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5 Great Houston Date Night Destinations

October 19, 2021

If you’re like most parents, you may feel catch yourself stuck in a “there’s no fun, until the work is done” mindset. (Spoiler alert: the work is never done.) But did you know that you’ll actually have an easier time getting through work and life if you wedge in a break for yourself every now and then? It’s important to make sure you and your partner make time for date night every now and gain to recharge!

Whether you’re fortunate enough to live in Houston or you’re just visiting, the city is packed with hidden adventures to explore for a memorable date night. If you’re the type of person who requires “permission”—consider permission granted! Book a sitter for the kids for the evening and hit the town. Check out these awesome Houston date night destinations for you and your partner.

Catch a Movie in a Hammock at the Axelrad

If you’re in the mood for a brew and a entertainment on the lawn, check out the Axelrad! This beer garden in Midtown is one of the most popular spaces for a night out in downtown. The Houston bar’s large outdoor area is full of private chairs, tables, and even hammocks, for both social hour and a more private date night. They also host a variety of evening activities: movie nights, evening yoga, indie dance parties, comedy nights, cumbia and salsa DJ nights, and more—seven nights a week!

The Axelrad hosts events seven nights a week! | Source: Instagram | Photographer: Amy Scott

The Axelrad doesn’t provide food; however, a rotating selection of some of the best food trucks in the city mean there’s always something to eat that you’ll love. And Luigi’s Pizzeria next door delivers right to your table... or hammock! The Axelrad is a must-do date night destination for those who need to let their hair down. Check out their calendar and see what’s coming up.

Roller Skate at Dairy Ashford

When was the last time you went roller skating? Rather than the same old, same old movie night or dinner for two, why not go for a few loops at Dairy Ashford Roller Rink!

Not a pro? Dairy Ashford also provides classes for first-timers, and refreshers for “old-timers,” so that you’re not stumbling around on the rink. They also can host themed skate parties, and regularly do both adult-only and toddler skate nights (in case you feel like bringing the kids another time). An added bonus: roller skating provides a fun cardio session that doesn’t feel like a workout!

Roller skating at Dairy Ashford is romantic (and light on the wallet)! | Source: Dairy Ashford

Thursday Nights at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston

Houston’s renowned Museum of Fine Arts is an amazing place any day, but did you know it’s open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays? Enjoy a magical dinner at the museum’s Le Jardinier, and then take a stroll through the Cullen Sculpture Garden before heading into the museum to check out some of the best collections in the country.

Established in 1900, MFAH is one of the ten largest art museums in the United States, and is home to nearly 70,000 works of art between the permanent collection and rotating exhibitions. Check out the museum website for more event details.

Pac-Man Fever at Joystix

What Field of Dreams is to baseball, Joystix is to video games! Joystix is one of the largest arcade and pinball game retailers in the United States, with over 250 games constantly in rotation.

While primarily a retail showroom, they open up their doors to the public twice a month for Pac-Man Fever night. From 9pm-2am every first and last Friday of the month, the showroom transforms into a massive arcade, so come and play all the classics! Drinks are available at the Eighteen Twenty Lounge right next door.Go Line Dancing

What’s more Texas than line dancing? Country & Western bars are lots of fun for date night, and Neon Boots Dance Hall & Saloon is Houston’s largest. The award-winning bar and nightclub offers line dancing classes every Tuesday and Thursday night, where you and your partner can learn the best moves, taught by professional dance instructors. Then come back on the weekend and show off what you learned!

What Time Is It? It’s Date Night Time!

Other couples have little trouble taking a night off and going out with their partner. Why not you? You work hard and deserve it, and it’s beneficial to your and your relationship’s health. And if you find the right babysitter, your kids might be grateful for your night out too! Who knows—they might even ask you to take more date nights.

Finding the perfect sitter in Houston while you go on your date night is easier than you might think. Just leave it to Nanno. Nanno is a babysitter-sourcing app that prides itself on its ability to book you the perfect caretaker on-demand. Their network of sitters stretches across most metro regions in the United States, so you’re sure to be covered no matter where you are.  Nanno rigorously vets all their nannies according to a strict four-step background check process, and takes great care to match sitters to your needs.

It’s Time to take a Well-Deserved Break!

Whether it’s for a last-minute emergency or a more regular engagement, Nanno has you covered. Find a trusted babysitter in Houston—or almost anywhere—on demand, and take some time off for yourself knowing that your kids are in capable hands. Sign up for Nanno today and see for yourself how easy it is!

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About Zelda Miller
Houston, TX
Zelda is a writer, a world traveler, and a single mother. In a previous life, she was a software developer and startup founder. She is now a travel writer who focuses on traveling with kids.

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