Best Of 2003

Best Place for a Last Date: The Bop Stop

Last dates should be poignant. If you're going to dump someone or be dumped or even just leave town, you need to summon a certain level of panache. And for that, the Bop Stop is perfect. The West Side jazz club, which moved from the Warehouse District to Detroit Avenue this year, has a sleek sophistication, a spectacular view of the lake, good food, and of course, great jazz. Best of all, patrons are strongly encouraged not to talk during performances -- perfect for meaningfully sad glances and leaving things unspoken, which is the only way to survive a last date with dignity anyway.

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