50 St. Louis Date Ideas

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50 St. Louis Date Ideas

January 30, 2018

1. Orbit Pinball LoungeCalling all pinball wizards! Have a unique date night and a little friendly competition over a few games of pinball and drinks at Orbit Pinball Lounge. Did we mention this place is adults-only?!? You’re welcome.

2. Tenacious Eats: What's better than a five-course meal and a movie with your sweetie? How about a five-course meal that follows the movie’s theme? Check out Tenacious Eats for a new take on dinner and a movie.

3. Brewery Tour: Nothing is better than enjoying a laid back evening with the one you love and a St. Louis staple. Stroll through the Anheuser-Busch facility for the free brewery tour, the Clydesdales and end the visit with beer or soda samples.

4. Bailey’s Chocolate Bar: If you want to skip straight to dessert, this is your place! Take your sweetie to Bailey’s Chocolate Bar for decadent desserts and sugary adult beverages.

5. Cooking Class: Sign up for a hands-on cooking class at the Kitchen Conservatory and cook up some fun on your date night.

6. Painting With A Twist: Grab a bottle of wine and plan a date at Painting With A Twist. You and your significant other can enjoy a relaxing night and you can try your hand at painting. No experience required!

7. Vin de Set: Plan a romantic evening at Vin de Set, an upscale, casual rooftop bar and bistro where you can enjoy approachable classic French cuisine.

8. Grafton Wineries: Spend the day on the Illinois side at the Grafton wineries including the Floating Winery, Grafton Winery & Brewhaus and Aerie’s Riverview Winery.

9. The Fabulous Fox Theatre: Catch a show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. From Broadway shows to concerts, there’s always something to see with your sweetheart at The Fox.

10. The Improv Shop: Take a class and get on stage with your partner or just sit back and watch an improv show at The Improv Shop. Either way, you’ll never see the same show twice.

11. Casino Night: Plan a night of glitz, glamour and, of course, gambling at one of the many casinos in the St. Louis area.

12. The Boathouse: Enjoy a glass of wine or a hot chocolate while relaxing around the large stone wood-burning fireplace at The Boathouse in Forest Park.

13. The Old Rock House: Head down to The Old Rock House to see a concert at one of St. Louis’ premiere and most intimate concert venues.

14. Missouri Botanical Garden: The Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive permanent living collection.

15. Couples Massage: Nothing says love like a relaxing day at the spa! Schedule a couples massage for you and your loved one at local spa like Indigo Massage & Wellness.

16. Third Degree Glass Factory: Mark your calendar for the third Friday of every month at Third Degree Glass Factory. Third Fridays give you and your date the chance to enjoy local food, live music and even try your hand at making glass art.

17. City Museum: Feel like a kid again at the coolest playground in St. Louis – the City Museum! They’re open late on Fridays and Saturdays and they serve adult beverages.

18. Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar: Is the Mr. a little more into brew and the Mrs. more into wine? Or maybe the other way around? Either way, the Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar is the perfect mix for a special night out.

19. St. Louis Blues Game & Dinner at Bobby’s Place: If you two are sports junkies this is the perfect date for you. Have dinner and drinks at Bobby’s Place downtown on Washington Avenue and then head over to Scottrade Center for a Blues game.

20. Eleven Eleven Mississippi: Dine out at Eleven Eleven Mississippi, one of the most recognized restaurants in St. Louis when it comes to delivering exceptional service and innovative cuisine.

21. Fleur-de-Lys Mansion: Enjoy the perfect bed and breakfast in one of St. Louis’ most historic districts. The Fleur-de-Lys Mansion offers gourmet breakfast each morning, a relaxing spa room, and idyllic backyard garden for the perfect romantic getaway.

22. Moolah Cinema: Cuddle up on one of the comfy couches, grab some popcorn and an adult beverage and watch a flick at the Moolah Bar & Lounge.

23. Prestige Ballroom: Don’t be that boring couple that stays at home watching TV. Get out, have some fun and learn how to salsa at the Prestige Ballroom.

24. Steinberg Ice Skating: Holding hands on the ice rink with your sweetheart is the perfect winter date night. Enjoy the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the Midwest at Steinberg Ice Rink in Forest Park.

25. Flamingo Bowl: This upscale, trendy spot is really a cocktail bar that happens to offer a dozen bowling lanes. Book a lane and take your date to Flamingo Bowl for a fun night out!

26. Crown Candy Kitchen: A St. Louis tradition since 1913, satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy a meal you won’t forget.

27. Clementine’s Ice Cream: Take your sweetie out for ice cream at Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery, St. Louis’ first micro-creamery. The naughty ice creams are boozy and the nice creams aren’t.

28. Hangout on the Hill: The Hill is home to some of the best Italian eateries in St. Louis. Plan a romantic night out at one of these classic spots and make sure to save room for an authentic Italian dessert.

29. Go Antiquing: Women who love to shop will love it even more with their significant other by their side, so make a day of it and go antiquing on Cherokee Street.

30. Three Sixty: Take in a breathtaking view of downtown St. Louis and enjoy cocktails and small plates at the upscale Three Sixty Rooftop Bar.

31. St. Louis Night In: Take it easy and order the square beyond compare – a St. Louis-style Imo’s pizza. Wash it down with a local brew such as Schlafly or Urban Chestnut and watch the romantic classic, “Meet Me In St. Louis.”

32. Love In The Loop: The Delmar Loop offers six blocks of exhilarating one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, art galleries, live music, café culture, and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Plenty to do on Delmar for a St. Louis date night.

33. Pamper Your Partner: For the ladies, stop by the Blowout Bar and sit back, relax, maybe have a glass of champagne, and allow their specially trained staff to make your hair look its very best. For the guys, stop in at Dapper Gents, which is nestled between a steakhouse and cigar bar, and is a luxury men’s grooming lounge. Once you’re all spiffed up, hit Washington Avenue for a night on the town.

34. Have Brunch: Who doesn’t love brunch?!? Take your honey out for a late morning date at one of the great local brunch spots. A few of our favorites – Three MonkeysBristol or Rooster.

35. Take a Hike: Hike hand-in-hand with your darling at Pere Marquette State Park. This park has 12 miles of marked and maintained trails, which accommodate both beginning and adventurous hikers.

36. Microbreweries: Sample some St. Louis flavor at a few of the great microbreweries in town like Urban Chestnut Brewing CompanySquare One Brewery & DistillerySchlafly Bottleworks or 2nd Shift Brewery. 

37. Fox & Hounds Tavern: Grab a seat for you and your sweetie by the big stone fireplace and order a couple drinks at the Fox & Hounds Tavern at the Cheshire Hotel. Added bonus – there’s live music every Friday and Saturday night!

38. Yoga: Take a different angle for date night – literally. St. Louis has great yoga studios like Yoga Six, Southtown YogaUrban Breath Yoga or Pure Hot Yoga. Put on your active wear, grab your mat and your honey and take a yoga class together.

39. Downtown Hotels: Get away from it all without leaving town. Spend a romantic weekend in downtown St. Louis at one of the many fantastic hotels in the area.

40. St. Louis Art Museum: Check out some great art exhibits and get a little culture at the Saint Louis Art Museum and enjoy free entry to special exhibits on Fridays!

41. St. Louis Symphony: Get all dressed up and take your date to see the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall. Intimidated by the symphony? Don’t be! They have this handy Symphony 101 page to help you prepare for your visit (it even tells you when to clap!).

42. Train Ride: Take a day trip with your significant other. Start at the Kirkwood train station and ride to Hermann, Missouri for a bite to eat, antique shopping and maybe a stop at the wineries.

43. Laumeier Sculpture Park: Take a stroll through the woods and admire art at the same time at Laumeier Sculpture Park. This park was designed to encourage creative thinking through exhibitions, educational programs and contemporary art in the outdoors. Best of all, it’s free!

44. Blacklight Mini Golf: Brush up on your mini golf game at Putting Edge in Hazelwood. Putting Edge provides a new and exciting twist on the traditional game of miniature golf. From the moment you enter one of the “blacklit” courses you’ll be immersed in a kaleidoscope of dazzling glow-in-the-dark colors, images and sounds.

45. Ted Drewes: The iconic frozen custard stand is a St. Louis tradition for a reason. Head here for their famous concretes loaded with toppings. It’s the perfect dessert spot for a St. Louis date.

46. Pole Position Raceway: Get behind the wheel of a go kart and challenge your significant other to a race at Pole Position Raceway.

47. Sub Zero Vodka Bar: Keep your cool on date night and grab drinks from the ice bar at Sub Zero Vodka Bar in the Central West End. The intimate atmosphere is perfect for an upscale night out.

48. Pottery Hollow: Get crafty with your partner at Pottery Hollow. They have three locations in the St. Louis area where you can paint, glaze and fire up a masterpiece of your own.

49. Kobe Japanese Grill: Enjoy a high energy dining experience at Kobe Japanese Grill. Skilled Teppanyaki chefs will prepare the complete meal at your Hibachi table and entertain you and your date with their skills and humor.

50. Dueling Piano Bar: Head to one of the great St. Louis piano bars like Howl at the Moon or Jive and Wail and let the keys set the mood for romance.