Most cliche date? The movies. This couple tells us how to make it work.
She Said: Typically, I don’t suggest that couples go to the movies for a date night in the first 6 months of getting to know each other. Save “Dinner & a Movie” for when you have nothing to talk about… BUT I will make an exception to this rule because Bourbon Room has done it up right.
He Said: She surprised me, it was my birthday.
She Said: He loves movies but doing the dinner and movie thing seemed too easy and a little thoughtless.
He Said: She always likes to do something special for me on the day of my birthday.
She Said: I went on It’s Date Night website (seriously I did, this is not a plug, its freakin amazing) and National’s Bourbon Room was putting on a Movie Night. Only 20 people allowed, you can order dinner at your table and they make some wicked cocktails.
He Said: She said I had a surprise night ahead of me and to be ready by 6:15 pm, but not to worry as she was also providing me with a new outfit. I was excited.
She Said: Yes, I bought him 2 outfits that he could chose to wear, it was all apart of his birthday present.
He Said: When we arrived at National, I just thought we must be meeting some friends for drinks & maybe bowling, which was cool.
She Said: He really had no idea. We walked up to the Bourbon Room and I proceeded to explain what we were doing.
He Said: We both had never been inside the Bourbon Room, let me tell you, it was so cool.
She Said: The red leather, the beautiful shapely 1940’s or 50s era women on the wall, the dimly lit bar. It felt sophisticated yet warm, high end yet comfortable, sexy yet calm.
He Said: We sat down and Matt (can’t remember if that was his real name but let’s go with that) went through the menu.
She Said: Oh my, I could have listened to that man talk for hours. He explained their drinks with such ease and sophistication. It never felt like he was talking down either, he had this way of explaining that made me feel so good and even better about my drink choice.
He Said: We ordered Lobster Sliders & Maui ribs, along with 2 Bourbon inspired cocktails as we waited for the movie to start.
She Said: Oddly enough, we both had never seen the movie “Almost Famous”. We pushed our lush red lounger chairs together, his arm wrapped around me and we settled in for a romantic night.
He Said: The best part was the popcorn, it came with a side of Bourbon Butter.
She Said: It was like a high scale version of kettle corn, it was the best popcorn I have ever had! I’m drooling just talking about it!
He Said: If you are going to do dinner & a movie, this is the way to do it. High-end, creative, delicious & romantic.
She Said: Throughout the movie, Matt checked on us for more drinks or anything else we needed. And National has so much going on that you can play ping pong afterwards or go downstairs for another drink or even bowling.
He Said: We spent just over $100 for all our food, special drinks and the movie of course. I even had the “Business Class Flight of Bourbon” – something I had never done before, tasting 3 different types of bourbon and it was smooth & delicious.
She Said: Bottom line, if you want to do dinner and a movie, do it right, do it at National in their Bourbon Room. It is held every 2nd Wednesday and Stephen Phipps picks the movie.
He Said: We will definitely be back.
She Said: Make sure you make a reservation though, there are only 20 spots.
You can catch movie night in The Bourbon Room every other Wednesday, we’ll be on top of the schedule so check back often! You can make a reservation by e-mailing email@example.com