Beyond the Wine Bar: First Date Spots That Are Actually Interesting



Love is in the air in New York, and it’s time to start thinking about the fun ways you can celebrate your blossoming romance. And if you’re like us, you’re looking for something beyond the traditional wine bar. These NYC first date spots are actually interesting.

Dinners in the Dark

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They say love is blind, so why not take the test and sign yourself up to one of these upcoming Dinners in the Dark by Camaje. Truly focus on the food and conversation while eating sans lights at this adventurous date option in New York.

See here for a full list of available days and times.

Japanese Drumming

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Nothing makes the heart rate go up like the fiery beat of a drum. Tao: Drum Heart is an electrifying stage performance full of enchanting choreography, spectacular costumes and gorgeous visuals. 

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A Burlesque Show

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If you’re searching for something a little spicier, the appropriately named Le Scandal might just hit the spot. The oh-so seductive burlesque show features international acts, a variety of circus performers and a complimentary glass of Prosecco.


Baking Cake

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For something a bit more wholesome, hop on the L train to Williamsburg and get your hands dirty with some old-fashioned baking. Taken straight from the pages of Momofuku’s esteemed Milk Bar cookbook by Christina Tosi, classes ensure that you’ll be able to have your cake and eat it too!

Book a session here.

A Medieval Castle

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A medieval monastery towering over manicured gardens in a riverside forest, The Cloisters is one of the most romantic museums in New York City. A branch of the Met Museum, it holds a staggering collection of Medieval and Renaissance art, including several beautiful unicorn tapestries. Tour the beautiful stone-walled, stained-glass-windowed galleries with your date and admire the setting.

The Cloisters: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park

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