“We never hang out anymore,” your best friend says. And they’re right! It’s time to make some quality time with your bestie. But what is there to do? Well, Sacramento is chock full or interesting ideas. Whether you want  to just get loaded like a couple of adults, grab a cup of joe under the sunny Cali sky, or learn something together, this list has you covered. Best friend dates can be hard to plan for, but in Sacto, there is no shortage of ideas. Here’s a short list to start the brainstorming. A wiser person once said that two things matter most in your adult life: the books you read and the friends you keep. Celebrate your friendship in style at these choice hot spots.
Tower Theater
2508 Land Park Drive,
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 442-0985

There’s nothing like taking in some silver screen action at one of California’s oldest movie theaters. The Tower Theater is a historic entity, and can serve as a great friend-ey date venue. Take in an art film and let the discussion flow. The setting couldn’t be more fitting, nestled among the majestic columns and red velvet carpeting. And you can pontificate on your experience at the…well, read on!

Tower Cafe
1518 Broadway,
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 441-0222

A gorgeous garden setting complete with an old Italian style water fountain accompanies a brilliant Asian fusion style menu. Well, really it’s an Asian, Mexican or American fusion menu. But say you want to kick it old school and grab a dessert or drink after the show. Their mixology menu is on point, and their dessert menu follows in kind. How about a lime/cashew tart, or some four-layer Diablo chocolate cake to go with that Irish coffee?

Revolution Wines
2831 S St,
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 444-7711

A favorite street corner of Sactramentoans, 29th and S street holds many wonders, but one in particular is ultra fitting for a friend date. Revolution holds some award winning wines, with an excellent menu to boot. Grab an eclectic bite with your chenin blanc. Chef Teddy Gibanov brings you a dinner that’ll keep you talking for days. Have a wonderful wine to pair the meal with, or just grab an aperitif wine.

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Temple Coffee Roasters
2829 S St,
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 454-1272

Maybe you have to pick up the kids that afternoon, and a glass of wine doesn’t fit into your schedule. Well, just on the other side of the Revolution Wines courtyard is the solution for you. Temple coffee roasters has everything from straight up coffee flavored coffee to craft tea drinks. And the roasters offer on-site classes on espresso tasting, homebrewing and more. Visit their website for more details.

My Studio
2325 J St,
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 476-4121

Speaking of classes, explore your inner artistry at this Midtown pottery workspace. Take a class, or just browse the works of the in-house artists. Take in a feature artist every second Saturday and hone your community artist chops. There’s even a date night program for you and your bestie. You’ll be given pertinent instructions, then set free to create!

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Christopher Millard is a freelance writer and cultural critic whose music reviews can be found on Examiner.com. He also works as a publicist for Valence Communications Group and is a contributor to the health and wellness magazine, Hybrid. Chris currently resides in Sacramento, California.