Make sure your date tees off in the right direction with this boozy new minigolf course.
Not every date is a hole-in-one. But Punch Bowl Social Cleveland’s new indoor Putt Club tees off in the right direction. “When my wife and I go, it always ends up in a lot of laughs,” says Punch Bowl Social CEO and founder Robert Thompson. “It can be something different for more long-term couples.” Competition can also bring out the best — and even worst — in a new partner. Find out if you want a first-date mulligan by challenging your potential pairing on the outdoorsy nine-hole course, which ranges from straighter par 2s to par 3s that weave and wind through tunnels, down hills and around branches. If that doesn’t get conversation flowing, craft beers and signature cocktails from the Putt Club bar surely will. “Putt Club can pull you out of those awkward ice-breaker conversations and let you get to know each other,” Thompson says. “It’s our way of bringing people together.” $9, 1086 W. 11th St., Cleveland, 216-239-1508, punchbowlsocial.com
After: Dance at the Big Bang Dueling Pianos, where pop-playing pianists battle for crowd applause. $6, 1163 Front Ave., Cleveland, 216-417-6222, thebigbangbar.com