10 Unique Metro Detroit Date Night Ideas

Modified: May 31, 2022 | Story by Amelia Ritter

The metro Detroit area 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 wine and spirits, or go on a bold adventure, you’re sure to find it here. Check out this list of 10 date night ideas in the metro Detroit area.

Filipo Marc Winery

Filipo Marc Winery boasts over 70 varieties of wine like Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, and White Zinfandel along with many blends from 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 date night or night out.

Browndog Barlor & Restaurant

A date at Browndog Barlor is sure to impress! With boozy milkshakes, craft cocktails, and made-from-scratch entrees, Browndog is the perfect spot to stir up some romance. With locations conveniently in downtown Northville and Farmington, a trip to Browndog followed by a walk downtown makes for the night.

Browndog Barlor, @browndogbarlor

Escape Room Zone

Test your problem-solving skills in a variety of themed escape rooms at metro Detroit area Escape Room Zones. If you don’t escape in time, don’t sweat it! There’s also a Rage Room on-site in the Farmington and Madison Heights locations to blow off some steam.

Toasted Oak Grill & Market

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

Hop on the Oakland County Brew Trail

Ford-Wyoming Drive-In Theater

Experience the nostalgia of a drive-in movie at the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In Theater in Dearborn! Enjoy dinner downtown and pack your car with snacks before heading in for a double feature. Check the schedule to see which movies are playing ahead of time here.

Photo by Ben Echterling

Mirepoix Cooking School

Step into the state-of-the-art kitchen at Mirepoix Cooking School for a culinary lesson you won’t soon forget! Let an experienced chef guide you through the hands-on lesson with quality ingredients and kitchen tools. The best part? Enjoying the fruits of your labor when class is complete!

Mirepoix Cooking School

Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro

Experience a dinner party setting at Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro. Choose from an impressive wine list and farm-to-table entrees such as Faroe Island salmon, a Berkshire pork chop, and a wagyu brisket. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! There are delectable menu items, as well as the offerings of downtown Birmingham for you to choose from.

Hop on the Wayne County Brew Trail

Kitty Catfe

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

Kitty Catfé, @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 experience 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 downtown Plymouth and you’ll find this hidden gem of a speakeasy. Experience the ambiance of a tasting room in an old bank vault, and enjoy craft cocktails, wine, beer, and small plates. Don’t forget to dress to the nines! You’ll want to be looking sharp to take photos with your date in this beautiful venue.

The Ebenezer, photo by @aislinn.timmons

Hop on the Macomb County Brew Trail

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    Filipo Marc Winery
    39085 Garfield Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48038
    586-226-3990
  2. 2
    Toasted Oak Grill & Market
    27790 Novi Road, Novi, MI 48377
    248-277-6000
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    Browndog Barlor & Restaurant
    120 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167, USA
    (248) 675-8596
  4. 4
    Escape Room Zone
    31514 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336, USA
    (734) 355-9900
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    Ford-Wyoming Drive-In
    10400 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI 48126, USA
    (313) 846-6910
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    Mirepoix Cooking School
    1203 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067, USA
    (248) 541-1414 ext. 500
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    Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro
    155 S Bates St #201, Birmingham, MI 48009, USA
    (248) 731-7066
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    Kitty Catfé
    73 N Main St, Mt Clemens, MI 48043, USA
    (586) 400-9643
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    TRIA - Inspired American Cuisine
    300 Town Center Dr, Dearborn, MI 48126, USA
    (313) 253-4475
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    The Ebenezer
    305 Fleet St, Plymouth, MI 48170, USA
    (734) 404-5552