We know as moms that date nights can often be few and far between, but we still think they’re important! So we’ve compiled a list of unique date night ideas in St. Louis to enjoy the next time you hit the town!
9375 Gravois Rd, Affton, MO 63123
One of the hardest tasks of planning a date night is picking a restaurant, right? 9 Mile Garden’s rotation of food trucks makes it easy. Dinner, drinks, and entertainment … what else could you need?
1009 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63101
Channel the 1920s by heading to the Thaxton Speakeasy, an underground lounge with an extensive menu of cocktails, wine, and spirits.
7272 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO 63143
Periodically, Kakoa (one of my favorite chocolatiers in St. Louis) hosts a wine and chocolate tasting, partnering with local sommeliers and winemakers to pair their amazing confections with top-notch vino.
216 W Lockwood Ave Unit B, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Take a romantic walk around downtown Webster before stopping at Perennial on Lockwood for the excellent local brews Perennial Artisan Ales is known for, along with a fresh, locally-sourced dinner menu. **Seating at this location is family-style, so not ideal for an intimate date night.
If you or your date are craft beer aficionados, Pub Pass makes for several great date nights. Each booklet contains passes for a variety of local pubs. Simply show the bartender your pass in exchange for your drink.
7266 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO 63143
If you’re an adventurous foodie, there’s nothing more fun than doing the chef’s tasting menu at a fine dining restaurant. One of our absolute favorites is the 7-course tasting menu at Acero. Add the wine pairings to make the most of the experience.
8021 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117
Grab your partner for a fun night out where you can visit all the corners of the world and learn to cook their culinary specialties! From Paris to Tuscany to the US coasts, you can try your hand at whatever you can imagine!
999 N 2nd St, St. Louis, MO 63102
Okay, this one is a splurge, maybe for a birthday or milestone anniversary. You and your special date have after-hours access to the whirlpool/sauna, a couples massage, and a private dinner in the relaxation room overlooking the Mississippi.
Maryland Heights and Midtown locations
Up for something a little different? Try Float StL. The zero-gravity, sensory deprivation, saltwater float is a wonderful way to let go of stress as a start or end to your date night.
232 Vance Rd Ste 104-C, Valley Park, MO 63088
I think a couple’s massage sounds like the perfect date night. My spouse would prefer not to have a stranger touching him. Enter Zero-Gravity Massage. You get a human-free massage in a private suite via two of their special Vegas massage chairs. Because there’s no massage oil mess, you can do this to start off the night in a state of relaxation.
Enjoy a favorite film on the big screen at beautiful Powell Hall while the St. Louis Symphony plays the original soundtrack to the film. Dates and films vary.
3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103
The Jazz at the Bistro is a concert series held in the Ferring Jazz Bistro. This intimate, comfortable listening room that is part of the new Harold and Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz, located in the heart of Grand Center. While enjoying legendary jazz artists or fresh new talent, having dinner is a great option! Dates and performers vary.
3526 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103
On the first Friday of every month, museums and galleries in Grand Center Arts District are free and open until 9 pm, often with notable additions to their usual offerings. One favorite, in particular, is the Contemporary Art Museum, where you can grab a drink and enjoy the DJ while partaking in their special focus for First Fridays.
5200 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Every third Friday of the month, enjoy Third Degree Glass Factory’s open house with glass blowing demonstrations, performance art, music, and craft cocktails.
Multiple locations – Chesterfield and Webster Groves
The artist will lead you through step-by-step instructions to create your very own rendition of the featured painting.
3772 Monticello Plaza, St Charles, MO 63304
Pick out a piece of pottery to paint for each other. Or schedule a pottery throwing lesson and get messy together.
3762 S Broadway St, St. Louis, MO 63118
Attend a happy hour craft club at Perennial Crafts, where the staff will guide you through how to make themed crafts from reclaimed materials.
4605 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 454 – 6868
Sign up for a class at the Studio at Bowood where topics range from creating your own terrarium to painting. Bowood by Niche is nearby, making it a perfect second stop.
Classical music in approachable venues like breweries! Most ticket prices average $20 and include drinks. Stay tuned to the website for an updated concert calendar!
100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105
Stop by the Ritz in Clayton on Saturday nights (Friday and Saturday nights starting in June) from 9:00-12:00 for music and dancing provided by a rotating selection of local bands.
408 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
Open every Thursday and Saturday with introductory salsa and bachata lessons starting at 8:15 p.m.
Moolah Shrine Center, 12545 Fee Fee Rd. St Louis, MO 63146
Kirkwood Community Center, 111 South Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO 63122
If you learned to swing dance in the early 2000s or missed the fad entirely, join the West County Swing Club on Tuesdays for lessons and open dancing, as well as a monthly dance on a Saturday.
3354 Iowa Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118
Learn to dance everything from waltz to foxtrot to tango at Casa Loma Ballroom on select Fridays and Saturdays.
700 S Broadway St, St. Louis, MO 63102
Enjoy live jazz and blues music with cabaret-style seating and a Southern comfort food menu. *Note that the establishment can get VERY busy during baseball season.
Multiple locations – Downtown, Maryland Heights, and Chesterfield
If a little competition is more your speed, try rock climbing at one of Upper Limits’ three area locations. After a short orientation to the gym, you can use one of the auto-belay systems to climb or to learn more about rock climbing, sign up for a 101 course.
16851 N Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005
For the golfer (or even non-golfer) in your life, try Top Golf. While you can walk in, consider making a reservation so you don’t have to wait during peak hours. Enjoy great food and drink while you golf from your climate-controlled bay.
Multiple locations – Downtown, Ballwin, and St. Charles
Nothing says date night like throwing sharp objects. Top Notch offers three area locations. Please note it’s BYOB and food.
910 W Port Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146
For an active date night that won’t break a sweat, head to Westport Social. You can play pub games (or karaoke) in a high-energy atmosphere with a full bar and small plates.
This trip runs on select Saturdays and Thursdays from March through November. Enjoy a few hours of paddling on the river, and then you’ll be treated to a gourmet campfire supper along the shore during the magic hour with plenty of time for relaxing and exploring, too, and then you’ll head back to your pickup spot and be home in time to put the kids to bed!
6101 Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110
The Boathouse in Forest Park is a laid-back locale for food and drinks with a side of gorgeous waterside views. Rent a paddleboat to enjoy a whole new view of Forest Park.
12580 Rott Rd, Sappington, MO 63127
Laumeier sculpture park is a great free date, especially on a summer evening since the park closes 30 minutes after sunset. Enjoy a gentle hike while enjoying the massive sculptures.
11 N 4th St #1810, St. Louis, MO 63102
Enjoy a picnic on the recently renovated Gateway Arch grounds with beautiful views of the Arch, downtown, and the Mighty Mississippi.
1593 Schwede Rd, Defiance, MO 63341
Broemmelsiek Park offers the perfect remote, low-light pollution setting for stargazing. The park is open around the clock and is equipped with 10 viewing stations.
4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
The Botanical Garden is beautiful any time, but be sure to check it out on Wednesday nights in June through August for the Whitaker Music Festival. Enjoy live music under the stars with your own picnic or food and drink purchased on site.
5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy Twilight Thursdays at the Missouri History Museum. It starts in May.
Glamp in style without leaving home. Taylored Tents provides a curated tent experience with fun add-ons like an in-tent projector, smores kits, and outdoor games.
For an extra special date night, hire a private chef to prep, cook, and clean up for you. Take a Chef’s questionnaire takes into account food type, your kitchen’s amenities, and any dietary restrictions.
3322 Demenil Pl, St. Louis, MO 63118
For a date night that’s a little bit out of the box, the Lemp Mansion offers a restaurant and overnight accommodations, as well as mystery dinners and ghost tours.