Best Date Spots: Dining
From casual to fine dining restaurants, here are a few of our favorite spots to grab a bite to eat in Austin.
Juniper | Northern Italian cuisine meets central Texas influences at this East Austin restaurant, offering inventive food and cocktail menus that align with their swanky interior.
2400 E Cesar Chavez St #304 | 512.220.9421
Best Date Spots: Uniquely Austin
Here are a few date suggestions that are uniquely Austin and sure to give your date a memorable edge.
Ghost Pepper Glass | A public access, glassblowing studio offering classes for beginners and experts. Give your date something to bring home that will always remind them how original the date was.
979 Springdale Rd #100 | 512.766.5897
Haunted ATX | Features a 3-hour tour of Austin’s most haunted spots while driving you from location to location in a hearse that has been converted to a limousine!
501 N Interstate Hwy 35 | 737.210.1869
Best Date Spots: Catch A Show
From catching a concert to experiencing the magic of the theater, check out these great Austin venues for catching a show.
Alamo Drafthouse | A movie, dinner, and drinks – the perfect combo. Be sure to also check out some of their signature series such as Terror Tuesdays, Champagne Cinema, and Master Pancake Theater.
Elephant Room | In the heart of old Downtown, sidle down a few steps into this underground bar and breathe in jazz. The candlelit venue features the best in jazz and is open seven nights a week.
315 Congress Ave | 512.473.2279
The Paramount Theatre | Offering everything from live music to films to comedy, The Paramount is Austin’s century-old performance and movie theatre in the heart of downtown.
713 Congress Ave | 512.893.5561
Violet Crown | In the heart of the Second Street District, Violet Crown Cinema makes dinner and a movie an experience worth checking out, with four screens devoted to independent, documentary, and foreign films.
1434 W 2nd St | 512.495.9600
Best Date Spots: Cool Cocktails
From swanky hotel bars to secret bars, grab a craft cocktail at one of these local drinking spots.
Firehouse Lounge | Located in Austin’s oldest standing fire station, this speakeasy is hidden behind a bookshelf in the Firehouse Hostel’s lobby. Just slide the bookcase from left to right and you’re in.
605 Brazos St | 512.212.4244
Garage | An unassuming bar crafting inventive cocktails in a hip space within a parking garage. Once in the parking garage, keep following the path upwards until you stumble upon the entrance of the bar.
503 Colorado St | 512.369.3490
Midnight Cowboy | An intimate reservations-only lounge known for its hip speakeasy vibe and old-school cocktail menu. Be sure to make a reservation in advance online and ring the Harry Craddock buzzer for entry.
313 E 6th St | 512.843.2715
Tipsy Alchemist | Located in 70 Rainey, this cocktail bar creates cocktails with a touch of science, art and technique. The bar also offers a large outdoor patio, stage for live music, and a menu of local beers.
70 Rainey St #200 | 512.646.4733
Best Date Spots: Daytime Dates
Can’t wait till the sun goes down? Austin has tons of ideas of fun things to do during the daylight hours.
Duchman Family Winery | A slice of Tuscan heaven in the heart of Texas Hill Country. The property offers unequaled views of vineyards, romantic gardens, and sunsets. Be sure to also stop by Salt Lick for some BBQ while in Driftwood.
13308 Farm to Market 150 | 512.858.1470
Jester King Brewery | A world-renowned maker of farmhouse ales and barrel-
13187 Fitzhugh Rd
Best Date Spots: Treat Yo Self
Head to one of Austin’s best bakeries to enjoy all the baked goods, desserts, and sweets with your sweet. The perfect addition to any date!
The Yard Milkshake Bar | Known for their indulgent ice cream creations, The Yard offers customizable milkshakes in a wide range of ice cream flavors and toppings.