Start at last call

MILL VALLEY

By Nicole Honchariw

Place: The 2 AM Club.
Where: Mill Valley.
When: Given the vibe of this dive, leave it to a post-sunset date.
Make sure you: Are extra gentleman-ly, as this is not a customary first date place.
Cash factor: Low, and there’s no hiding it.

Dive bars. Some girls hate them, but some girls love them. If you happen to meet the laid back lady of your dreams while hiking the Matt Davis Trail one afternoon, chances are, she’ll be stoked when you recommend meeting for drinks at Mill Valley’s classic, The 2 AM Club (but please, gents, make sure your date knows you’re being a bit ironic with this one). The bar is an old school institution, and chances are, will be catering mostly to lurking bar flies when you’re there: know this going into it, and know how to have fun. Teach her how to play some pool (if you don’t know how to play, learn). Throw some old jams on the juke box. Treat her like the lady she is, despite being in a dive bar. And here’s the real trick: know how to round out the evening. Assuming all goes well with your lightweight banter at The 2 AM Club, segue the evening into a pop next door to Joe’s Taco Lounge for a few of the best shrimp tacos in this part of the Pacific. Though she’ll have loved your casual, fun approach to the evening, she’ll also appreciate knowing there was a plan all along.








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