A romantic night for two is something to look forward to, but a double date can be twice as much fun for a night out on the town. Don’t limit your options to restaurants and bars. San Francisco is an adult playground where there are plenty of places for small groups to get together. Here are some places that optimize activity and opportunity for conversation.
3176 17th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
This is not your father’s bowling alley, this hipster hangout has bowling, cocktails and food that won’t make you feel like your stomach just visited a late night roach coach. Mission Bowling Club is a 21 and up venue with the exception of family hours prior to 7 p.m. on the weekend. Happy hour is 3-6 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. daily. Reservations are recommended and can be made in advance. In the heart of the Mission, it offers a fun and relaxed environment perfect for a double date.
House Of Air
926 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94129
House of Air offers open air sessions, fitness classes, lessons and dodge ball tournaments. There’s nothing like jumping though the air and a little friendly competition to put a smile on everyone’s face. Take you and your party back to grade school and show the other person how much you care by trying to hurl a ball at them in dodge ball available by joining a team. Although this double date is not great for conversation, it will give you something to talk about before and after.
1096 S. Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Urban Putt offers indoor mini-golf with cocktails and food. There are 14 unique holes that range from easy to complicated, perfect for groups of four. The place has a steam punk vibe and is an adult friendly setting. The weekends get very busy and you end up waiting but most of the holes move rather quickly. After you’ve declared a winner, pull up a seat at the bar for a victory round.
755 Frederick St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Whether joining the circus was a childhood dream or fear, Circus Center offers fun activities that anyone can do. Flying trapeze is especially fun with small groups where everyone gets training and an opportunity to fly through the air. If you find trapeze is something you love it offers double trapeze where you will learn partner skills. If flying freaks you out, there is a free circus skills jam on Friday nights where you can practice juggling, plate manipulation and acrobatics. Trampoline, acrobatic skills and gymnastics are also taught if you want to make it a reoccurring double date.
De Young Museum Friday Nights
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
Museums don’t have to be a quiet outing where you walk through and analyze the art. Friday nights at the De Young Museum are anything but individual experiences with programs that include live music and dance performances. It also offers film screenings, hands-on activities, lectures, demonstrations and workshops. The best part is you can have a cocktail in hand and you’re free to talk and even dance while you participate in all the offerings. Check the calendar regularly for new events.