Your taste in wine is a lot like your taste in art; non-existent with selection based purely on your grade school sense of humour. That explains why you only drink Fat Bastard and why the only art you own are those prints of gold-fleece diapered baby Jesus you hung on the ceiling above your guest bed. For an art and wine experience that is sure to bring out the inner renaissance man in you, Raw Canvas.
Inspired by an art jamming studio in Hong Kong, Raw Canvas is a lounge that allows you to paint pictures while you drink alcohol; and while this might not have been the best thing for Van Gogh – who always got an intolerable buzzing in his left ear whenever he drank – it should be perfect for you and a date. Indulge your creativity by purchasing a blank canvas ($45 S, $80 M, $150 L), grabbing a smock and a set of paints, and tackling your masterpiece. If you need some inspiration, they’ve got plenty of design and nature magazines kicking about – but don’t get any ideas, this isn’t like that other place that gave you stimulative material to get the job done; no matter how “artsy” your date is, the bathrooms are one at a time only.
When you start starving, artist, just walk up the stairs and take a seat in the lounge area for some eats and more drinks. They offer a tasting menu of charcuterie, cheese and accompaniments, or as those of us in the 99% would know it, meat, cheese, and small stuff you eat with the meat and cheese. Select three meat and cheeses, and three items off the small stuff menu, and you’ve got yourself a tasty $15 platter. Pair that up with some fine wine, craft beer, or perhaps a scotch, and you’ll be ready for a second crack at the adult Art Attack.
Date nights are Wednesday when you can share a medium canvas for the price of a small; which is a great test for your potential relationship. If she constantly steals your paints, colours on your side, and doesn’t understand why all your mountains end up looking like heaving cleavage - congratulations, you’ve found yourself a normal gal.