When the founders of Topgolf transformed an old driving bay in Alexandria into a bustling late-night spot in 2005, it was one of a kind. Today, Topgolf has exploded with locations sprinkled all across the country, and for good reason. It takes the best parts of a sporty outing and combines them with hot food, beer and cocktails, and touches you’d expect to find at a swanky bar.
Nab one of the 70 climate-controlled bays at the tricked-out driving range with a few friends in tow. You don’t have to be a seasoned golfer in order to enjoy the entertainment. The driving ranges are each equipped with a full set of golf clubs and a touch screen that allows you to pick a game, but you can also enter your name and simply start swinging. Even novice athletes will be able to hit one of the illuminated targets, and each one carries a certain points award that will be reflected on the scoreboard. As you play, order a round of cocktails or brews and some light bites or a full meal.