Tired of the same old date you have with your sweetie every week? Addison and the North Dallas Corridor feature an abundance of restaurants, attractions and late-night bars to spice up your date nights. We detailed three date ideas you and your darling can enjoy without leaving the Corridor.
Date Idea for the Day Trippers
If you’re tired of having dates after the sun goes down, a day date can mix things up for you and your beloved. Try ogling and admiring artworks at Visit Addison Gallery. The current exhibition, De ser Arbol, is sure to inspire a thoughtful, fun conversation. For a more interactive exhibit, try The Cavanaugh Flight Museum, which offers “war bird” rides.
Following the exhibit, walk to the nearby Dream Café for a tasty lunch or Saturday brunch. Try the shrimp tacos ($12.50) for lunch or the dream Benedict ($10) for brunch. After you’ve conquered your hunger, take an after-meal stroll at Addison Circle Park to soak up the sights and sounds of a beautiful day at the Corridor.
If a stroll in the park doesn’t sound like much fun, catch the latest blockbuster at LOOK Cinemas or a matinee performance of Xanadu or Red Hot Patriot at WaterTower Theatre (schedule permitting).
Visit Addison Gallery Hours: Monday- Friday 9 a.m.-6p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5p.m.; 1-800-ADDISON
Addison Circle Park: 15650 Addison Rd.
Date Idea for the Adventurous
Start the night with a laugh at the Addison Improv. With acts like Ralphie May, Godfrey and Mo’Nique scheduled, you’re in for some serious comedy. Following the laughs, it’s time to spice up the night with an exotic dinner and show at Al-Amir Restaurant. Savor made-from-scratch Lebanese food and try some flavored shisha, or tobacco, through a hookah. Make sure to catch a live, thrilling belly dance performance, which usually show at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.
After dinner and a show, it’s time for some Latin-inspired fun. Head on down to Gloria’s to enjoy a live salsa band that will probably inspire you to get on the dance floor. If dancing isn’t your thing, don’t worry. You can sit at the outdoor patio, sip on a sangria or margarita and partake in a popular guilty pleasure—people watching.
Not into dancing salsa? How about a late-night bowling session? 300 Dallas offers bowling and drinks in an adult-only atmosphere after 10 p.m. The hot bowling spot is even open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
If you’re out on a Friday or Saturday and still have energy after 2 a.m., head to Xsheesha for some late-night fun. Featuring live performers and international DJs, this BYOB and hookah lounge is open until 3:30 a.m., perfect for the night owls.
Date Idea for the Romantics
Romantic dates are essential to keeping a healthy relationship. Instead of starting the night with a romantic dinner, head out a little earlier to check out Celestial Park. You and your significant other can walk up steps adorned with quotations and poetry leading to a human sundial. Sit on a park bench, have a conversation with your loved one and enjoy nature. With lush flora and plant identification tags, this park may feel like a small, blissful arboretum.
After a relaxing time at the park, it’s time for a meal. There are plenty of Corridor-area restaurants that offer an intimate setting for dinner. Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill, India West and Antonio Ristorante are all good choices.
You can bond with your sweetheart post-meal with live entertainment and a glass of wine. Mercy Wine Bar and Soho Food & Jazz are perfect destinations. Don’t forget to toast with a flute of bubbly to celebrate your loving relationship and a great night out.
Celestial Park: 5501Celestial Road