• SCCT April 2024
  • Five Oaks April 2024
  • CCES Feb 2024
  • Prisma Health Jan 2024
  • YMCA Apr 2024
  • Int'l Ballet April 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Date Night’

Your Ultimate Guide to Kids Night Out: Greenville, SC and Spartanburg, SC

Posted on | No Comments

Looking for events that provide childcare for kids for a kids and parent’s night out? Greenville, SC, and Spartanburg, SC have some fantastic options for parents looking for kid’s night out events. These organizations offer kid’s night out events where you can drop off your kids for a few hours so you and your significant other can have a date night, girl’s night, or shopping trip!

Parents Night Out / Kids Night Out events near Greenville, South Carolina
(more…)

Trailside Brewing Co. Is Something Wonderful: Hendersonville, NC

Posted on |

If you’re looking for a spacious brewery that’s as friendly, welcoming, and beautiful as its brews are delicious, you’ll want to check out Trailside Brewing Co. in Hendersonville, NC. Whether you’re popping in after a day of apple picking with the family, or planning a fun couples night out, we think you’ll enjoy this special brewery. This is one we found on a recent date night, and now we’re sharing everything we loved about Trailside Brewing.

Beer at Trailside Brewing Co with live music in the beer garden.

About Trailside Brewing Company

Located in an old factory space beside what was once the Transylvania Railroad Line and now the soon-to-be-completed, Ecusta Trail, Trailside offers a gorgeous outdoor beer garden space complete with beautiful dahlias and vining greenery, strands of overhead lights, and two fire pits.

The indoor tasting room space is equally as inviting with long tables, high ceilings, and great big doors that open to the outside.

The brewing company has a wide range of brews to choose from as well as wine and even a few non-alcoholic options. They’re both pet and family-friendly and have a great line-up of live music most weekends, plus awesome food trucks parked right up front.

You can find their lineup of food trucks, live music, and other events on the Trailside Brewing Co. Event page.

Trailside Brewery

To Bring the Kids or Not

Trailside Brewing Co. is the perfect place for a casual date night or a night out with friends, but it’s also family-friendly and pet-friendly. Bring a board game for a family game night, or bring the kids to enjoy some music and a fire.

Parents should note that while the space is fabulous and welcoming, there isn’t any playground-type equipment, so kids shouldn’t come expecting to run and climb.

When we visited for our date night there were also lots of families and pets, but it wasn’t chaotic, crowded, or in any way rambunctious at all. Everyone seemed to be having a great time enjoying Trailside. together.

Trailside Brewing Co beer garden

Food Trucks

We deviate slightly from this review of Trailside Brewing Co to tell you that on the night we visited Trailside, the Groovy Grease Wagon food truck was parked out front. If you are ever fortunate enough to come upon the Groovy Grease Wagon, jump up and down, do a little dance, and then order the fried chicken sandwich. It’s the best ever, hands down, crunchy and juicy, the perfect chicken sandwich.

It goes really well with the Oktoberfest beer.

Groovy Grease Wagon friend chicken sandwich

Beer at Trailside Brewing

Trailside’s beer is locally made and seasonal. They are made in-house or at one of Trailside’s sister breweries. We tried the Community Brew Stout, Oktoberfest, Front Porch Pilsner, and the Hammock Haven, which is a blonde ale. They were all fabulous.

After you’ve tried some and found a favorite, you can even purchase a growler can to bring some home. They fill it right there at the bar and seal it up. The beer stays fresh for about a week. We know this because my husband really enjoyed the Hammock Haven blonde ale so much so that he asked when we closed our tab about cans.

So, while they don’t sell pre-canned beer, they do have a neat can growlers you can purchase if you plan to drink your purchase within about a week.

Where is Trailside Brewing, Hendersonville?

Trailside Brewing is about a half mile from downtown Hendersonville, located in the Lennox Park Historic District. Trailside Brewing is the anchor of the renovated Lennox Station. Soon it will be accompanied by a market and cafe. And, as its’ name would imply, the multi-use Ecusta Trail is set to be opened soon. When complete it will link Hendersonville to Brevard, NC following along the old railroad line.

Open Monday through Friday 4 pm to 10 pm, Saturday 12 pm to 10 pm, and Sunday 12 pm to 8 pm

Trailside Brewing Co. Website
873 Lennox Park Drive, Hendersonville

Things to Do in Hendersonville, NC.

We love Hendersonville, NC!

Find out why.

Kidding Around’s Guide to Hendersonville, NC


This Unique Date Amounts to a Four-Course Meal at Four Different Greenville Restaurants

Posted on | 1 Comment

Need a unique date night idea? How about a great night out with friends? Or maybe you just love good food. Today KAG contributor Kristina Hernandez is telling us about a unique tour you can take in Downtown Greenville, called At the Chef’s Table Culinary Tour. On this tour, you’ll enjoy great food, learn about the food and people who prepare it, and hear unique tidbits of Greenville’s history.

Thank you to John Nolan for providing this tour in order to allow us to share a review with you.

Just. One. More. Bite. My eyes were fighting with my full stomach as I stared down the dark chocolate tart at The Lazy Goat, the last of what amounted to a five-course meal of Table 301 restaurants in downtown Greenville. Over two hours earlier, I had met other excited participants for John Nolan’s At the Chef’s Table Culinary Tour at Soby’s on the Side, ready and willing to experience the highly-rated walking food tour.

I made it this far and just gave in, savoring just one last bite of the delicious dessert.

(more…)

Laugh Out Loud at Alchemy Comedy: Greenville, SC

Posted on | No Comments

If you need a new date night idea or something one-of-a-kind for your next event, we’ve got the perfect idea for you. Alchemy Comedy Theater in Greenville, SC will make you laugh so hard your stomach hurts. Every show is different. Every show is hilarious. And every show will keep you on your toes. 

Alchemy Comedy Greenville SC

Overview of Alchemy Comedy

Located inside Coffee Underground in downtown Greenville, Alchemy Comedy Theater has been making people laugh since 2011. Weekly offerings include a combination of improv, stand up, and sketch comedy.

All shows are live and incredibly energetic and interactive, featuring different local performers each week. The atmosphere is also laid-back and casual—no stuffiness about it. Coffee Underground offers food, coffee, and alcoholic beverages on its menu for patrons to enjoy before, during, and after the show.

What Alchemy Comedy Offers

Alchemy Comedy Theater offers a variety of different shows, classes, and special events throughout the year. You can even hire them for your next event!

Comedy Shows: Improv, Stand-Up, and Sketches

Fans of shows like “Whose Line is it Anyway” and skits on the “Tonight Show” will love Alchemy’s improv shows. I have no idea how they come up with things so quickly that are so funny. They’re truly unique comedic experiences.

If you attend, you may even get the opportunity to participate in the fun on stage! It’s been said that the more shows you attend, the funnier everything gets. All upcoming improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy shows can be found on Alchemy Comedy’s calendar.

Improv Comedy Classes

The Alchemy Comedy Theater offers improv classes throughout the Greenville area. Each 6-week long class is held weekly from 6:30-9:00 pm. There are a variety of classes based on experience, but in order to reach the next level, you need to graduate from the previous class. The only graduation requirement is to attend at least 4 of the six classes.

However, there’s no comedy or theater experience needed in order to take Improv 101. Alchemy Comedy Students also get free admission to their shows while enrolled in a class! You can read more about their classes on Alchemy’s website.

Comedy Workshops and Shows at Your Next Event

You can also hire Alchemy Comedy for your next event! Whether it’s for business or personal fun, the theater offers group workshops, private shows, and even performances. These specialty workshops are great for businesses, students, and birthday parties. They even did a private show for TEDx Greenville. Read more details about hiring Alchemy Comedy

Special Events Throughout the Year

Alchemy Comedy Theater produces four major events throughout the year:

Attend an Alchemy Comedy Show

Thursday-Saturday shows start at 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm
Purchase tickets online or at the door.
Again, this would be perfect for your next date night!

Improv classes are offered throughout the year. You can view upcoming class details and register online on Alchemy Comedy’s classes page.

Alchemy Comedy Theater
1 E Coffee Street, Greenville (in Coffee Underground)
864.256.1467

Have you ever been called up on the stage at Alchemy Comedy? Did you steal the show?

Grown-ups' guide to Greenville, SC

Looking for more things to do for grown-ups in Greenville? We’ve got your Ultimate Adulting & Guide to Grown-Up Things to Do in Greenville, SC.

Stay Cool: 15+ Best Ideas for Indoor Dates in Greenville, SC

Posted on |

When the temperatures heat up in the summer or drop to freezing in the winter, you can still have a really fun date night indoors in Greenville, SC. We’ve got the best ideas for indoor dates, from axe throwing to seeing a play to dancing and rock climbing.

If the idea of feeling sweat drip down your back while on a date outdoors this summer doesn’t sound romantic, we can sympathize. Summers, while fun in South Carolina, can be brutally hot, and planning a fun date together where you aren’t melting may take some creativity – and that’s where we can help you out. And on cold winter nights, you can stay warm indoors while having fun together, too!

Fortunately, there are lots of fantastic places in the Upstate to have a memorable and cool date night in the AC besides the standard dinner and a movie. No matter your interests, we think you’ll find something on this list where you can plan a great summer or winter date night together. 

Painting

Best Indoor Date Nights for Playing

Group Therapy Pub & Playground 

Located in Camperdown Plaza in downtown Greenville, Group Therapy has an 18-hole mini-golf course, axe throwing, curling, ping pong, and tons more plus an extensive bar and food menu. You must make reservations to play the games.

Escape Rooms

Solve puzzles together of themed-rooms at Escape Artist Greenville or Trapped in the Upstate.

Upstate Pinball Museum & Arcade

Throw it back to the 90s with an awesome arcade that has more than a dozen pinball machines but old school games like Nintendo, Paper Boy, and Pac-Man. It’s $10/person for all-day play. Vaughn’s Warehouse is right next door where you can grab dinner together.

Double Stamp Brewery

Play Nintendo together at the bar while enjoying delicious craft beer or sodas made right in house at Double Stamp Brewery in Greenville.

Double Stamp Brewery

Pinky’s Revenge

Get some 80s square pizza and play lots of fun arcade games together at Pinky’s Revenge.

Best Indoor Date Nights for Busting Stress

Break some stuff

Take a bat to some glass, an old car, or windows at Mad Smash Rage Room in Taylors Mill. 

Throw an axe

See who has the best axe throw at The Blue Ox Hatchet House or Craft Axe Throwing in the Greenville area and the newer 312 Throwing Co in Easley.

Go to an art gallery

Gazing at pretty art is a great way to bust stress and relax. Head to the Greenville Center for Creative Arts on the first Friday of the month from 6-9 pm for free or visit the Greenville County Museum of Art downtown, also free.

Best Indoor Date Nights for Making Something Together

Create some art

Make some art together at TReehouse Cafe & Art Studio, TR Makers Co., Vino & Van Gogh, or Wine & Design

Make pottery

Get on the pottery wheel to create your own pottery pieces at Hollowed Earth Pottery or In the Potter’s Hands.

Hollowed Earth
Hollowed Earth

Paint your own pottery

If you’d rather paint your own pottery than create it, go to Hearts of Clay in Spartanburg, Color Clay Cafe in Greenville, or Glazed in Clemson.

Pour your own candles

You can make your own soy candles together at Greenville Soy Candle Company in downtown Greenville.

Best Indoor Date Nights for Shows

Starry Nights

Relax in the planetarium at Roper Mountain Science Center and gaze up at the stars and learn about our magnificent solar system at Friday Starry Nights. They also offer the Laser Days of Summer shows that feature rock music and lasers. You must buy tickets online ahead of time. 

Roper Mountain Science

Live theater

There are plenty of places to catch live theater in Greenville like the Peace Center, the Logos Theatre, Greenville Theatre, Warehouse Theatre, City of Greer Center for the Arts, the Younts Center for Performing Arts

Best Indoor Date Nights for Active Couples

Go dancing

If you love to dance – or want to learn – there are some great spots to do so. Check out country line dancing at the Blind Horse Saloon or Cowboy Up Greenville. The Spinning Jenny has swing dancing and sometimes offers dance classes. Landmark Hall in Greer has different dance nights so check their website.

Indoor Rock Climbing

Challenge your partner to see who can climb an indoor mountain at Climb at Blue Ridge in Taylors, BlocHaven in Greenville, ProjectRock in Easley.

Looking for more things to do as an adult in Greenville, SC? We’ve got your Ultimate Adulting Guide to the Upstate.

Find your next date night idea in Kidding Around’s Date Night Guide.

Guide to Date Night in Greenville, SC

Group Therapy: Greenville’s Indoor Playground for Grown-Ups

Posted on |

Are you in need of some Group Therapy? Greenville has an indoor playground for adults that will bring out your inner child for a little fun. Group Therapy Pub & Playground is exactly what Greenville has been hoping for and more!

Group Therapy Pub and Playground in Greenville, SC

Sometimes you just need some space to chill out, play some games, and belt out some karaoke, or if you’re like me, just cheer on the brave souls who do. All of that and more is at the new Group Therapy Pub & Playground at Camperdown Plaza in downtown Greenville. 

(more…)