Date night can hold limitless possibilities in New York City but more often than not, date night means dinner and a movie. Try something different and break free from your comfort zone. Impress your date with one of these date suggestions and ditch the greasy butter movie fingers.
It’s time for Boooowwwwwl Train!
Bring your socks and your dancing moves to the Brooklyn Bowl every Thursday. ?uestlove, the drummer from The Roots, provides a better time for your buck than those blacklight night bowling alleys. Spinning R&B, 80’s music, Soul, and more, you’re sure to bowldance the night away.
61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St.
Sign up for a Life Lab
Weeknight or weekend, Life Labs offers classes on life. Pair up with your date and participate in a class about Conversation (learn how to tell lingering stories and give good compliments) or register for their Spokes Lab (a class that dissects a different personality trait every week).
32 Prince St. at Mott Street.
New York, NY
Happy Ending all around
Interested in a “happy ending”? There aren’t any massages at The Happy Ending lounge, but there is sex—discussions silly. Head down to Broome Street for a night of erotic everything. Shows such as, How I Learned at Happy Ending Reading or SPLURGE! are great options to laugh away first date jitters without the sex overkill. But, if you and your beau can handle the spice, select from one of their many adult topic readings and don’t be shy to join in.
The Happy Ending Lounge
302 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
I’ll have a side of tassels with my dinner please
It’s a different kind of twist in Alphabet city. Bring your date to Affaire restaurant and watch the tassels twirl. Decorated in French burlesque style, the restaurant’s candle lit rooms set the mood for their provocative environment.
Affaire Restaurant & Lounge
50 Ave. B near 4th St.
New York, NY
For other unconventional date-night ideas and post-date suggestions visit NY Mag’s Best of NY section.