Best Blind-Date Bar

La Cave du Vin

Hidden down a winding staircase, beneath the glare of hotter Coventry spots, La Cave du Vin is a cool, dark escape perfect for meeting that special stranger. Intimate, candlelit tables and gleaming bottles on a side wall set the mood, while the bizarre artwork -- yes, that's a painting of a naked woman with a monster's head -- provide filler for those first awkward moments. The knowledgeable staff will keep you from looking stupid when choosing between a Shiraz and a Malbec, and there are plenty of cheese plates to keep your date from starving without killing the buzz. And while picking a wine bar says "classy," beer-lovers will find a large international selection. So drink up. But remember -- the lights are dim for a reason.