Where To Go On A First Date In Austin? Here Are 100 Ideas!

First dates are…well, they’re first dates. Sometimes they go well, and sometimes they don’t. If you’ve been talking to someone really great, you want to impress them with a great (romantic!) spot. And if you’re really not so sure about this date, you don’t want to invest too much time or money into it. Choosing a spot for your first date spot in Austin isn’t always easy, which is why we have 100 ideas here. 

100 spots for a first date in Austin

Categorized into five groups (bars, restaurants, alcohol-free, entertainment, and nature), these 100 first-date spots will hopefully help you have a handful of good suggestions near you for the next time you’re going out on a date. 

Use the map below to find something near you! 

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100 Ideas For First Date Spots in Austin

Bars

1. Hold Out Brewer/Better Half Bar

100 spots for a first date in Austin

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: it’s a big open-air brewery with lots of seating, indoor/outdoor options, and really good food (for when the date is going well, and you want to extend it into a meal.) And if you or your date don’t drink alcohol, it’s connected to a great coffee shop/eatery called Better Half (pictured above.) Just head over there and get a latte instead. 

WEBSITE | 1208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78703

2. Kalimotxo

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Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: cool little indoor/outdoor bar at the entrance to Hestia restaurant. They have pintxos, so you can get a little bite to eat or just enjoy a glass of wine in downtown Austin. Want to go all out? Get wine at Kalimotxo and then a dinner reservation indoors at Hestia. 

WEBSITE | 607 W 3rd St #105, Austin, TX 78701

3. Bangers

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: located on Rainey Street and has the city’s largest beer tap wall. They have lots of big picnic tables, so there’s always a crowd around - no awkward silences! And then you can go to another bar on Rainey St if things are going well. 

WEBSITE | 79 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

4. Nickel City

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: super Austin-y and fun with a great cocktail list and casual vibe. 

WEBSITE | 1133 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

5. Central District

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: not only do they have beer and food, but they also have cocktails and wine in case either of you isn’t into beer. Lots of indoor/outdoor spaces and a free parking lot, which is getting harder to find in east Austin. 

WEBSITE | 417 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

6. Tiki Tatsu-ya

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a super cool and memorable tiki cocktail bar (honestly, a fully immersive experience!) from a great hospitality company. You’ll have to make reservations. 

WEBSITE | 1300 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

7. DrinkWell

100 spots for a first date in Austin

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: one of the best cocktail bars in Austin. Small, cozy, intimate, and has a really good food program, too if you want a bite to eat.

WEBSITE | 207 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751

8. Easy Tiger

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: an Austin classic! They have a couple of locations around Austin, and they’re all casual and chill, with lots of beverage options, and plenty of indoor/outdoor seating.

WEBSITE | Multiple locations

9. Aviary Wine Bar

Aviary Wine Bar

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: one of the best wine bars in Austin! A really chic, beautiful bar in case you just want to grab a pair of bar stools, some indoor tables, and outdoor patio dining.

WEBSITE |  2110 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

10. Second Bar + Kitchen NORTHSIDE

Second Bar + Kitchen NORTHSIDE

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: one of the best north Austin bars and restaurants with really tall ceilings, amazing drinks, and great apps/entrees. It’s in the Archer hotel and feels sophisticated and fun. 

WEBSITE | 3121 Palm Way #101, Austin, TX 78758

11. Gin Bar

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a rooftop bar at ARRIVE Austin Hotel with one of the best gin selections you’ll find anywhere. 

WEBSITE | 1813 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

12. The Roosevelt Room

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: if you’re looking for a downtown Austin bar for your first date spot, Roosevelt Room has incredible cocktails. It’s a dark and intimate space, and the downtown location is incredibly convenient. 

WEBSITE | 307 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

13. Small Victory

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: speakeasy vibes, small and cozy space, and some of the best cocktails in Austin. 

WEBSITE | 108 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

14. Higher Ground

Higher Ground

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a very unique, “church”-themed bar in downtown Austin including stained glass windows and cocktails based on the seven deadly sins. 

WEBSITE | 720 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

15. Kinda Tropical

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: if you’re going for a more casual/laid-back vibe for your first date, Kinda Tropical in east Austin is a winner. They have delicious bar food/snacks and some really great cocktails, plus a giant outdoor patio in case your date is on a nice summer evening. 

WEBSITE | 3501 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

16. Seven Grand

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: if your date is a whisky drinker, impress them with this downtown Austin bar, which has one of the most robust selections of whisky in Austin. And if they’re more into mezcal, Seven Grand is connected to the bar next door….

WEBSITE | 405 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

17. Las Perlas

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Located next to Seven Grand (connected by a courtyard with an amazing taco stand called Asador - definitely get one of those!), Las Perlas has a huge selection of mezcal. Whether you’re a mezcal pro or you just want to learn more about it on your date, Las Perlas is sure to impress. 

WEBSITE | 405 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

18. The Driskill Bar

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: iconic, classic, and cozy with dark wood and leather finishing, The Driskill Bar is a great place to meet up for a first date in Austin. While the cocktail program isn’t quite as interesting as some of the other exceptional cocktail bars listed here (DrinkWell, Garage, and Roosevelt Room, among others), you can get good classics. 

WEBSITE | 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

19. Upstairs At Caroline

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: is your date on a beautiful evening in Austin? You should go to Upstairs at Caroline. It’s located in the Aloft Hotel on the second floor, and it has an open-air concept so you can enjoy the night air while you’re also enjoying cocktails at a fun downtown bar. They have bar games and brisket tacos, too.

WEBSITE | 621 Congress Ave. Suite 201, Austin, TX 78701

20. Half Step

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: want a fun date spot on Rainey Street? Half Step has incredible cocktails, a cozy indoor space, and a nice outdoor patio.

WEBSITE | 75 1/2 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

21. APT 115

APT 115

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: slightly more hidden than some of the really popular/crowded wine bars in Austin, but APT 115 is absolutely exceptional. They source unique bottles of wine, and the entire wine bar is designed to feel like you’re inside someone’s apartment unique (albeit a beautifully decorated one with servers who bring you food and wine…)

WEBSITE | 2025 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

22. Wanderlust Wine

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: serve-yourself wine bar so it’s slightly interactive as well as a good way for each person on the date to get whatever style of wine/cider they prefer.

WEBSITE | 610 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78701

23. The Meteor

The Meteor Austin

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: natural wine, beer, yummy pizza, and a secret outdoor patio on South Congress. 

WEBSITE | 2110 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

24. Hopfields

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: this beautiful french gastropub near the UT campus is anything but a college bar! A great beer list, beautiful cocktails, and delicious food, and the space are cozy and dark and absolutely perfect for a first date.

WEBSITE | 3110 Guadalupe St #400, Austin, TX 78705

25. Honey Moon Spirit Lounge

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a beautifully renovated bungalow, craft cocktails, and the coolest decor. 

WEBSITE | 624 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705

26. P6 at The LINE Hotel

P6 at the LINE hotel

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: this rooftop bar in the LINE hotel has one of the best views in Austin, overlooking Lady Bird Lake.

WEBSITE | 111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

27. Midnight Cowboy

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Midnight Cowboy is such a fun experience! Make reservations to get the secret door to enter this speakeasy on Sixth Street. They bring a bar cart to your table and make the cocktails right in front of you. 

WEBSITE | 313 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

28. The Tipsy Alchemist

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a fun, lively, “science-y” place to get cocktails on Rainey Street. 

WEBSITE | 70 Rainey St Suite 200, Austin, TX 78701

29. Garage Bar

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: some of the best cocktails in Austin. And yep, this bar is inside a parking garage… 

WEBSITE | 503 Colorado St, Austin, TX 7870

30. Goldie’s Sunken Bar

Goldie's Sunken Bar

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: although it’s a hotel lobby bar, Goldie’s feels like one of the hottest bars in the city. The bar will often be 3 people deep on a Saturday night, so expect a crowd! 

WEBSITE | 600 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

31. ABGB

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: casual, chill, and some of the best beer in the city. The outdoor beer garden is a wonderful spot for a conversation. 

WEBSITE | 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

Restaurants

32. Bar Peached

Bar Peached

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a casual bar with tacos and Asian-inspired comfort food located near downtown. 

WEBSITE | 1315 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

33. De Nada Cantina

De Nada Cantina

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a fun taco spot in east Austin with legit Mexican tacos, great margaritas, and a really fun vibe. 

WEBSITE | 4715 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

34. Justine’s

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: sultry and beautiful with a lovely outdoor dining space. This French restaurant is on our list of the most romantic restaurants in Austin.

WEBSITE | 4710 E 5th St., Austin, TX 78702

35. Loro

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Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: no reservations necessary! Loro is a counter-service Asian smokehouse with crazy good food, fun cocktails, and a lively atmosphere - great for a first date. 

WEBSITE | 2115 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

36. Sway

Sway Thai

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: some of the best modern Thai food in Austin, a rooftop view of downtown Austin, and excellent beverages. The entire restaurant is beautiful and romantic and makes a lovely dinner meeting spot for your first date. 

WEBSITE | 3437 Bee Caves Rd, West Lake Hills, TX 78746

37. Juliet Italian Kitchen

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Italian food is a great option for first dates! There are two locations: one on Barton Springs Rd and one in north Austin. 

WEBSITE | 1500 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

38. Lin Asian Bar

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: really intimate, unique, and one of the all-time best restaurants in Austin. (The soup dumplings are out of this world.) Be sure to make reservations far in advance, though.  

WEBSITE | 1203 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

39. Suerte

Where to go on a first date in Austin

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: this upscale Mexican restaurant in east Austin has shareable plates (aww! cute!) and great margaritas. If you haven’t been yet, there’s nothing like a first date to check out one of the best restaurants in Austin. 

WEBSITE | 1800 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

40. Joann’s Fine Food

Joann's Fine Food

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: SOCO is fun and casual enough for an afternoon or evening meet-up, and Joann’s Fine Food is a really cool, retro spot to grab a cocktail and a bite to eat and enjoy the sidewalk cafe. 

WEBSITE | 1224 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

41. Aba

Aba South Congress

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: truly one of the most beautiful Mediterranean restaurants in Austin. Try to make a reservation for the outdoor patio, if possible. 

WEBSITE | 1011 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

41. Kome Sushi Kitchen

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: if you and your date are both into sushi, Kome is a perfect spot for your first meeting. It’s cozy and comfortable (made to mimic a Japanese kitchen), and the prices are very reasonable.

WEBSITE | 5301 Airport Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78751

43. Hank’s Austin

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Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: the all-day eatery, so whether you’re going for coffee, weekend brunch, happy hour, dinner, or drinks at the bar, Hank’s fits the bill. Oh, and it’s a beautiful space in a part of Austin that doesn’t have very many restaurants. 

WEBSITE | 5811 Berkman Dr, Austin, TX 78723

44. June’s

June's

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: nothing more romantic than one of those little patio tables at June’s, a great bottle of wine, and some delicious food. It feels like you’re in a Parisian cafe. 

WEBSITE | 1722 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

45. Wax Myrtle’s at The Thompson Hotel

Wax Myrtle's
Wax Myrtle's

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a rooftop bar is a really fun way to impress your date, and Wax Myrtle’s has good food, good drinks, and good views. 

WEBSITE |  506 San Jacinto Blvd Suite WM, 4th Floor, Austin, TX 78701

46. Odd duck

Odd Duck

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: it’s a tried-and-true Austin classic, and there’s a reason why this farm-to-table restaurant in Austin is consistently fully booked. 

WEBSITE | 1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

47. Dip Dip Dip Tatsu-ya

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: shabu-shabu makes a very fun date experience! It’s interactive (you have to dip the meat into your bowl of steaming broth to cook it), so it’s perfect if you’re a bit anxious about holding a conversation for a full date. 

WEBSITE | 7301 Burnet Rd Ste 101, Austin, TX 78757

48. Local Foods

Local Foods in downtown Austin

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: if your date wants a healthier option that’s still absolutely stunning, head to Local Foods in downtown Austin. Micael Hsu Architecture designed the two-story dining room, and it’s absolutely beautiful. And even though everything is super fresh and locally sourced (lots of salads and yummy sandwiches here), they have wine and beer, so it can still feel like an actual date instead of a casual lunch.

WEBSITE | 454 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

49. Fixe Southern House

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a beautiful, upscale, modern southern restaurant in the heart of downtown Austin. (Get the biscuits.) 

WEBSITE | 500 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

50. Maie Day

Maie Day

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Maie Day just feels fun! It’s a chop house with locally sourced steaks, shareable sides, and killer cocktails. If you didn’t make a reservation, you’ll probably be able to snag two bar stools. 

WEBSITE | 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

51. Clark’s Oyster Bar

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Clark’s is sophisticated and intimate, and fun. Whether it’s martinis and raw oysters for happy hour, or a full dinner with a bottle of wine and lobster rolls, Clark’s is a great option for a first date. 

WEBSITE | 1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

52. Launderette

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: this award-winning New American restaurant in east Austin is an excellent spot to impress your date with your appreciation of the Austin food scene. The outdoor patio is really fun in the warm months. 

WEBSITE | 2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702

53. Hillside Farmacy

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: one of Austin’s favorite farm-to-table restaurants in east Austin. It’s especially great for brunch. 

WEBSITE | 1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

54. Epicerie

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Go to Epicerie for brunch! It’s small and unique, they have excellent French food, and the tiny patio is oh-so-cute. 

WEBSITE | 2307 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756

55. Mattie’s

first date spots in Austin - Mattie's

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: looking for a beautiful restaurant in Austin for a date? Go to Mattie’s. A historic mansion, peacocks roaming the grounds, excellent southern food, and iconic cocktails (talking about the punch.)

WEBSITE | 811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704

56. Home Slice Pizza

Home Slice

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Sure, it’s a really casual spot, but Home Slice is a great option for a first date because you can get excellent cocktails here at the north location (the SOCO location has wine/beer), and pretty much everyone loves pizza. 

WEBSITE | Multiple locations

57. TLC Austin

TLC Austin

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a fun and casual counter-service coastal seafood spot with great happy hour deals.

WEBSITE | 1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150, Austin, TX 78704

58. Foreign and Domestic

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: one of the most charming neighborhood restaurants in Austin! Great for a full dinner date if that’s what you’re looking for.

WEBSITE | 306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751

59. El Naranjo

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: James Beard Award-winning chef Iliana de la Vega, El Naranjo is one of the top choices for interior Mexican cuisine in Austin. The restaurant is beautiful and calm, the service is exceptional, and the food will wow you. 

WEBSITE | 2717 S Lamar Blvd STE 1085, Austin, TX 78704

60. Perla’s

Why it’s a good option: a fun spot for outdoor dining (that SOCO patio!), or a fun bar where you can pop in for a coastal cocktail and some raw oysters. 

WEBSITE | 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

61. Vespaio

Best first date spots in Austin - Vespaio

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: iconic Austin Italian restaurant on South Congress. 

WEBSITE | 1610 S Congress Ave S, Austin, TX 78704

Coffee

62. Radio Coffee & Beer

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a big outdoor space with coffee, beer, and some great food trucks. 

WEBSITE | 4204 Menchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704

63. Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

100 spots for a first date in Austin

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: you just can’t beat this view! Mozart’s dock on Lake Austin is one of the most beautiful spots for a first date in Austin. 

WEBSITE | 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

64. Mañana

Mañana in the South Congress Hotel

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: the coffee shop itself is pretty small (only about 4 tables inside), but step out to the South Congress Hotel courtyard, and you can enjoy your coffee and pastries at one of the outdoor tables. They have some of the best pastries in the entire city, btw.

WEBSITE | 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

65. Patika

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Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: their coffee and pastries are amaaaazing, and if the date is going great and you want to prolong it, their food program is awesome. Grab some brunch or lunch here and enjoy it in their charming outdoor space. 

WEBSITE | 2159 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

66. Cuvee Coffee Bar

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a great little spot in east Austin because they not only serve coffee (try the cold brew), but they also have a beer bar with local beer on tap. It has an industrial feel to it, and Cuvee is within walking distance of several other fun east Austin restaurants and bars. 

WEBSITE | 2000 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

67. Carpenter Coffee Bar

Carpenter Coffee Bar

Why it’s a good option: cozy and cute, really good coffee, and you could easily get a latte from this coffee shop and walk across the street to Lady Bird Lake. 

WEBSITE | 400 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704

68. Houndstooth Lamar

Houndstooth Coffee

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Houndstooth is consistently considered one of the best coffee shops in Austin. The Lamar location has a handful of indoor and outdoor tables, so you should be able to snag one for your date. 

WEBSITE | 4200 N Lamar Blvd #120, Austin, TX 78756

69. Spokesman Coffee

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a fun coffee shop located at The Yard in south Austin. The spokesman also serves beer later in the date.

WEBSITE | 440 E St Elmo Rd A2, Austin, TX 78745

70. Merit Coffee

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: excellent coffee + pastries at multiple locations in Austin. The S Lamar Merit gets pretty crowded inside, but the front deck often has a couple of tables available. 

WEBSITE | Multiple locations

71. Medici Roasting

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Medici has lots of locations, but the Medici Roasting in east Austin at Springdale General is a fun spot for dates because it’s a large indoor space that has lots of tables, lots of parking, and great coffee. An easy spot to have a conversation. 

WEBSITE | Multiple locations

72. Flitch Coffee

Why it’s a good option: if it’s a beautiful day on your date, Flitch is a super cool coffee trailer with great bevs. 

WEBSITE | 641 Tillery St, Austin, TX 78702

73. Southaus Coffee

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: there aren’t a lot of really good coffee shops in far south Austin, but Stouthaus is one of the few options. They also have a beer!

WEBSITE | 4715 S Lamar Blvd #102, Sunset Valley, TX 78745

74. Palomino

Palomino Coffee

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a really beautiful, instagrammable coffee shop in east Austin (if you or your date care about that..) 

WEBSITE | 4136 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78721

75. Thunderbird Coffee

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: super iconic Austin coffee shop on Manor with a fun outdoor yard space where you can enjoy your latte and strike up a convo. 

WEBSITE | 2200 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

76. Juan Pelota Cafe

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: as far as downtown Austin coffee shops go, Juan Pelota is one of the most unique: it’s located inside a bike shop! 

WEBSITE | 400 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

77. Alfred Coffee at The LINE

But first, coffee

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Alfred Coffee itself is just a tiny shop inside the lobby of The LINE hotel, but once you get your coffee you can take it outside the hotel where there’s a path down to Lady Bird Lake. Enjoy your latte while you walk under the Congress bridge. 

WEBSITE | 111 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

78. Codependent Coffee & Cocktails

Codependent Coffee and Cocktails

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: want coffee? Check. Want cocktails? Check. Want a gorgeous, trendy space? Check. 

WEBSITE | 301 West Ave STE 110, Austin, TX 78701

79. Ani’s Day and Night

Ani's Day And Night

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: similar to Radio or Cosmic in south Austin, but this is an east Austin option. 

WEBSITE | 7107 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741

80. Brew and Brew

Brew & Brew in Austin

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: it feels equally bar-like as it does coffee shop-like, so Brew and Brew is a perfect idea for your first date in Austin, no matter what time of day it is. 

WEBSITE | 500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702

81. Lazarus Brewing Co

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: ditto to Brew and Brew, Lazarus has really good coffee and really good beer + tacos. It’s a fun spot to go at any time of the day. Expect a quieter space in the early part of the day, and then as the evening rolls around, it tends to get pretty loud/crowded (which is often a better date environment, anyway.)

WEBSITE | 1902 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Entertainment

82. Cidercade

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: games, cider, pizza! 

WEBSITE | 600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

83. Peter Pan Mini Golf

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: one of THEEE most iconic places to play a round of mini golf in Austin. 

WEBSITE | 1207 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

84. Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: all Drafthouse locations are located near bars and restaurants, so you can start off with a drink before heading to a movie. 

WEBSITE | Multiple locations

85. Elephant Room

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: this jazz club in Austin is a must-try concert venue, no matter if it’s your first date or your 50th. 

WEBSITE | Swift Building, 315 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

86. C-Boys Heart & Soul

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Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: classic soul music and an upstairs lounge with great cocktails. 

WEBSITE | 2008 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

87. Continental Club

Continental Club

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: if this date goes well, for the rest of your lives, you’ll be able to say your first date was at the Continental Club, which is pretty cool. 

WEBSITE | 1315 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

88. Punch Bowl Social

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: they have a little bit of everything here, so you can enjoy some bowling, mini golf, karaoke, or other games, in addition to cocktails and food. 

WEBSITE | Multiple locations

89. Yard Bar

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: do you and your date have dogs? Go to Yard Bar! Get burgers at Fat City Stacks and then play with the pups at one of Austin’s favorite dog-friendly bars. 

WEBSITE | 6700 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

90. Urban Axes

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a totally unforgettable first date experience, that’s for sure! 

WEBSITE | 812 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78702

91. Violet Crown

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Violet Crown cinema has excellent food, craft cocktails, and local craft beer on tap, and you can enjoy your food and BEVs in the lobby restaurant space or bring them into the theater. They tend to show more indie-focused movies, but you can see mainstream stuff here, too. 

WEBSITE | 434 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

92. Little Brother Bar + Walk on SOCO

Little Brother Bar on South Congress

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: grab a kolache and cappuccino at this cute walk-up window on South Congress and then stroll the shops while you talk. 

WEBSITE | 89 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

93. Bouldin Acres

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: if you want a more interactive date experience, head to Bouldin Acres and book a pickleball court! They have burgers, tacos, cocktails, and other bar food and lawn games. 

WEBSITE | 2027 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

94. Seasonal: trail of lights

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: while it’s only around for December, Trail of Lights is a really sweet first date idea. Walk the trail, enjoy some hot cocoa and kettle corn, and soak up the magic of Christmas on your first date. 

WEBSITE | 2207 Lou Neff Rd, Austin, TX 78746

95. Seasonal: Gibson Street Bar for Halloween or Christmas

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: Gibson Street Bar goes all out for the holidays, so if your first date is in October or December, keep this place in mind! Fun holiday decor and seasonal cocktails. 

WEBSITE | 1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Nature/Outdoors

96. See the bats under the congress bridge

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: it’s not incredibly taxing or interactive, but it gives you something to do/a place to meet where you can talk, walk the late, and then maybe head to get a drink.

WEBSITE | Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704

97. Walk Around The Lake With A Coffee

Austin skyline by the lake

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: a few places mentioned above that are good for this: Carpenter Coffee Bar and Alfred Coffee at The LINE. 

98. Paddle Board on Lady Bird Lake

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: if you love a high-energy date activity, book two kayaks and head out on Lady Bird Lake.

99. Hike the greenbelt

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: it’s a pretty short hike to get to one of the swimming holes, where you can perch on a rock and chat, jump in for a quick swim, or continue walking the trail. 

WEBSITE | 3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B, Austin, TX 78704

100. Hang out in Zilker Park

Why it’s good for a first date in Austin: bring a cute picnic and some local craft beers and hang out in the park. Literally nothing more Austin-y than that. 

WEBSITE | 2207 Lou Neff Rd, Austin, TX 78746

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