It can sometimes be difficult to think of fun or creative date night ideas when it is so easy to order a pizza and watch Netflix. While that certainly works every once in a while, it’s usually a good idea to try to get out of the house and try something different. Whether you like movies, arcade games, art or food, there are so many great options in the DFW area. These are the top five date night activities in DFW.
Coyote Drive-In
223 Northeast 4th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 717-7767
www.coyotedrive-in.comIf you are looking for a laid-back date that takes you back in time to the days of drive-in theaters, you should definitely head out to the Coyote Drive-In. The Coyote Drive-In was founded in 2011 by four guys who wanted to create something that allowed everyone to get away from the norm. It’s located on Panther Island, which allows for some great views of downtown Fort Worth as well. If you’re feeling hungry, you might want to head to some of the food trucks that set up nearby or head over to the concession stand that offers a variety of snacks and drinks.

Barcadia Bar & Grill
816 Matisse Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 348-8606
www.barcadiabars.comLet your inner child come out and have fun at Barcadia. There is plenty of ’80s arcade games set up, or you can play life-size Jenga on the patio. There are also skee-ball machines, or you can play a game of 5′ tall Connect Four. The walls are covered in pictures of ’50s pin-up girls. They have plenty of good bar food and good beer, so this is a great place to just go to have fun and relax. Dating doesn’t always have to be so serious!

Chocolate Secrets
3926 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 252-9801
www.mychocolatesecrets.comWhat’s better than spending a night with a significant other enjoying chocolate and wine or taking a cooking class and enjoying the fruits of your labor? You can do all of those things at Chocolate Secrets. Chocolate and wine are a classic pairing, and you can enjoy both by taking a guided wine and chocolate pairing tour. You can also learn to make your own chocolates or take a conversational French language lesson! Also, every Wednesday-Saturday they have live, local musicians playing in the evening.

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Pocket Sandwich Theatre
5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 119
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-1860
www.pocketsandwich.comLooking for something a little different than the average dinner and a movie? Try dinner and theater! You can enjoy a live, professional theater show while enjoying a delicious dinner and drink. While this isn’t necessarily the fanciest theater show you could go to, and you might end up with popcorn in your hair from it being thrown on stage, this is certainly one of the most fun theater experiences. They offer dramas, musicals, comedies and more, so there is something for everyone.

Late Nights At The Dallas Museum Of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-1200
www.dma.orgWhile heading to the museum to enjoy some art is always a great date night idea, Late Nights at the DMA offer even more events and fun opportunities. Late Nights occur the third Friday of each month, and the museum stays open until midnight. Each Late Night offers a variety of experiences from performances, film screenings, concerts or something completely different.

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Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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