The urge to stay in won’t feel so strong with these date options on your radar from our team here at Corken + Company!
As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, your first instinct might be to stay bundled up inside with your significant other. Tempting as this may be, we have a counter offer: date experiences worth layering up and venturing outside for. Whether you’re trying to distract from the awkward silences on a first date or need to get away from the kids to celebrate your five-year anniversary, we have a list of the best winter date night spots in Denver.
Once an industrial warehouse, this RiNo outpost is now a modern take on the jazz and supper clubs of the 1940s and ‘50s. You and your date can listen to the classically romantic genre of jazz, featuring a constant lineup of live performances in a variety of styles, from avant-garde to bebop. This locally-owned business also offers delicious cocktails and food, and audiences are encouraged to dress up for a romantic evening (jeans are still acceptable though). 1330 27th St.; live music fee starting at $15 per person (added to your final check).
Bust move and enjoy the care-free atmosphere at this energized date spot. Enter the Dancehall, where you can join in on Swing, Salsa, Tango, Blues, and Samba classes. Afterward, roam through the Rose Dining Room or Jungle Dining Room, which features other forms of entertainment like poetry performances, tarot card readings, or classical musicians. Mercury Café also has an inclusive and locally sourced menu, catering to vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free guests. 2199 California St.
You don’t have to be a lumberjack to show off your skills wielding one of these sharp objects, though donning a flannel doesn’t hurt. Learn from an instructor how to nail a bullseye, or take your target practice to a private lane. Visitors must bring their own food and drink, but get to choose from a menu of small axes, large axes, and even knives for throwing. Compete with your date to see who’s got the better aim—loser has to buy dessert at nearby Ice Cream Riot afterward. 937 E. Colfax Ave.; ticket prices vary for reservations; $27 per person for walk-ins
You and your sweetheart can immerse yourselves in a surreal environment where four universes collide at this four-story exhibit. Take goofy pictures together while interacting with the many layers of installations created by hundreds of artists. The intricate storytelling will leave you untangling the mysterious narrative for hours afterward. You can also check out the on-site concert venue, the Perplexiplex, for an equally mind-blowing musical performance from artists like Julian Jeweil (January 14) and Yonder Mountain String Band (February 24). 1338 First St.; ticket prices vary
This psychedelic mini-golf spot and its clever cocktail list promise a night of flirty fun. Work your way through challenging paths to every hole—pay close attention as each part of the course pays homage to some of Colorado’s coolest spots, from Coors Field to Red Rocks Amphitheater. Afterward, you and your date can take a seat and dine on delicious late-night food like cheese curds and pizza. 1201 18th St.; prices vary; walk-ins welcome, reservations for dining only
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