Wednesday, April 15 has different meanings for different people. For some it means the end of overtime and working late doing everyone’s taxes. For others it equates to the joy of getting your tax return money and deciding what to do with your new cash. Celebrate tax returns and the end of tax day by splurging and treating yourself out for dinner and drinks.

Avalon Mohegan Sun
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville, CT 06382
(860) 862-7042

Splurge your tax return savings on a night out with friends at Mohegan Sun night club. Avalon is formerly known as Ultra 88, the casino’s premiere night club with high energy, music, and dance floor. If you’ve never treated yourself to VIP services before use your extra cash to reserve a VIP area for the night. VIP options is available Friday and Saturday nights, with bottle and cocktail waitress service. If you opt out of the VIP don’t worry, you’re still in for a fun night out. Expect a cover charge of $10 on Fridays and $20 on Saturdays. Women can take advantage of free admission before 10 p.m. on Friday and 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar
155 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 848-3000

Barcelona in New Haven is divided into a restaurant and a bar. Enjoy drinks in the lounge or be seated for dinner in their sophisticated and modern style room. If you prefer to end your night at Barcelona their late night menu includes delicious tapas. Splurge on tapas and your favorite adult beverage including wine, sangria, or specialty cocktails. Barcelona has been voted Best Wine List and Best New Restaurant. Choose from their 2,000 bottle wine cellar.


240 Fox Tower Drive
Mashantucket, CT 06338
(860) 312-8888

Shrine is a restaurant by day and night club by night. Located in Foxwoods Casino, Shrine has the convenience of the casino and hotel all in one spot. Come for dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. Stay for the party as the lights get low and the music gets loud. Shrine has a dance floor and VIP seating areas available. It was voted one of the top 100 by Nightclub and Bar Magazine 2015.

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Trumbull Kitchen
150 Trumbull St.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 493-7412

Trumbull Kitchen is part of Connecticut’s Max restaurant group. They are set up in the heart of Hartford’s most popular restaurants and bars, but stand out from the rest. Trumbull Kitchen is highly attractive based on its interior design, fun atmosphere, and delicious drinks. As the weather gets warmer, find a seat outside when they set up tables and chairs. Happy hour starts the night off with crowds in the bar. Their menu is pleaser as well.

Vasi’s Restaurant & Bar

1700 Watertown Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 755-3936

If you are looking to sip on a martini, Vasi’s Restaurant and Bar has some of the best. Enter in the left door to find your way to the bar or outdoor seating area. Try the Jolly Rancher, Green Parrot, or Milky Way martini just to name a few. They taste as good as they sound. Vasi’s has a full bar with plenty of room to bring your friends. If you’ve come hungry, dine in their restaurant on the right side of the building to enjoy the same delicious drinks.

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