841 Brew House – Friday Night Fish Fry

Located right on the outskirts of Whitewater, WI stands a quaint brew house with some of the most delicious food that you could have around a small campus town. 841 Brew House used to be Randy’s Supper Club, until a couple year ago, they changed the look and the menu. The restaurant is known for its appetizing Artichoke and Spinach dip and its, to-die-for burgers, but have you tried their seafood? Yes, 841 does have seafood and not just on Fridays! Their menu offers a wide variety from shrimp to salmon. 841 is right in town, so if you and your significant other are looking for a nice place to have a date night, 841 Brew House is the perfect place to dine on a Friday fish fry kind of night. Along with the fish, if you are of age, having a beer along with it is the perfect touch. My favorite is the baked cod. It is baked perfectly tender with their “signature lemon butter sauce”. The sides are just as good and very filling! The entire atmosphere of the restaurant is inviting and relaxing. After a long week of studying for exams and doing huge projects, you and your significant other can relax and enjoy the food that is being served. I promise that you won’t be disappointed with the food when you eat at 841. So on a Friday night when you are looking for a Fright night fish fry, head to 841 Brew House to satisfy your cravings on a Friday...

Ugly Sweaters & Karaoke

The University Center is located right in the heart of the UW-Whitewater campus where many events are going on that you might not even know about. This holiday, the UC – Down Under is hosting an Ugly Sweater and Karaoke Party on December 7th from 6-9 p.m. with FREE admission! Anyone is welcome to join a night of terrible singing and ugly sweaters. It’s a great way for you and your significant other to get to know how goofy you are that may be a little outside of your comfort zone. That’s what relationships are about. Getting out of your comfort zone and learning more about yourself than you ever have before. That’s what so great about relationships, it teaches you how to act like a complete fool with someone you can be your complete self with. You both could also meet other couples and make new friends! It’s a great way for you both to enjoy a night of being together and singing couple songs, like ‘Summer Lovin’’ from...

Parade of Lights

In Whitewater, it may seem boring to the both of you and realizing that not much happens, but you should know that this town has a lot of hidden gems during the holidays. One of them is the Parade of Lights on December 1st at 6 p.m. Their route will be heading down Main Street. Lights are something that symbolizes the holidays during the cold winter months and what better way to enjoy them than with your significant other? This parade is open to the public to sign up and make their own float for the parade. If you and your significant other can’t travel anywhere to see lights, this is a great compromise that is right in town. This parade will bring the town together to enjoy it and you can stay warm with having someone you like or love right next to you. If you look and search hard enough, Whitewater has small events happening everywhere, every night and the Parade of Lights is one of them. I mean come on, who doesn’t love a parade and lights?!...

Rotary Gardens Light Show

Yes, there is plenty to do in Chicago, but if you’re looking to stay around here for a light show, Janesville is the place to head to! It’s only a 25-minute drive which is not bad at all. In Janesville, they have a place for a light show to share with visitors how beautiful it is even in the winter time. The light show at Rotary Gardens will be starting on November 24th and 25th for their Grand Opening. The tickets are as low as $5 and the event will last till December 31st. They will open at 4:30 p.m. and lights go dark at 9 p.m. While visiting Rotary Gardens enjoying the lights, you can snag a hot cup off cocoa, coffee or cider served along with a cookie. Going to a light show is a great way to spend a date night because it’s calming and you can walk around the entire garden with mesmerizing lights all around you while enjoying a hot beverage. This is personally one of my favorite date ideas to do for a night out in Janesville during the holidays. After visiting the light show, you can head to a local restaurant in town for a late night dinner or snack. You won’t be burning too huge of a hole in your wallet with a date night like...

Christkindlmarket – Chicago

Winter is coming and that means that many dates ideas are going to be coming your way! The first of many I wanted to share that is related to the holidays is the Christkinlmarket that is held in Chicago from November 18-December 24 of this year at the Daley Plaza. Christkinlmarket is Chicago’s largest open-air market that is a favorite to the locals and to the visitors of the event. It is inspired by a Germany market and features iconic German merchandise you can purchase, such as nutcrackers, cukoo-clocks, beer steins, ornaments, wooden handcrafts and authentic food! This market is something that is very different than anything we would have in Whitewater, Milwaukee or Madison. Instead of making this an all-day event, it could be a pit stop for you and your significant other. Around the plaza, they have shops so you can do some holiday shopping done and maybe see a movie. Around the plaza, Chicago has a lot of fine dining and movies theaters, so maybe you guys could treat yourself after a long semester and a trip to Chicago could be holiday presents to each other. To get to Chicago from Whitewater isn’t going to be that tricky! You first must drive to Harvard, IL (46 min drive) and park your car in the train station parking lot. Inside of the building, you buy a two-way ticket for about $8 – make sure it’s two ways! You then wait for the train to come it’ll take you right to Chicago OTC. Here is a link to the bus route with schedules and where to get off https://metrarail.com/maps-schedules/train-lines/UP-NW...