Best Date Night Ideas in Dallas

Couples find Trinity Groves a romantic place for a date night
Couples find Trinity Groves a romantic place for a date night | © Trinity Groves
Photo of Alex Temblador
7 August 2018

It can be hard to get creative when it comes to date night, but luckily, Dallas has a never-ending list of things to do and see for a memorable evening with the one you love. Change things up and make your dates more interesting and fun for both you and your partner by looking to our exclusive date night guide to Dallas. Trust us, your date will thank you!

Dinner and drinks far above Dallas

For a classy date night, make a reservation at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck located in the Reunion Tower. This Asian restaurant offers a 360-degree view of Dallas at 560 feet in the air making for an especially romantic dinner. Grab a drink at the bar before your reservation and then make your way into downtown Dallas to walk around West End or catch a show at the Majestic Theater following a delicious meal of upscale Asian cuisine.

Reunion Tower is a romantic restaurant located high above Dallas | © Five Sixty by Wolfgang

Picnic and a sunset boat sail

Sunsets are an integral part of a great date. Enjoy a free sunset sailing adventure on White Rock Lake with the Spirit of Dallas. While they don’t allow alcohol on the boat, impress your date by bringing a picnic of cheeses, meats, olives, fruits, and a sparkling mocktail to share. After the boat ride, walk hand-in-hand along the paths of White Rock Lake or lay out on a blanket and watch as the stars appear in the night sky.

Shop, snack, and hang out at the Farmer’s Market

The Farmer’s Market is a wonderful place for a low-key evening date. Shop around the stalls at The Shed, an outdoor pavilion where you can admire local goods and produce, which can be a great conversation starter. Then head indoors to the Market Shops. You can shop in the boutiques and then grab a drink and a bite to eat at one of the food stalls. The Farmer’s Market closes at 7 or 8 p.m., making it a great option for those going on a first date. If you want to hang out afterwards, head to Deep Ellum and find a bar like Dot’s Hop House to hang out and continue talking.

Late night fun at the museums

Dallas has a great museum scene with a variety of evening programs that make for a wonderful date. Till Midnight at the Nasher is a free summer series on Friday evenings. Couples can explore the sculpture-centered museum for free and then enjoy food trucks, drinks, live music, and a movie on the lawn. The Dallas Museum of Art’s Late Nights are available on the third Friday of every month. At $10 per ticket, couples can explore the museum and enjoy a variety of entertainment like live music, readings, and screenings until midnight. Finally, check out the Social Science nights at the Perot Museum. This adults-only date offers couples a chance to explore the hands-on science exhibits, watch live performances, and engage in fun experiments with a drink in hand.

The Dallas Museum of Art Late Nights is a fun, creative experience for a date | © Dallas Museum of Art

Wine tasting at Checkered Past Winery

Want to explore a new area? Head to Checkered Past Winery in the Cedars for a wine tasting and live music on the weekends. Explore assorted brands of wine and order a pizza to share. If you finish early, there’s plenty more to do in the area. Walk across the street to the NYLO South Side and take the elevator to the rooftop patio which has a pool, bar, and splendid views of downtown Dallas. Or walk down to the Alamo Drafthouse and catch a late screening of the newest film while enjoying a snack or drink from their full restaurant and bar all from the comfort of your seat.

Dinner at Trinity Groves then a walk across the bridge

Trinity Groves is a fascinating restaurant concept and one that’s perfect for those date nights when you just can’t decide where to eat. With over 10 restaurants on-site, you and your date can walk around and decide where you want to eat together. You could even grab a drink at one place and then have dinner at another place—all without leaving Trinity Groves. Plus, the views of the Dallas skyline are spectacular from Trinity Groves. If you want a closer look, walk hand-in-hand across the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge before or after dinner.

Trinity Groves has multiple dining options making for a wonderful restaurant date destination | © Trinity Groves

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