6 Madison date night mainstays
Make a fun night out with one of these options
One advantage of date night in Madison is that you’re able to enjoy the city’s best bars, restaurants and experiences likely without having to make a reservation or fight crowds. Grab a potential love interest or a long-term significant other and try one of these ideas for a great date.
For the Cool Couple
Forequarter offers consistently changing small, medium and large plates, perfect for sharing with that special person. Plus, on weekends, stay a little later for a special late-night menu. 708 1/4 E. Johnson St.
For the Music Lovers
The Overture Center for the Arts has great music and shows featuring a variety of acts from local groups to big-name stars. Check out Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Richly Romantic series on Feb. 16 to 18 for a cello concerto dedicated to the three composers’ love of Italy, or catch “An American in Paris” from Feb. 27 to March 4. 201 State St.
For the Geek Squad
Bring out your competitive edge at Geeks Mania. This arcade offers unlimited play on more than 90 old-school arcade games and 25 pinball machines. 6502 Odana Rd.
For the Inner Children
Check out the 21-and-older Adult Swim at the Madison Children’s Museum held six to eight times a year when adults get free rein of the museum at a themed event featuring beer, wine and other beverages. 100 N. Hamilton St.
For the Adventurous Foodies
Become a tourist in your own town year-round with a walking food tour hosted by Madison Eats Food Tours or Capital City Food Tours. Not only do you get a taste of all Madison has to offer, but you can meet others and burn calories at the same time. madisoneats.net and capitalcityfoodtours.com
For Lunches and Brunches
While lunch dates sometimes get a bad rap, there is nothing bad about Lazy Jane’s Cafe with its sandwiches, soups, salads and baked goods. Plus, what could be better than waffles served all day? 1358 Williamson St.
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