Yeah, yeah, OK we’re starting to sound a little saccharine, but once you and baby cakes get a taste of the whimsical bonbons created by the Babes Babes Babes at Bon Bon Bon, you’ll understand. But it will be the moment when your inner lumberjack is unleashed at Detroit Axe, Metro Detroit’s self-appointed “first wholly dedicated, competitive axe throwing area.” Set above the former Local Kitchen and Bar in downtown Ferndale, the venue rents out 12 lanes for tournaments.
Each season, the chocolate shop rolls out a different “collection,” such as winter favorites like Doug Fir (Douglas fir-infused dark chocolate ganache) or Snowball Fight (loaded with marshmallow, cake, and coconut). If flinging heavy metal objects isn’t quite the thing that gets your mojo going, the first-floor Corner Tavern and Game Room offers a more relaxing vibe, with food, drinks, and, like, 600 board games.
You gotta find an activity that gets you off the couch, but somehow ice hockey isn’t your idea of fun, relaxing night out. More chill than your parents’ bowling alley, but not quite in with the annoyingly hipster crowd.
Plus, brewskis on-site, so you can let loose and have some fun.
Hours are dedicated for women and men only, as well as co-ed.
Release your inner-child/aggressive competitor with your date at any one of the newer arcade bars that have hit the scene.
A warm mug of a frothy cappuccino or tea is a sure bet for warming up, as well as a safe route for those Tinder dates that might not go anywhere.
At Trinosophes, you get that caffeinated warm-up in an inviting vibe, complete with ambient music, art works in the adjoining gallery, and the occasional night-time show.
Sure, there’s an “explosion” of new restaurants popping up all over town, but eating and drinking your way through winter date nights can make squeezing into boat wear come summer a bit tricky.While the novio/a is digging the early American literature section and you’re knee-deep in vinyls, what you’re really doing is unlocking the secrets of your heart by getting to know each other better. A., you and your one and only will almost sense Smokey Robinson belting out “Cruisin’” in Studio A.Ask any Detroiter about their favorite love songs, and a sultry Motown track is bound to be part of their playlist. Nothing is too good for your sweet -- that’s been established.A live organ performance marks the opening of each show and cult classics like Dating is this often painful process of elimination where you’re finding out if you like what he/she likes.A few hours pursuing the vast old book collection that is John King Books can help along with the process.You just met your honey, just as your buddies booked that Airbnb in Key West.If springing for a mid-winter excursion is just too early in the relationship, or you’re saving your dollars, the conservancy on Belle Isle can be a romantic alternative closer to home.These days, it’s more like Seamless delivery and Hulu streaming.Detroit’s meticulously renovated Redford Theatre is an ode the heyday of the silver screen.But maybe you’re at that point in your relationship when the lame ice breakers are getting old.You need stimulating discourse, not more of: “You like pizza... I enjoy pizza as well.” Just how you come about these types of discussions can make or break your budding courtship.