GOT AUSTIN: Best Date Spots

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.

DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya  |  A  Japanese nabemono hot pot dining experience where  dishes are cooked at the table and then dipped into flavorful sauces.

7301 Burnet Rd #101 | 512.893.5561

Jeffrey’s  |  A Clarksville fine dining icon featuring dry-aged prime beef, French American classics, seasonal favorites, and a full bar.

1204 W Lynn St | 512.477.5584

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

Lutie’s  |  This high-end restaurant located at the Commodore Perry Estate takes a personalized, handcrafted approach to Texas heritage cuisine.

4100 Red River St | 512.675.2517

Mattie’s Austin  |  This Southern restaurant located in Bouldin Creek pays homage to the past with a menu that doesn’t feel dated.

811 W Live Oak St | 512.444.1888

Uchi + Uchiko |  Whether you vist Uchi or its sister restaurant Uchiko, the ambiance, upscale sushi, and small plates will not disappoint.

4200 N Lamar Blvd | 512.916.4808

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

Chicken Sh** Bingo  |  It is exactly what it sounds like. Join in on this Sunday tradition at Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon with drinking and country music.

5434 Burnet Rd | 512.524.1291

Delysia Chocolatier: Virtual Chocolate Tasting  |  Stay in, cozy up, and learn to taste chocolate like the experts with one of their many virtual chocolate tasting courses.


The Escape Game Austin  |  A live 60-minute adventure featuring 6 rooms with themes ranging from gold rush to a prison break.

405 Red River St | 512.643.0043

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

Pinballz Arcade  |  Play your heart out at Pinballz Arcade which offers a huge assortment of classic and new arcade gameplay. Don’t forget it’s also BYOB!

8940 Research Blvd | 512.420.8458

Urban Axes  |  Indoor axe throwing bringing people together one bullseye at a time. Don’t forget to bring your closed-toe shoes and that it’s BYOB!

812 Airport Blvd | 512.887.2937

The White Horse  |  Live country music is served up in this hip, upbeat, sprawling East Austin honky-tonk.

500 Comal St | 512.553.675

WonderSpaces Austin  |  Visit WonderSpaces new Austin exhibit that features twelve extraordinary works of art, spread across their 28,000 square foot space.

1205 Sheldon Cove # 2-A

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.

ACL Live at the  Moody Theater |  Austin City Limits at the Moody Theater hosts diverse performers, from Pat Green to ZZ Top, so you can’t go wrong.

310 W Willie Nelson Blvd | 512.225.7999

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.

Various Locations

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

Esther’s Follies  |  Have a laugh at this modern-day vaudeville theatre featuring magic, singing, dancing and sketches on current events.

525 E 6th St | 512.320.0553

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.

The Driskill Bar  |  Enjoy specialty cocktails, updated bar bites and local musicians in their plush Texas-themed lounge.

604 Brazos St | 512.391.7107

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

Half Step  |  Austin’s famed Rainey Street is home to this unique cocktail bar that offers simple, high-quality cocktails and a standout-out menu.

75 1/2 Rainey St | 512.391.1877

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.

The Contemporary Austin  |  Reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection.

700 Congress Ave | 512.453.5312

Jester King Brewery  |  A world-renowned maker of farmhouse ales and barrel-aged wild ales located on 165 acres of farmland on the outskirts of Austin. Pups are also welcomed at this local brewery.

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

Peter Pan Mini-Golf  |  Operating since 1946, this cash-only family attraction features a variety of characters and obstacles on two 18-hole courses.

1207 Barton Springs Rd | 512.472.1033

Retro Boat Rentals ATX  |  Cruise the lake with your sweetie in a rare classic boat while enjoying casual outdoor drinks and eats.

74 Trinity St | 512.663.5145

Texas Rowing Center  |  Rent a kayak, canoe or paddleboard on Lady Bird Lake. No reservations necessary, just show up!

1541 W Cesar Chavez St | 512.467.7799

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!

Churro Co.  |  For sweet tooths, Churros Co. is the answer, dishing out churros topped with fruit compote, apple pie, marshmallows, caramel, and more.

1906 S 1st St | 512.905.5267

Cookie Rich  |  This local cookie company is crafting an update on the classic, homemade cookie. They are currently offering 10 flavors that will rotate quarterly.

2201 N Lamar Blvd | 512.359.5465

​Gourdough’s Public House  |  Spawned from a trailer, this restaurant is known for its extravagant donuts and is the perfect spot for a late-night treats.

2700 S Lamar Blvd | 512.912.9070

Lick Honest Ice Creams  |  Visit hip ice creamery, Lick, who churns out offbeat flavors made from local, natural, and sustainable ingredients.

Various Locations

Little Lucy’s  |  Warm, delicious, and oh so addictive! This mobile food truck bakery offers mini-donuts with creative flavors, toppings, and dipping sauces.

75 1/2 Rainey St | 424.235.8297

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

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