Board the award-winning, 138-foot, three-decked Ovation yacht for an evening of gourmet dining and DJ-spun sounds atop a water-defiant vessel. As you fill your eyes with the bobbing Detroit skyline and watch the sky-orange drench ripply waters in its juicy rays, fill your belly with an array of hors d'oeuvres, including cheese and fruit, white-cheddar pasta with grilled chicken breast, beef tenderloin with cambozola cheese, various desserts, coffee, and more. Bite-sized edibles pair swimmingly with two complimentary drinks, with more available from a full-service cash bar. At 11 p.m., the boat will park for a half-hour dockside float to cap off the first half of the evening, and to ease the strain on hardworking open waters exhausted from keeping the heavy ship afloat.
Each year on the shores of Lake St. Clair, massive bash Hottiefest celebrates the art of looking good with a weekend of professionally DJ’ed parties. Spinsmiths such as DJ Captn20 and DJ Godfather select dance-friendly jams that evoke all the beachy fun, sun, and camaraderie of a snowman that reincarnates in sand form to be near you again. In addition to dancing until body temperatures rise, guests can lounge in outdoor cabanas and take home goody bags full of neon-hued party favors; VIP visitors earn the added perks of bypassing the entry line and mingling in the waterfront VIP tent.
PGA pros Alex Macko and Alex "Breezy" Koskos propagate sound pin-hunting form from their post at Jawor's Golf Center, which fosters year-round practice with indoor and outdoor training areas. The duo can demystify the subtle mechanics of the golf swing at the center's 44-tee driving range, which features 14 covered, heated stalls that enable practice sessions during inclement weather. With clubs and apparel from brands such as Callaway, TaylorMade, and Titleist, the full-service pro shop offers equipment upgrades as well as repair services for club shafts snapped by players who mistakenly teed up a bocce ball. Two outdoor, 18-hole mini-golf courses buttress the facility, inviting players to work on their putting form as life-size cartoon characters break the tension after a missed gimme or a dispute about whether or not an abandoned shoe is an acceptable ball marker.
The self-proclaimed home of the $1 draft, Dooleys Tavern keeps 20 beers cascading from their taps. Those suds complement the chefs' pub food, which includes American tavern classics such as half-pound burgers and up to 50 chicken wings doused in a choice of four sauces. The draft beer house also concocts American dishes with an Irish twist such as corned-beef sliders and a pizza filled with mashed potatoes and topped with bacon and red onions.
Seven nights a week, Dooleys’ three locations keep guests entertained until 2 a.m. on an outdoor patio, in a room full of classic bar games, and with plenty of HDTVs showing the game. The trio of taverns also accommodates up to 100 guests for private parties. Additionally, the Mount Clemens location pairs feasts with sidesplitting routines from standup comics in Carmen's Showroom.
Snap Fitness is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because this deal includes the all-access key card, you don't have to let the strictures of "time" dictate when you can avail yourself of cardio and strength benefits. Arrive at Snap super late and pretend you're working out in an Edward Hopper painting, or pound the treadmill at 5 a.m. and get pumped for 6 a.m. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard you've experienced.
Continental Lanes' open-bowling sessions and holiday events enable bowlers to celebrate special events with 10-pin matches alongside friends and family. After gathering up to four buddies or inviting the starting lineup of their fantasy basketball team, customers can spend two hours avoiding gutters and hunting for turkeys. Holiday revelers can immerse themselves in celestial surroundings during the Bowl in the New Year party. A four-hour year-end celebration that eschews standard lighting for black-light glows and vibrant neon colors, the bowling bash helps patrons bid adieu to 2011 and welcome whatever random number the authorities give to the New Year.