Kids, this is the story of how I met your mother, and it was all thanks to KCtoday.
Ok, so maybe that’s not exactly how the 2000s sitcom went, but if Ted Mosby had consulted us for date night ideas, we could’ve shaved the show down to two seasons (and saved his kids a lot of time).
Regardless, whether you’ve met “the one” or are hoping to impress someone new, we’ve got 25+ local date night ideas that are legen — wait for it — dary.
For the ones who want a night out on the town
June’s Night Club, 3611 Broadway Blvd., KCMO
Dance the night away with your special someone at this 1970s disco club.
Funkytown, 8300 Blue Pkwy., KCMO
Come dressed like it’s 1977 and stay late for the “Car Wash” on the dance floor.
Brewer’s Alley, multiple locations
Hop around the different craft breweries in the East Crossroads — we recommend iTap or Brewery Emperial for the night owls.
If the way to their heart is through their stomach
Q39, multiple locations
This upscale barbecue option is guaranteed to win over your crush.
Lulu’s Thai Noodle Shop, multiple locations
Share multiple dishes for an intimate (and delicious) taste test.
North Italia, 4579 W. 119th St., Leawood, KS
Because nothing says romance like an Italian dinner.
If you love the great outdoors
Loose Park, 5200 Wornall Rd., KCMO
This 75-acre park is full of winding paths and gorgeous sights, perfect for a daytime date.
Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO
Stop and smell the roses (literally) with your significant other.
For the ones who like to play games (just not with your heart)
Pawn and Pint, 613 Walnut St., KCMO
Sip on your favorite brews and play board games.
Up-Down, 101 Southwest Blvd., KCMO
This arcade bar has everything from Super Mario Bros to pinball galore — plus, grab a slice of pizza on your way out.
Bar Rec, 4120 Pennsylvania Ave., KCMO
With 50+ games and indoor cornhole, this brand new Westport bar is calling all competitive couples to the floor.
If you want an “old fashioned”-style date
B&B Theaters Twin Drive In, 291 E. Kentucky Rd., Independence, MO
Get snuggled in under the stars to watch your favorite flick.
Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand Blvd., KCMO
Transport yourself to the past in this speakeasy-style jazz bar.
J. Rieger & Co., 2700 Guinotte Ave., KCMO
Sip on Kansas City history at one of the multiple venues housed at J. Rieger.
If you wanna show off by knowing all the hottest events in town
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- Stay up-to-date on the coolest local events around Kansas City with our events page (and check out this guide for our tips on navigating the page).
What did we miss? If you know a perfect date spot that’s not on the list, guide us in the right direction using this survey.