Forget looking for love in all the wrong places. In the age of dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge, it’s never been easier to make a meet-cute happen. Whether you’re searching for a long-term relationship or just a lighthearted good time, Brick House is the perfect place for a first date.
Brick House’s own Chef Tim is always finding new ways to put a creative spin on traditional pub fare. Our menu boasts no shortage of perfectly shareable appetizers, and our weekly specials — think Steak Night Thursdays or Brick House Back Ribs Saturdays — are always fuel for a fantastic time. Even if you’re just swinging in for a beer bong and some bar games, we’ve got you covered.
But before you swipe right on that special someone, peep our dos and don’ts for planning the perfect online date.
DO take a peek at your potential paramour’s Facebook page. Oh, c’mon. You know you’re going to do it anyway, so don’t pretend otherwise. And who knows? Maybe you’ll spot a shared interest you can bring up over dinner.
But DON’T start a full-on research project. Glancing at Facebook is fine — intensive internet sleuthing is borderline creepy. Granted, it’s nice knowing that you aren’t meeting up with an ax murderer, but there’s no need to go digging. If you can’t resist doing some advanced searches, at least don’t bring it up during your date.
DO choose a fun place — ahem, like Brick House — for your first meet-up, and DO take the time to discuss the menu. Whether you’re connecting over a dish you both love or taking a little culinary adventure and trying something totally new to both of you, few things bring people together like food.
DON’T overdo it on the libations. If all is going well, you’re having a fantastic time, and the conversation and the wine (or beer) are flowing. But pace yourself. You want to keep your wits about you and, if nothing else, save any embarrassing behaviors for a third or fourth date.
DO talk about your passions. Favorite bands, books, people, places, hobbies — if they make you genuinely happy, they’re great conversation fodder.
DON’T bring up the taboos. We all know that politics and religion aren’t the best things to bring up when you’re getting to know each other. We’ll add money, work drama and your crazy ex to that list of no-nos.
DO have a ride. We can’t stress this enough: If you’re going to be drinking, plan to take a cab or rideshare home.
DO let us know how it goes. Make your reservation today and share your experiences on social media using the official hashtag #BrickHouseTT.