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Dinner and a movie are always great date night options. But after a while, date night can end up turning into a routine more than a fun outing. If you’re looking for date ideas, whether for a first date with a partner or a night away from the kids with your spouse, check out our options below.

We’ve found the best spots near you to give you the variety you have been craving for. Think outside the box and dare to try something different for your next date night! Turn a regular night into one to remember forever.
Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater
Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater

(612) 825-3737

810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408   Directions Website

Are you ready for a night to remember? Look no further than Bryant Lake Bowl. Experience the thrill of "Crazy Bowl," where you'll be rewarded for striking out. This unique game encourages players to try wacky tactics such as bowling with their opposite hand, bowling on their knees, spinning in a circle, closing one eye before bowling, and more.

The best part? You don't need to worry about food; they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and appetizers. With extended hours, you can bowl late into the night, letting you have fun and let loose.

Can Can Wonderland

(651) 925-2261

755 Prior Ave N Ste 004
Saint Paul, MN 55104   Directions Website

Come and create unforgettable memories at Can Can Wonderland, a 35,000-square-foot space offering a variety of amusements and entertainment activities. Can Can Wonderland takes pride in being Minnesota's first arts-based public benefit corporation. Every activity you take part in helps to support the Minneapolis-St. Paul artist community that they value and hold dear.

The centerpiece of Can Can Wonderland is its fantastic mini-golf course. But that's not all! You can also find three arcade areas with various electromechanical devices, black light and neon games, vintage pinballs, and electronic video machines. So, challenge your friends, test your skills, and find your favorites. The retro-futuristic-fiesta of fun they offer is a magical experience you won't want to miss.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

(952) 934-1525

501 W 78th St
Chanhassen, MN 55317   Directions Website

Ready for a romantic evening at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres? The Sweetheart Package has everything you need to create a truly memorable experience. It includes a bottle of sparkling wine, a delicious appetizer sampler, your choice of shrimp or prime rib entrees, the famous Tower Cake for two, and a beautiful long-stemmed rose. You'll be amazed at how much you can fit into one evening.

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres takes pride in providing live theatre performances every night of the year. The team consists of talented actors, chefs, musicians, and waitstaff committed to making your night unforgettable. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or want to treat yourself and your loved ones to a remarkable night out, they offer an entertaining experience you won't forget.

Dave and Buster’s

(612) 913-5900

500 Southdale Center
Edina, MN 55435   Directions Website

Discover the ultimate destination for sports enthusiasts that caters to food lovers and arcade fans at Dave & Buster's. With state-of-the-art screens, you can enjoy all your favorite football, basketball, and hockey games while the diverse menu has something for everyone. Whether you're a big sports fan or just looking for a fun night out with friends, Dave & Buster's has everything you need for a great time.

As you enter the sports bar section, get ready to feel the excitement and explore their impressive variety of drinks, including craft beers, signature cocktails, and carefully selected wines and spirits. Sip your drink while checking out the captivating arcade and challenge your family and friends to thrilling competitions, such as adrenaline-pumping racing and immersive shooter games. Come join in on the fun-filled day and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

(800) 262-7799

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN 55372   Directions Website

Experience a fun and exciting night at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, the largest casino attraction in the Midwest. Try various games, including blackjack, slots, and bingo. If you plan to stay longer, check out the upcoming schedule to see which artists will perform in the Mystic Showroom.

Follow the lights to the only place that offers nonstop gaming action, dining, drinks, and entertainment, all as part of a complete resort experience. Whether you're planning a family getaway, a corporate convention, or a girls' weekend, Mystic Lake has something to offer everyone. You can choose what suits your interests with various options such as the casino and promotions, hotel, golf and spa, bars and dining, and shows and events.

Nicollet Island Inn
Nicollet Island Inn

(612) 331-1800

95 Merriam St
Minneapolis, MN 55401   Directions Website

Indulge in a lavish romantic experience at the Nicollet Island Inn, where the perfect blend of classic charm and elegance awaits. Enjoy the delightful ambiance of the patio as you sip on your favorite drinks, and relish the delectable international cuisine served at the inn's restaurant - renowned as the most romantic restaurant in the city.

But why limit romance to just an evening? For a weekend full of love and togetherness, book the Ultimate Romance Package at the Nicollet Island Inn and give your beloved an experience they will never forget. The package includes a cozy room decked out with flowers, a sumptuous dinner for two at the hotel's restaurant, a bottle of champagne and dessert in the room, and a delicious breakfast in bed. Make your love story a fairy tale with the Ultimate Romance Package at the Nicollet Island Inn.

The Covington Inn - Bed & Breakfast
The Covington Inn - Bed & Breakfast

(651) 292-1411

100 Harriet Island Rd B3
St Paul, MN 55107   Directions Website

Experience an unforgettable stay at the Covington Inn Bed & Breakfast, a unique and charming floating inn moored permanently on the Mississippi River. With stunning views of the St. Paul Skyline and the Capitol Building from the comfort of your room, you'll be mesmerized by the city's beauty.

As one of the few floating bed and breakfasts in America, the Covington Inn offers a one-of-a-kind riverside setting that will soothe and captivate you throughout the year. Located near downtown St. Paul's towering skyline, you'll be spoilt for choice with museums, theaters, fine dining, and shopping. Whether you're looking for a quiet getaway or a city adventure, the Covington Inn is the perfect destination. And don't worry about leaving the kids behind - children over four years old are welcome to stay the night. Make your next trip unforgettable and book your stay at the Covington Inn Bed & Breakfast today.

The Escape Game Minneapolis
The Escape Game Minneapolis

(952) 856-3374

300 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425   Directions Website

Participate in the thrill of The Escape Game Minneapolis while enjoying the stimulating and immersive escape room experience. Their top-notch escape rooms feature five unique and exciting themes to transport you to a different world. Whether you're looking to travel to outer space on the Mission: Mars adventure or attempt the ultimate escape in the most challenging game, Prison Break, they've got you covered.

The events are perfect for team bonding and creating unforgettable memories. They can start your event simultaneously, ensuring everyone is engaged and ready to take on the challenge. Their talented team of scenic artists, engineers, tech experts, carpenters, and storytellers work tirelessly in our "Adventure Factory" to bring our adventures to life. This process is truly one of a kind, guaranteeing an immersive experience you won't find anywhere else.

Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Treasure Island Resort & Casino

(800) 222-7077

5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd
Welch, MN 55089   Directions Website

It is time for a getaway with excitement and endless entertainment options. Pack your bags and head straight to Treasure Island Resort & Casino. This incredible destination has something for everyone, whether you're a fan of gambling or not.

Try your luck at table games, bingo, slots, and poker, or hit a strike at their fantastic bowling alley. And if you're a golf enthusiast, you'll love the beautiful greens. But that's not all - the Island Event Center is the perfect place to enjoy your favorite performances that will leave you lasting memories. Take advantage of the opportunity to experience all this and more at Treasure Island.

Upstairs Circus

(612) 216-2229

135 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401   Directions Website

Upstairs Circus is a unique concept combining a DIY workshop and a bar. It is a place where people can come together to craft leather, work with wood, create jewelry, and explore their artistic and design skills, all while enjoying delicious drinks and socializing with friends.

Upstairs Circus is a nod to the brain, where creativity often flourishes, particularly in the right hemisphere. So, join Upstairs Circus and unleash your inner performer by having a great time making, building, inventing, and designing. You can sip on creative cocktails and smile until your cheeks hurt. They invite you to join, create, drink, and be merry.

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