Show off your creative side by making something together at one of the city’s new drink-and-draw concepts, like Paint Nite, or its terrarium-building sister, Plant Nite. Not only is it a break from the usual bar scene, you’ll have something to bring home afterwards.
Sing your heart out
Because you don’t really know each other until you’ve learned their karaoke songs. Try Wednesdays at Highland Kitchen (where we encourage you to eat the goat stew), Limelight Stage, Charles Playhouse Lounge, and Queeraoke at Midway Café.
Resort to drinking
What? It’s festive. Check out one of our favorite fireplace bars, try a toddy (current fave: The Slainte at Taj), or aim for both at once (like the Mind Glow at River Bar).