Popular in the 1950s and 60, “double dating” is seeing a resurgence as couples once again have discovered the merits of going to a concert or out to dinner with like-minded couples. A good double date usually starts out at a place everyone is familiar with, so you can focus on getting to know the others in the group date. When considering spots, make sure it is a place everyone can afford and will feel comfortable. Since double dates put additional people into the equation, things can get tense and complicated very quickly. Here are some places in the Atlanta metro area that would make for great double dates.
Gunshow
924 Garrett St.
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 380-1886
www.gunshowatl.com

Gunshow is one of the hottest restaurants in Atlanta and it’s the perfect dining experience for your double date. This restaurant is fun, different and delicious all at the same time. Roving carts bring Dim Sum style dishes right to your place at the table. The restaurant space gives off a unique vibe with an open floor plan, but enough space to be comfortable and converse. The menu changes each and every week, so there is always something new to try, but don’t miss the short ribs and banana pudding.

Shoot The Hooch
203 Azalea Drive
Roswell, GA 30075
(770) 650-1008
www.shootthehooch.com

If you and another couple love the outdoors, tubing down the Chattahoochee or “Shooting the Hooch” may be the perfect double date. Rent a raft, canoe, kayak, or a tune and get ready to have some fun and see the natural beauty of North Atlanta like you have never seen before getting on the river. The 1.5 mile trip to Don White Memorial Park is the perfect amount of time for your double date. You can now also “Shoot the Hooch” on a stand up paddleboard.

BB&T Atlanta Open Tennis At Atlantic Station
1380 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 941-9202
BB&T Atlanta Open Tennis; Photo credit, Rick Limpertwww.bbtatlantaopen.com

There may be no more fun event each summer in Atlanta than the BB&T Atlanta Open. This is your chance to see the best male tennis players in the world try to conquer the hardcourts at Atlantic Station. The weather may be hot, but the tennis is hotter as these players prepare for the U.S. Open. Americans, John Isner and the Bryan Brothers were the 2015 respective singles and doubles champs and Isner is returning in 2016 to win four BB&T Atlanta Open titles in a row. Tickets are on sale now and there are always specials for “College Night” and “Ladies Day.”

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Monday Night Brewing Brewery Tour
670 Trabert Ave. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 352-7703
www.mondaynightbrewing.com

Craft brewery tours have become popular all over the country, but it’s hard to beat all the brewery tours in the Atlanta area. Monday Night Brewing offers tours and tastings on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. These tours and tasting are fun and laid back and make for a great setting for a double date. For $12, participants get to try samples of Monday Night’s beer, a souvenir pint glass and a tour of the brewery. For couples that love beer, this makes a great night out and then you can still catch dinner.

Kennesaw Mountain (Photo credit, Rick Limpert)


Hike Up Kennesaw Mountain
900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 427-4686
www.nps.gov/kemo

Hiking up historic Kennesaw Mountain is not only a great workout, but it can make for active double date where everyone has time to interact and talk while taking in a Civil War battlefield and an area rich in American history. Kennesaw Mountain is preserved as a National Battlefield Park and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Trails are open until around 8 p.m. in the spring and summer months and 6 p.m. in the fall and winter months. Hikes of different lengths are offered and you can bring your dogs if they are on a leash. Every member of your double date will have a great day at Kennesaw Mountain.

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Rick Limpert is a freelance writer/photographer in Atlanta and he loves covering anything sports and tech-related. His work can be found at Examiner.com.