Dating in a city as big as Houston is hard enough without having to decide where to have this elusive date- so we decided to find you 10 perfect first date spots that will set the mood and surely secure you that second date! Let’s make all that effort you put into turning yourself into a presentable human being for the night count at these primo dating spots.
Some stimulate the palate, others the mind but we promise all will stimulate that heart.
1. Explore The Museum of Fine Arts Houston For Free.99
What better way to get to know someone than to walk around a finely curated building marveling at the breath-taking creations from the minds of artistic geniuses? Could it get any better? Yes, it just did. Check out Houstons’ Museum of Fine Art on Thursdays for free.99 aka absolutely free!
The perfect part about a date at an art museum is that there is constantly something put in front of you that you can discuss. You can avoid that awkward lull where you both wonder if being single isn’t as bad as you thought. So get your Monet’s worth every Thursday at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts!
2. Be Star-Crossed Lovers At James Turrell’s “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace
The picture alone is dreamy, now imagine being able to share that experience with a possible love connection. Two star-crossed lovers gazing up at everything the sky and James Turrrel has to offer, sparks are sure to fly.
Its open to the public daily and to enjoy the twilight Epiphany sunset light sequence just walk up there 10 to 15 mins before to get a good seat. May your date be as bright and brilliant as this space.
3. Enjoy A Day or Night At The Museum
Get your Neil deGrasse Tyson on at Houston’s Museum of Natural Science! You can wander around the paleontology collection, visit the Cockrell Butterfly Center, or catch a showing at the Imax. HMNS is a gem full of experiences worth sharing with that possible special someone.
Star gazing in the Planetarium to the soundtrack of David Bowie, could it get more romantic?
4. Go South Of The Border At Pastry War
This bar nestled in on the streets of Downtown, Houston is as dreamy as it is delicious. The lighting is warm and ambient so you’ll always have that perfect glow that’ll have your date wanting for more plus the drinks are absolutely delicious; they have a way of pairing Mexican flavors like Mezcal and spices with aromatic oranges and pomegranates.
5. Hammock Time At Axelrad
Swing the night away while eating some delicious pizza and sippin’ on some froze at Houston’s Axelrad. Besides the plethora of amazing mixed drink and beer options the hammocks give it a laid back feel that will make you as comfortable as you can be on a first date.
The neon tree and nightly music or movie showing makes this place a no brainer.
6. Parisian Night In Houston At Nancy’s Hustle
This place is a culinary experience that will have you and your date wanting for more. The plates are petit but packed with flavor and it’s the type of food you can discuss and dissect with your date so there’s never a dull moment.
The food is exquisite, the drinks are insane and the ambiance is warm and cozy-not pretentious in the least so you can really unwind and dig in.
7. Take A Trip To Tiki Tiki Island
Lei Low is one of those Houston gems that makes you feel right at home as soon as you walk in. The place is tiny and cozy so you and your date will have to get up close and personal to talk- which is a total plus and the drinks are an experience in themselves! You’ll feel transported to the islands of Hawaii and a tropical love affair is sure to ensue.
8. Cuddle Up At The Rooftop Cinema Club
Showing classics like “Forrest Gump” and “Clueless” to modern day movies this spot allows you to take in Houston’s scenery while also quoting your favorite lines. It is an interactive movie going experience since your under that stars and taking in everything the Houston skyline has to offer.
A perfect spot to cuddle up next to your date and watch the night away.
9. Get Wild At The Houston Zoo
After a trip through the zoo with someone you otter know if you want that second date or not. Not only can yall talk about your favorite animals or why your spirit animal is a sloth, because same, it also gives you ample walking time which means you have the chance to really get to know each other.
Plus don’t you want to see if he coo’s at the baby elephants, wouldn’t that show you if he really could be the one?
10. Heat Up At 13 Celsius
What’s more romantic than a proscuitto spread, fireside table s’mores and a nice bottle or red? Absolutely nothing. You and your date can heat up at 13 Celsius and enjoy much more than each other’s company. The food looks fantastic so if the date isn’t the most amazing at least you got an amazing meal out of it- Silver Lining’s Playbook right?
Or who knows maybe he’ll leave you wanting s’more…