Most Seductive Date Spot
Paragon Bar & Cafe at the Claremont Resort & Spa
A golden sunset, a ruby-red cosmo, and thou. The Paragon Bar & Cafe is the perfect place to bring your would-be sweetheart -- or perhaps to reignite the passion with your already sweetheart. The Claremont Resort, with its expansive bay views, palm trees, and manicured grounds, makes you feel as if you're on vacation without even crossing a bridge. And once you step into Paragon, the vibe is hip. Live jazz musicians perform on a small stage Wednesday through Saturday nights, and the bar is always overflowing with single twenty- and thirtysomethings on dates or on the prowl. The furniture is a minimalist collection of cool lighted cubes and few low-lying couches and backless chairs. You can also dine at tables both inside and on the heated deck. Mixed drinks, such as the Mango Madness and Berry Drop, feature some of the bar's popular infused vodkas. They are refreshing, and not so strong you'll accidentally knock out your date. Appetizers, such as the calamari with chipotle aioli and bruschetta of glazed onions, blue cheese, and arugula, are mouthwatering. Buy a few oysters on the half shell, and who knows where the night may take you?