5 Date Ideas For An Unforgettable Night

July 25, 2018

You can do so much better than coffee or a movie. We here at Vimbly want the best for you and your date, whether you guys just met on Tinder or have freshly emerged from several months of Netflix-fueled mutual hibernation. Bring a little fun into you and your date’s lives with these offbeat date suggestions that are sure to give you two a night to remember.

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    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

    777 8th ave, New York

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance
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    233 positive reviews
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    The Imbible: Day Drinking - A Brunch Musical

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    Looking for the quintessential New York brunch experience? You'll find it at New World Stages in THE IMBIBLE: DAY DRINKING, the latest edition of the smash-hit musical comedy series about cocktails and spirits! After all, what could be more New York than combining brunch with a show in the heart of Manhattan's world-famous Theatre District? Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread and sip drinks with good friends. Complimentary continental brunch and three craft cocktails are included as part of the show, including a create-your-own Bloody Mary Bar!
    The Imbible: Day Drinking - A Brunch Musical

    340 W 50th St, New York

    • Sip on 3 free craft cocktails and enjoy a continental brunch while watching premium Off-Broadway theater!
    • Watch one of NYC's buzziest theater production companies perform "Day Drinking: A Brunch Musical" in one of the city's hottest hoods!
    • Kick back and enjoy an afternoon of divine comedy
    • Learn and laugh while you enjoy this highly educational show drenched in the history and culture of alcohol
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    14 positive reviews
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    Sushi Making Basic Experience

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    Spicy tuna? More like pricey tuna. If you love sushi, but hate those high prices, then skip the restaurants and let your sushi love go rogue with this DIY experience. In Sushi by Simon's most popular class you'll learn all of the skills and techniques you need to make your favorite maki sushi. You'll also get to sip on two free drinks to, you know, help you better absorb the information. With a menu of tuna, salmon, avocado, and cucumber, the only thing more fun than making your masterpieces will be eating them! Whether you're city-bred through and through, or just in town for a visit looking for an authentic New York experience, you've got to try Basic Sushi Making. Your wallet and your belly will thank you.
    Sushi Making Basic Experience

    307 W 38th St, New York

    • Learn the basic skills and techniques for sushi making
    • Make your favorite rolls with tuna, salmon, avocado, and cucumber
    • Eat and enjoy everything you make!
    • Enjoy two free drinks
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    25 positive reviews
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    Cupcake Making 101

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    Learn how to make cupcakes the Butter Lane way! All you need to bring is yourself, your friends, and a lot of excitement, they will provide everything else. This class is designed for everyone, from the baking enthusiast, to the person who just wants to assist (and eat). You will learn all of the basics through the making of three cupcake recipes (three cakes and 3 icings). Everything from measuring and prepping to working a mixer like a professional, and perfecting the right amount of butter and sugar to make the best tasting icing, you will do. You will even make Butter Lane's three classic icings, American Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, and Cream Cheese, and have the chance to mix your own version of their famous flavors, like Raspberry, Peanut Butter or Cinnamon. Butter Lane will even show you the secret to their distinctive swirl! You will end up with three batches of different kinds of cupcakes and one very big smile!
    Cupcake Making 101

    123 E 7th St, New York

    • Learn three cupcake recipes
    • Master American Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, and Cream Cheese icings
    • Mix your own flavors including Raspberry, Peanut Butter, and Cinnamon
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    142 positive reviews
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    Stand Up Comedy (Fri and Sat)

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    Founded by native New Yorkers experienced in the comedy business, EastVille Comedy Club features some of the funniest and most experienced comedians in the city. In its Friday night performances, you'll be TGIFing to a rotating list of the city's best stand-up comics as they showcase their material. During the show, you're almost guaranteed to be right about to laugh, actively laughing, or rolling on the floor with "oh no, I need a new pair of pants" laughter. It's definitely a show you won't want to miss. Is there a better way to spend a Friday night?
    Stand Up Comedy (Fri and Sat)

    487 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

    • Watch some of the city's (and country's) hottest stand-up comics perform
    • Release the week's tension with bursts of laughter on Friday night
    • Enjoy a drink and good company -- or go alone!
    • All ages welcome
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    96 positive reviews
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    Trainspotting Live - Dealer's Choice

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    From the makers of Drunk Shakespeare, a recreation of a 1980s crack house complete with graffiti, soiled furniture and a toilet that is seriously out of order, this unapologetic masterpiece will take you on an emotional roller coaster for 75 minutes! Trainspotting tells the story of a morally ambiguous character whose actions, you, the audience, can neither approve, nor totally reject. Capturing the passion and controversy as you, the audience, will be totally immersed and literally become a part of the show! Are you ready for this no-holds-barred immersive, in your face theater production?
    Trainspotting Live - Dealer's Choice

    777 8th Ave, 2nd Floor (near 47th St), New York

    • Theater comes alive in this interactive, most intense, funny in-your-face play
    • Relive the story that takes place in a crack house in Edinburgh in the 1980’s
    • A powerful, controversial and humorous production that will have you on the edge of your seat
    • You, the audience, are literally part of the show - "Dealer's Choice" seating randomly allocated upon arrival.
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    1 positive reviews
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    Trainspotting Live - Uppers

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    From the makers of Drunk Shakespeare, a recreation of a 1980s crack house complete with graffiti, soiled furniture and a toilet that is seriously out of order, this unapologetic masterpiece will take you on an emotional roller coaster for 75 minutes! Trainspotting tells the story of a morally ambiguous character whose actions, you, the audience, can neither approve, nor totally reject. Capturing the passion and controversy as you, the audience, will be totally immersed and literally become a part of the show! Are you ready for this no-holds-barred immersive, in your face theater production?
    Trainspotting Live - Uppers

    777 8th Ave, 2nd Floor (near 47th St), New York

    • Theater comes alive in this interactive, most intense, funny in-your-face play
    • Relive the story that takes place in a crack house in Edinburgh in the 1980’s
    • A powerful, controversial and humorous production that will have you on the edge of your seat
    • You, the audience, are literally part of the show - "Uppers" seating includes padding and back support.
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    1 positive reviews
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    Trainspotting Live - Front Row

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    From the makers of Drunk Shakespeare, a recreation of a 1980s crack house complete with graffiti, soiled furniture and a toilet that is seriously out of order, this unapologetic masterpiece will take you on an emotional roller coaster for 75 minutes! Trainspotting tells the story of a morally ambiguous character whose actions, you, the audience, can neither approve, nor totally reject. Capturing the passion and controversy as you, the audience, will be totally immersed and literally become a part of the show! Are you ready for this no-holds-barred immersive, in your face theater production?
    Trainspotting Live - Front Row

    777 8th Ave, 2nd Floor (near 47th St), New York

    • Theater comes alive in this interactive, most intense, funny in-your-face play
    • Relive the story that takes place in a crack house in Edinburgh in the 1980’s
    • A powerful, controversial and humorous production that will have you on the edge of your seat
    • You, the audience, are literally part of the show - "Front Row' seating is closest to the stage.
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    1 positive reviews
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    Dinners in the Dark

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    You've been to all of the best restaurants in NYC so often, even the most famous dishes are starting to lose their allure. Reignite your passion for dining by experiencing it in a whole new way. At Dinners in the Dark, you'll experience course after course of delicious food and wine -- all while completely blindfolded. By being blindfolded, all of your other senses will be enhanced. You'll be able to taste and smell all of the subtle flavors that you may not have otherwise. As part the experience, you won't be told what you are eating until after the meal is over, so you can have a fun time guessing what each dish is composed of. After Dinners in the Dark, you'll never look at food the same way again.
    Dinners in the Dark

    85 MacDougal St, New York

    • Experience a full course dinner while completely blindfolded
    • Heighten your other 4 senses as you experience flavors, scents, sound, and textures in a whole new way
    • Try to guess the dishes and wines before the end of the meal, when they are finally revealed
    • Indulge in a delicious meal you won't soon forget
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    62 positive reviews
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    BYOB Painting (Harlem)

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    Ever find yourself strolling through a museum thinking I could do that, no problem? And you go home to find yourself at a loss as to how to even start? If you're looking to recreate famous works of art -- Monet, Picasso, or even Van Gogh -- in one easy sitting, check out this Painting Workshop. In a fun, stress-free environment, let loose with some wine or beer and learn some basic tips from an experienced instructor on how to mimic the strokes of your favorite artist by recreating one of their masterpieces. By the end of the night, you'll be amazed with what you created.
    BYOB Painting (Harlem)

    15 West 116th Street, New York

    • Learn step-by-step how to recreate a famous painting from Warhol, Van Gogh, Picasso and others
    • Relieve stress through the creative form of art
    • Put your creative twist on museum staples
    • Sip on your own wine or beer in this fun environment
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    2 positive reviews

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