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Bowling at Spare Room
In high school, the hottest dates were always the bowling dates. The parents would drop you off at a place that usually served alcohol and horribly delicious food. Nothing was more erotic than strapping on some smelly shoes, sticking your fingers into those holes, and having them put on the laser show to 70s disco. You can reenact that whole scenario at The Spare Room in Hollywood, only this time with pricey cocktails, and bowling lanes so clean and slippery they would make a porn star proud.
Rental shoes are handmade by Esquivel. On top of having games like backgammon, checkers, chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, and Connect Four, The Spare Room’s also has delicious handcrafted cocktails like a Bull’s Eye with Tapatio Blanco Tequila and what they claim to be the best Moscow Mules ever.
Santa Monica Pub Crawl
For the sixth year in a row, more than 30 of Santa Monica’s best bars and restaurants are offering a night of food and drink specials for the Santa Monica Pub Crawl. Benefitting the Westside Food Bank, the Santa Monica Pub Crawl highlights four distinct dining and entertainment districts of the beach-side city, which for only $12, you can navigate at will.
Your wristband will get you access to discounts at everywhere from Areal to Del Friscos to Barney’s, plus entry into the Instagram photo contest and the Santa Scavenger Hunt. And don’t let the pub crawl theme fool you. The emphasis at this crawl is on “Santa,” who you are all but expected to dress up as — or at least don your best holiday attire.
Roof on Wilshire
Dinner and drinks atop the Wilshire Hotel will take anyone’s breath away.
From afar, this white-washed building and its domes stand out as an ever-present mountaintop landmark, but up close, you can stargaze with your date, and take in the gorgeous views of the city below. Shows are offered daily except for Mondays, noon to 10 PM weekdays, 10 AM – 10 PM weeknights — come at night, it’s worth it!