Looking for a new date idea? We have you covered. Whether you’re just getting to know each other or have been married for years, sometimes you want something different than your traditional outing. Here is Nashville Guru’s guide to 8 creative options to try for your next date.
8 Creative Nashville Date Ideas
Hand Pour a Candle
Pick a vessel, find a fragrance, place your wick, and pour the wax at Paddywax Candle Bar, located in Berry Hill and the Gulch. This hand-pouring candle experience is offered Tuesday through Sunday at the Berry Hill location and Thursday through Monday at the Gulch location. Reservations are required for both locations. There is a full bar at the Berry Hill location but the Gulch location is BYOB (a fee of $8 will be charged per 6-pack or bottle of wine—seltzers, beer, and wine only). Your candle will dry within a couple of hours, which you can pick up or have shipped. The cost is $40-$45 per person.
See Art for Free
At the elegant 21c Museum Hotel, situated in the Downtown neighborhood, you’re welcome to get tipsy and artsy at the same time. Start by grabbing a cocktail at the hotel restaurant, Gray & Dudley, and take it with you as you stroll through the adjacent museum’s modern (and occasionally interactive) exhibits. Spanning more than 10,000 square feet, this one-of-a-kind art collection is free to view and open to the public.
Upgrade Your Movie Experience
The recliners at the Green Hills theater are nice and all, but the Belcourt Theatre can offer a more elevated and intimate experience for your next movie date night. With a variety of films shown throughout the week, there is surely one everyone will enjoy. See new releases here.
Let your competitive side show with a game of bowling. Nashville now has a variety of fun locations offering bowling including Pinewood Social, Pins Mechanical Company, Brooklyn Bowl, and Nashville Underground. If you’re looking for a location that offers delicious dinner in addition to bowling, Pinewood Social is a must-try.
“A Taste of Goo Goo” Class
Calling all chocolate lovers! Book “A Taste of Goo Goo” class for a chocolate-covered experience that includes making your own candy bar, tasty Goo Goo confections, and learning some history about chocolate. The cost is $55 per person and the class will last an hour. In addition to treats, each person will receive 10% off any purchase made in-store on the day of your class.
Prix Fixe Dinners
Leave the cooking and decision-making to someone else and reserve a prix fixe dinner. Tasting menus have become very popular in the Nashville restaurant scene over the past few years. Top options include The Catbird Seat, Tailor, June, and Bastion. With amazing reviews at each location, you’re guaranteed a memorable experience.
Reach Great Heights
An ultimate test of trust, patience, and communication for couples: climbing to the top of a giant rock wall together. No matter how long you’ve been together, you’ll likely survive and enjoy a trip to The Climb Gyms, located in East Nashville and West Nashville, because it’s more fun than frightening. Day passes are $24 and include shoes, harnesses, and belay instructions.
Every few months, the Adventure Science Center hosts a special ticketed event, especially for the 21-and-up crowd. The themes range drastically—from crime solving to Harry Potter—but expect a blend of science, pop culture, costumes, and adult beverages.
Have other creative date ideas in Nashville? Let us know in the comments!