Edmonton’s top romantic spots for date night

by Jana Lee

While what’s “romantic” may be subjective, there’s certainly no shortage of date ideas in Edmonton. Consider this shortlist of romantic spots to check out our your next #YEGdatenight – they’ll be sure to wow you and your partner! [Image credit: iStock.com/monkeybusinessimages]

Edmonton’s top romantic spots for date night

YEG Date Night: Fine wining and dining

If the fastest way to your sweetie’s heart is through the stomach, look no further than these Edmonton restaurants for a romantic meal.

Bar Bricco
Food is meant to be shared at Bar Bricco. Featuring excellent wine options and mouth-watering Italian share plates, or spuntini, this 30-seat wine bar is sure to be an intimate dining experience. Since Bar Bricco doesn’t take reservations, we recommend going early or later in the evening.

LaRonde Restaurant
Visit the revolving LaRonde Restaurant at Chateau Lacombe Hotel for a romantic dining experience coupled with unmatched views of Edmonton’s river valley and cityscape. Rotating once every 90 minutes, diners can enjoy a set multicourse meal or order à la carte over panoramic views of the city.

Zinc Restaurant
Tantalize your palette with a modern culinary experience from Zinc Restaurant at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Immerse yourself in Edmonton’s fine arts scene by touring gallery exhibitions pre-dinner or, if the timing is right, go a Refinery party – themed special events at the gallery.

YEG Date Night: Events and Activities

With a vibrant local business community, there’s sure to be a special event happening near you. Consider these activity-based dates for the culturally-curious, musically-minded and/or outdoor enthusiasts.

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Listen to magnificent scores performed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at the Winspear Centre. From Beethoven and Chopin to Doo Wop and the music of Hollywood movies, the symphony offers concert series to suit all music fans of all sorts.

Devonian Botanic Gardens
Go outside the City limits to visit Devonian Botanic Gardens. Stroll the paths along the Kurimoto Japanese Garden for a romantic nature walk. The garden features lanterns, a pagoda, entrance gate, belfry and viewing shelters – a tranquil spot to enjoy each other’s company.

The Needle Vinyl Tavern
Enjoy live local music in the casual and romantic setting of The Needle Vinyl Tavern. The amber-hued lights and vintage-inspired decor create a retro-romantic ambience fit for date night.

YEG Date Night: Develop a new skill together

Bond over an experience together – and learn something new while you’re at it! Wow your partner with these creative and educational date ideas

Cook together
Travel the world with your taste buds locally with a cooking class at City Arts Centre. Not only will you learn to make delicious meals, you’ll get to enjoy eating the fruits of your labour at the end!

Telus World of Science Dark Matters events
Go to a Telus World of Science Dark Matters event for science-themed fun. These 18+ events are held monthly, with topics ranging from rock and roll to the science of sex. Best yet – events are fully licensed. Enjoy science on the rocks or in a cocktail!

Art night
Drink creatively and make art at a Paint Nite event. Suitable for all skill levels, get your creative juices flowing with step-by-step instructions on how to create your masterpiece. Note: Results may vary, but it’s all in the name of fun anyways.

Perhaps the most romantic aspect of date night is being able to share the experience with someone. From food and drink, to drop-in activities and special events, you can surely find at least one spot for you and your plus-one. Now that you’re armed with tips – it’s time for date night!

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