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.
Austin Pottery | Take a page out of Swayze’s book and take a pottery class at Austin Pottery. They offer one-time wheel throwing classes, as well as hand-building ones for those less inclined to Ghost it up.
5442 Burnet Road | 512.436.8971
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
The Roosevelt Room | Located in the heart of downtown Austin’s Warehouse district, The Roosevelt Room is where carefully crafted cocktails collide with the city’s easy-going attitude.
307 W 5th St | 512.494.4094
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.
Jester King Brewery | A world-renowned maker of farmhouse ales and barrel-
13187 Fitzhugh Rd
Lake Austin Spa Resort | Choose from over 100 unique spa treatments and services or pamper you and your date with a full-day spa package at this beautiful Texas Hill Country spa and resort.
1705 S Quinlan Park Rd | 512.372.7300
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!
Tiny’s Milk & Cookies | A good chocolate chip cookie, hot from the oven, is one of the greatest indulgences! Take a little bit of Tiny’s home and bake some of their cookies in your own oven!
1503 W 35th St | 512.220.0698