Thursday, January 31, 2008

Date Night in Stamford: 10 Suggestions

The standard date option is dinner and a movie, but that gets old after a while. Here are 10 more unusual ideas:

1. One of the Avon Theatre’s special events, like the Pete Seeger documentary I saw this week, with a q&a afterwards with the director and Seeger’s grandson.
2. Karaoke at SBC on Thursday: good people watching.
3. Dunn’s Loft: great steak and pool table any night, live guitar Friday and Saturday.
4. Darts at Bradford’s or Rack and Roll
5. Trivia night at Tigin on Tuesday; need a few more people to do this.
6. Friday night- Observatory at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center* could be weird or awesome (* = I haven’t tried it)

Beyond Stamford:

7. Friday movies* at Greenwich library: free, so you can eat on the Avenue and not feel guilty. I’m currently liking Ginger Man and Meli-Melo for more affordable options on the Ave.
8. Bowling in Norwalk: I hate bowling, but other people seem to like it.
9. Pepe’s Pizza and a play at Yale Rep or Long Wharf in New Haven. The bakery next door to PP has good cannolis.

Way Beyond Stamford:

10. Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods Casino: If you have some extra cash and can stand 3 hours in the car, gambling can be fun, and there are some great restaurants and bars at Mohegan.

--If you want to do dinner, there are obviously a hundred great restaurants in the area, but here are ones whose food or location are more interesting: Melting Pot in Darien, my favorite Duo, Chocopologie for wine and dessert, Greenwich Hyatt for drinks in the atrium.

--If you NEED a date, you might want to look into:Stamford Singles powered by, this directory, which lists “It’s Just Lunch” and the Singles Network, and Quality Singles' list of sites. informs me that “With a wide range Stamford dating options, meeting Stamford, Connecticut singles is most likely easier than you think. Stamford has 117,083 residents, with 43,280 available singles. Breaking down this number, we find that there are 19,585 single men in Stamford and 23,695 single women in Stamford.” Well, that's great, but why can't we all manage to meet each other?


Anonymous said...

There's this little city to the south about the same distance away as New Haven..New York City. Plenty to do and a 45min exress ride away!

Anonymous said...

P.S. There's also a Pepe's in Fairfield now! (Which I have not been to yet.)

Leadhyena Inrandomtan said...

Small correction... SBC does karaoke on Thursday night, not Tuesday night. Trust me, I'd know. :D

Stamford Talk said...

Thanks Lead Hyena! Just fixed it.