As the weather cools down, it’s easy to get in a rut in your romantic life, whether you and your sweetie have been going steady for years, or you’re more into playing the field. Still, not every date night needs to mean a fancy dinner out.
Here are five suggestions to get you out of your pajamas, off of the couch, and into something fun with someone you have a crush on.
Brunch at Fourth & Cross: Take a stroll through the Dickinson Square Farmer’s Market with an almond milk latte from Grindcore House, and then warm up with brunch at this kitschy, adorable cafe. If one of you chooses the pasture-raised eggs and the other chooses the pancakes made with Pennsylvania-grown wheat you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
North Bowl or South Bowl: Who says dating has to be one-on-one? Or that multicolored shoes can’t be sexy? Grab a couple of couples and stir up a little friendly competition on the bowling alley at these retro lanes. Plus? Tater tots for dinner. Best date night, ever.
South Street Bagels: Whether you take a walk together for custom breakfast sandwiches, or you bring your sweetheart a bagel delivery for breakfast in bed, you can’t go wrong with this South Street classic.
Fork: This Old City gem has long been a dining destination, but don’t expect stodgy, steakhouse fare here. The seasonal tasting menu, featuring locally grown produce presented in modern ways, is an occasion worth dressing up for.
XIX: The views of Center City’s historic rooftops and the circular dining room of XIX make it a perfect spot for an elegant date, whether you stick to their menu of classic cocktails or stay for dinner.
Pizzeria Vetri: What’s better than tucking into a hot pizza after viewing endless paintings by Italian masters? Not much. Cap off a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art just like this by taking a walk to Pizzeria Vetri, and be sure to save room to share a cone of seasonal soft serve.