5 Quirky Date Night Destinations in Detroit

Date night doesn’t have to be the same each time. While we all love cuddling up at the movies or trying new restaurants or embracing a bit of high culture at museums, every once in a while, date night needs to be shaken up. Each city has a hidden world of strange, quirky, and delightful things to do. Try any one of these on your next date night and embrace the weird, whimsical part of life.

Palazzo Di Bocce

We love quirky date nights that combine two things that no one would think go together. And that is exactly what Palazzo Di Bocce offers. Chow down on delicious Italian fare, including ravioli, gnocchi, tortellini and finish with an exquisite cannoli or tiramisu. Then, after you’ve eaten your fill (or in between courses) step on to the bocce ball court for some friendly competition. 

Drag Queen Bingo @ Five15

What may seem like a game for retired couples in Florida is quickly becoming a popular alternative to the usual weekend hot spots. Drag Queen Bingo combines the traditional game of bingo with an audience-participation comedy show full of sass and good fun. Not only do people rave about the show itself, but the drinks and food too. 

Fowling Warehouse

Another great place for drinks and games in Detroit, but not your traditional game. Fowling combines football and bowling, where the goal is to knock down as many bowling pins as possible by throwing a football at them. You can stop by for one night of unique fun or start/join a league. You may be great at one of these sports, but are you great at both? Head somewhere new and give it a go at Fowling Warehouse.

Baker’s Keyboard Lounge

The claim to fame at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge is that they are the oldest operating jazz club in the U.S. They opened in 1934 and have been sharing incomparable jazz ever since. Live music can be found in a number of restaurants and bars, but at Baker’s the history, art deco-inspired atmosphere, and soul food make for a unique and magical experience. 

The Schvitz

A hidden gem in Detroit that will remind you of the ancient baths found throughout Europe. This bathhouse/spa and urban health club is the only one left in the city and has been operating since 1930. Relax in the same way that Ancient Romans, Greeks, and Ottomans did, embracing ancient methods of holistic healing. This is not your traditional spa experience and makes for a unique, restorative evening out.

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