Not one of those couples wanting to sit at dinner for date night? There is never a shortage of things to do, from paint nights, axe throwing, theater, and bowling; there is an experience for you. So whether you are taking your significant other, bestie, or mom, consider this your complete guide to date night activities in Hartford. 

Pine & Iron Axe Throwing 

1429 Park Street, Suite #102, Parkville 

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If you want to try something new, head to Pine & Iron Axe Throwing. You are surrounded by knowledgeable staff and lively energy. This makes a perfect first date because there is no room for a quiet moment. So book your throwing now if you want to join in on the edgy fun. 

Painting with a Twist

45 Pratt Street, Downtown Hartford

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Painting with a Twist offers a unique experience for a date night.  Sip, socialize, and create unique pieces of art! All you need to do is be ready for a fun time, and they supply the rest. Don’t worry about bringing a tasty beverage, and there is wine available for purchase. If you are a homebody, they got you covered; there are at-home kits for purchase so you can bring the fun home. 

Sea Tea Comedy Theater 

11 Asylum Street, Downtown Hartford

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Sea Tea Comedy Theater offers improv, private workshops, coaching, and live shows. What makes Sea Tea Theater unique is that all ages are welcome. So whether you are interested in seeing a show or taking a class with your hubby, Sea Tea Comedy Theater is an excellent spot. Another great amenity the theater offers is a full bar; grab a date and get a glass of wine before a date night show. 

Ducks on the Ave Bowling

572 Farmington Ave, West End 

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From renting out lanes for a group date night or heading down on a Friday night, Ducks on the Ave Bowling  is guaranteed to be a fun time! Bowling is great for date night because you will share laughs, it won't break the bank, you can dress comfortably, and it's a fun competition. 


1429 Park Street, Suite #199, Parkville

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More than just shopping, Curioporium is an immersive haunting experience, truly blurred lines from imagination to reality. One of Curiporium’s main goals is to open the mind of all those who go, inspiring people to go into their minds more deeply and start asking themselves more questions about life. This is truly the spot if you are in the mood for some unusual fun. Corporium is one of the fastest-growing destinations for all of you spooky lovers out there. 

Cedar Hill Cemetery

435 Fairfield Ave, The South End 

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Date night in a cemetery might sound morbid, but Cedar Hill Cemetery offers so much to do! Sunset tours, cinema at the cemetery, and it  serve as a beautiful backdrop to go on a walk next date night; Cedar Hill Cemetery should be on your list. 

XL Center 

1 Civic Center Plaza, Downtown 

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Truly so much to do at the XL Center. Hartford Wolfpack, Uconn Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Uconn Hockey, and Concerts, the XL Center is always hosting something special that is perfect for a night downtown. Check out their upcoming events to snag some tickets and plan for a special night. 

Dunkin’ Donuts Park 

1214 Main St, Downtown 

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For our sport lover couples, head out to a Yardgoats game! Enjoy watching the game while catching up with your date. Baseball games are the perfect mix of being entertained by watching and still having time to talk and enjoy each other's company. Check out their schedule for upcoming games and plan your next night out. Make sure to follow @prattstreethartford to see what pregame events are happening beforehand to dive into a fun-filled night. 

Xfinity Theater

61 Savitt Way, North Meadows 

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Want to wow your honey? Take them to Xfinity Theater, the spot to see big-name artists during the summer. Artists such as Morgan Wallen, Drake, Willie Nelson, and The Jonas Brothers have performed there. This would be the perfect spot to bring your date for an anniversary or birthday gift! Check out their schedule to see who will be at the Meadows. 

Apple Cinemas 

330 New Park Ave, Parkville 

Going to the movies for date night is still a good idea! It gets you out of the house, an excuse to devour candy, scarf down a slushy, and watch a movie with no distractions. This would be perfect for Netflix-lovin’ couples who need a reason to get out but want a chill atmosphere. So check out Apple Cinemas and snag tickets! 

Enjoy some of these fantastic date night spots, and have fun. 

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