Date Night In Aurora

Discover classic ideas or something totally unique


Lovers of good food crave a little adventure while dining. Pick a string of restaurants to try On Havana Street, Aurora’s paradise for ethnic eateries. There’s DAE GEE, serving traditional style Korean BBQ, or Snowl, taiyaki ice cream complete with fish-cones that are just as beautiful as they are tasty. Or make your way to Stanley Marketplace, Aurora’s indoor dining and entertainment venue with more than a dozen restaurants to try. From sushi to empanadas, you really can’t go wrong.


This isn’t your average, old-school bowling alley. Punch Bowl Social in Stapleton is filled with unique arcade-style games and trendy drink specials all wrapped up in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Book a lane for bowling, throw darts, play retro arcade games, or just hang out on their patio during the warmer months. It’s the perfect place for a casual, yet fun date. Consider booking a table or bowling lane here.


When in Colorado, don’t miss out on the variety of craft beer. Make your way to Dry Dock Brewing Company, Aurora’s first brewery, to try a flight of in-house brewed beer. Or try Pilothouse Brewing Company to enjoy 32 different taps yielding beers from amateur brewers and in-house creations. If you’re looking for a classic brewery experience, check out Peak to Peak Tap & Brew or Launch Pad Brewery to discover a list of beers that are truly their own.


Experience Aurora through a wild west-style adventure. Book a horseback ride through Cherry Creek State Park with the help of experienced guides at 12 Mile Stables. They’ll get you saddled up for a one-hour prairie ride or stream-side ride, as you take in the beautiful colors of Colorado. Take it up a notch with the sunset and dinner ride, they’ll serve you a classic cowboy dinner as you ride towards the setting sun. Learn more about booking here.


It’s a proven fact that dinner and a movie is go-to date night option. Head over to Southlands Lifestyle Center for your reservations at The Wine Experience Café and World Cellar. This contemporary-style restaurant offers full wine tastings, unique menu, and fancy dessert options. If your date is more casual, reserve your space at The Poke Story, a trendy Japanese-style cafe serving healthy and creative dishes. After dinner, walk to the Southlands AMC to discover a movie of your choosing. You can even dine-in at the AMC!


There’s a lot to be said about cider. Open Thursday-Sunday, Haykin Family Cider is the ideal place to grab a Colorado-style beverage before heading out. Their two-ingredient ciders are made with locally sourced apples and can be enjoyed right inside their intimate taproom. Afterward, make your way over to Stanley Marketplace for dinner, or book a paint & sip class with Painting With A Twist if you’re looking for something a little more crafty.


About the Author
Visit Aurora