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5 Romantic SF Dates to Go On This Month

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Each week, we’ll be rounding up a selection of our latest favorite HowAboutWe for Couples dates. This week, we’re featuring SF’s most romantic dates. (In NYC? Click here. Not in NYC or SF? Stay tuned — we’re coming to your city soon.)

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In Shibari, traditional Japanese rope bondage, a rope is more than just an instrument to tie someone up, it’s like an artist’s brush. On August 22nd, you and your partner will join Bondage Erotique’s workshop entitled Bonds of Love. You’ll learn about methods, safety tips, aesthetics, as well as the history of Japanese rope bondage. Discover how to use the sensual caressing rope style to seduce and pleasure your partner. Get in on the action as you practice some of the essential ties.

Want to go? Click here to book. 

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With exposed brick walls and flickering candlelight, upscale drinkery The Bubble Lounge may feel more like one of Gatsby’s parlor rooms. The Bubble Lounge houses over 300 champagnes and sparkling wines. Open your bottle with the swift, ceremonial strike of a saber blade after a lesson from the pros. Next, a perfectly paired gourmet cheese plate will make your bubbly taste all the better. Sweeten this sparkling evening with a spread of strawberries and warm chocolate fondue.

Want to go? Click here to book. 

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Named for an alley in Dashiell Hammett’s noir novel, The Maltese Falcon, the Burritt Tavern’s inspired décor makes guests feel like hard-boiled detectives as they sip finely mixed cocktails or nibble on delicious charcuterie. Enter the dimly-lit, stylish interior of the Burritt Tavern, where a reserved table for two awaits you. Try a carefully crafted classic cocktail or an inspired innovation like the Oaxacan Crusta or Berlinetta. Pair your drinks with a delicious starter plate to share; consider the lobster risotto or spiced prawns. Should hunger take you, order a dinner item like a citrus lamb shank or local California halibut. Sam Spade certainly never had it this good.

Want to go? Click here to book. 

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Polish those dancing shoes because this September 13th is going to be all about toe-tappin’. Foxtrot on over to The Dance Loft in Potrero Hill for an exclusive couples class. Prepare to learn the moves from accomplished dancer and choreographer Val Cunningham. After the serious lesson concludes, prepare to cha-cha and lindy hop in an open dance party. Mingle with other classmates over refreshments and show off your new moves, together. You’ll leave with the twinkle toes needed to impress all your friends. Practice those moves and plot your next performance!

Want to go? Click here to book. 

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The formula for a chemical romance: aphrodisiac-packed spices in a voluptuous environment for the stimulation of beddable encounters… in plain English, cardamom and cumin-laced drinks at Berkeley’s newest culinary cocktail bar. Be two of the first pioneers to enter the Bay Area’s culinary cocktail frontier at East Bay Spice Company. Cozy up in candlelit environs that was dubbed most romantic spot around by the East Bay Express. The complexities of the kitchen are coming at you in a glass of spices, shipped in regularly from India. Take a smooth sip of an aphrodisiac-spiced drink and let a Bollywood dance play out on your tongue. Science. It’s the Bombay bee’s knees.

Want to go? Click here to book. 

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Picture this: you’re snuggled up with that someone special on a yacht, sailing beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. If that sounds too good to be true, well frankly, it isn’t. Venture to Sausalito for a boat ride with Captain Kirk’s Sailing Adventures. Climb aboard the Flying Tiger, a 36-foot custom-built Soverel sloop, your vessel for the excursion. Enjoy a picnic with wine and beer as you cruise around Alcatraz and Angel Island. Marvel at the skyline as the vessel rides underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Nibble on goodies, and splice mainbrace with a glass of wine or beer. All aboard!

Want to go? Click here to book.

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