Denver Lifestyle
Nov 29, 2023 • 5 min read • By: Polly Clover

Dating Ideas in Denver: 15 Fun & Unique Ideas for 2024

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The Best Date Ideas in Denver for a Memorable Experience

Skip the usual dinner and movie for something more exciting for your date night in Denver. Whether you’re going on a first date, celebrating a special occasion, or planning a romantic date with your partner, these dating ideas in Denver are ideal.

In this article, we’ll share the best date night (and day) ideas for a unique experience. Spice things up with a wine-tasting, romantic spa experience, or rock climbing. 

Let’s check out the best Denver date ideas.

Where should I go on a date in Denver?

Popular places like the Denver Art Museum and City Park are well worth checking out, but ditch the usual date spots and check out these fun activities.

  • Denver Cooking Classes
  • Blanchard Family Wines
  • Oakwell Beer Spa
  • 54thirty Rooftop
  • 88 Drive-In Theatre
  • Upstairs Circus
  • Sloan’s Lake Park
  • Denver Adventures
  • Mutiny Information Cafe
  • EscapeWorks Escape Room
  • Grandma’s House
  • Übergrippen
  • Comedy Works
  • Union Lodge No. 1
  • Sweet Action Ice Cream

Learn a New Recipe with Denver Cooking Classes

If staying in for dinner is your thing, why not learn a new recipe together with an in-home cooking class? Denver Cooking Classes offers a chef-guided class, bringing their skills and ingredients to the comfort of your own home. Best of all, you can pick from various delicious menu items from Japanese and Thai cuisine to Italian and French dishes, plus so much more! 

Taste Delicious Wines at Blanchard Family Wines

Blanchard Family Wines is a family-owned winery with an elegant, inviting atmosphere in LoDo (lower downtown) Denver. Enjoy a Sonoma wine country experience in Colorado with your date. 

This is one of the only wineries in the area that stays open late into the evening for your perfect date night stop. And, if you want a bite to eat, you can pair your wine with charcuterie or chocolates.

Relax at Oakwell Beer Spa

date night set up at Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver
Beer Therapy™ Room at Oakwell Beer Spa

Interested in a romantic spa experience? Oakwell Beer Spa has a Date Night Package, where you can spend time together in a private Beer Therapy™ Room with candles, rose petals, and gourmet chocolates. The room has a cedar hydrotherapy tub, infrared sauna, a rain shower, and a relaxation deck.

Oakwell Beer Spa also has a taproom where you can enjoy local craft beer, wine, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages. Hang out in the cozy taproom with your date before and/or after your spa service, and enjoy your beverage during your treatment. 

If you’re looking for a walk-in experience, you can come anytime to enjoy a Zero Gravity Massage chair before or after hanging out in the taproom.

Take in the Scenery at 54thirty Rooftop

Appreciate Colorado’s stunning mountain scenery with drinks at Denver’s highest open-air rooftop bar. 54thirty Rooftop sits above Le Méridien hotel and serves crafted cocktails and small bites. Visit on a Thursday for a fun time with energetic beats mixed by a local DJ. In the winter, fire pits keep you warm on your date.

Watch a Movie at 88 Drive-In Theatre

Every couple loves a good movie night, but how about changing things up with a drive-in movie? 88 Drive-In Theatre has been open since the 70s, is Denver’s only original drive-in movie theatre, and has a large snack bar and a large drive-up movie screen that shows current films.

88 Drive-In Theatre is just outside Denver in Commerce City and is open from April to September.

Get Crafty at Upstairs Circus

A cocktail bar meets a DIY craft workshop at Upstairs Circus. You and your date can get crafty together while enjoying a tasty beverage. 

Get creative making projects like wine bottle tumblers, a pet collar, distressed wood art, and more. Make it even happier with a happy hour date that offers discounted projects and drinks.

Watch the Sunset at Sloan’s Lake Park

sunset views at Sloan's Lake Park in Denver
Sloan's Lake Park

Keep things simple but romantic with a date to the peaceful Sloan’s Lake Park. The park is home to Denver’s largest body of water, plenty of grassy areas, and benches that offer a great spot to settle in and watch the sunset. 

Sloan’s Lake Park also has some of Denver’s best sunset views. You can also bring a picnic basket for the ultimate Denver date night. 

This is also a great date spot if you want to bring your pet along.

Go Ziplining with Denver Adventures

Looking for adventurous dating ideas in Denver? Check out Colorado’s longest and fastest zipline at Denver Adventures

It’s located just a few minutes west of the city, and there are a variety of activities, with ziplining being a favorite. 

Denver Adventures also offers a ‘zip & sip’ where you and your date can head over to nearby Colorado’s Best Beers and sip some brews in a cozy tavern.

Read and Have Coffee at Mutiny Information Cafe

Read and sip local coffee at Mutiny Information Cafe, a quirky, second-hand bookstore.  It’s one of Denver’s oldest bookstores and has a large selection of books, cozy seating, and a few arcade games.

Test Your Problem-Solving Skills at EscapeWorks Escape Room

Work together with your date to solve puzzles, clues, and codes to escape a theme-based escape room at EscapeWorks. This is also the perfect first date experience if you’re looking to have a laid-back experience. Choose the room of your choice with options like an Egyptian Tomb, Blackbeard’s Brig, and a Casino Heist. 

Attend an Event and Drink Beer at Grandma's House

Unlike other breweries in Denver, Grandma's House is a small spot that's designed to look like, you guessed it, your grandma's house. Try tasty brews in a homey, intimate space while you attend a special event. Grandma's House hosts activities like bingo, comedy shows, pottery painting, and cross-stitching.  

Go Indoor Rock Climbing at Übergrippen

If you’re looking to spend quality time while getting active, Übergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag offers a fun day or evening date experience. Whether you’re a climbing beginner or pro, there’s something for everyone. A 12,000-square-foot climbing wall lets you choose from options like bouldering, lead climbing, and more.

Get Some Laughs In at Comedy Works

Comedy Works has been a date-night favorite in Denver for many years. It’s the top spot for the best stand-up comedy, where you can laugh with famous comedians like Amy Schumer and up-and-coming talent, too.

There are two Comedy Works locations to choose from – Downtown Denver and South at the Landmark. 

Enjoy a Cocktail at Union Lodge No. 1

Union Lodge No. 1 is an awesome speakeasy that should be on everyone’s date night bucket list. With New York vibes and 19th-century-inspired cocktails, it’s a unique spot to spend time with your significant other or get to know a new love interest.

Enjoy seasonal cocktails, fancy drinks, fruit punches, and an expansive whiskey menu. As one of Denver’s most popular speakeasies, there might be a wait, but it’s well worth it! 

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Sweet Action Ice Cream

two ice cream cones

Sweet Action is the place to go if you’re looking for something sweet after a dinner date! This laid-back ice cream shop has won several awards for its tasty treats. The menu changes often, so you can go back over and over again and never get bored. 

From Whiskey brickle milkshakes to Snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches, there’s something for everyone. Visit the Wash Park or Broadway location day or night.

Dating Ideas in Denver: Conclusion

We hope you found a unique idea perfect for your next date! Whether you’re looking for an adventure or a relaxing evening, there is no shortage of Denver date night experiences.

Oakwell Beer Spa is our favorite date night for a relaxing experience while having cocktails at Union Lodge No. 1 is also fun!

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