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Ultimate Guide to Date Night in Houston

Hair done, nails done, errthang…oh… hold that – we’ve all been in the spot where we know what we’ll wear and how we’ll do our hair but we don’t know where we will actually go for that much anticipated date night.  We feel your pain and decided to put a short list of solid choices together  – so go on, take a gander.

1. 13 Celsius

Shoutout to the super talented photographer Shawn McDermott & the lovely Mary Pham

Address: 3000 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 529-8466

13 is housed in a 1920s era Mediterranean-style building in an often forgotten portion of Midtown. Rather than raze this aging structure and build anew, they chose to harness the underlying beauty of its original character by preserving key components to the space such as an entirely intact pressed tin ceiling and an open-air courtyard created (by the building’s own volition) when a portion of the roof fell. They built a 40-foot bar of antiqued white Carrera marble and furnished the space with furniture salvaged from an historic Houston institution, the Warwick Hotel.

  • Excellent if you and your date enjoy wine

2. Brooklyn Athletic Club

Address: 601 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 527-4440

  • Hip eatery & bar
  • Great outdoor area with bocce & croquet
  • Perfect for an outdoor lunch date

3. The Original OKRA Charity Saloon

Big ups to the dapper Leonardo Reyes-Retana

Address: 924 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 237-8828

  • 100% of proceeds are donated to a different Houston-based nonprofit organization or social cause each month; buy a drink, get a ticket and use that ticket to vote for the charity of your choice
  • Cool ambiance – kind of like a NY loft
  • Food & Drink are great

4. Stone’s Throw

Shoutout to the insanely talented Heather Purvis

Address: 1417 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (832) 659-0265

  • Great gatsby style speakeasy great for drinks with your date
  • Great Happy Hour  daily from 4-8; everything is $4 at 4PM, $5 at 5PM, etc.

5. Boheme

Address: 307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 529-1099

The refurbished historical building is nestled in the quaint and lively Montrose area and is surrounded by a 6,000 square foot garden adorned with Shona stone sculptures from Zimbabwe – open for patrons to explore. Inside, authentic steel frame windows, original brick walls, cozy couches, and antique light fixtures from Germany, France and England grace the space with a subtle old world vibe. Famed artist Michael Winn, of the Illumination Project at the Rothko Chapel, personally created a stunning stucco accent wall using traditional Venetian techniques. The interior is filled with a sleek wrap around bar made of wood and stone that comfortably seats 40.

  • Get your date started right with an order of the amazing Vietnamese Fries and frozen mint mojitos

6. Watch a movie at the Showboat

Cheers to the always cool Kat Creech

Address: 22422 FM 2920 Rd, Hockley, TX 77447
Phone: (281) 351-5224

7. Play the night away at Joystix Classic Games & Pinballs

Cheers to Betsey

Address: 1820 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 224-2225

Come by on the first Monday of the month or the last Friday and play any of their games – $15 for unlimited play – sure to be a night full of laughs and nostalgia

8. Mini Golf, Laser Tag & Go-Karts at Speedy’s Fast Track

Big ups to HOU’s cutest Maddy Sault & Zachery Scott

Address: 11440 Hempstead Rd, Houston, TX 77092
Phone: (713) 957-8803

  • Go-Karts, Arcade, Mini Golf, Laser Tag – everything you need for a lighthearted, fun date
  • Mini golf is a full 18 holes, laser tag is two stories and the arcade is full of old-school and new

9. Andalucia Tapas Restaurant & Bar

Shoutout to the jaw-droppingly gorgeous Güzel Kandemir

Address: 1204 San Jacinto St, Ste 161, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (832) 319-6673

  • Andalucía is the place for true tapas lovers
  • They offer over 50 different tapas selections
  • Flamenco Nights every Friday & Saturday

10. Etoile Cuisine et Bar

Cheers Doris!

Address: 1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (832) 668-5808

Everything about Etoile, from the inviting outside facade to the intriguing interior design to the high quality service, is meant to convey a feeling of truly being in France. With Chef Philippe’s take on a seasonal menu using a French technique, it’s a place where fine food lovers can come together.

11. Da Marco

Address: 1520 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 807-8857

  • Great food- pasta and dessert game is totally on point
  • Intimate atmosphere and great service make it great for dates

12. Mezzanotte

Cheers to the super cool father daughter duo of Pete & Melissa Garner

Address: 13215 Grant Rd, Cypress, TX 77429
Phone: (832) 717-7870

  • Solid pasta and wine selection
  • We love the espresso martini

13. Spindletop (at the Hyatt Regency)

Cheers to the always fashionable Kaley Maher

and lovely Hariya & Paul

Address: Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 375-4775

  • Amazing 360 degree views of the the city from 34 stories up
  • The restaurant revolves – one revolution every 45 minutes
  • Romantic spot – every so often someone will propose here

14. Antica Osteria

Cheers to @dpasasin

Address: 2311 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Phone: (713) 521-1155

  • Complementary valet starts things off well
  • Authentic food, cozy atmosphere & excellent service
  • Fancy but not too fancy – making it perfect for non-special event dates

15. Tony’s

Big thanks to the lovely Michelle Carreras

Address: 3755 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77046
Phone: (713) 622-6778

  • Tony’s is a true Houston institution
  • Definitely order the soufflé – it’s divine

16. La Table

Shoutout to the always fly Sheila Umatiya

Address: 1800 Post Oak Blvd, Ste 6110, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (346) 800-6892

  • They have a cheese soufflé?!?! (It’s pretty good too!)
  • They also have a chocolate soufflé which is amazing (as expected)
  • Excellent French restaurant with huge French Windows and great date night ambiance

17. Brennan’s of Houston

Thanks Blake!

Aren’t Justin & Taylor Price adorable!

Address: 3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 522-9711

Over their 45-year history, Brennan’s of Houston has survived floods, hurricanes, and economic downturns, taken a direct hit by a tornado, and been engulfed by a major fire. They survived because it’s run by a passionate team that puts their heart and soul into Brennan’s

  • Great for brunch and lunch dates
  • The Bananas Foster is a MUST ORDER

18. Arturo Boada Cuisine

Cheers to the lovely Margela Arteta

Address: 6510 Del Monte Dr, Houston, TX 77057
Phone: (713) 782-3011

  • Chef Arturo Boada is a well known culinary genius
  • Great pizza, tapas and desserts

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    March 7, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Good article. I’m dealing with many of these issues аs wеll..

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