Date Night 11/17: Royal Oak

It’s Saturday night in the ROak: 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!


Royal Oak hotspot Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery.

Per the website:

“Lily’s Seafood has been delivering exquisite seafood in a relaxed and comfortable environment since 1999. The Morton brothers opened the restaurant with a passion at heart to bring unique, quality food, perfectly crafted micro-brews and a cozy, relaxed, family friendly atmosphere to downtown Royal Oak . That passion is evident in every dish and pint they serve.”


Classic neighborhood bar The Inn Place.

Per the website:

The Inn Place Bar and Grill is a local hangout that has a clientele as diverse as the neighborhood.   The welcoming staff, friendly patrons and casual atmosphere will make you want to come back  time and again.  Whether you are looking for breakfast and a Bloody Mary or a late night burger  and a beer The Inn Place is a great choice.”

And . . . a Show

Comedian Louis Ramey at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle.

Per the website:

“On a dare from his friends, Louis took the stage to tell a few jokes at a local jazz club. He was hooked immediately to the adrenaline rush of live performance. He set out to conquer stages worldwide, and has successfully done so, at theaters, concert halls, comedy clubs colleges, resorts, cruises, and casino showrooms from points such as Atlanta to the West Indies to Australia and back.”

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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.