Having a “dat -night” doesn’t always need to mean going out with our romantic interest or significant other, it can also mean doing something fun with our BFF or group of besties! Fortunately, Houston has tons of fun and interesting things to do, whether it be an activity or venue designed for a group of friends or something ideal for a couple of friends. Below is a list of top places in Houston for a friend-date, so take a look and have some fun with your best friends and don’t forget to celebrate National Best Friend’s Day this month!
Cipher Escape Rooms
1735 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 588-0306

Cipher Escape Rooms is a place to go when you’re looking for something out of the norm to do with friends. This unique immersive experience is unlike any other and forces your group to put on their thinking caps, use their best problem-solving skills and escape from a room within sixty minutes! Whether it’s a serial killer’s dungeon, or a museum curator’s office, each room is carefully designed for teamwork in addition to excitement and fun for the entire group. This venue also keeps it interesting by offering three fun-filled rooms at all times, each providing a variety of experiences and difficulty levels. Rooms can be reserved for groups of 12 or participants can be matched up with other smaller groups for an added thrill.

Houston Roller Derby
520 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 230-1600

If you and your friends are looking for a place with loud music, fast paced action and lots of fun, then head to the Bayou Music Center on the third Saturday night of every month from now until September. Although there is plenty of excitement, don’t mistake this event for what you’ve seen in the movies. The local Roller Derby teams consist of women that train hard, play hard, and are there to entertain you as well, but in a good, clean way. The night is full of rock music, entertaining announcers, food, drinks, and lots of crowd promotions. Depending on which ticket you purchase, you may be seated in the VIP section, or sitting on the floor, just a few feet from the rink.

Texas Beer Bus
(832) 373-4316

This sounds fun, but if you’re wondering what a beer bus is, then the easiest explanation is that the Texas Beer Bus Tours are a fun and safe way to experience craft beer breweries, distilleries, and wineries in and around the Houston area. There are no worries about drinking and driving because the entire tour is transported on a really cool bus with snacks included. Each VIP brewery tour includes the opportunity to learn the craft of beer making, find out how to distinguish between different varieties, be offered tastings at each location, and learn to appreciate this familiar beverage like a true beer connoisseur.

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Urban War Zone Paintball
2315 Telephone Rd.
Houston, TX 77023
(281) 892-1148

If you and your friends are into fast-paced, exciting activities, then visiting the Urban War Zone Paintball facility is just the spot for a day out. This unique, fun filled atmosphere is a great way to add a bit of competition and bonding to your group, but all in good fun. Spend the day or just a few hours with just your group or competing with others on site. No matter which package you choose, fun is guaranteed as the staff is well trained and knowledgeable and there is a variety of equipment to choose from with something to meet the needs and desires of everyone on your team.

The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bosonnet,
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 639-7300

There’s almost too much to fit into one day at the Museum of Fine Arts. There is so much to explore that you’ll keep finding new spots all day (be sure to watch out for the underground tunnel). There are different events constantly at the MFAH, including film showings. Come for a fascinating talk or tour, then explore the rest of the museum with your crew before heading out for a bite to eat in the evening. 

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Melissa Moreno is a freelance writer covering all things Houston. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.