Uncovering Oklahoma showcases many great places and things to do in Oklahoma City with friends, but how date-worthy are the places? Here on this page are suggestions for various fantastic, creative, and local places for amazing, fun, and unique date ideas. There are ideas for all kinds of couples and types of dates. This isn’t a laundry list of places – it’s a thoughtful collection of eateries, activities, and options with remarks from notable people about what special characteristic makes a place a good outing for couples. This guide focuses on local things that people can only do in Oklahoma City, with some extraordinary exceptions. Ideas are sorted in alphabetical order.
Date ideas are sorted into collections of themes, making stringing an itinerary together easier for whatever best suits the couple.
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The Adventure Date
Bricktown Water Taxi
111 South Mickey Mantle Drive, Oklahoma City
No visit to Bricktown is complete without a ride on the water taxi. The Bricktown Water Taxi runs a continual service like a bus. All Water Taxi Ambassadors narrate points of interest along the way. A round trip takes about 40 minutes. During their regular season, guests can board a Water Taxi every 10-15 minutes at a landing along the Bricktown Canal.
101 South Mickey Mantle Drive, Oklahoma City
For all-ages fun, Brickopolis offers mini-golf, laser tag, and arcade games along with a pizza buffet.
13600 Pawnee Drive, Oklahoma City
Live the thrill of skydiving indoors! Their first-time flyer packages will get both of you airborne in a safe and fun environment. Every package includes a pre-flight training session, all the necessary flight gear (suit, helmet, goggles), and training from a certified flight guide. For couples, select the “Spread Your Wings for Two” package.
Baker Street Escapes, The Escape OKC, The Sanctuary Escape Games, Red Door, and Breakout are live-action escape the room places where you and your group have an hour to solve the puzzles to get the code to escape! For this game, there’s no cheat sheet as it’s all up to you and your date. They are also great for double-dates as you can have up to a group of people in a room. Just so we’re clear: you’re not going to get murdered in these rooms, but this game will test your teamwork.
11501 N. I-35 Service Road, Oklahoma City
“As Oklahoma’s only theme park, to locals, it doesn’t need any explanation, but if you’re new to the state, you and yours definitely need to spend a day here,” said Director of Marketing, Jo Ann Keirsey. “Frontier City has over fifty rides, and attractions including four roller coasters, water rides, and an all-new water element with 198 ways to stay cool. There is the Summer Concert Series and live shows such as The World of Magic and Wild West Gunfighters Stunt Show. It is hard to visit the park and not have a memorable experience together.”
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 West Memorial Road, Oklahoma City
Nestled on the city’s northwest side, Martin Park is home to many species of animals, including birds, deer, butterflies, squirrels, fox, and reptiles. There are 3.5 miles of gentle hiking trails that twist through 144 acres of woods and grasslands. Trails are of gravel and packed soil, containing short stretches of moderate slopes and occasional steps. The trails make the perfect get-away for the casual nature observer or exerciser.
Since Martin Park is a protected wildlife sanctuary, pets, fishing, hunting, bicycles, swimming, campfires and other activities that might be destructive to the habitat are not allowed. The park is closed on all City holidays, as well as the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50TH Street, Oklahoma City
Find the explorer in yourselves at a date at the Oklahoma City Zoo. A stroll throughout Oklahoma City’s Zoo can expand to two dates with all of the exhibits to explore. Start off with the train tour of the zoo to get the lay of the land and the details of all the spots to visit, such as the Sting Ray Bay, Oklahoma Trails, and the Butterfly Garden. The train makes stops at several locations to allow passengers to visit areas more in-depth. Participate in the regularly scheduled animal feedings, like for with the Giraffes and Lorikeets, for added fun.
Oklahoma River Cruise
Relax on a cruise along the Oklahoma River while taking in the fresh breeze or chilling inside the climate-controlled cabin. There are specialty and themed cruises to take, including the romantic (and highly recommend) Sunset Cruise on Friday nights. Ticket prices will vary based on the cruise selected.
If you’re hesitant to get on a boat, you’ll be relieved to know that there isn’t much wake on the waters. Also, the river isn’t deep and should the boat sink, you can stand on the seats and not get your feet wet.
Public cruises sell out fast. A limited number of walk-up tickets are available at each landing. Online ticket purchase is recommended. For options, locations, and times, visit the River Cruises website at oklahomarivercruises.com
1 Remington Place, Oklahoma City
Place your bets for a good time at Remington Park. Oklahoma’s only major league horse racing attraction, Remington Park features both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse seasons, while offering simulcast racing from coast-to-coast seven days a week. Watch the horse races while enjoying a fine meal. Silks Fine Dining has an outstanding view of the track while you both enjoy five tiers of fine dining from the Remington Park Culinary staff. Even in the off-season, there’s fun to be had at the casino with over 700 state-of-the-art electronic gaming machines. Admission is always free.
Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 West Reno, Oklahoma City
The 17-acre outdoor grounds of the Myriad Botanical Gardens is a popular downtown place for romantic strolls, marriage proposals, and weddings. While the outdoor grounds are free to enjoy, for a fee two adults can take in the amazing and diverse plant life inside the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory with waterfalls and two tropical climates. HOWEVER, the inside is currently being remolded, but there is plenty outside to enjoy. The gardens are home to several major events such as the Twilight Concert Series and Downtown in December. If you’re both into running or biking, partake in the Full Moon Run and Ride.
Ride OKC started from a couple’s passion to see places together one normally doesn’t see. Experience various places in Oklahoma City via bicycle. They offer a variety of tours including art, cookies, and breweries. Great for double dates.
800 Riversport Drive, Oklahoma City
For the Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Date in Oklahoma City, try RIVERSPORT Adventures. Why? You can go whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, take a zip line, scale a climbing wall, ride bikes, slide down a tall slide, and traverse a sky trail. Plus, check out their free movie nights, live music, and food in the Big Water Grill restaurant. There’s Riversport Adventures to be had at their Lake Overholser location, which I recommend going there for kayaking in the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge.
200 SE 4th Street, Oklahoma City
For a date filled with the thrill of heights, look no further than Summit. They offer a variety of climbing walls for people of all ages and abilities. The Oklahoma City location is in a series of repurposed grain silos, so the climbs stretch to 90 feet in height! If you want to climb, but maybe not so high, visit their Norman location.
For something that’s literary underground, Downtown OKC’s Underground is a series of tunnels and skywalks that connect buildings and parking garages. The tunnel system is about one mile long, covering more than 20 square blocks, and is host to art installations and photo galleries. The artistic lights are fun to take pictures together.
Will Rogers Gardens
3400 NW 36th, Oklahoma City
Wander with your date along winding paths where botanical delights await at every turn. Inside the garden walls, visitors are surrounded by thousands of roses, irises, azaleas, peonies, along with many other colorful flowers and plants. The Charles E. Sparks Rose Garden features over 800 individual rose bushes.
The Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center hosts multiple garden-related events and club meetings throughout the year, including free workshops for both the casual backyard landscaper to the expert green thumb, should either of you get inspired.
Wheeler Ferris Wheel
1701 South Western Avenue, Oklahoma City
Ride the Wheeler Ferris Wheel together in the Wheeler District along the Oklahoma River. A single-ride ticket is $6 per person and $10 for a day pass. Go during sunset to enjoy romantic views of the city or take your bikes together for a fun adventure along the river.
If you go on a Tuesday in the summer months, watch or participate in the Wheeler Criterium races together.
The Art Date
The Art Hall
519 NW 23rd Street, Oklahoma City
The Art Hall can be easily missed because it is the size of a hallway, but it’s not to be missed when in the Uptown 23rd area. This non-traditional, public gallery space hosts local artists through an open call.
Artspace at Untitled
1 NE 3RD Street, Oklahoma City
[Artspace] at Untitled is a contemporary art center designed to stimulate creative thought and new ideas through the presentation of exhibits focusing on national and international artists.
Factory Obscura’s Mix-Tape
25 Northwest 9th Street, Oklahoma City
Factory Obscura, the artist collective responsible for SHIFT, BEYOND, and other interactive art experiences in Oklahoma City, has opened “Mix-Tape,” their first permanent installation. The collective creates immersive, visual, auditory, and tactile art experiences. Mix-Tape plays on the theme of giving and receiving a costume mix-tape of music as a gift.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street, Oklahoma City
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is America’s premier institution of Western history, art, and culture. The museum in Oklahoma City collects, preserves, and exhibits an internationally renowned collection of Western art and artifacts while sponsoring dynamic educational programs and scholarly research to stimulate interest in the enduring legacy of the American West. The place is cooler than what people may first assume, especially with their Western Town. They also have several selfie stations for added fun.
11 NW 11th Street, Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Contemporary features the works of world-renowned artists from Oklahoma and beyond. Admission to exhibitions — and much of the new public programming — remains free, but tickets are required.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City
Experience a superb cuisine in the metropolitan ambiance café, the finest independent, international, and classic films, and three floors of local, national, and international works of art all in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
The museum offers a Dinner and a Movie package that includes one film admission ticket for the Museum’s Noble Theater and a prix fixe meal selection from the Museum Cafe. The Museum Cafe has designed a two–course menu to facilitate a great dinner with a minimal wait. The Dinner and a Movie package can be purchased through the Museum Cafe. Reservations are required. To make your meal and movie selections, call the museum at (405) 235-6262.
28th & North Walker to 30th & North Dewey, Oklahoma City
Home to a vibrant group of artists, The Paseo Arts District is one of the most creative art venues in the state. The Paseo has over a dozen galleries, all within walking distance, and interwoven with the galleries are restaurants, clothing boutiques, and gift shops.
The best time for couples to experience the Paseo is during the First Friday Gallery Walk. Every month on the first Friday in the evening, you’ll enjoy art openings, wine tasting, live music, drum circles, dancing, and more art.
Every year during Memorial Weekend, the Paseo hosts the Paseo Arts Festival. The Paseo Arts Festival is a showcase for the original works of visual artists selected by a national jury, along with performance art and live music. Think First Friday, but much bigger.
Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 NE 52nd Street, Oklahoma City
“What makes Science Museum Oklahoma a good date night destination is the fact that it’s an active environment. You don’t have a movie distracting you from the company you’re with, but you’re not just sitting across the table waiting forClayton P. Moore
conversationto come up. You’ve got an environment where you and the person you’re with can play and engage these apparatus, which of course is going to lead to conversation or just at least eliminating the uncomfortableness of not doing anything together. Instead of just sitting down and watching something, the two of you can actually experience something together and that’s got to make the evening that much more meaningful.”
The Bed & Breakfast and Boutique Hotel Date
1235 NW 38th Street, Oklahoma City
The Bradford House is a boutique hotel “that delights in the extraordinary.”
6210 North Western Avenue, Oklahoma City
With an intimate, cozy atmosphere, we strive to make The Ellison a perfect date night. Whether you’re indulging in dinner and drinks at Milo or visiting the nearby shops at Classen Curve, staying at The Ellison ensures you have fun, memorable experiences with your significant other,” said Michael O’Hara, director of food and beverage and Certified Sommelier.
The Grandison Inn at Maney Park
1200 North Shartel, Oklahoma City
Built in 1904, The Grandison Inn at Maney Park is a fine example of Victorian architecture in Oklahoma. Renovation of the three-story inn restored the elegant Victorian features of this unique home while adding luxurious amenities such as whirlpool tubs and private baths. If you enjoy historic homes, you’ll fall in love with the mahogany woodwork, maple hardwood floors, cozy alcoves, original stained glass and other charming details.
3800 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City
Experience the great outdoors from atop a horse with Rusty Gables’ guided horseback rides. Explore 30 acres of trails teeming with birds and wildlife while crossing through shaded paths and shallow creeks. After reconnecting with nature, indulge in the on-site spa services. In addition to full-body massages, the therapists at Rusty Gables also offer wraps, sea salt scrubs, facials, and reflexology. During your stay at the lodge, don’t miss the Great Room Art Gallery designed for up and coming western artists to have a place to showcase and sell their original works.
21c Museum Hotel
900 West Main Street, Oklahoma City
Occupying the historic Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant, 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City is a 135-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, and home to Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge. Start off your date by browsing the free contemporary art in the lobby, which is open 24/7. Then head to Mary Eddy’s for food and drinks. If you want to make it a night, check into one of their luxurious hotel rooms.
The Brewery, Cocktail and Winery Date
Flashback Retro Pub for retro arcade games and 80s themed cocktails.
McNellie’s Public House for an Irish Pub with over 300 beers.
O Bar for creative signature cocktails, an extensive wine list, and penthouse status in an upscale rooftop terrace bar with a great view of the city.
Prairie Artisan Ales Taproom for beer that can range from big bold barrel aged stouts to super crisp and funky farmhouse ales.
Put A Cork In It (115 East California, Oklahoma City) At Put A Cork In It Winery produces handcrafted wines from the finest varietal grapes and provide their customers friendly, courteous service for a fun and relaxed wine tasting experience.
“Whether you enjoy a chilled glass of chardonnay, a smooth merlot, or a deliciously fruity sweet wine, we have a wine for you,” said owner, Andrea Griggs. “We offer free wine tastings to persons over 21 years of age. Visit our wine tasting bar and spend some quality time with friends and family, because every hour is a happy hour at Put A Cork In It Winery on the Bricktown Canal in the Heart of Bricktown in Oklahoma City.”
Twisted Spike for beer where quality is achieved by giving first-rate ingredients to first-rate people in a space where they are free to pursue their passion.
Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar for barley and wine in a small, casual space.
Vanessa House Beer Company for a casual craft beer brewery that doesn’t focus on any one style of beer. Watch the video on Vanessa House Beer.
Waters Edge Winery for their own handcrafted wines using grapes gathered from around the world.
The Foodie Date
1492 New World Latin Cuisine for Latin and Tex-Mex inspried dishes in modern setting.
Aurora for breakfast, brunch, and lunch.
Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes for fine, fresh, made-with-love Mexican food.
Bistro 46 for “some of the best soulfood in town including a soul food buffet every Sunday.”
Bricktown Brewery for great food, great beer, and a great experience in their original location.
Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse for a refined, unaffected approach to the urban chophouse.
Caeli’s Sweets Eats & Bar cool drinks, fresh food, and fresh out the oven sweets such as slices of cake so big, you can’t eat alone.
Cafe 7 (14101 N. May Ave) With most meals priced around $7, Cafe 7 is a fast-causal restaurant that won’t break the bank.
Café Cuvée for a casual, romantic and fun bistro that serves hearty portions of authentic French comfort food in a warm and inviting setting inside the Ambassador Hotel. Watch the video on Café Cuvée.
Cafe do Brasil for Brasilian cuisine that combines flavor, uniqueness, and comfort. Great bunch program too!
Capitals Ice Cream for a sweet way to end your date in a dreamy atmosphere. Watch a video about Capitals Ice Cream.
Carican Flavors (2701 N. Martin Luther King Avenue) For Caribbean American food, Carican Flavors will make you feel better with great food made with love. Watch video about Carican Flavors.
Castle Falls (820 North MacArthur Blvd) a historic castle nestled on five acres near the heart of Oklahoma City, is the perfect backdrop for romance. On any Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening, make a reservation for Garden dining, semi-private dining, or simply reserve a table in The Cellar. Castle Falls’ European-influenced cuisine includes the castle’s signature Filet or Chicken Stroganoff and the house specialty dessert, a rich freshly baked bread pudding.
Chalk for luxury and comfort to watch sports together. Watch a video about Chalk.
Cheever’s Cafe for New American Restaurant.
Chick N Beer for unique and bold flavored wings with an emphasis on all things local.
Culture Coffee for culture, community and coffee.
Deep Deuce Grill for an American Bar and Grill.
Delmar Gardens Food Truck Park for rotating food trucks.
The Drum Room for fine fowl and fixin’s.
Elemental Coffee Roasters for coffee in its purest form.
Empire Slice House for massive pizza. Seriously, they only have one size of pizza and it can feed everyone on a double date.
Florence’s Restaurant for good country food for the soul. Excellent brunch program!
Freezing Cow (6401 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City) Getting dessert is a show at Freezing Cow. In addition to being rolled ice cream, Freezing Cow has non-dairy and keto options. Watch video about Freezing Cow.
Ganache Patisserie for a European style café and bakery where you can take apart the balance of flavors in your mouth. Watch a video about Ganache Patisserie.
Gogi Go for Koren bowls in a fast-casual, modern environment. Watch a video on GoGi Go here.
GoGo Sushi for sushi in casual, chic atmosphere.
Guyutes for elevated street food made with local ingredients.
Hank’s Coffee & Wine for coffee in a welcoming atmosphere with vintage charm with modern amenities.
HunnyBunny Biscuit Co for fresh sweet and savory biscuits as well as coffee and mimosas. Watch a video on HunnyBunny here.
The Hutch on Avondale for an emphasize on modern cooking techniques with room for experimentation.
Iguana Mexican Grill, in short, is a spot where you can come and enjoy yourself every day of the week. Their menu is designed around their extensive knowledge of tequila pairing, yet stands alone unto itself. Watch Video on Iguana.
Joey’s Pizzeria for pizza, pasta, and toasted subs.
The Jones Assembly for refined regional cuisine. Keep in mind that the dining room is closed on show days so check concert schedule for dates or simply make a dinner reservation.
Kaiser’s Diner for classic American diner food where the desserts are the star in an old-fashioned building.
Leaf & Bean for good coffees, good peoples, and good vibes.
The Lobby Cafe & Bar for noirishly cool atmosphere featuring restored art deco bar and original 1946 mural of Will Rogers. Full bar with original artisan cocktails and over 20 wines by the glass.
The Loaded Bowl for vegetarian and vegan bowls in an industrial-chic fast-casual eatery.
Ludivine for a daily changing menu with a farm-to-table, open kitchen approach. They are ideal for nice dates and showing out-of-towners Oklahoma isn’t all fried food and gravy. Watch a video about Ludivine.
Magasin Table for a casual, lofty stylish counter-served Vietnamese food with a modern twist. Watch the video on Magasin Table.
Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge for an eclectic take on New American cuisine, in an art-filled, communal setting.
Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse for a classic steakhouse with a contemporary American flair in both menu and design.
The Mule for hot melts and cold beer.
Musashi’s for a Japanese steakhouse that will perform tricks while preparing your food. Musashi’s has an open atmosphere along with some of the finest cuisine and entertainment in a restaurant.
Nashbird for hot damn chicken in a fast-casual setting.
Oak & Ore for upscale bar food and beer served the way the brewers intended.
OSO on Paseo for different tacos and cocktails than you’re going to find anywhere else in Oklahoma City. Watch the video on OSO on Paseo.
Packard’s New American Kitchen for inventive, artisanal spins on classic American fare. Packard’s offers a brunch on Saturday and Sunday featuring a Bloody Mary bar, brunch cocktails and mimosa carafes with an eclectic food menu.
Paseo Grill for casual fine dining, featuring Classic American Cuisine with an International flair and a top-rated selection of wines in a romantic atmosphere.
Pearl’s Crabtown for seafood and Cajun-inspired dishes. They are famous for their crab boils that are poured right onto your butcher paper-covered table.
Pie Junkie for pie of course!
Picasso Cafe for an French-American restaurant that caters to all tastes and lifestyles with locally sourced meats as well as vegetarian and vegan offerings.
Pizzeria Gusto for Neapolitan pizza.
The Power House for cocktails and speciality comfort bar food. They are famous for their Chile Pork Verde and brunch.
The Press for southwestern comfort food.
The Pump for funky bar in a former gas station with eclectic bar bites, small plates, and creative cocktails.
Red PrimeSteak for a modern fine-dining restaurant situated beyond the traditional steakhouse experience. With its selection of fine meats and wines, Red is best suited for a special occasion night.
Revolucion for a taco and tequila focused, high-energy, late-night eats and drinks destination.
R&J Lounge and Supper Club for food crafted using menus from the 1950s and 1960s in a swanky decor environment that’s an ode to classic cool.
Roxy’s Ice Cream Social for ice cream at their Plaza District location.
Saturn Grill for a chef-driven, fast-casual restaurant with an eclectic variety of freshly prepared, made-from-scratch dishes in a fun and unique atmosphere.
Sauced on Paseo for quirky charms of its neighborhood with an assortment of New York style pizzas, sandwiches, and appetizers. Sauced has a spacious patio perfect for leisurely meals, people watching, or enjoying live music.
Scratch Kitchen for a plethora of custom cocktails and made from scratch food.
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine for everything from a casual pizza and wine to a night of elegant dining. The wood-fired brick oven is the centerpiece of Stella. You can sit at the bar and watch the flames while enjoying a drink in each other’s company.
Sunnyside Diner delicious breakfast food, great coffee, and a thick slice of home-cooked happiness.
Sushi Neko for delicious Japanese cuisine.
Tamashii Ramen House for ramen packed with flavor.
The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen for wood-fired pizza and a rooftop patio.
Vintage Coffee for coffee, especially cold coffee drinks.
Waffle Champion for the champion of waffles! No pancakes here.
Yuzo Sushi Tapas for sushi that combines the meticulous technique of deep Japanese tradition with the poolside frivolity of tropical Latin whim.
The Entertainment Date
The Dinner Detective
The Skirvin Hilton Hotel
1 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City
Solve a hilarious crime while you and your date have dinner on a Saturday night at The Skirvin Hilton Hotel. Just beware! There’s a murderer hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you both may find yourselves as a Prime Suspect before you know it!
Join The Dinner Detective at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel for an event that is different from a traditional murder mystery dinner show as their actors are not dressed in costume and are hidden in the audience. It’s a fun and unique date night experience.
1727 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
Founded in 1963, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is the state’s only professional year-round musical theatre company. For almost 50 years, Lyric has produced classic and contemporary musicals featuring both nationally known Broadway stars and local favorites.
“Each Lyric season is planned so that there is something for everyone, making a night at the theatre the perfect date,” said Michaela Webb, Lyric’s public relations manager. “Whether you plan to enjoy a night with your sweetheart, friends or your family, you will create lasting memories at Lyric.”
Lyric fully renovated the historic Plaza Theatre on NW 16th Street in 2010, bringing life back to this beloved neighborhood landmark. The Plaza Theatre is now home to productions of rarely-performed musicals, plays, and new works.
Michael Murphy’s Dueling Pianos show consists of 3 to 4 piano players who take the stage in rotations while performing a rip-roaring, request-driven show, that includes a free dose of side-splitting roasts of other guests and friends. Their drink menu and wine selection will fit those that enjoy a beer or a fruity liquor. You’re certain to have some laughs and a great time.
The Oklahoma City Ballet
Civic Center Music Hall
201 North Walker, Oklahoma City
“A night with the Oklahoma City Ballet would make a unique and memorable date night,” said Artistic Director, Robert Mills. “Ballet involves many of the senses, sight, sound and paired with a before or after dinner at one of OKC’s many downtown dining options…even taste! An evening out on the town, dressed to impress, taking in art and culture at the Civic Center Music Hall is sure to score points with the significant other.”
1755 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
OKC Improv is an ideal date night destination. Enjoy the best improvisational comedy and theater in the state. OKC Improv has a cash bar serving beer, wine, soda, and water. You also get first-rate entertainment on stage all for an affordable price. With their new home in the Plaza District, you can dine out at one of the many restaurants in the area.
What better way to bring two people together than through the unifying power of laughter? OKC Improv will give you a night of great shared experiences that you’ll remember for weeks to come.
Buy tickets online for you and your date before the show as they do tend to sell out of seats.
425 NW 23rd Street, Oklahoma City
To put describe the Tower Theatre plainly, they are an event space, concert venue, and movie theatre all-in-one. Browse their jammed packed schedule for something you both are interested in doing together. Besides the impressive programming, there are several bars and restaurants within walking distance making for a complete date night.
The Learn Something New Date
Blue Sage Glass Blowing Studio
1218 North Western Avenue, Oklahoma City
Blue Sage Glass Blowing Studio. People wanting to see the glass blowers at work should call (405) 831-2874 to find out when they are in the studio.
Paint N’ Cheers
1614 North Gatewood Avenue, Oklahoma City
Artistic or not, have fun painting together at Paint N’ Cheers in the Plaza District. An instructor will guide you through step by step recreating the featured nights painting. It’s an easy, fun, and totally stress-free date.
It’s recommended you eat either before or after the class as no food is allowed, although honestly, you can’t eat and enjoy painting at the same time. However, they do sell beer, wine, and snacks because after all, they’re called Paint AND Cheers.
Oklahoma Contemporary’s new Studio School offers an expanded suite of classes for adults and teens, online and in outdoor and socially distanced in-person settings. In addition to courses in visual arts, digital media, performance and literature, Oklahoma Contemporary’s flagship programs in ceramics and fiber arts expands their impact with cutting-edge facilities in The Studios building. Located in an historic renovated warehouse space adjacent to the 54,000 sq foot main building, The Studios house studios for Oklahoma Contemporary’s flagship ceramics and fiber programs, as well as spaces for metal and wood sculpture.
The Nightlife Date
The Boom for dinner, drinks, dancing, and drama. Catch one of their one classy, sassy, and fantastic drag shows or one of their many other great shows—some limited and others regular—so hit them up online for the latest show information or just go in for a fabulous dinner.
Club One15 is an upscale nightclub, bar, and restaurant all-in-one venue. The full-service kitchen and wait staff will serve dinner until 1 a.m. for the late night dinner crowd. Buy a meal and get into the club for free.
Dollhouse (311 E. Sheridan) One of the city’s finer nightlife venues, the Dollhouse features live burlesque performances with a modern twist. Live bands and DJs play between shows if you feel like hitting the dance floor yourself.
The Habana Inn for a collective of LGBT friendly clubs in a resort setting.
Groovy’s (5705 Mosteller Drive) Visit Groovy’s if you’re looking for some more serious dancing for your date and not the typically bump-n-grind action in other clubs. It’s 21 to Enter and Drink at Groovy’s and they play the fun songs from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
JJ’s Alley is the perfect place for a date because there are several very cozy seating areas where you can relax and listen to great acoustic music. Downstairs there are comfortable couches near the stage where a musician plays each night. Upstairs there are several areas with padded benches lined with plush pillows, including one spot that’s come to be known as “make-out corner.”
Phoenix Rising for a neighborhood bar with a patio and drag shows every Saturday night.
The Pretty Please Social Room describes themselves as a place where everyone comes to be pretty, including their drinks.
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