Meeting someone your friend is trying to set you up with or someone you’ve only spoken to online can be stressful, especially when trying to figure out the best place to take them so you don’t look bad but you can also have a little fun. The DFW area offers a variety of locations great for anyone looking to go on a first date to a bar where you can just relax and have fun.
3015 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
This bar has won many awards suggesting that if you would really like to impress your blind date, this is a great place to take them. Voted as one of the “top places to sip and sup” and one of the “best seduction spots,” this bar offers you a unique experience and one that is sure to make an impression on your new date. The bar is set up to look like one of the fanciest libraries you have probably ever been to, so it has a comfortable feel while still being very upscale. Nightly entertainment is provided by some of DFW’s best singers so if you run out of things to talk about with your date, you can just listen to the music.
Times Ten Cellars
1100 Foch St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
If you and your date are wine lovers, Times Ten Cellars is a great place to go for a first date. You can taste some of the various selections at the tasting counter and enjoy your choices in the lounge or on the patio. The setting is very intimate a great for a romantic date. The decor will make you feel like you are tasting wine somewhere in France rather than from a small winery in Texas. The wine selection is quite varied and the bar offers wine made from its very own vineyards in Alpine, Texas.
Dee Lincoln’s Restaurant and Bubble Bar
2101 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75201
Nothing says class and romance quite like champagne and steak and there is plenty of that at this bubble bar. Dee Lincoln has created a very unique eating a drinking experience with this restaurant and bar with flavors from places like Asia as well as New Orleans. This is the first restaurant to debut the flute machine which allows champagne to be offered by the ounce or by the glass. With so many new things to experience and taste, this is a wonderful place to go for a fancier blind date because it is different from many other experiences in the Dallas area.
2120 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
Blind dates can be really exciting but sometimes they can also be really awkward, especially because you might not know anything about the person. Because of this, sometimes it’s good to find a place where there is more to do than just stare at each other awkwardly while eating your food. Sambuca is a great place for that because not only does it offer a variety of delicious dishes and cocktails, but it also has live music and dancing in case things start to get a little dull. The bar offers some of the most creative cocktails in the area if you need to loosen up before or during dinner and you and your date won’t be disappointed with the menu.
8787 Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75231
www.topgolf.comIf you’re going on a blind date, you might not want to jump right into the romance and instead just want a fun activity for you and your date that is more relaxed and takes the pressure off. If this sounds more your style, TopGolf is a good option. If you’re not an avid golfer, that’s not a problem here. The competitive golf-style game is fun for everyone from the pro to the amateur. There is also a full drink menu featuring creative cocktails, including large fishbowls as well as champagne.
Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.