Date Night ideas - Page 4

Austin Top 50 Date Night Ideas  - Page 4 of 4

Some time ago, I received a few requests for ideas for the older crowd looking for a fun date night.  So I culled my list of all the kid-related stuff, and pulled out some of the ones that were best for a date night...  Just a few ideas.  Maybe 15.

And then I kept getting comments asking where the rest of the 50 ideas were.  

Wait, I thought, this isn't the Top 50 list, this is date night ideas... My top 50 list is here

But after enough people made comments, I finally hunkered down and put together a list of 50 date night ideas.  So here is the last page - with Austin's Top 50 date nights listed. Enjoy!  

And please feel free to email me with any additional date night ideas for Austin, as well.

36 ●● Check out the Stars at UT
Most people don’t know that the UT astronomy department hosts regular star parties. A star party is a two-hour period where anyone can come to the roof of RLM (one of the tallest buildings on campus) and look through the telescopes. You’ll get a great nighttime view of UT campus.

37 ●● Watch a movie in style at Violet Crown 
The Violet Crown is a locally owned cinema showing indie, documentary & foreign films, with reserved seating, bar & cafe.  It is smaller and more intimate than your typical movie house, with only about twenty seats per screen.  So, if you want to go to a movie with your date, why not do it in style?

38 ●● Try karaoke
Want a fun night, full of laughter?  Try karaoke. There are lots of places in town to enjoy.  The Highball has seven themed karaoke rooms ranging from 8-bit wonderland to heavy metal church to, well, the Black Lodge from Twin Peaks. Ego's, called Austin's best karaoke bar by some, this dive-like bar has nightly karaoke and friendly people.  Or check out Austin Karaoke with its private rooms and BYOB policy. 

39 ●● Check out a Texas Roller Derby
A spectacle from the very beginning, TXRD has grown into the perfect blend of the “Keep Austin Weird” attitude and a free­wheeling pursuit of fun and competition. Skaters range from ages 21­45 and come from all walks of life to form the league’s five teams -­ Holy Rollers, Hellcats, Putas del Fuego, Cherry Bombs and Rhinestone Cowgirls. TXRD is skater owned and operated and each member plays a roll in the continued success of the league. Our plans for the future are big and our dreams are bigger.

40 ●● Join a Social Bike Ride
Social Cycling ATX brings Austin cyclists of all types together to share their love of riding bikes. Their unique events promote socializing between all types of cyclists no matter what level of cyclist you are, what kind of bike or what kind of terrain you ride. The Thursday Night Social Ride is a very casual cruise around town with around 250 cyclists attending every week! They typically ride to various locations where they can socialize, swim, play games or just hang out, then ride some more before arriving at a host barFind more at

41 ●● Tour Jester King Brewery
Spend a Saturday afternoon trying some of Austin's most unique beers while sitting under the shaded patio.  While there, try the pizza from Stanley's Farmhouse pizza.  Check out their brewery and tasting room, open to the general public on Saturdays from 1-4pm. $10 gets you a tour and a souvenir glass to take home. 

42 ●● Bee Cave Sculpture Park
The Bee Cave Sculpture Park weaves through a 7 acre natural setting, showcasing a combination of permanent and rotating sculptures. In addition to the fantastic art, you will find a spring-fed pond and some of the largest oak trees in the city.  Stop by for drinks at the Galleria afterwards

43 ●● Climb Mount Bonnell
Always a fun and free thing to do - climb the steps at Mount Bonnell,  take a quick hike along the ridge and enjoy one of the best views in Austin (though, admittedly, not as good as it use to be, since construction of the house beside it!).  Afterwards, check out the art gallery at Laguna Gloria.

44 ●● East side bar crawl
One of Austin's newest and most interesting places is the East Side.  Park in the paid parking lot at I-35, and walk east.  East Sixth has a number of bars, including The Liberty, Rio Rita, Violet Crown Social Club, Shangri-La, Cheer Up Charlie's and more.

45 ●● Dog House Drinkery and Dog Park
Love your date, love your dog?  Why choose? ;o)  Check out the Dog House Drinkery and Dog Park.  A $5 entry fee gets you into the half acre fenced in dog park, and an additional $4 will get you a beer.  Grab a burger from the food trailer and you've got a perfect evening!

46 ● Beach Volleyball at Aussies Grill and Bar

47 ●● Drink Bloody Marys at Casino El Camino
There is certainly some debate about who has the best Bloody Mary in Austin.  Casino El Camino has bloody marys on a spiciness scale - and the drink may seem more like a meal than a beverage...  Pair it up with a burger, and you ahve a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon

48 ●● Check out the Round Rock Express

Photo courtesy of Steven Snow/Round Rock Express
Grab a cheap seat on the berm or a reserved seat in the infield, there isn't a bad seat in the house!  

Schedule your trip on a night when they have fire works.  

Throw in some cheese fries, and it sounds like the perfect evening!

49 ●● Punch Bowl Social
If you are looking for something in North Austin, check out Punch Bowl Social in the Domain. Punchbowl brings 'old school' entertainment with bowling, darts, ping pong, shuffleboard and more.  Culinary refinement and a modern beverage program under one roof

50 ●● Supper Underground
Supper Underground is one of Austin’s most unique dining experiences—fusing the intimacy of a dinner party with the ease of a restaurant. It’s the opportunity to experience delectable cuisine and meet new people in a unique and constantly changing setting. 

Supper Underground is a monthly dinner party that takes place in different locations with different participants each month. Guests enjoy a brief, cocktail hour, followed by a four-course meal. There is typically a set price or suggested donation, depending on the location.


  1. Thanks for sharing can't wait to try these places!!

  2. Also worth mentioning is the Historic Paramount Theater on Congress. Take a trip back in time to a historic restored theater and watch an old classic, like Casa Blanca or Gone with the Wind.

  3. Thanks for sharing. Some really great ideas. You might want to add Crystal Creek Moonshine tour to the list. We had so much fun.

  4. Thanks for sharing. Some really great ideas. You might want to add Crystal Creek Moonshine tour to the list. We had so much fun.


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