A Complete Guide to Unique Denver Date Ideas
While the mountains are always a go to for hiking, camping and skiing, Denver’s growing downtown is starting to offer a host of fun and unique Denver date ideas. From cocktail tours to aerialist classes, here are our favorite Denver date ideas for couples in the Mile High City.
Create A Work of Art at Upstairs Circus
Located in the heart of LoDo, this Upstairs Circus offers couples the chance to sip a cocktail while creating original, DIY crafts. Choose from over 25 projects from jewelry making to distressed art for your home.
Host Your Own Private Cooking Class
Have a Gourmet Spoon chef come to you! A chef will come to your home and bring everything you’ll need for a hands-on cooking class in your kitchen. All classes are BYOB and end with guests enjoying a full home-cooked meal.
Take a Boozy Tour through Downtown
This three-hour cocktails tour highlights the best bars in Denver’s LoDo and Larimer Square. A seasoned guide will take you to five different stops to sip the best cocktails and beers Denver has to offer. You’ll get some great history along the way as well. This one of our more unique (and boozy) Denver date ideas!
Cozy Up at a Rockies Game
Take in a ball game at the iconic Coors Field. Snuggle up together with a beer and a hot dog and cheer on Denver’s home team.
Enjoy Tea for Two at the Brown Palace
This historic hotel offers daily high tea each afternoon in its beautifully ornate lobby. Make a reservation and enjoy a full tea selection as well as pastries and sandwiches. Add champagne for a romantic twist on this refined Denver date idea.
Eat Your Way Across Downtown on this Food Tour
Offered daily from 12 – 3 p.m., the downtown Denver food tour is a great way to get a delicious peek into the Denver food scene while learning about the city’s history and architecture. You’ll enjoy six food stops across downtown and get an insider’s look into some of Denver’s top restaurants. Go for the drink add on, and you’ll get paired drinks with your tour!
Pair a Delicious French Meal with a Film
Bistro Vendome in Larimer Square is a romantic, upscale French restaurant headed up by one of Denver’s top chefs, Jennifer Jasinski. Sip a glass of wine on their garden patio while enjoying some of the best French cuisine in Denver. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events. This charming spot shows French films in the summertime and serves dishes to match the movies.
Catch a Cabaret Show
This little cabaret theater is tucked into the basement of the historic Daniels and Fisher Clock Tower built in 1911. Their nightly shows are lively and fun, and you can enjoy drinks and food from their bar.
Grab a Drink in an Old Bank Vault
Head down to the Broker downtown for a cocktail inside an old bank vault. They’ve kept the original bars and vault doors, giving this cozy place a unique look. The decor has a vintage feel as the bar has been in business for over 30 years. You can even tour the wine cellar, which is located 35 feet below ground in the original cash vault.
Hear Ghost Stories on this Pub Crawl
The Nightly Spirits Tour is a fun way to spend an evening. Couples can join this 2.5-hour walking tour and pub crawl through Downtown to hear all sorts of scary ghost stories from Denver’s past.
Take a Line Dancing Class
Country fans should check out the Grizzly Rose, one of the last great honky tonks in the world. This fun bar offers live Country music in addition to weekly line dancing classes. Bonus: the classes are free!
Grab a Pint at Denver’s First Craft Brewery
Beer lovers should make a stop at Wynkoop located in Denver’s LoDo. This was Denver’s first craft brewery, opening up in 1988. And it’s original owner is now the governor of Colorado! Adventurous drinkers should try the Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout.
Book a Couples Massage
The Oxford is a historic hotel in downtown Denver, opening its doors in 1891. Their spa also offers an array of relaxing spa treatments including a couple’s massage. Finish the date off with a cocktail in their historic bar, the Cruise Room, which is modeled after the bar on the RMS Queen Mary.
Enjoy a Shakespeare-Themed Improv Show
This Denver-based improv group performs every Friday at the VooDoo Comedy Theater on Larimer Street. Done in the style of the Bard, each improvised performance is based loosely on Shakespearean themes packed with lots of laughs. Grab a drink at their bar and enjoy!
Visit the Train Station for a Craft Cocktail and Ice Cream
Located on Union Station’s second floor, the Cooper Lounge is a high-end cocktail bar paying homage to the elegance of train travel. Modeled after an old rail car, this spot serves up craft cocktails with a beautiful view over Union Station’s Great Hall. Afterwards, head down to Milk Box for a scoop of Denver’s famous Little Man ice cream.
Take an Aerialists Class Together
Get one step closer to Cirque de Solei with these aerialist and acrobatics classes at the Circus Collective. Classes feel like a cross between the circus and Crossfit and are a fun way to get moving with your partner while learning a new skill.
Bike and Brewery Hop through RiNo
RiNo, or River North, is Denver’s hottest neighborhood for breweries. Now considered the Napa Valley of Beer, Colorado boasts the second most breweries in the country after California. Beer lovers can enjoy an afternoon date biking from brewery to brewery and tasting a pint of some of Denver’s best craft beers.
For more fun Denver date ideas, check out our calendar for upcoming food and cocktail tours through downtown.