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
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
Seattle Pinball Museum