Kansas City’s 100+ Best Date Night Ideas

The calendar is blocked and the sitter secured, now for the hardest part of date night, figuring out what to do!

Kansas City has no shortage of amazing places, so let this list guide you to enjoying some special quality time with your significant other. Whether you are looking for a wine tasting or a day full of adventure, we have you covered. 100+ ideas await.

Kansas City date night ideas, locations and suggestions:

Sips and snacks

  • Tapas and sangria, say no more. The perfect date night fare can be secured by reserving a table at La Bodega.
  • Head to Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen for upscale food and drinks in a swanky setting.
  • Come for the charming atmosphere, stay for the photo ops and drink selections at KC Wine Co.
  • Pirtle Wine in Weston is quaint and adorable. Sit on the patio and have a tasting!
  • Amigoni Urban Winery is hip and cool with a great wine selection.
  • Belvoir Winery is a romantic spot set in a beautiful setting.
  • Hit Monarch Bar if you want hip drinks and perhaps see a Kansas City celebrity or two.
  • Pretzels and beer at KC Bier Co will hit the spot in this come as you are, laid back atmosphere.
  • Bier Station is another easy going, casual spot.
  • Tom Town’s Distilling Co. is a speak easy, a distillery and a great place to get some small plates before a tasting.
  • For the plant lady or gentleman in your life, reserve a spot at Colonial Gardens for one of its Wine Wednesdays.
  • Café Provence is a must for the ultimate romantic meal.
  • Piropos is a mainstay around the area always providing the ideal setting for a quiet and delicious dinner out. While in the Northland, also stop by Wines by Jennifer in Parkville.
  • Dessert is a must, and so is a stop at Christoper Elbow Chocolates.

Adventure and fun seekers

Sports fanatics

  • Top Golf in Overland Park, or T Shotz in the Northland, both provide golf lovers a fun way to compete without a full day on the course. Having a waiter bring food and beverages is an added bonus.
  • Sinker’s Lounge is an indoor miniature golf course, providing snacks and cocktails. Craft Putt in a similar concept in Overland Park.
  • Chicken N Pickle has solid food and entertainment, now at two location in the metro. Pickleball is all the rage, for good reason, around the country.
  • Bike along the shaded Rock Island Trail to converse and exercise. Always stop at Crane Brewing for a cold beer and tacos from the resident food truck along the trail at Raytown.
  • Weston, Missouri’s Snow Creek provides winter skiing fun.
  • 54th Street Grill in Zona Rosa allows patrons to watch the game on the patio while enjoying golf simulators and pickle ball.
  • The College Basketball Experience is informative and perfect for a pickup game.

Kansas Citians have a lot of options when it comes to professional sports teams, and all provide an entertaining venue for time away. Check out the KC CurrentSporting KC, KC Monarchs, KC Mavericks, Chiefs and Royals websites for tickets.

Tours

  • A Boulevard Brewery tour screams KC date night. Plus the beer hall and adults-only rec deck are  perfectly fun and casual.
  • J. Rieger & Co. Distillery has a slide to exit the bar! The building is grand, the tour informative and the tastings plentiful, all of which makes this a must-do for KC lovers.
  • Reserve an hourlong, free tour of Roasterie Coffee and take in all the heavenly aromas while you are there.
  • A Taste of Kansas City Food Tour will have foodies delighting at all the stops. There is an option for a “Prohibition” tour or a “Lip Smacking” one. Make sure to wear stretchy pants.
  • Urban Hikes takes walkers on a 4-mile course to find hidden gems around the urban core.
  • Get a group together for a two-hour Pedal Hopper jaunt around the center of our city.
  • A Barley Bus Tour can customize a loop of restaurants, sightseeing, wine or breweries.

Learn something

Outdoor Enthusiasts

Music lovers

Strolling and shopping

  • Farmers markets are always a fun choice. Hint to your partner about picking up a beautiful bouquet while there.
  • Vintage shopping in the West Bottoms during the first weekend of every month lets you enjoy the city and find treasures.
  • The Fourth Fridays Art Walk in downtown Lee’s Summit is a lovely way to spend an evening.
  • The Country Club Plaza is quintessential Kansas City shopping, strolling and people watching.
  • First Fridays in the Crossroads allows patrons to peruse, eat, drink and feel the pulse of our hometown.

There cannot be shopping without coffee. Stop at Thou Mayest Coffee or Oddly Correct Coffee for quality brews before hitting the pavement.

Relaxing

  • Nothing is more relaxing than a trip to the Elms Hotel & Spa. Relax in the grotto, enjoy a spa experience or sit by the pool.
  • Enjoy a movie that’s not animated at a local AMC or B&B Theatre.

What have we missed, KC experts? Where is your Kansas City date night idea?

Although it is not always easy to carve out time for your relationship, remember distraction-free time away is vitally important for parents. As the saying goes, “You must fill your cup first, because you can’t pour from an empty one.”

Kristin is a Lee’s Summit suburb transplant, after living in the Brookside and Plaza areas for over eight years. Raising three young boys with her husband, Jake, has helped her to embrace the messy, wild side of life where love is expressed in bear hugs and body slams. Professionally, she can be found teaching classes as an adjunct professor in the areas of Business, Marketing and PR. She is able to provide her students with applicable, real-life knowledge as she draws from several years working in the corporate sector. “Free time” (ha!, what's that again?) is spent on an occasional date night to favorite local restaurants, reading blogs on everything from home design to politics, riding her sweet beach cruiser bike and thinking of ways to convince her husband to do yet another home improvement project.

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