Guys, this night is for YOU. You’ve done your duty and seen every chick flick out there. It’s time you put your big boy pants back on and take control. Skip the couples pedicure (btw, you totally got your man card revoked for that one) and do something you really want to do.
[Men Dig Pigskin]
Have you been mourning the conclusion of Monday Night Football? Imagine the thrill of watching that incredible pass make it from the quarterback to the open receiver as he runs into the end zone for the touchdown, all in comfortable chairs and AC. Pure heaven. You can have that thrill again. Take your darling to an Orlando Predators arena football game this summer, now through the end of July.
Need to get away from your adult responsibilities for a while? The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa is the perfect place to go and relive those carefree, kid-free days. Consider this the perfect playground for a play date with your wife. With everything from comedy shows and casinos to amazing food, there’s something to do every night of the week. You can leave the minivan at home and hop aboard the Hard Rock bus instead to get you there.
[Hmmm … Beer]
When’s the last time you and your significant other went to happy hour? Find a sitter and enjoy a cold brew after work together at the Orlando Brewing taproom. It’s got a free behind-the-scenes guided tour (Monday through Saturday at 6 p.m.) that will give you a new appreciation for one of nature’s best nectars. Afterward, watch a local band while enjoying one (or a few) of the dozens of different drinks the brewery has on tap. This local brewery is one of only five certified fully organic breweries in the nation. Let your dollars do the walkin’ with $2 pints on the 30th of every month. www.orlandobrewing.com
If you’re into games, this fast-paced, high-action venue is Orlando’s best video gaming spot. At Hard Knocks’ huge urban-themed laser tag combat area and intense simulation arenas, you’ll be able to show off your tough guy skills to your sweetie. Remember, though, shooting her does not score you any points in the bedroom. So, take it easy, Rambo. www.hardknocksorlando.com
Show your main squeeze how a cocktail party should be done at Orlando’s only rock ‘n’ roll cocktail party. A ticket to Velvet Sessions at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando includes themed cocktails, finger foods and a killer concert from groups such as Joan Jett, The Fixx, and The Psychedelic Furs. Velvet Sessions are held the last Thursday of the month. www.velvetsessions.com