Ever feel like you’re dating your roommate? Okay, well maybe you are; but regardless of whether your roommate is a significant other, best friend, or an acquaintance, it’s important to prioritize spending time with your roommate(s) outside the house.
Sure you share a space, but one of the keys to successfully co-habitating is spending time outside of townhome/apartment in which you already spend so time together. Cue roommate dates! Not only do roommate dates give you a reason to get out of the house, but they’re also the perfect excuse for exploring the city of which you call home. And let’s be real, Baltimore’s got a lot of places worth exploring.
Game for some adventure, but don’t know where to go? Don’t sweat it, homies™ has you covered! We’ve come up with 10 Roommate Date ideas for those of you living in Canton:
1. Join a social sports team
- One of the best ways to get involved in Baltimore is joining a social sports team. Whether you were a volleyball prodigy, a skeeball pro, or just like drinking Natty Boh while standing in the kickball outfield, Volo City has you and your roommate(s) covered! You and your roommate can create a team of your own or join a random team. The weekly outings not only serve as great roommate dates, but a good excuse to stay in shape and meet new people in your neighborhood
2. Picnic in Patterson Park
- During the warmer months, Patterson Park is scattered with people walking their dogs, running, playing lawn games, and soaking up the sun. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the great weather with your roommates, consider posting up for a picnic! With amazing lunch spots like Di Pasquale’s Italian Market right around the corner, there’s no excuse not to grab a sandwich, a blanket, and a seat on the grass.
3. See a show at The Patterson
- If you’ve made your way across Eastern Ave, you’ve undoubtedly seen the beacon of retro lights that sit atop The Patterson. What you may not have known is that inside the facade of the historic Theater, The Creative Alliance hosts a number of events such as live performances, films, exhibitions, and workshops. The group advocating “for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place” has something for everyone – whether you want to see a show, take a class, or get involved with youth art outreach, the Creative Alliance has got you covered!
4. Bohga with M. Power Studio
- If you’re looking to decompress and/or get a good sweat session in with your roomie, M.Power Yoga offers innovative Natty Bohga classes every Saturday at 10 AM (starting in late May.) The classes, held on the rooftop of the iconic Natty Boh tower, are first come, first serve. They class is free for studio members, and $18 for non-member drop ins. Pro-tip: Class passes also work toward Bohga! Keep an eye on M.Power’s Facebook Events page to stay up to date on Bohga details.
5. Work on your 100 Beer Club status at Mahaffey’s Pub
- If you and your roommate(s) love beer, then Mahaffey’s Pub just might become your second home. The Pub, located at 2706 Dillon St., has one of the most extensive beer selections in the city. Their 100 Beer Club is the ultimate beer-lovers challenge (and paradise.) Whether you’ve had a long day at work, or are just looking for an excuse to get out of the house, consider meeting up to check a beer (or three) off your list.
6. Duckpin Bowling at Patterson Bowling Center/Mustang Alley
- Aside from eating crab cakes, duckpin bowling is one of the most Baltimore activities you can do as a Charm City-resident. There are multiple sets of lanes throughout the city, but the two closest to Canton are Patterson Bowling Center and Mustang Alley’s. Pro-tip: Patterson’s lanes are BYOB and allow you to bring outside snacks.
7. Weekend brews at Monument City Brewing
- And we’re back to beer again! The city has a rich craft beer culture, so it’s really hard not to take advantage of it. Baltimore’s Monument City Brewing Co. calls Highlandtown home, and their taproom is a great space for hanging out. So if you’re into beer, grabbing a flight of their craft brews and just hanging out might be right for you and your roommate(s). P.S. If you’re a planner, check out Monument City Brewing’s EVENTS page to see what food truck is stationed outside the taproom over the weekend!
8. Happy Hour at Alma Cocina Latina
- If you’re looking for a happy hour in Canton with great drinks and an adventurous menu, look no further than Alma La Cocina. This gem of a spot serves up Venezuelan-cuisine. The gorgeous space nestled in the Can Company offers $5 Cuba Libres (rum & Mexican Coke), sangria pitchers, and delicious dishes, such as Alitas de Pollo (wings), at discounted prices!
9. Brunch at Lee’s Pint & Shell
- What’s a weekend without brunch? Lee’s Pint & Shell opened its doors in 2016 and has become a neighborhood staple for happy hours, game day, and most importantly, brunch. From Breakfast Pizza to Chocolate Chip Pancakes, you’re bound to find something on their menu. And $3 pints of mimosas and bloody mary’s? What’s not to love?
10. WTMD First Thursdays
- First Thursdays are a staple activity for Canton residents – and for a lot of Baltimore residents, really. On the first Thursday of months May – Sept, WTMD sets up stages at Canton Waterfront Park where local artists perform for a packed Canton Waterfront Park. Food and alcohol are offered by local vendors — The Brewer’s Art, Dooby’s, Homeslyce, Ekiben, etc. Check out the most up to date schedule HERE.
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