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Competitive Socialising

Get ready for the Summer Games with these sporty activities in DC

The upcoming Paris 2024 Summer Games might have you feeling like you want to grab a piece of the action and try out some of the featured sports. We’ve outlined some of the spots in DC where you can give them a go.

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Food & Drink

Paradise Love: Celebrating Caribbean Heritage with Ten to One Rum

With their high-quality rum, Ten to One is attempting to break the norm of how people drink and view rum. When discussing whom we should partner with at Swingers for our Black History Month competition, we immediately thought of Ten to One. Their commitment to crafting exceptional rum blends that honor Caribbean heritage aligns perfectly […]

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Food & Drink

An Interview with La Gritona owner, Melly Barajas

To find out more about Melly Barajas, owner of La Gritona, we sat down for a chat about how the brand came to be, her experience within a male-dominated industry, and her advice for women in a similar environment.

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Food & Drink

Best things to do in NYC this Spring

If you’re thinking of venturing out of your house to soak in the delights that NYC has to offer in spring, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our list of best things to do in NYC in spring below.

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Dating

Plan the perfect proposal at Swingers

We’ve put together our top tips for planning the perfect proposal at Swingers, so you’ll be fully prepared to ask the most important question of your life!

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Food & Drink

Bartenders Behind the International Women’s Day Menu

We brought together our female bar team to chat to them about the choices behind their cocktail creations: what inspired them, who their role models are, and how best to enjoy their cocktail creations.

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The Team

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Our Team

International Women’s Day was established in 1911 to honor the women’s rights movement and build support for universal suffrage for women. Spurred by great unrest and critical debate over gender equality, women were campaigning against oppression and inequality to demand civil, social, political, and religious rights. In 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama declared March, Women’s […]

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The Team

Black History Month: Celebrating Our Team

In celebration of Black History Month, we are shining spotlights on team members from Swingers Washington, D.C. and Swingers New York. Without their dynamic personalities, unique talents and contributions, our venues would not be the same. 

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Dating

Romantic Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

We’ve put together a list of cocktail and mocktail recipes, whether you want to take a look at the ingredients to judge whether you should order them in future, or you’re looking to get hands on and make your own.

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Competitive Socialising

Best Spots to Catch Up With Friends in DC

Whether you’re looking for an activity to do together, or want to limit distractions so you can focus entirely on the gossip, we’ve put together a list of the best spots to catch up with your friends in Washington DC.

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Competitive Socialising

Where to watch the big game in DC & NYC

We’ve put together a list of the best spots in NYC and DC to get your game on, with a more elevated feel.

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Food & Drink

Best bottomless brunches in NYC

Get the gang together and celebrate your friendship over a bottomless brunch. Embrace the challenge of “endless” drinks – perfect for gossiping, bonding and exploring the hottest eateries in your area. Finding a date when everyone’s free is tough enough, and finding a spot that’ll please everyone is even tougher. We’ve done the legwork for […]

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Competitive Socialising

8 Awesome Group & Team Building Activities in NYC

If you’ve been put in charge of the next office outing, chances are you’re feeling the pressure. There’s a huge amount of options to choose from in New York and it may feel a little overwhelming to know exactly what to go for. Do not fear, we’re here to help! We’ve pulled together eight of […]

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Competitive Socialising

12 Awesome Team Building Activities in Washington, D.C.

Besides running out of coffee in the office kitchen, coming up with good team building activities is perhaps one of the greatest challenges of modern working life. You want everyone to enjoy themselves without feeling pressured to do so, and to bond over the activity without getting so absorbed they forget to talk – what’s […]

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Dating

Winter Date Ideas in DC

The cold winter can be uninspiring when trying to come up with romantic date ideas. Cool weather and showers mean your dates have to move indoors and need to be more organized – you can’t just wander aimlessly when there’s a chance you’ll be caught in the rain and cold! If you’re stuck for ideas, […]

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Competitive Socialising

8 Exciting First Date Spots in New York City

Choosing a good first date spot can make or break that all-important initial meeting. It needs to check a number of boxes: fun, relaxed, and interesting enough to get the conversation flowing Luckily, we’ve done the research and found some surefire first date spots, with aesthetics to suit any taste. Without further ado, here are […]

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Competitive Socialising

7 Ideas for a Girls Night Out in DC

As the weekend beckons, it’s time to grab your best girls together. You might be celebrating something special, or just want to go out for the sake of having some fun. And if you’re in DC, there are plenty of places to let your hair down. Take your pick from one of these unique locations, […]

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Competitive Socialising

A Brief History of Miniature Golf

Mini golf, putt-putt, crazy golf – whatever your favorite take, nothing beats the fun of navigating a miniaturized golfing green with novelty obstacles. For the mini golf enthusiasts, you may know that Miniature Golf Day is coming up on September 21st. And for those of you who didn’t, now you have the perfect excuse to […]

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Food & Drink

Where to Find the Best Negronis in NYC

Grab the Campari – Negroni Season Has Arrived! To help you on your quest for the perfect Negroni, we’ve hunted down seven of the finest watering holes that offer the best Negronis in NYC. From perfect takes on the classic recipe to quirky updates that introduce bold flavors, there’s something here that’ll suit all sorts […]

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Food & Drink

The Best Spots to Cool off With Frozen Cocktails in NYC

It’s getting hot here, huh? The NYC “Second Summer” might be notoriously steamy, but we’ve got just the remedy – frozen cocktails! But where are the best spots to cool off with a frozen take on your favorite tipple? We’ve done the leg work and have pulled together all the joints you should visit. Grab […]

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Food & Drink

The Best Non Touristy Things to Do In NYC

Going off the beaten track is where you find the real beating heart of a place. And NYC is no exception. Whilst this sprawling, giant city is full of familiar tourist sites and hotspots, it’s also positively brimming with lesser-known things to do. So if you’re a local looking for something new to do, or […]

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Dating

10 Summer Date Ideas in DC

Whether you’re wooing someone new or spending quality time with your long-time love, DC makes the perfect romantic backdrop for a summer date. We’ve gathered together a range of date inspiration for whatever mood you two are in – playful, peaceful, and anywhere in between. So onto our roundup of summer date ideas in DC! […]

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Food & Drink

Top Bottomless Brunches in Washington, DC

Washington, DC has a fantastic food scene – and when it comes to brunch in particular, DC never disappoints. If you’re looking for that winning combo of delicious food and unlimited drinks, you’re in luck: we’ve pulled together some of the very best bottomless brunch spots in the nation’s capital! (And rest assured, we’ve double-checked […]

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Food & Drink

The Best Places For Street Food in NYC

Is there a sentence more beautiful than ‘do want to get street food’? We think not. And when you’re in New York City, you are spoiled for choice. But where exactly do you go for street food in NYC, a city famed for delicious eateries practically around every corner? We’ve got it covered. We’ve hunted […]

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Going Out

8 Amazing Things to Do in NoMad

Just north of Manhattan lies the NoMad neighborhood, offering a captivating blend of culture and history and famed for its luxurious bars and restaurants.  Whether you’re a local looking for a new after-work haunt or a visitor looking to explore the area for the first time, check out our top recommendations for things to do […]

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Dating

10 DC Date Ideas That Break the Mold

Ready to plan your next unforgettable date in DC? Impress them with something a little different than the usual tried-and-tested fare. So whether it’s a thrilling first date or date night with your partner, here are our 10 best date night ideas in DC to make memories that last.  1. Unleash your playful side at […]

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On Trend

5 Activities in NYC to Celebrate Pride 2023

As June approaches, New York City is gearing up for Pride. Expect the city to come alive with color, fun and love for the whole month! Celebrations here are for the LGBTQIA+ community and allies alike – the message being, as it always has been, one of unity and inclusivity. This year, Swingers NYC is […]

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Fun Activities in DC to Celebrate Pride 2023

June is fast approaching and plans for Pride in DC are well underway. If you’re looking to join in the festivities, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve pulled together some of the best activities to celebrate DC Pride in 2023, with daytime marches and evening parties galore. Swingers isn’t missing out on the party, […]

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Going Out

Top 10 Things To Do in Dupont Circle

If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind and enjoy yourself in Washington DC, get Dupont Circle on your radar! An area rich in both history and local spirit, this DC neighborhood boasts a wide range of shops, restaurants and activities to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to relax after work, enjoy the DC nightlife, or spend […]

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Food & Drink

The 7 Best Bars in Dupont Circle

Whether you’re celebrating hump day or the start of the weekend, a trendy DC bar is the perfect place to enjoy your evening. Particularly if you’re in Dupont Circle, there’s no better spot to enjoy a tipple! This area offers an amazing selection of cocktail bars, so you’re sure to find somewhere that caters to […]

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Food & Drink

The 10 Best Bars in NoMad, NYC

Whatever the occasion, there’s nothing quite like catching up with friends or colleagues in a fun, inviting bar. If you’re looking for somewhere unique to go for a drink in NYC, the NoMad neighborhood offers some brilliant options! From classic cocktail bars to singular speakeasies, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy. We’ve pulled together 10 […]

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How Crazy Golf Got Cool

If you enjoy what you do, the saying goes, you’ll never work another day in your life. It’s a cliché but, like most cliches, it’s a cliché because it’s true. And for Matt Grech-Smith, co-founder of Swingers, it must be exciting to know that, every day, you are increasing the sum total of human happiness […]

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Dating

Things to Do in DC for Valentine’s Day

DC doesn’t actually stand for Day of Cupid – but it may as well, because Washington DC is an amazing place to spend your Valentine’s Day. Strolling along the National Mall and having a romantic waterfront dinner are always solid date nights; however, this Valentine’s Day, we challenge you to think outside the box! To […]

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Dating

Valentine’s Day Ideas in NYC

New York City: the city that never sleeps. It’s also the city where you can’t sleep on making Valentine’s Day plans! If you’re seeking something cool and original to do this Valentine’s Day in NYC, look no further. Here are 10 great ideas for you and your date on February 14th – just be sure […]

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The Team

An Interview With Swingers’ Crazy Golf Course Designer

Remember that chat you had with a careers advisor when you were at school? For many of us, it was a dispiriting process, with the options on offer all seeming to point to a less-than-exciting world of adulthood. We’re also pretty sure that the role of ‘crazy golf course designer’ was never discussed. Because if […]

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Swingers ~ The crazy golf club

We believe that life is more fun when there is an element of competition, and that competition is best enjoyed with friends.

Swingers, the crazy golf club takes the holy trinity that is crazy golf, street food and amazing cocktails and combines them all into one incredible social experience

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