Best Place for a First Date - 2011
Lawn bowling at Brit's Pub
When putting together plans for a first date, activities are always a good way to go. But choosing the right one can be tough. It's important that your choice facilitates conversation and keeps awkward silences to a minimum. The decision should also be a little playful and sexy. Enter lawn bowling at Brit's. The game is preferably played with two teams of two, making it ideal for a double date, and unlike lane bowling, lawn bowling requires very little skill or physical prowess. Teams take turns rolling a bocce-sized ball toward an objective ball (jack). The balls that get closest to the jack earn points. It's a simple, quick game that allows for chitchat and silliness between tosses. Added bonus: It's played on Brit's posh rooftop, so the downtown views from the green lawn add an element of drama and, hopefully, romance. Open bowling is first come, first served, costs $5 a person per hour, and runs from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday May 16 through October 2.