Best Friend-Date Locations In Detroit

May 19, 2016 8:00 AM

Crews put the finishing touches on Punch Bowl Social in Detroit, which is scheduled to open Wednesday. (By Edward Cardenas)

The gang’s all here. Pour some drinks, and let the conversation flow. These spots are the best places in Detroit to hit with your best friends. Some are intimate, while others offer enough room to gather the entire group together. Check out these favorite picks for best friend dates in the D.
Punch Bowl Social
1331 Broadway St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 749-9738
punchbowlsocial.com

Punch Bowl Social is the city’s latest place to eat, drink and play. This spot is a newly opened entertainment facility downtown, and it has enough of everything to keep you busy. Before gaming, sit down to catch up with drinks and some casual dining. Then it’s time for the fun to begin: there’s six lanes of bowling, pinball, ping pong, skee-ball and darts. If you’re looking for a more intimate vibe, reserve the private bowling room. This venue is the ultimate experience for a gaggle of close friends looking for a fun evening together.

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Townhouse
500 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 723-1000
www.eatattownhouse.com

Townhouse features chic decor and numerous seating areas in which to enjoy the company of your best friends. The ambiance of this restaurant knocks it out of the park with its lighting, greenhouse vibe and airy feel. There are booths to chill and kick back with a group, an intimate section for one-on-one dining and bistro tables, perfect for a casual experience and relaxed mood.

Detroit City Distillery
2462 Riopelle
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 338-3760
www.detroitcitydistillery.com

When talking about getting together with friends, what better spot to chill out than at Detroit City Distillery? This lounge was founded by a group of eight friends that have known each other since they were kids. Fast-forward to present day, and the gang has opened their own distillery. This establishment is on-trend, using local ingredients featured in small batches of alcohol. For a truly memorable time, reserve a spot at one of the special tasting events hosted in this Eastern Market hot spot.

Related: Best Bars With Local Liquor And Brews In Detroit

House Of Pure Vin
1433 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 638-2501
www.houseofpurevin.com

House of Pure Vin is a stylish wine shop that features complimentary wine tastings. The intimate yet welcoming venue makes the perfect backdrop to chat with your best friend while learning the finer points of wine. Hosts will teach small groups how to discern the nuanced display of flavors that wines offer, including how to distinguish particular notes and how to appreciate a great glass of wine. The unique setting lends itself to experiencing a cool time with your best friends.

Fowling Warehouse
3901 Christopher St.
Detroit, MI 48211
(313) 264-1288
fowlingwarehouse.com

The Fowling Warehouseis the perfect spot for a date night among friends. Fowling is a unique sporting game that was invented in Detroit and is starting to take the rest of the country by storm. The game takes place in a warehouse with 20 lanes for gaming. The space features a bar where flowing drinks equals even more fun. The game itself is pretty challenging and is great for taking your friendship to a new level as you try fowling together, creating new memories sprinkled with endless bouts of laughter at the folly of it all.

After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.

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