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.Ready Player One near Greektown has some 40 machines, including 10 old-school pinball arcades.You and your beau can jam out to on Nintendo 64 -- all with adult beverages on hand.With that in mind, you’ll wanna get creative next time you and your date are tempted to just Hulu and chill (Netflix doesn't have a monopoly on streaming, guys).Here are 18 winter-friendly things you can do instead.But if you can shake images of cheesy rom-coms from your mind, ice skating is kinda the perfect cornball date. If you can scrape together enough for gas money and parking, you can take the lover to The Detroit Institute of Arts, where on Friday nights the museum offers up a lineup of free entertainment with its Friday Night Live! Enjoy concerts, workshops, and tours, sans cover charge.Campus Martius in Downtown and the rink at Clark Park in Southwest are both optimal for outdoor ice skating. Dinner and a movie used to be the quintessential date night.
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.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.If you’ve found yourself meeting up at Checker Bar, mosey on upstairs, where Offworld Arcade, partnered with Pop Pizza, also offers an array of vintage arcade games.
And at Punch Bowl Social, where arcade games, bowling, darts, and board games all meet under one roof, you can have quite the time without ever really having to sit through those awkward silences.
You just met your honey, just as your buddies booked that Airbnb in Key West.