5 Things: Man Dates

A Man Date happens when two men go out and engage in traditional date-like activities in a non-romantic capacity—just guys hanging out, maybe even talking. Sociologists say men have fewer friends than ever before—counter that trend by going on a Man Date

(1) Skyway Open

Golf is, perhaps, the primordial Man Date. Try this 19-hole miniature golf course in the downtown Minneapolis skyway while the outdoor links are frozen.

February 21-23, skywayopen.org

(2) Dangerous Man Brewing Company 

The relaxed and convivial vibe at this Northeast Minneapolis taproom promotes brotherly bonding—and the Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout will instantly grow beards.


(3) Trivia Mafia

Instead of trying to constantly one-up one another, pool all your useless knowledge at a competition hosted by the Twin Cities pub quiz masters.


(4) The Nook

No, the woman in your life doesn’t want to be seen with you when you have Juicy Nookie cheese dripping down your chin. Your Man Date will be more forgiving.


(5) Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area

Who needs sandlot baseball when you can channel your inner 8-year-old while screaming down a groomed sledding hill in an inner tube? Bring the kids if you have ’em and score points with the spouses.