30+ Atlanta Date Night Ideas
Need some fresh date night inspiration? Here’s what to do around Atlanta when you have a night away from the kids.
The BeltLine : Stroll for exercise and enjoyment of the public art along The BeltLine. Finish with a bite at one of the restaurants and dessert spots along the path, including those in Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market.
Joystick Game Bar: Play classic arcade games and pinball while enjoying some cocktails and chef-made plates.
Starlight Drive-In: Metro Atlanta’s only drive-in theater shows films on multiple screens. Snuggle in the car or pack lawn chairs for outdoor viewing.
The Cooking School at Irwin Street Market: Chefs and top-notch cooking instructors teach adult-only gourmet workshops. Of course, you get to eat what you make.
Buford Highway: Go beyond your usual date night spots and try some Vietnamese Pho or authentic Mexican food.
Skyline Park at Ponce City Market: Head up to the rooftop amusement park for classic gaming and adult drinking.
Stone Mountain Park: When the sun sets, it’s time for a choreographed musical laser show on the side of Stone Mountain. (Select dates April-October.)
Dad’s Garage Theatre: Reserve two seats for some of the best improv in Atlanta, plus original scripted plays.
Downtown & Westside
College Football Hall of Fame: Any football fan will enjoy an afternoon at this museum. Admire memorabilia from college football greats and try your hand at the Skill Zone. Hit The Varsity afterward for a “naked dog,” or their famous Frosted Orange Drink. Don’t forget to order a side of hand-cut fries or onion rings.
Sweetwater Brewery: Visit one of Atlanta’s most popular microbreweries for a tour and to check out the taproom. On various weeks you’ll find live music and food trucks on site.
The Fox Theatre: See a Broadway-style production or book a tour to learn about the golden era of the movie palace at the Fox Theatre.
Castleberry Hill Art Stroll: On the second Friday of every month, follow the map to visit diverse galleries and get a taste of what this vibrant arts scene.
Skyview Atlanta: Take a romantic gondola trip for two. The 20-story Ferris wheel in Centennial Park gives good city views.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens: Visit for a nighttime program in the gardens for adults. The schedule includes cocktail hours, concerts and seasonal strolls.
Topgolf: Rent a bay and try to top each other’s score as you putt micro-chipped golf balls onto the green’s targets. Grab a bite and a beer while you’re at it! Two metro Atlanta locations: Alpharetta and intown Atlanta.
Ghost Tour : Roswell, Marietta, and Lawrenceville offer evening walking tours to give your date thrills and chills.
Karaoke Melody 2: Grab some friends, reserve a private room, and sing your heart out!
Red Sky Tapas Dueling Pianos: Make reservations for this music-comedy hybrid that features two talented local musicians facing off for your entertainment.
Escalade Climbing Gym: Spend an active indoor evening climbing the walls! Two locations: Kennesaw and Peachtree City.
Classic Cue: Shoot pool at a true billiard room, where you can set your playlist on a classic jukebox.
Mastermind Escape Games: Can you get out? Test your teamwork and thinking skills together. Three locations: Peachtree City, Sandy Springs and Augusta.
Locust Grove Train Watching Platform: See more than 40 trains come through daily from the viewing space in historic downtown. Walk to restaurants and shops nearby when you’ve had your fill of people-watching and train cars.
Hard Labor Creek Observatory: An hour from the city lights, three different research telescopes give stargazers a closeup view of their universe. Check the calendar for observatory open houses, held one Saturday a month March-October.
Serenbe Playhouse: Live theater in the woods of Serenbe sets a romantic tone for an evening out.
Palette’s Paint & Wine Bar: BYOB and create a couple of masterpieces to hang in your home.
Frederick Brown Amphitheater: National touring acts and tribute bands take the stage at “The Fred” for live entertainment evenings.
– Dalia Faupel and Teresa Farkas