Date Night: Where to Go Without the Kids in Tow

Every parent needs a night now and again to relax and let loose. Clean that Play-doh from under your fingernails, slap on some lipstick and dedicate a date night to reconnect with your other baby. Read on for six spots to fly your fun flag and enjoy a night on the town.

Get Your Game On:

Sometimes you and your spouse need to act like kids again too with the option of few adult beverages on the side. In Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood Ormsby’s is the place to go. Is pool, darts, bocce or shuffleboard your game? This hidden gem offers them all along with an extensive list of craft beers, wine and spirits. Be sure to bring your appetite for their mouth-watering menu that includes grass-fed steaks, roaster duck breast and house-made saffron gnocchi.
Ormsby’s, 1170 Howell Mill Road NW, 404-968-2033

The Painted Pin
Get your game on at this new, spanky spot that boasts being a “boutique bowling bar.” Custom Chesterfield couches and lane-side delivery of balls and shoes are just a few of the many perks at this posh place. In in addition to the lanes, The Painted Pin boasts bocce, darts, ping pong, pop-a-shot, shuffleboard, and skee-ball—not to mention the world’s only lane-side pour-your-own beer taps.
The Painted Pin, 737 Miami Circle NE, 404-814-8736

Joystick Gamebar
When you really need to relive your video game playing youth this Old Fourth Ward bar is the place to go. 80s and 90s arcade games, craft cocktails, and some of the best burgers in town provided by Illegal Food make this hole in the wall tops.
Joystick Gamebar, 427 Edgewood Avenue SE, 404-525-3002

Bring Sexy Back:

Society 414
Tired of the dinner-and-a-movie date? This newly launched secret supper club offers a sexy, new twist on date night. Each Society 414 Curated Date Night 4 Elements, 1 Key, and 4 Featured Artists. (Think a cooking class followed by a fun-filled evening of amazing food and entertainment.) Before the event, you will be given a series of additional clues including the dress code.  The location is revealed 41 hours before the event. See their site for their next ticketed event and add an air of mystery to your evening!

Get High:

Nikolais’ Roof
When the occasion is a special one make reservations at this Atlanta institution. Located on the 30th floor of the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Atlanta, both the views and the food will both fight for your attention. You will probably call it a draw and be mesmerized by them both. For a smaller dent to your wallet, consider ordering from the chef’s three course nightly special menu.
Nikolai’s Roof, 255 Courtland Street NE, 404-221-6362

The Maine lobster cocktail is to die for, but it is the constantly changing scenery that is seriously swoon-worthy. This recently re-opened, rotating restaurant located on the top of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta offers a complete 360-degree panoramic view of Downtown Atlanta. Enjoy executive chef Martin Pfefferkorn’s elegant fare as you soak in the spinning scene—from any seat in the house.
Polaris, 625 Peachtree Street NE, 404-460-6425

Where do you like to do for date night? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Maria Pinkelton

Photos courtesy of Ormbsy’sThe Painted Pin, Joystick Game Bar, Nikolai’s RoofPolaris Atlanta via Facebook and Society 414


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