Date Night: Ferndale

It’s Saturday night in Fashionable Ferndale: Time to take your girlfriend, boyfriend, or whathaveyou out for a night on the town. What to do, what to do? Well, how about these ideas? Of course, we’re always up for suggestions. Comment away!


Take a trip down south to Howe’s Bayou.

New Orleans in Ferndale, per the site:

“Steaks, seafood, Sandwiches as well as traditional New Orleans favorites. Great selection of craft Beers, boutique wines and cocktails. Spring and Summer Street side dinning. Private and Business catering. Voted Real Best of Detroit Best Cajun Restaurant 2006 – 2010.”


Billiards with the hip hip hipsters and delicious fuzzy beers.

In a former “massage parlor”, the Loving Touch is, per the metromix:

“A down-to-earth spot to chill with friends and enjoy a brew and a game of pool, The Loving Touch shows love by offering loads of drink specials and a cozy, relaxed environment. Check out the jukebox filled with classic hits (Marvin Gaye, Cars, Rolling Stones, Elvis, Bob Seger).”

And a Show

Edgy theater on Woodward — Flowers Up Her Attic at the Ringwald.

Per the metrotimes:

“This unauthorized parody of V.C. Andrews landmark novel “Flowers in the Attic” explores a tale of ultimate family betrayal and secrets! A young widow is forced to keep her four children locked in the attic of her sadistic mother’s mansion while she tries to get her act together. Christopher and Cathy are the eldest siblings, poor little Cory and Carrie are the hapless twins. Little does the children’s mother know the extent of what happens up in that attic!”

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Mike G

Mike G

Mike G is a songwriter and local musician, freelance writer, baseball enthusiast, lover of travel, and a terrible mechanic. When MJ graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Creative Writing, he was immediately barraged with 'questions' of "What are you gonna do, teach?" He is determined to not get a job teaching. So far, so good. With music, MJ's traveled the country touring on his songs. Having spent time in places from Chicago to Seattle, LA to New Orleans, and Nashville to NYC, he is convinced that Detroit and its 'burbs have the the highest concentration of 'native' songwriting talent anywhere. Eat it, New York. You too, LA. MJ started writing for the Urbane Life in the summer of 2011. He also writes for a handful of other websites as well as an immigration lawyer. He used to work in a publishing house. He's glad he's out. 


  • LO_TS

    We always head to The Oakland for drinks – they have some amazingly tasty cocktails!