Great Dates: Hipsters in love
Best For: Stylish, sarcastic twenty-somethings who loved the Black Keys, like, way before they got big
Photos of Sweet_ness 7 by kc kratt
1. Lexington Co-Op
This organic food mecca is where you and your date are required to meet cute. One of you spills some granola, the other helps scoop it up into a reusable shopping bag, you get to talking, realize you both own unicycles, and the rest is history.
What better way for you two to show your disdain for business casual than by hitting up this top-notch thrift store for ironic t-shirts, loud polyester pants, and vintage frames with the lenses popped out?
3. Sweet_ness 7 Café
Now that you’re looking correct, it’s time to grab a bite to eat, along with many, many cups of coffee. This most excellent café is at the forefront of the Grant/Amherst Street revival, and its friendly, irreverent vibe will feel like home.
4. Regal Cinemas
There are so many better places to see a movie in town, but the North Park, Market Arcade, and Amherst theaters tend to show films that are tough to make fun of. So it’s the Regal for you, where the titles on the marquee are a hate-watcher’s dream. We suggest playing it safe the first time around and go with an Angelina Jolie vehicle, giving yourself the opportunity for maximum snark.
5. Jolly Jug (or pick your favorite dive)
If you like dive bars because they make you feel like Charles Bukowski, the Jolly Jug is a great choice for a nightcap. From the awesomely weathered sign out front to the no-nonsense décor and dirt-cheap PBR bottles inside, is there a better place for two impossibly cool people to get to know each other better?