Single in the City: Date Night Ideas

February 2013

5280 has been dishing about romance in the Mile High City for years. As a quick refresher, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ideas, whether you’re looking to meet someone or simply want to spice things up—or are looking to hook someone from our Single in the City list who caught your eye.

Meet Your Match:

Playboy once called Colfax Avenue the “longest, wickedest street in America.” Translation: Among its beloved dive bars, longstanding restaurants, and eclectic shops, the thoroughfare is a playground for singles.

Snap into your bindings and hop on the chairlift—you already know you have something in common with your bundled-up seat partner. So start talking.

A happy hour corn dog at South Broadway's Sputnik brings out the kid in everyone. Head next door to Hi-Dive to dance next to a cute stranger with similar music taste.

Who doesn’t love beer in this town? Sign up for a Denver Microbrew Tour to cheers with a future Mr. or Mrs.

Salsa dancing or wine pairings—Colorado Free University has it all. At the very least, the classes will give you some good conversation starters.

Looking for a fun night out? At Lucky Strike Lanes, the only place you’ll strike out is the alley.

Keep The Spark Alive

Get outside for a romantic stroll through natural beauty at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

At Landmark Greenwood Village, you can take your go-to date night up a notch with plush leather chairs that make movie cuddling a smoother transaction.

Plan a trendy dinner at one of Justin Cucci’s hot LoHi eateries: Root Down or Linger. Save room to share a scoop (or two) at Little Man Ice Cream while taking in the romantic skyline view and city lights.

Lose yourselves in the flavors of Culinary Date Night at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts ($89/person).

Leave your worries behind and get swept away with Fair Winds Hot Air Balloon Flights ($245–$275/person).

Cozy up with Pizzeria da Lupo’s Dinner for Two ($44/couple plus $25/hour service fee). The restaurant sends you into Boulder's Flatirons in its revamped 1969 Volkswagen van for a romantic view and a three-course meal served to you in the backseat.

Bonus: Meet our Top Singles in the February issue

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