Since my friends often ask me where to go for date night in Detroit, I figured this an appropriate time to share some winter-friendly date ideas. El Barzon : As always, this restaurant is at the top of my list for almost any occasion.
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They serve up Mexican and Italian food. This is the perfect spot to split a bottle of wine with your beau on their year-round covered patio.
They serve up a mean and basic cheese burger topped with white onion and Velveeta cheese. Hello Yum City! The bar also runs on the honors system and accepts cash only, so come prepared.
Polish Village : Every year as the seasons begin to change I am reminded that it is almost time for Polish Village. The restaurant has been a staple in Detroit since The ownership and name has changed over the years, but the heritage and recipes stayed the same.
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Everything from the food to the service and atmosphere exudes the traditional Italian dining experience. But, Korean BBQ makes it all worth it. This is an interactive dining experience that makes date night anything but basic. If you have never been, it may seem overwhelming initially. Here is a little cheat-sheet from Thrillist so you go in looking like pros!
The Whitney Mansion at Christmas time.
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Photo credits: www. The Whitney — This year-old mansion is decorated with carved wood paneling and dripping with Tiffany chandeliers. Visit the Ghost Bar to enjoy the spirits and listen to live jazz every Saturday night from 10pm-midnight. Or, call to make reservations to dine in the Woodward Room.
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The patio at Lumen has been transformed into a winter paradise where you and your cutie can stay warm while enjoying winter in the park. What better way to warm up in the winter than in a Tiki Bar. If you date to be a little extra, you and your cutie could detroit the Scorpion Bowl — a flaming idea made for two. Thursday night is also Karaoke night. Do I sense a duet coming? Cliff Bells or Bakers : For an intimate time together, visit one of these two Jazz lounges in Detroit.
You will feel like you stepped back an era during a night spent listening to some of the best local or national jazz bands around. Sit back and enjoy the ambiance and old school vibes of these Detroit staples. This is the perfect place to spend a cold winter night.
Go enjoy the live music on the year-old piano, schnitzel and rotating selection of beer.
Head here for a night off pizza, beer and games with your main squeeze. The bar is decorated with the Nagel inspired paintings of local Detroit artist, Michelle Tanguay. From the de-to-the entertainment, this is a must visit! This speakeasy style bar is about as underground as it gets.
Step into the basement and back to the time of prohibition. The dimly lit bar and stone walls make for the perfect setting to sip craft cocktails all winter long. So, you know they get it right. Cozy on up to Sugar House to enjoy the best old fashioned in town and classic atmosphere.
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This eclectically decorated bar is a favorite for locals and tourists alike. Redford Theater : Get a one-of-a kind cinema experience at the Redford Theatre. They will be playing classic Christmas movies each weekend throughout December. Visit the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory for a warm walk through the plant house.
Also, head to the Belle Isle Aquarium for fun aquatic experience. If your boo has a little nerdiness about them, head to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum and visit the Gothic room from the U. All are open on the Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. This old-world oasis offers the heat-therapies and holistic healing.
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I recommend BYOB, robe and sandals. Towels and lockers are included. Co-ed times: Monday Sunday All you swanky peeps, bathing suits are required. Aura Aura : Tap into your spiritual side with an aura reading at Aura Aura. Take a photo together or separate.
You will get a polaroid photo, keepsake box and a full description of your aura read to you. Staycation: Boutique hotels are popping up around Detroit.
What better way to have a night in with your lover than to have a staycation within your own city. Select days from Nov 30th — Dec 27th the village will be transformed into a winter wonderland. The tickets include ice skating, carolers, house tours, fireworks and more.
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Watch the tree light-up, enjoying live gospel and take a skate around the outdoor rink. There will be different events throughout the season and weekend carriage rides for a romantic tour of downtown.
Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo : Feast your eyes on a light show spectacular at the zoo. No tree, statue or building will go unlit. The will also be an ice rink and carousel ride. Cart 0. In My.
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Cozy Dinner Date: El Barzon : As always, this restaurant is at the top of my list for almost any occasion. Boozey Night on the Town:. Staying Warm Indoors:.