If you’re looking to try something new for date night, then you’ll want to keep reading. For some romantics in the city, date night may be weekly, twice a week, or even once a month.
Indeed quality surpasses quantity but even for the most romantic at art, coming up with fresh date ideas can be a challenge.
Luckily, Philadelphia is a vibrant city bursting with hidden gems for you to try for your next date night. Be sure to liven up the playing field and impress your significant other with these seven unique and flirty date night ideas that aren’t dinner.
Step inside a restaurant cloaked in mystery and unlock the full potential of your senses with the Dining in the Dark experience in Philadelphia. Taking place at a lively spot in Philly, this one-of-a-kind event includes far more than questionable eyewear.
At The Twisted Tail, you will spend the evening distinguishing between flavors, focusing on sounds and smells, and debunking the age-old adage of “we eat with our eyes”. Dining in the Dark is an exclusive, 90-minute culinary experience and places are limited. Don’t miss out on the chance to taste the eclectic gastronomic offerings at The Twisted Tail in an entirely new way!
🍱 Where: 509 S 2nd St
2. Cozy Up And Make Beautiful Pottery Together
Located in the thriving Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, Yay Clay is perfect for your next date night. This chic and industrial 1700sf light-filled pottery and art studio offers instructional date night sessions for groups of 2.
Clay Dates, as the experience is called, is a wheel throwing class that will take you through all the steps to create your own piece on the potter’s wheel. It’s totally okay if you just thought of Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore– we did too!
This is a one-day workshop. Once done, the studio will fire your pieces and four weeks later, voilà, your finished masterpieces will be ready for pickup or shipping.
So not only will you experience a unique date night, but also like love, you’ll have to be patient to see the final beautiful result after the hard work is done. Solo and group classes are also available! Learn more by visiting their website.
Where: 3237 Amber Street
3. Savor Wine And Create Your Own Scented Candle
Located in the picturesque Old City section of Philadelphia, Wax + Wine began as a dream for father-son team, Alan and Jordan Beletz, who wanted to create a unique opportunity for people to connect with one another through creativity and conversation.
Indeed, Wax + Wine does just that! Enjoy a romantic and sexy date night to savory the perfect wine while submitting to the pleasant scents and aromas of candle-making.
Everyone loves candles, but ones you create together with your babe are unforgettable. You can learn more by visiting their website.
🍷Where: 144 N. 2nd St
4. Book A Private Date Night In A Bookstore
Romantic movie buffs would agree that a bookstore is often the setting for many ‘love-at-first-sight’ movie scenes. Located in the vibrant Fishtown section of Philadelphia, The Head & The Hand bookstore allows couples to experience a private date night right in the bookstore.
Reserve a 90-minute completely private browsing session in H&H. While you two browse the aisles opening up classics and shifting through titles symbolic of your connection, enjoy a glass of bubbly or wine.
In addition to the private browsing sessions, couple can BYOB (and BYOF). You’ll enjoy a complimentary serving of wine or beer per person and a curated playlist based on your date’s top 3 favorite artists. Also, a Bluetooth speaker, table + 2 chairs, 2 glasses, 2 cloth napkins, and flameless candles are also provided for date night.
Your date will be impressed and walk away reminded that you absolutely can’t judge a book by its cover. Find our more by visiting their website.
📚 Where: 2230 Frankford Ave
5. Play Games With Each Other Literally
Located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Thirsty Dice is Philly’s original board game café with over 800 board games.
Generally, ‘playing games’ has a connotation of not taking someone or something seriously and intentionally being misleading. In any type of relationship, especially with someone you’re dating, ‘playing games’ is not a good thing.
Only at Thirsty Dice can you play games literally with your date, and also enjoy milkshakes, cocktails and nom noms. Although dinner is included in this date night idea, indeed, it is secondary to all the fun you’ll have.
Play your favorite nostalgic games or play something new to get the chemistry flowing. Learn more by visiting their website.
🂄 Where: 1642 Fairmount Ave
6. Experience A Magical Night Of Breathtaking Music Lit By Candlelight In Philadelphia
Looking for a magical date night? The world-renowned Candlelight concerts in Philadelphia are returning with a wide-ranging lineup and their signature sea of flickering candles.
Elevate your date night and unwind to the sounds of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. Audiences across the historical city of Philadelphia will be spellbound by these sensational performances. This not your average date night.
Get your tickets here.
🕯️Where: magical locations
7. Beat To The Same Drum During A Couples Dance Lesson
Maybe you’ve always wanted to try ballroom dancing or salsa with your significant other. Or, maybe you’re looking for a spicy and rhythmic first date. In any case, Arthur Murray dance center in downtown Philly is a great place to start.
The art of dancing in sync with someone requires trust, chemistry, and the ability to let go and have fun, all of which are ingredients of a successful date night.
Sway your hips, practice your dips, and get lost in the music with your date. Find out more by visiting their website.
💃🏽 Where: 1521 Locust St