Needing a date night idea in Cincinnati? Don’t settle for the lackluster dinner and a movie night out, Cincinnati has more to offer!
Cincinnati Escape Room
If you want to solve a mystery with your significant other while still having fun, then visit a Cincinnati escape room! Thrill up your date night with 60 minutes to crack codes, solve puzzles, and follow clues. Whether going out as a couple or on a group date night in Cincinnati, escape rooms will provide you the prefect entertainment.
Cincinnati’s #1 escape room, Breakout Games, has two locations in Hyde Park and West Chester. Katie B. said on her Yelp review that “it was the PERFECT quadruple date activity for a chilly winter Friday night.” Visit Breakout Room’s website to view the different room experiences they have to offer.
Play and Drink at an Adult Arcade
Adult Arcades allow couples the entertainment of gaming in a bar environment. Enjoy a fun night of nostalgia and tasty alcoholic beverages.
16 Bit is becoming a Cincinnati favorite with its free, vintage video and arcade games and unique cocktails. Located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine, 16-Bit offers an alternative to the monotonous date night while reliving your childhood.
Laugh at a Comedy Club
Keep things light at date night with a trip to Cincinnati’s favorite comedy clubs. Tickets to comedy club shows typically aren’t too expensive but alternatives if you are on a date night budget include open mic nights at local bars. Performances are usually multiple times a week and have tickets available day-of which make this option perfect for last minute nights out.
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Enjoy professional theater with a downtown view of Cincinnati. With a diverse selection of performances from September to June, you and your sweetheart can find a show perfect for date night, or make it a regular occurrence with season tickets. Visit their website for more information.
Enjoy the Krohn Conservatory
Cincinnati’s Krohn Conservatory is one of the city’s true gems. With special exhibits and programs throughout the year and the permanent rainforest waterfall and exotic plant display, it makes the perfect excuse to enjoy a day date. View their schedule of programs by visiting their website.
View a Film at the Drive-in Theater
Feel like taking your sweetie down memory lane? The Starlite Drive-In Theater will give you that date night movie and dinner and feel with a twist. Only 30 minutes outside of Cincinnati, this weekend treat has been serving up classics and new releases for 70 years. You have the option of bringing in your own food for a $5 charge or enjoying their own concession stand during the film.
Paint and Sip
Get creative on date night with a couple instructed painting class. Various locations throughout Cincinnati offer paint and sip classes during the week and weekend.
Learn a New Dish
Enjoy a romantic evening and a delicious date night cooking class at Sur La Table at Rookwood Commons. View available cooking classes to make your night together special.
Support the Arts
The Cincinnati Ballet is the perfect blend of passion and athleticism, elegant refinement and classic modernity offering a tandem of new and classic works for everyone to enjoy. With majority of the season performed at The Aronoff Center with two performing stages you will get a unique viewing with a variety of seating options. See what couples have been enjoying since 1963 and select your date night Cincinnati Ballet performance from their upcoming performances.
Go Rock Climbing!
Thanks to Rock Quest, you can go rock climbing anytime, even for date night in Cincinnati! Located in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville, you are just a stone’s throw away from indoor climbing. Be adventurous and try something new and different with a rock climbing private lesson for two. View their website for more information.
Stroll Around Fountain Square
Fountain Square features shops, restaurants, and events to enjoy on a low key date night. Throughout the winter, you can even try your hand at ice skating! Check their calendar of events before heading out to see if anything piques your interest as a couple.
Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center offers a variety of exhibits and programs both paid and free to the public. If you and your partner enjoy crafts, attend their One Night, One Craft public programs. A grown up DIY 2 hour session which could include embroidery, printmaking, and more. These sessions are open to the public and create an engaging and social experience.
View Panoramic Views of Cincinnati
View the city from the second tallest building in Cincinnati with your significant other from Carew Tower. Only $6 and open on the weekends from 10am to 7pm you’ll get a spectacular view. Also home to 25 shops, restaurants and other amenities to enjoy.
Attend an Annual Festival
As the weather begins to warm and summer rolls around, festivals begin coming to town. Take the day and enjoy it together or as a family. View our list of the top 15 Summer Festivals in Cincinnati.