Best Summer Date Night Spots

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Hey y’all! Randa here from tapping in to help you pick the coolest date spots this summer. Whether you wanna do drinks, a show, or an ~interactive~ activity, I’ve got you covered. And if you need a date, look no further than–a newsletter full of certifiably cool single people sent every Friday.

Cool & Casual

Bar Goto

There are very good Japanese-inspired cocktails and snacks (miso wings!) at Bar Goto, which opened in 2017 to great acclaim. Try a post-date smooch after the sansho pepper cocktail :)

Wild Birds
Crown Heights

Wild Birds boasts tons of outdoor seating and live music almost every night. Pro-tip: if you sit close to the band, you can just gaze flirtatiously at each other instead of speaking. If you’re still trying to get to know your date, opt for a table further away from the action.

Heating Up

Le Crocodile

Attached to the Wythe Hotel, Le Crocodile is a French brasserie that will make the date seem fancy without seeming like a huge flex. You might accidentally make eye contact with an actor from Succession between bites of pâté.

Tokyo Record Bar
Greenwich Village

Like the name implies, Tokyo Record Bar is Japanese (omakase and sake) and involves vinyl. This is an excellent one for a special occasion or some occasion-less novelty. Make a dinner reservation inside to get the full experience (dancing to Diana Ross on full-blast with four other couples you just met).

Hot & Heavy


Get your hot-cold cycling on at this Williamsburg spa. For the price of admission you get three pools of varying temperatures, two saunas, and a steam room. Whoever exits the cold plunge first has to buy dinner at their attached restaurant featuring seasonal share plates.

Bathtub Gin
West Village

To continue the bath theme, check out this burlesque joint on a Tuesday night. It’s a low-lit, sexy vibe, and you can snap pics in their namesake copper bathtub if that’s your thing. They also have live jazz on Wednesdays if your relationship isn’t ready for gratuitous nudity.

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