Let Sparks Fly! Here Are 8 Fun And Quirky Date Night Ideas That Aren’t Just Dinner

Woo your boo

By Stamatina Notaras | 20th February 2024

Variety is the spice of life, so why not shake things up in the dating arena, too? Whether you’re entering your dating era or celebrating 20 years of marriage (congrats!), take it up a notch with these fun and quirky date night ideas that aren’t just dinner and drinks.  

Soak Bath House

If your idea of a good time is sipping and soaking your troubles away, then book a spa day at Soak Bathhouse. Located on West Village’s top floor, be prepared to be transported to a Balinese oasis, right in the heart of a bustling suburb. Indulge in a 90-minute soak and sip and a refreshing cold plunge dip, or if you want a little slice of heaven for just the two of you, book in for a private infrared sauna session.


Yatala Drive-In Cinema Two tickets please! If you’re an old-fashioned kind of romantic, turn it up a notch and take your next date night on the road. Enter Yatala Drive-in Cinema, where the flicks are modern but the restaurant is vintage. Modelled on the authentic American-style diner, complete with Cadillac couches, Elvis statues, and posters from yesteryear, you can sneak in a pre-screening feast while the jukebox slings songs from the 1950s all night long.


Vertigo Restaurant Ok, we know we said no dinner dates, but this certainly ain’t your standard corner booth affair. Get ready to take your love sky high at Vertigo Restaurant – hoisted 17-metres above ground, Brisbane Powerhouse’s latest foodie venture isn’t your typical dinner date. Some menu highlights include fresh burrata served with heirloom tomatoes, basil, and aged balsamico, and a delectable Italian fish stew (a seafood lover’s dream). All complete with a casual abseil down to the ground. Nothing says “I love you” like strapping yourself to a tall building with no easy exit strategy in sight, right?


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City Winery A science experiment, but make it boozy! Feel the chemistry at City Winery’s Wine Blending Workshop, where you’ll learn the art of crafting wines while snacking on complimentary bites. At the end of the workshop, you can take home your bespoke bottle of wine to enjoy in your own time. Date number two, perhaps?


Good Chat Comedy Club Everyone has a dating deal breaker, and often, it’s that your special someone needs a sense of humour. If you’re aggressively nodding while reading this, then plan your next date at the Good Chat Comedy Club. Laugh the night away as a line up of Brisbane’s best take to the stage with their funny tales and witty one-liners.


Dancecorp Dance Studios

Nobody puts baby in the corner! Apparently any Patrick Swayze movie ever can be used as your date night roadmap. Dance lessons are the perfect way to showcase the fun and loveable side of you, even if you do have two left feet. Sashay your way to Dancecorp Dance Studios located in Woolloongabba, where you and your boo can feel closer in more ways than one. Be guided through classic partner dances like the waltz, the foxtrot, the tango, and swing. We’re not saying you’ll be able to recreate the lift scene by the end of class, but you never know until you try!

Sirromet Winery Wine and cheese is here to stay and sipping a tipple under the night sky is the only way to do it. If you venture 40 minutes from the city, you’ll find vine to glass vineyard, Sirromet Winery. Until March, Sirromet’s summer experience Twilight In The Vines will serve charcuterie-board snacks in a picturesque setting, perfectly paired with fine wines of course – we’ll cheers to that!


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By Stamatina Notaras Caffeinated and chaotic, our resident Greek goddess Stamatina is often heard before she is seen.



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