Whether you are headed out on a first date or looking to try something new with your significant other, picking a spot for the perfect date night can be tricky. Regardless if you are celebrating or just looking to spend some uninterrupted quality time together, Austin, Texas, has a wide variety of places for any budget!

Tastings and Tours

Southeast Austin is home to a wide variety of breweries and distilleries that give free tours and offer tastings over the weekend. Fitzhugh Road has become the ideal location for these businesses to set up shop. Whether you are looking to indulge in cocktails or try the latest microbrews, there is something for everyone. After taste testing everything, Fitzhugh Road has some great restaurants to try too!


Can you even plan a date night without going bowling? Dart Bowl lets you embrace your inner competitive side while wearing silly bowling shoes. With 32 recently remodeled lanes and a new sound system to play all your favorite songs, Dart Bowl is the perfect place for a laid back, low-key date night.

Restaurant Scene

Austin is home to a wide variety of restaurants. From pizza to burgers to tacos to a luxurious steak dinner, there is something for every pallet and budget.


This tapas-style restaurant is perfect for a double date! Weather permitting, sang a spot on their beautiful, expansive patio and enjoy a date night under the stars. Contigo is also dog-friendly if you’d like to bring your four-legged best friend along!

Salty Sow

Known for their wide variety of appetizers, Salty Sow is the perfect first date location. Their salty, duck fat fries pair perfectly with their signature cocktails, and their casual atmosphere is the perfect place to introduce yourselves to each other!


If you’re looking to celebrate a major milestone in your relationship or celebrate a big anniversary, Jeffery’s is the perfect location. The elegant restaurant offers diners a classic American menu and backs it up with top-notch service!

First Thursdays

First Thursdays on South Congress are the perfect date location for anyone looking to get out and experience what makes Austin the perfect city to go on a date. From Barton Springs Road to Elizabeth Street, the block is blocked off and taken over by live music, craft vendors, and food. Whether you’re there to people watch or grab a drink and sit on the courtyard of the San Jose, you’ll have an enjoyable evening!