Let’s face it: growing up totally blows. You eat your grayish unsweetened oatmeal (because it’s good for you), squeeze yourself into some terribly-uncomfortable fashion statement of an outfit, strap yourself into some sort of vehicle to ride an hour before barricading yourself behind a little desk to type on your computer all day long. You talk to idiots who constantly need something from you (and it’s ALWAYS urgent), rely on someone who relies on someone else who relies on someone else to get you some information for the jerk who urgently needs it, and you only have two weeks of vacation time. Okay, so maybe only a fraction of that is true for you. Bottom line: you have to pay bills, you can’t scream and kick things over when something doesn’t go your way, gravity has taken quite a toll on your body parts, and the laundry is not going to fold itself. Growing up totally blows. However, all hope is not lost. Here are a few activities to partake in to save you from yourself.
1. Beer and Arcade Games at Brewcade™
The brother and sister duo behind Blackbird Bar, Shawn and Tiffny Vergara, have struck again, soon to be opening Brewcade™ in November. There are no surprises; Brewcade™ will mesh 25+ beers on tap with vintage arcade games. Brewcade™ will also feature a “Munchies Bar” stocked with caramel corn, beef jerky and things of the like. More details soon to be announced.
2. Corporate Scavenger Hunts (Yes, this exists…)
CLASH, or California League of Adult Scavenger Hunters, will plan a scavenger hunt for your colleagues (or any group of people, really) from 15 to 2,500 participants at $100.00 per person. You are separated into teams of 5-8 players and instructed to the meeting place (whatever agreed upon venue it may be – bars are highly recommended). The day is divided into three portions: organization of teams and explanation of rules, scavenger hunt with 8 checkpoints, 30 clues, and photos where teams are allotted points, and the final scoring, funny photo slideshow, and awards. Sounds like the best day EVER.
3. Alcoholic Beverages at The Ice Cream Bar
Pop on over to Cole Valley and get your hands on a delicious beverage from the Ice Cream Bar, a 1930’s style ice cream bar with a full mouthwatering food menu. The best part: alcoholic beverages. From the Dublin Honey (Guinness, caramelized honey ice cream, Valrhona chocolate syrup, a float of Graham’s 10 year old tawny port) to the Sunday Morning (Seasonal fruit sorbet, Mumm Napa Brut Prestige sparkling wine), this place will make you feel like a kid all over again. The Ice Cream Bar creates unique ice cream flavors (change seasonally) in-house, but also offer, sodas and savory items made from locally sourced organic dairy and produce.
Good luck clinging to your childhood. See you in Never Never Land!