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16 Summer Date Night Ideas

Photo: Amanda Hill

Photo: Amanda Hill

Summer love is in the air and we’ve compiled a list of date night ideas to help you have fun with your significant other.

Patio at Maximo's on Broad

Patio at Maximo’s on Broad, Photo: Amanda Hill

How about some outdoor dining?

What better way to enjoy this warm weather with the one you love than by eating out on a patio. There are tons of local restaurants which offer patio seating. You might even get lucky and hear some live music.


Photo: Rollin Sweets

Got a sweet tooth?

Treat your boo to all of the sugary snacks sold at Sweet Noshings in Overton Square. If that doesn’t satisfy your craving, give the 901 Scoop, Rollin Sweets, or Scoops Parlor a go.


Photo: The Cove

Karaoke, anyone?

There are plenty of places in town to sing your heart out. Grab a mic, grab your bae and rock the crowd.

memphis sunset

Photo: Breezy Lucia


Take a sunset stroll by the river

This may seem a bit old-fashioned, but a 15-30 minute walk allows time for you and your sweetheart to hang out and chat. Make sure to check out the views from Big River Crossing or The Lookout at Bass Pro Pyramid.


wine glasses

A toast from me and mine to you and bae.

The Memphis Botanic Garden is hosting monthly wine tastings through October. The wine tastings takes place on the last Tuesday of each month from 6-8 PM.

Photo: L’Ecole Culinaire- Memphis

What’s cookin’ good lookin’?

L’Ecole Culinaire of Memphis offers cooking classes to the public all year long. Visit their website to find out when the next class is happening. Church Health also offers interactive cooking classes every month.


Photo: Blue Suede Ballroom

Get your boogie on

Blue Suede Ballroom Dance Studio and Subroy Dance Studio are a couple of local places that offer dance classes to the public. Jazz, contemporary, hip hop and ballroom dancing are just some of the dance styles that you can learn with your honey.


Photo: Craig Thompson

Root for the home team

The Memphis Redbirds host homes games with several promotional nights and fireworks every Saturday night. You can find the team schedule on their website.

Photo: Chuckles Comedy House

Get your laugh on

Take your baby to the Chuckles Comedy House for a little comedic relief. Nationally known comics hit the stage every Friday-Sunday. Check out their website for tickets.

Orpheum Memphis

Photo: Bailey Clark

How about a little drama?

Memphis is home to numerous theatres like the Orpheum, Hattiloo Theatre, and Playhouse on the Square. Treat your honey to an upcoming show.

Photo: Vantage Point Golf

Can’t go wrong with mini golf

Challenge your boo to 18 holes at Vantage Point Golf or Golf and Games Family Park.

Rec Room Memphis barcade

Photo: Rec Room by Amanda Hill

All fun and games

For a more laid back date, check out the Rec Room. What could be more fun than playing arcade games and trying their specialty crafted cocktails with your sweetie? Who will be better at Mario-Kart? Make a bet and the loser buys the next round!

How about movies under the stars?

Nothing better than snuggling up close with popcorn and a movie. Instead of going to a traditional movie theater, give the Malco Summer Drive-In a try. Call the theatre for current showtimes.

paint classes in memphis

Photo: Pinot’s Palette

Show off your artistic side

Everyone has an inner Picasso waiting to be unleashed.  Several places in Memphis offer paint & sip classes. Yeah, you heard me! Painting AND sipping! Bring your own cocktails and they will provide everything else you need to create your own masterpiece.

Photo: Soul Speak

Listen to some spoken word

Several places around Memphis offer live spoken word and poetry. Wow your babe by reciting some words of your own or just enjoy the show at one of these spots.

Photo: Amanda Hill

Eat (and drink) around town

Memphis is well known for its abundant food and drink options. Check out this list to get started, then try a new coffee spot, find frozen treats, get your donut fix, try a new brew, or find a new happy hour.

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