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Awesome Date Ideas In Washington D.C.

Awesome Date Ideas In Washington D.C.

If you're in Washington D.C. and are on the search for unusual, unique, and totally awesome new ways to wow your partner -- you have come to the right place.

 

 

 

GUARANTEED GREAT DATES

 

THE Guaranteed Great Date, Cocktail Tasting at Columbia Room

The back tasting room at Columbia Room is super secretive/sleek making it hands down one of the most unique places to take someone on a date in all of Washington D.C. Periodddd. The tasting room seats 14 guests in one of those nice little chairs seen below, with each place setting adorned with a heated frankincense-scented hand towel and carefully crafted cocktails made by JP Fetherston who was one of "2016 Best New Mixologists in America." Need we say more?

Plan ahead by choosing between the 3 or 5 course cocktail and snack tasting menu (gratuity included) while making your RSVP in advance online.

Right Up My Alley, Bowling, Bocce, & Booze at Pinstripes

Even if you completely strike out, you're still bound to still have a ballin' good time if you plan your date during Pinstripe's Happy Hour. Get half priced appetizers, pizzas and flatbreads as well as drink specials starting at just $4 every Monday-Friday from 3 to 7 pm.

 

Parks, Picnics & Pre-Game Pot

 With Spring right around the corner, Washington D.C. parks are about to be in, 'perfect-picnic-weather peak season.' So grab your gal/guy, get high (at your house...), and go lay on a big blanket outside. Best Parks: Meridian Hill Park, Yards ParkNational ArboretumRock Creek Park, National MallTidal Basin, Georgetown Waterfront Park. Grab snacks and sandwiches from Glen's Garden Market before you go. 

 

All Fun & Games at H Street Country Club

Which is not an actual country club fyi...it's just the name of the bar. Grab drinks with your date before challenging he/she to indoor mini golf, shuffleboard, skeeball, giant jenga, and more. Blame it on the booze if ya lose. Mini golf is $7 per person and is available on a first come, first served basis, no rsvp necessary. 

 

...It's really anyone's game around H Street Corridor

Not much of a put-put person? No problem. Atlas Arcade, D.C.'s one and only retro arcade bar is just a stone throw away from H Street Country Club making it an easy escape if you're on a seriously embarrassing losing streak. The arcade bar features old school favorites like Mario Kart, Demolition Man, Super Smash Brothers, Ms. Pacman, and more. Grab post-game grub nearby at Maketto or head to Copycat Co. for more fast-casual fare.

 

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's An Awesome First Date at Gravelly Point

Right across the Potomac River is Gravelly Point park, a place where you'll find local lovers, bike riders, and more laying down on their backs in the grass watching airplanes takeoff and land at Reagan National Airport. On an average weekend, visitors see as many as 20-30 planes get kinda creepishly close to their blankets in an hour.

Talk Nerdy To Me at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café

Ask any local bookworm and they'll tall ya, not a lot of places that are better than Kramers. Bomb books, beer, & baked goods = every inner nerds fantasy come true. 

 

Laugh-Out-Loud Loves at DC Improv 

Put your partners sense of humor to the test by taking he/she to the best stand-up comedy club in Washington D.C. Seating is first come, first serve. Get there early to secure the best seats in the house. 

not pictured: the 8-10 people laying on blankets napping #thinkingahead #igdc

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Gallery Gazing & Guaranteed "Whoa, this ceiling is amazing.."

If you have someone visiting from out of town or know your date hasn't been to the FREE Renwick Gallery before, take them there before part of the Wonder Exhibit is gone for good. Janet Echelman’s installation (the colorful ceiling seen on the right) will only be on view through spring, 2017. Bring a blanket and take it all in from the top.

 

 

MORE D.C. DATE INSPO

 

Road Trippin'

Spend the day in Annapolis (1 hour from DC)

Quick Trippin'

Spend a day in Old Town Alexandria (25 min from DC)

Double Date - Plan a DD at Escape Room Live with another fun couple.

Work Up A Sweat - Go biking on Mount Vernon Trail (make a pit stop at Gravelly Point to watch the planes!)

Wine Not This - Plan a day trip to Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg (1 hour from DC)

Or Wine Not That - Head to D.C.’s first licensed winery since Prohibition, ANXO for cider & seafood in a a chic setting

Class Crush - Take a Cooking Class at CulinAerie 

Two At The Zoo - Spend a day at the zoo and stop by Duke's Counter for food afterwards

Keep Things Fresh - Wander around one of the many Farmers Markets in the DMV

Talk Foodie To Me - Spend the day hanging out at Union Market

Longtime Loves

Recreate your first date

 

 

 

NOT YOUR AVERAGE DINNER AND A MOVIE

 

The Complete Package

Landmark Theatres West End Cinema   -   Documentaries, Student Discounts, Crab Pretzels, Wine & Beer

NEARBY NOMS

Daikaya (Ramen)

China Chilcano (Peruvian/ Seen Below)  

Rasika (Indian)

Beef N Bread ($)

Shake Shack ($)

Wiseguy Pizza ($)

 

Most Comfortable Seats

Landmark Theatres - Atlantic Plumbing Cinema   -   Lotsaaa Leg Room! Hipster-esk vibes, Booze

NEARBY NOMS

Hazel (American/ Seen Below)

The Shaw Bijou (#FancyAF)

Kyirisan (Asian)

Right Proper Brewing Company (American/Brewery)

Haikan (Ramen)

 
 

 

Super Service

Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market   -   Behind Union Market, Craft Beer Brought To Your Seat, Hip Lounge Area

NEARBY NOMS

Dolcezza (Coffee/Cafe)

Masseria (#FancyAF)

Neopol Savory Smokery (Inside The Market / $)

The BBQ Joint (Inside The Market / $)

 

 

NETFLIX AND CHILL

 

Takeout

KoChix (Wings)

I-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar (UberEats / Thai / Sushi)

Alfa Piehouse (Yelp Eat24 / Greek)

Buredo (UberEats / Sushi Burritos)

The Greek Spot (UberEats / Mediterranean) 

Fast Gourmet (UberEats / Sandwiches)

Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar (UberEats / Vegan)

Fare Well (UberEats / Vegan)

Each Peach Market (Sandwiches)

 

Snack Game Strong

Captain Cookie & The Milkman (UberEats / Dessert)

Dangerously Delicious Pies (UberEats / Dessert)

Ice Cream Jubilee (UberEats / Ice Cream)

The Cookie Jar (UberEats / Dessert)

District Doughnut (UberEats / Bakery)

 

Guaranteed "Netflix & Chill" Foods

Up your sex drive with just one quick trip to the grocery store...

1. SPINACH

2. DARK CHOCOLATE

3. HOT PEPPERS

4. GREEN TEA

5. OYSTERS

6. PESTO

7. GINGER

8. BANANAS

9. SALMON

10. COFFEE

11. RED WINE

12. WATERMELON

13. BLUEBERRIES

14. GARLIC

15. NUTS

 

 

RIGHT PLACES FOR SWIPE RIGHT FACES

 

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If You're Serious About Your Match

Grab coffee at one of our favorite coffee shops in D.C.

 

If You're Trying To Get Laid

Make a reservation for two at Hanks On The Hill. Oysters & Dark Chocolate anyone? *see above*

 

Affordable / Great Restaurants With Flattering Lighting

Compass Rose (Mediterranean / Good Location)

Bar Charley (American / Good Bar-Resta Combo)

Duke Grocery (American / Relaxed Atmosphere)

Barrel (American  / Strong Bourbon Drinks)

Ambar (European / Heated Rooftop )

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTIMATE EATS

 

Special Occasion / Fancy AF  $$$$

Kinship (American / Lobster French Toast)

Komi (American / Fixed Price)

Masseria (American / Impressive Interior)

 

"I Want Nice, But Not Four Dollar Sign Nice"  $$$

RPM (Italian / Trendy)

Iron Gate (Mediterranean / Cozy Courtyard) 

Estadio (Spanish / Great Location)

 

Casual Quickies $-$$

Halfsmoke (Sausages & Beer)

A Baked Joint (Breakfast / Cafe / Coffee)

Little Sesame (Vegetarian)

 

 

 

WHAT TYPE OF FOOD DOES YOUR BAE CRAAAA-VE?

 

 

 

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