August is National Romance Awareness Month and to help kick your romance into drive, we’re rounding up romantic date night ideas in Denver!
Romantic Date Night Ideas in Denver
Romantic Theater Date Night in Denver
Watching a show or play at the theater creates a setting of low-lighting and intimacy. The on-stage actors and performers and the live production and music provides a great romantic setting for your date.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a great place to enjoy a romantic date night in Denver! The Denver Center for the Performing Arts provides a showcase for live theatre, new plays, Broadway productions, and acting classes for the community.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts is located at 1101 13th St, Denver, CO 80204.
Miners Alley Playhouse
Miners Alley Playhouse features a 130-seat auditorium and a full bar and lounge in the lobby of the theater, known as Lillie’s Saloon, that is open for Happy Hour one hour before showtime and allows the audience to mingle with cast and crew post show as well. Miners Alley Playhouse features musicals, comedy/improv nights, live music, and even a children’s theater program.
Miners Alley Playhouse is located at 1224 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401.
The Vintage Theatre is a nonprofit theatre company that serves the greater Denver metro area. Vintage Theatre presents classics and cutting edge theatre, classes, improv, and staged readings.
Vintage Theatre is located at 1468 Dayton St, Aurora, CO 80010.
Romantic Wine Date Night in Denver
If you and your date are wine oenophiles (psst… oenophile means wine connoisseur), then consider a romantic visit to a winery with these special romantic wine date ideas.
Tour the Vineyards, Winery and Tasting Room at Balistreri Vineyards
Balistreri Vineyards is a locally owned and operated winery, vineyard and tasting room in Denver. Balistereri Vineyard, owned by the Balistreri family, features award-winning wines that are traditionally handcrafted, without addition of sulfites or other chemicals, and offers wine tastings and tours of their wine cellar and winemaking facilities.
Balistreri Vineyards also offers delicious, seasonally inspired dishes including small plates and lunch at their winery for you to enjoy during your visit, as well as special winery events throughout the year at their winery, such as their Harvest Party, Barrel Tasting Dinners, and Wine & Movie Nights!
The winery is open for wine tastings, winery tours & lunch seven days a week from 11am–5pm.
Reservations are required for groups of eight people or more. Call (303) 287-5156 to make a group reservation.
Balistreri Vineyards is located at 1946 E 66th Ave, Denver, CO 80229.
Enjoy a Live Music Concert at Bonacquisti Wine Company
Bonacquisti Wine Company is a Denver urban winery located in the Sunnyside neighborhood. Bonacquisti is locally owned and operated by Winemaker Paul Bonacquisti, a second generation Italian American, who has garnered multiple international and regional accolades and awards.
Enjoy a unique date at Bonacquisti Wine Company by attending their special live musical concerts this month, all while enjoying a glass (or a few glasses) of wine.
Bonacquisti Wine Company is located at 4640 Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211.
Make your Own Wine at Water 2 Wine
Water 2 Wine is a family-owned and locally operated winery, located in Centennial, that ferments all of its wines on-site and with significantly lower sulfites and other chemicals than store-bought varieties.
Water 2 Wine offers winery tours, and a one-of-a-kind unique experience for your romantic date night: their ‘Make Your Own Wine’ option!
‘Make Your Own Wine’ allows you and your date to sample wines from their menu, pick your favorite and become involved in the wine-making process. You get to participate in the initial mixing of the grape must and other ingredients, and then pitch the yeast to get the fermentation process started. Their wine-making team will then take over for the remainder of the production of your batch. During this time, they can help you design your own custom label for your 28-30 bottles! In 6-8 weeks, you set up an appointment to come back and bottle your wine.
Wine 2 Water also offers special events such as live music performances at their tasting room!
Water 2 Wine is located at 8130 S University Blvd # 110, Centennial, CO 80122.
Romantic Date Night with Scenic Views
Romance definitely comes alive when you add some beautiful scenery to the mix. There are some great places to enjoy a romantic date in Denver with jaw-dropping sceneries to witness.
Ale House at Amato’s
Ale House at Amato’s, located in the LoHi neighborhood in Denver, is a New American Bar & Grill that offers homemade and homegrown food, and handcrafted beer, wine, and cocktails. Ale House at Amato’s Denver skyline views are literally jaw-dropping and can be witnessed at one of their two patio areas: the ground-level patio or the rooftop patio.
Their name derives from the previous establishment, Amato of Denver, a family-owned fountain and statuary business that operated at its location from 1947 until 2010.
Ale House at Amato’s is located at 2501 16th St, Denver, CO 80211.
Avanti Food & Beverage
Avanti Food & Beverage, located in the LoHi neighborhood in Denver, is a collective eatery that is inspired by European markets and food truck roundups. Avanti Food & Beverage features an eclectic mix of seven culinary options in the style of a food hall over two levels. The space also features two bars, a lounge and rooftop area on the second level, that offers majestic views of the Denver skyline.
Enjoy a romantic date night where you don’t need to compromise on the type of cuisine you and your date enjoy. Each one of you can grab their own personal choice and head up to the upstairs rooftop patio area for a night to remember.
Avanti Food & Beverage is located at 3200 Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211.
Peaks Lounge Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Peaks Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center is a bar located on the hotel’s 27th floor and offers breathtaking views of Downtown Denver. Peaks Lounge offers Colorado crafted cocktails, spirits, and beer, as well as wine, Whiskey and cocktails crafted from other cities and countries.
Peaks lounge also offers appetizers such as charcuteries, wings, sandwiches and flatbreads, and desserts such as cake, mousse, pudding and even a ‘Berry & S’mores Fondue for Two’, making your date extra-romantic.
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center is located at 650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202.
ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop
ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop, located in the Ballpark neighborhood in Denver, is a chef-driven casual eatery that features New American cuisine, craft beer on tap or in bottles, wine, and cocktails.
ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop also features indoor & outdoor flat screen TVs, a large outdoor LED screen, and a variety of bar activities, and a rooftop patio to enjoy beautiful views of Downtown Denver and Coors Field.
ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop is located at 2015 Market St, Denver, CO 80205.
Unconventional Romantic Date Night in Denver
If you have already experienced many of the romantic date ideas in Denver that are listed in this article, then maybe it’s time to experience some unconventional ones as well!
Denver Outdoor Adventure Company
The Denver Outdoor Adventure Company offers two adventures this season that will definitely be remembered as a one-of-a-kind romantic date. The adventures offered are Mountain Glow Paddle at Chatfield Reservoir and the Scenic Sunset Paddle at Sloan’s Lake.
Mountain Glow Paddle at Chatfield Reservoir
Take your date on the Mountain Glow Paddle at Chatfield Reservoir every other Saturday through September 23rd, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The Mountain Glow Paddle adventure will set off from the swim beach as the sun begins to set. You and your date will paddle around the reservoir as the sun sinks below the mountains, and will end back at the swim beach as stars begin to dot the evening sky.
The Mountain Glow Paddle’s cost is $25 per person and all participants will be provided with a glowing illumination device to light the night. Make a reservation by calling: (303) 472-3355.
Psst… this adventure takes place in a group setting but is also available as a private setting every day of the week!
Scenic Sunset Paddle at Sloan’s Lake
Another romantic and unconventional adventure is the Scenic Sunset Paddle at Sloan’s Lake, offered on Fridays, from 6pm to 8:30pm, through the end of August 2017. Enjoy an evening where you and your date sunset paddle at Sloan’s Lake. Take a relaxed paddle while taking in the view of the Rocky Mountains under the glow of the sunset.
The cost to rent the equipment is $15 per person. Make a reservation by calling: (303) 472-3355.
Mile High Gliding
If you are a fan of the movie “The Thomas Crown Affair” (from 1999 featuring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo), then you will remember the romantic scene in which Thomas Crown takes Catherine Banning on a surprise gliding flight. You can recreate that romantic scene for your date as well with Mile High Gliding!
All gliders are certified by the FAA to the same high standards as engine-driven aircraft and all their ride pilots are FAA-certificated commercial pilots. Passengers may be of nearly all shapes, sizes, and ages, and require no previous training.
Mile High Gliding offers glider rides for two passengers ranging from $119 to $259 per couple. Choose from a list of specific flights such as the Mountain Flight, a Scenic Mile High Flight or a Denver City Flight.
Cook Street Culinary School of Culinary Arts
Another great and unconventional romantic date idea is to enjoy a couples cooking lesson at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts! Cook Street offers couples date night classes with the opportunity for hands-on learning, and include wine, beer, or cocktails to pair with the meal that you created.
Try your hand with their Culinary Date Night lesson with specially paired wines. The price per class is $99 per person.
Some other great options for you to choose from include Bites n’ Brews, Steak & Spirits & Steak & Whiskey classes, plus many more.
Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is located at 1937 Market St, Denver, CO 80202.
With so many options, the month of August is a great time to resurrect the romance in your life!
Andrew UhlenhoppAugust 17, 2016 at 10:26 am
To make things even MORE romantic: it is JUST THE TWO OF US in the two person show “Frankie & Johnny in the Clare de Lune”! Playing three more weeks at Vintage Theatre!
—MARRIED COUPLE Kelly & Andrew Uhlenhopp
Mor ZuckerAugust 18, 2016 at 12:34 am
That’s awesome! Good luck Kelly & Andrew!
CLSJune 27, 2019 at 6:44 am
Enjoy a couples cooking lesson at https://culinarylabschool.com/becoming-a-chef/! Cook Street offers couples date night classes with the opportunity for hands-on learning, and include wine, beer, or cocktails to pair with the meal that you created.