Sponsored by Bottled in Bond.
For most of us, summer means making the most of our A/C, spending warm days at the pool, and planning tons of family-friendly activities while the kiddos are at home for a few months. However, that doesn’t mean you should let quality kid-free time fall to the wayside.
Yes, Frisco offers an endless list of kid-friendly events and local attractions. But it’s also a great place to hold your next date night or parent’s night out. Here are a few ways to have kid-free fun while supporting your favorite local businesses:
Take a Break From Reality at Countdown 2 Escape
Why watch a movie in silence when you can get in on the action and have some fun? Choose one of Countdown 2 Escape’s immersive escape rooms, each with its own unique theme and fun interactive elements that put you inside of thrilling plots and puzzles — featuring everything from aliens to hidden treasure.
- Area 52 – save the ship at a remote alien landing site before the countdown hits zero.
- The Lost Mine -sweep a mysterious mine for clues and treasures before your competition arrives.
- Tension – team up with your CIA partner to infiltrate and disband a cult before initiation.
Even if you’ve visited C2E with family in the past, you can always find a new adventure since rooms are updated every few months. Plus, it’s an excellent opportunity for a double or triple date with friends!
Grab a Sweet Treat at Unrefined Bakery
Dessert before dinner? We won’t tell the little ones! Unrefined Bakery serves up a tasty selection of guilt-free bread and other baked goods right here in Frisco. Plus, extended weekend hours make it easy to pop by after the little ones are in for the night.
Unrefined Bakery uses organic, non-GMO ingredients to whip up vegan, paleo, and keto desserts that cut out artificial additives without compromising on flavor. Made with ingredients you can pronounce and feel good about, Unrefined’s cookies, cakes, bread, and other tasty pastries come in a variety of flavors with careful consideration for food allergies and other dietary needs.
Every recipe comes from mother-daughter duo Anne and Taylor, who wanted a way to enjoy sweet treats, minus the inevitable sugar crash and questionable ingredients found in most sweets. So pick up a batch of house-made chocolate chunk cookies, lemon cupcakes, or a loaf of banana bread to enjoy during your date night out, with enough extras to share with the kiddos later, or save for a special late-night treat.
Enjoy Cocktails and Culinary Delights at Bottled in Bond
After you make your daring escape at C2E, grab a refreshing libation and delicious meal at Bottled in Bond Cocktail Parlour, a prohibition-style, adults-only bar right off the Tollway and Lebanon. Sip on a classic cocktail or try a new libation from BIB’s new summer menu while you snack on tasty southern comfort shared plates and entrees. Here are a few ways to create the perfect date night at Bottled in Bond:
Keep it Classic
Cocktail connoisseurs can enjoy all the classics at Bottled in Bond. Choose from vintage-style libations like Old Fashioned, Sazerac, or Cosmopolitan, made with bartender-recommended spirits or your liquor of choice from behind the bar. And don’t forget to order a plate of BIB’s decadent Deviled Eggs, topped with pimento cheese and chicharrones.
Pair your beverage of choice with a nostalgic comfort food dish, like the Chicken Fried Ribeye, served alongside garlic bacon green beans, mashed potatoes, and house-made bacon gravy. Or, dig into the Smoked Bone-in Porkchop with white cheddar polenta, collard greens, and a bourbon molasses glaze.
Enjoy a New Twist on Old Favorites
While Bottled in Bond’s dark cozy interior and impressive oak bar look like a scene from a classic movie, their menu strikes the perfect balance of old and new. Dishes are made with seasonal ingredients and innovative recipes that you won’t find anywhere else. Take your date night drinks out of the box with the brand new La Mal Vida: a surprisingly spicy cocktail made with ghost pepper tequila and pineapple juice, or sip on summer in a glass with the rum-based refresher, Kiwi’s Big Adventure.
Check out the brand new Stuffed Scallops to start, featuring crab, avocado, and a bright citrus sauce. Then, dig into the main course with BIB’s fan-favorite Bison Burger, complete with bacon jam and smoked gouda. Or, try the new Jalapeño Marinated Jumbo Shrimp with pepper jack grits.
Create a Custom Tasting Menu For Two
Feeling indecisive? Bottled in Bond has you covered, with a Bourbon + Bacon whiskey flight designed to highlight rotating whiskeys and applewood smoked bacon. You can also order wine by the glass or ask your bartender for a custom cocktail recommendation.
When it’s time to eat, skip the entrees and order 5-6 shared plates from Bottled in Bond’s Angel’s Fare menu. We recommend starting with classic picks like the Chef’s Cheese Board, Chicken Biscuits, and Scallion & Cheddar Beignets, plus any other appetizers or side dishes that catch your eye — shoestring fries anyone?
No matter which combinations you choose, you’re sure to find a new favorite dish for your next visit.
Make it a Regular Affair
And if you find yourself craving a refreshing cocktail or delicious dinner after parent’s night out comes to a close, stop by Bottled in Bond during the week to enjoy daily deals and special features:
- Sundays: All Day Happy Hour – Enjoy Bonded “Happy” Hour cocktails and small bites all Sunday long!
- Mondays: Service Industry Night – Service Industry Professionals receive 15% off their entire tab on Monday nights.
- Tuesdays: Burger & Bourbon – Feast on a savory Bison Burger and a Bourbon Old-Fashioned for only $20 every Tuesday!
- Wednesdays: Wine Wednesday – 1/2 off all bottles of wine all day! Doors open at 4:00 pm.
- Thursdays: $5 Pours – Every Thursday, enjoy Whiskey Pours for just $5. Doors open at 4:00 pm.