performing Arts is just the thing that you’re looking for. This theater has hosted acts like Alice Cooper and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as more family-friendly entertainment like Dinosaur Train Live. While spending the evening at a play, show or concert isn’t for everyone, the Kirby FM Center of the Performing Arts is a great spot for those who prefer to see various acts live and in person.

4) Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden Street, Scranton, PA

Sometimes you just want a place where you can spend the night relaxing with a steady flow of fresh drinks in your hand. That place would be the Backyard Ale House in Scranton. Between the indoor bar area and the outside patio (as long as the weather is warm enough) you’ll have no problem finding a quiet corner to hang out in. Of course, the bar also hosts live acts and has a jukebox, so if you like to listen to tunes while you relax, this is the night spot for you.

Northeastern Pennsylvania is full of fun night spots of all kinds. From the theater that hosts live bands and performers to the casino and everything in between, it is impossible to be bored in this area of the state. A quick glance at our list proves that there is indeed something for everyone.


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