Mom’s Guide to Date Nights in St. Louis

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a table for two set by a window overlooking a city for a special date night out

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!

 

9 Mile Garden

9375 Gravois Rd, Affton, MO 63123

(314) 390-2806

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?

 

Thaxton Speakeasy

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.

 

The Thaxton Speakeasy in St. Louis, Missouri

 

Kakoa Chocolate & Wine Pairing Class

7272 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO 63143

(314) 645-4446

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.

 

Perennial on Lockwood

216 W Lockwood Ave Unit B, Webster Groves, MO 63119

(314) 682-3823

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.

 

Pub Pass StL

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.

 

Chef’s Tasting – Acero

7266 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO 63143

(314) 644-1790

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.

 

a group of couples enjoying a date night at Kitchen Conservatory in St. Louis

 

Cooking Class at Kitchen Conservatory

8021 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117

314-862-2665

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!

 

 

 

Four Seasons Spa After Dark

999 N 2nd St, St. Louis, MO 63102

(314) 881-5800

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.

 

Float STL

Maryland Heights and Midtown locations

(314) 833-3444

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.

 

Zero Gravity Couples Massage

232 Vance Rd Ste 104-C, Valley Park, MO 63088

(702) 621-5829

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.

 

 

Movie Concert at Powell Hall

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. 

 

movie concert at Powell Hall in St. Louis

 

Jazz at the Bistro 

3536 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103

314-571-6000

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. 

 

jazz at the bistro in St. Louis

 

First Fridays at Grand Center

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.

 

3rd Fridays at Third Degree Glass Factory

5200 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

(314) 367-4527

Every third Friday of the month, enjoy Third Degree Glass Factory’s open house with glass blowing demonstrations, performance art, music, and craft cocktails.

 

Pinot’s Palette

Multiple locations – Chesterfield and Webster Groves

(636) 778-2111

The artist will lead you through step-by-step instructions to create your very own rendition of the featured painting.

 

The Painted Pot

3772 Monticello Plaza, St Charles, MO 63304

(636) 300-4515

Pick out a piece of pottery to paint for each other. Or schedule a pottery throwing lesson and get messy together.

 

Perennial Crafts – Craft Club

3762 S Broadway St, St. Louis, MO 63118

(314) 832-2288

Attend a happy hour craft club at Perennial Crafts, where the staff will guide you through how to make themed crafts from reclaimed materials.

 

Studio at Bowood

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.

 

Chamber Project St. Louis

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!

 

 

Local bands at the Ritz

100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105

(314) 863-6300

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.

 

Latin nights at Club Viva

408 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

(314) 361-0322

Open every Thursday and Saturday with introductory salsa and bachata lessons starting at 8:15 p.m.

 

Club Viva in St. Louis, MO

 

West County Swing Club

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.

 

Casa Loma Ballroom

3354 Iowa Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

(314) 282-2258

Learn to dance everything from waltz to foxtrot to tango at Casa Loma Ballroom on select Fridays and Saturdays.

 

BB Jazz and Blues

700 S Broadway St, St. Louis, MO 63102

(314) 436-5222

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.

 

 

Upper Limits rock climbing

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.

 

Top Golf

16851 N Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005

(636) 898-8044

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.

 

adults in a bay at Top Golf St. Louis enjoying a date night out

 

Top Notch Axe Throwing

Multiple locations – Downtown, Ballwin, and St. Charles

(314) 885-1242

Nothing says date night like throwing sharp objects. Top Notch offers three area locations. Please note it’s BYOB and food.

 

Westport Social

910 W Port Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146

(314) 548-2876

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.

 

 

Big Muddy Adventures Rivertime Supper Club

(314) 896-4BMA

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!

 

Boathouse Forest Park

6101 Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 366-1555

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.

 

The Boathouse in Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, a perfect spot for date nights

 

Laumeier Sculpture Park

12580 Rott Rd, Sappington, MO 63127

(314) 615-5278

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.

 

Gateway Arch National Park

11 N 4th St #1810, St. Louis, MO 63102

(314) 655-1600

Enjoy a picnic on the recently renovated Gateway Arch grounds with beautiful views of the Arch, downtown, and the Mighty Mississippi.

 

Broemmelsiek Park Astronomy Site

1593 Schwede Rd, Defiance, MO 63341

(636) 949-7535

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.

 

Whitaker music festival at Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis- a great spot for date nights

 

Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 577-5100

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.

 

Missouri History Museum concert series

5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

(314) 746-4599

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy Twilight Thursdays at the Missouri History Museum. It starts in May.

 

 

 

 

Taylored Tents

314-626-449

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.

 

Taylored Tents in St. Louis

 

Take a Chef

(884) 905-1243

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.

 

 

Lemp Mansion

3322 Demenil Pl, St. Louis, MO 63118

(314) 664-8024

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.

 

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