Great Things to Do After Dark Last Updated: September 2022

Nightlife in Connecticut is as diverse as the activities you can enjoy here during the day. Live music, festive cocktails, comedy, dancing, billiards, karaoke...however you like to spend your evenings out, Connecticut has all kinds of entertainment destinations that come alive when the sun goes down — especially in the summer. So grab your friends or get a sitter for the kids, and get out and experience these places that really light up after dark.

Sizzling Live Music Venues
Not-To-Be-Missed Music Fests
Dance Like No One’s Watching
Late Night Fun and Games
Outdoors in the Dark

Dance Like No One’s Watching

Looking to let loose or tango the night away? Hartford and New Haven have several spots that fit the bill, as do Connecticut’s world-class casinos. We've come up with a short list of interesting hot spots for your next night out.

Outdoors in the Dark

Here are a few creative ways to have a little nighttime fun in the great outdoors.

Looking for More Ideas?

Ready for more? Check out our list of great nightlife destinations and attractions in Connecticut, including LGBTQ-friendly bars, drag shows, and more.