The indoor Keystone Mini-Golf and Arcade in Kensington makes for a fun-filled night of nostalgic Americana, with nine holes, vintage arcade games and a BYO policy.It’s also just a short walk to Fishtown’s Frankford Hall, where there’s brats, giant Bavarian-style pretzels, Jenga and giant tables that will easily fit five or six couples.It’s 0 for a group of eight; larger parties are accommodated, too. Might as well just avoid that tedious “How many small plates should we get?
Okay, so call us predictable for offering up a compendium of great dates on Valentine’s Day.
Call us sentimental, or cheesy, or simple sheeple for caving into the pressures of a holiday designed mainly to keep Hallmark and Teleflora afloat for another year.
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