Are you planning a romantic date with your special someone? Do you live in the Big Apple or planning on visiting and want to do a nice date while you are visiting? Well here is a list of fantastic places to take a date, whether you are looking for an intimate place to propose, break outside of the classic dinner and movie or a new twist on the same old classic or if you wanted to just have a great time to break the ice on your first date. We have something for everyone’s different level of dates here, check them out!
1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment. The botanical gardens are the perfect place to take someone on a romantic date, picnic-style or reserve space and have your dinner catered.
2. Gallow Green
Completed in 1939, The McKittrick Hotel was designed to be New York City’s finest luxury hotel of its time. However, disaster struct the hotel just weeks before opening, it was two days after the outbreak of World War II the hotel was condemned and left locked up. Now the hotel has been bought back to life. Here you can make a special reservation for your date, there are lots of additions you can add to your date to make it unique and special, order a violin player to play at your table, Rose’s, Champaign, chocolate fondue, etc. The Gallow Green wants to ensure that you have the most memorable time with then.
3. The Cliffs at LIC
Forget the traditional date structure of a fancy dinner and get your adrenaline pumping. We want to welcome you to The Cliffs at LIC, which is NYC’s best indoor rock climbing facility! Take a step out of the ordinary, so whether you’re trying rock climbing for the first time or looking to include your special someone in a sport you love with no pressure this is a great place to do that. The Cliffs at LIC also have special classes or instruction classes if this is your first-time rock climbing they have you covered to ensure you have fun safely.
4. Slipper Room
Welcome to the birth place of neo-burlesque and the World-Famous Slipper Room! You can see an amazing showcase of artistic talents of New York’s finest in the fields of comedy, magic, strip tease, and Circus Arts. The Slipper room has been established since 1999 and has become world-renowned for the world of entertainment. Have you watched the movie Burlesque? This is the real-life experience of that movie – truly an amazing idea for a special date night.
5. Brooklyn Bazaar
Plan a date for some live music or show! The Brooklyn Bazaar is a music venue that always has some amazing acts coming through. You can grab a bite to eat as you wait for the show but between comedy nights, rock shows, laser mania they have a full calendar posted on their website where you can see all the updated listings.
6. Nitehawk Cinema
Nitehawk Cinema is the perfect place for the classic date night. Dinner and a movie but the dinner and movie are all in one spot. This cinema has two different locations, so you don’t have to worry about the end of town you are on. You can choose to watch a new movie or a classic one to spend the evening with your special someone. Talk about saving time sitting in traffic! Now you can have your cake and eat it too.
7. Museum of Sex
Spice up your night as you walk through the Museum of Sex! The Museum of Sex believes in educating about the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality. When the Museum of Sex first was founded on New York City’s busy Fifth Avenue in 2002, it was without precedent the most unique museum in the world.
8. Ace Bar
Ace Bar opened its doors in early 1992, during a time when the East Village was known for squatter riots, political and social activism, and a rich artistic community. With the help of founders Jim Abraham and Michael Hilf, Ace quickly became the go-to place in the neighborhood! This is where every adult can be a kid again but with the perks of being able to drink too. There are two pool tables, skeeball, darts, old school arcade games, pinball machines, and a board game. “Where every adult can be a kid again”. The perfect place to bring a first date to break the ice way easier than “so what do you do for a living”