We love going to The Social Study for dates, even if it’s a mini-date before the real thing. The beer, wine, and sake selection is solid, a DJ plays every Thursday through Saturday, and they have a projector always playing movies on the wall, so there’s a lot to talk about if you run out of conversation topics with whoever you’re with.
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