10 Unique Date Night Ideas in Metro Detroit


Metro Detroit is full of unique spots for fun dates or nights out with friends! Whether you’re looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, sample local wines and spirits, or go on an adventure, you’re sure to find it in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. Here is a list of 10 dating ideas in the Detroit metro area.

Domain Filipo Marc

Filipo Marc Winery offers over 70 varieties of wines like Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and white Zinfandel as well as many blends of raspberries, peaches, strawberries and more! Visit the winery not only to sample their selections, but also to learn how to make your own wine. A visit to Filipo Marc is sure to make for a memorable evening or night out.

Browndog Barlor & Restaurant

A date at Browndog Barlor is sure to impress! With boozy milkshakes, craft cocktails and dishes made from scratch, Browndog is the place to stir up romance. With conveniently located locations in downtown Northville and Farmington, a trip to Browndog followed by a downtown stroll is ideal for the night.

Browndog Barlor, @browndogbarlor

Escape room area

Test your problem-solving skills in a variety of themed escape rooms in Metro Detroit’s escape room zones. If you don’t escape in time, don’t worry! There’s also a Rage Room on-site in the Farmington and Madison Heights locations to let off steam.

Grill & Market in Toasted Oak

Conveniently located in the Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi hotel, Toasted Oak serves brasserie cuisine with dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Featuring an award-winning wine market that spills into a cozy dining room, this fusion of classic and modern French cuisine is sure to be a hit on your next date night.

Ride the Oakland County Brew Trail

Ford-Wyoming drive-in theater

Experience drive-in nostalgia at the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In Theater in Dearborn! Enjoy a downtown dinner and fill your car with snacks before heading to a double duty. Check the schedule to see which movies are streaming in advance here.

Photo by Ben Echterling

Mirepoix cooking school

Enter the ultra-modern kitchen of the Mirepoix cooking school for a cooking class you won’t soon forget! Let an experienced chef guide you through the hands-on lesson with quality ingredients and cooking utensils. The best part? Enjoy the fruits of your labor when the course is over!

Mirepoix cooking school

Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro

Discover a dining setting at Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro. Choose from an impressive wine list and farm-to-table dishes such as Faroese salmon, Berkshire pork chop and wagyu brisket. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! There are delicious dishes on the menu, as well as Birmingham city center offerings for you to choose from.

Ride the Wayne County Brew Trail

Kitty Catfe

Forget puppy love! Plan your next date for the Kitty Catfe at Mt. Clemens. Book your visit during special events like movie night, yoga, painting, or tarot readings. Who knows? You might meet your lifelong friend!

Kitty Catfe, @kittycatfemi

TRIA – Inspired American Cuisine

TRIA’s seasonal menu highlights local and sustainable foods to bring you the freshest meat, fish, cheese and more! While there are a few house specialties on the menu, you’ll discover something new with every visit to TRIA. Conveniently located inside The Henry, Autograph Collection, come experience world-class dining in a welcoming atmosphere.

The Ebenezer

Head to the heart of Plymouth city center and you’ll find this hidden gem of a speakeasy. Experience the ambiance of a tasting room in a former bank vault and sample craft cocktails, wine, beer, and small plates. Don’t forget to dress up! You’ll want to look sharp to take photos with your date at this beautiful venue.

The Ebenezer, photo by @aislinn.timmons

Hop aboard the Macomb County Brew Trail


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