OFF­BEAT DATE IDEAS

There are so many op­tions for date nights in Seat­tle. From deca­dent din­ners and lav­ish shows to ro­man­tic walks through quiet parks, it’s easy to add a lit­tle ro­mance to time with that spe­cial some­one. But if you’re look­ing to do some­thing unique, we’ve go

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If you’re look­ing for some­thing a bit out­side of the box for date night this win­ter, read on. Seat­tle has all kinds of un­usual things to do with your loved one. And just in case you also want to have a tra­di­tional ro­man­tic din­ner, we’ve got a few restau­rants to try, too.

FLAT­STICK PUB A com­bi­na­tion of lo­cal beer and mini golf makes Flat­stick Pub a fun spot for an evening out. The in­door, nine-hole course in­cludes a high “risk-re­ward” shot at ev­ery hole, making it fun even if you’re golf­ing with dif­fer­ent skill lev­els. The lo­cal beer and cider se­lec­tion comes from around the re­gion, in­clud­ing pop­u­lar Seat­tle brew­eries Ge­orge­town Brew­ing, Holy Moun­tain and Stoup. Flat­stick Pub has two lo­ca­tions—the Pi­o­neer Square spot is 21 and older only, while the Kirk­land lo­ca­tion is all-ages un­til 7 pm. Book a tee time on­line at ei­ther lo­ca­tion. www.flat­stick­pub.com. Pi­o­neer Square, 240 Sec­ond Ave. S, 206.682.0608; Kirk­land, 15 Lake St., Ste. 100, Kirk­land, 425.242.1618 EMERALD CITY TRAPEZE ARTS Fly high on date night at this cir­cus arts school. The spe­cial date night classes hap­pen on Fri­days and are $79 a cou­ple. The night al­ways in­cludes a fly­ing trapeze class and is fol­lowed by one of two ad­di­tional arts. On the first, third and fifth Fri­day of the month, try out your ac­robal­ance skills—ac­ro­batic ma­neu­vers sup­ported by part­ner’s hands, arms, legs and feet. On the sec­ond and fourth Fri­days of the month, learn how to safely per­form a few tricks on the tram­po­line. These date nights are for those 18 years and older and un­der 250

pounds. www.emer­ald­c­i­ty­trapeze.com. 2702 Sixth Ave. S, 206.906.9442 SEAT­TLE PIN­BALL MU­SEUM Chal­lenge your date to a pin­ball tour­na­ment at the Seat­tle Pin­ball Mu­seum, lo­cated in the In­ter­na­tional Dis­trict. Play pin­ball ma­chines from the 1960s through to­day, plus a few ar­cade ma­chines. There are more than 50 games that change reg­u­larly, and while you’re play­ing, en­joy vin­tage so­das or lo­cal beer and cider. Ad­mis­sion is $15 for adults to play all the games you’d like ($20 if you want to leave and come back the same day). www. seat­tlepin­ball­mu­seum.com. 508 May­nard Ave. S, 206.623.0759 UN­DER­WORLD TOUR Only for those 21 and older, this tour of Seat­tle’s un­der­ground is the grown-up ver­sion of the Un­der­ground Tour. Head into the pas­sage­ways be­neath the city’s side­walks in Pi­o­neer Square and hear sto­ries of Seat­tle’s old red-light dis­trict. It’s a hu­mor­ous tour that is raunchier than its Un­der­ground Tour coun­ter­part. Ad­mis­sion in­cludes a cock­tail, and tours hap­pen Thur.-Sat. at 7 and 8 pm. A valid ID or pass­port is re­quired for this tour. www.un­der­ground­tour.com/un­der­world. 614 First Ave., 206.682.4646 CEN­TRAL CIN­EMA A movie the­ater may not seem like an off­beat date idea, but this movie the­ater in Seat­tle’s Cen­tral Dis­trict has pro­gram­ming you won’t find else­where. First, it’s a dine-in the­ater, where you can en­joy a full meal at any show with waiter ser­vice and sofa seat­ing. Movies in­clude clas­sics, cult and oth­er­wise, in all gen­res with spe­cial quotea­long nights, sing-along nights, movie trivia nights and Heck­le­vi­sion, spe­cial evenings with campy movies where watch­ers can text re­marks that ap­pear on screen. In ad­di­tion, the the­ater of­ten shows Sea­hawks games, has con­certs and more. www.cen­tral-cin­ema.com. 1411 21st Ave., 206.328.3230 CEN­TURY BALL­ROOM Step back in time at this his­toric ball­room in Seat­tle’s Capi­tol Hill neigh­bor­hood. The space is on the sec­ond floor of a 1908 Odd Fel­lows tem­ple, and has a va­ri­ety of so­cial dance nights ev­ery week. There are both al­lages and 21-and-older dance nights. The evening of­ten be­gins with an in­tro les­son so don’t be afraid to at­tend even if the style is un­fa­mil­iar. Nights in­clude tango, West Coast swing, bachata, salsa, ki­zomba, waltz and more. In ad­di­tion, pri­vate lessons are also avail­able at $85 an hour for a cou­ple. www. cen­tu­ry­ball­room.com. 915 E. Pine St., 206.324.7263

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