(Originally published Feb. 2, 2016. Updated Dec. 11, 2018.)
We all know a consistent date night is key to maintaining a healthy relationship. But how many of us actually put it on the calendar? Whether you’ve been meaning to start a date night or could use a few new ideas, check out our guide, kick-start your romance, and go have fun!
Stix – Asian Fusion Restaurant
122 E. Sandusky St.
567-525-3192 | facebook.com/stixfindlay
Fun and memorable, Stix is a modern take on traditional Asian cuisine, blending tastes such as Thai, Japanese, Lao, Vietnamese, Mexican and Filipino into an invigorating dining experience. Bring your own alcohol.
Peek at the menu: Spicy Yellowfin Tuna Poke: seaweed salad, tuna tossed in a kochujang sauce, sesame rice vinegar, grapefruit, scallions and rice. $22
Friday and Saturday 5-10pm
Reservations: Are encouraged.
Ice Skating at The Cube
3430 N Main St.
419-424-7176 | findlayohio.com/open-skate-the-cube
Strut your stuff and see what you can really do when you’re not trying to hold your child from falling on the ice! Bond during a romantic skate session… maybe even hold hands!
Open skate: Monday-Thursday, 8am-12pm | Fridays, 7-10pm | Saturdays, 1-2:50 pm and 7-10pm | Sundays, 3-4:50pm
Cost: $5/skate, $2/skate rentals.
The Buffalo Trading Company Shooting Range
2220 Bright Rd.
419-423-4867 | thebuffalotradingcompany.com
Want to really step out of the box? Try the indoor shooting range at The Buffalo Trading Company. You can rent a lane for two people and test your skill at hitting the target. A wide variety of guns are available to rent. New shooters are required to watch a brief safety video prior to entering the range.
$15/half hour, $20/hour for a lane; $5/gun rental;
Awakening Minds Art Paint and Partake
515 S. Main St.
419-302-3892 | awakeningmindsart.org
Nothing says togetherness like creating art with your significant other. Awakening Minds hosts several monthly Paint and Partake classes, both during the day and in the evening. Some are held at the studio, others at host locations.
$40/person, includes art supplies, drinks and refreshments
See their website for upcoming dates!
Drop and Date: Awakening Minds also offers “Drop & Date,” on Fridays from 6-8pm. Head out for a date on the town while the kids enjoy an open studio style class. Ages 4+, $10/child.
217 S. Main St.
419-423-5050 | rossillisrestaurant.com
A true community favorite, check out family-operated Rossilli’s for creative American and traditional Italian cuisine in a beautifully restored historic downtown Findlay building.
Peek at the menu: Crab Cannelloni: Maryland crab-filled pasta in a lemon dill sauce topped with sauteed spinach, three cheeses and baked. $18
Friday and Saturday 5-10pm
119 S Main St., Bluffton
419-358-1141 | shannontheatre.com
First-run movies shown, $4/evening, $3/matinee, $6/3D shows. Great prices on refreshments.
Dessert and Coffee with Live Entertainment
328 S. Main St., Findlay
419-423-7927 | coffeeamici.com
Coffee Amici – the place with the friendly aroma – is a fine arts coffeehouse that showcases local musicians and artists. With a cozy atmosphere, sweet desserts and delicious coffees, lattes and cappuccinos, it’s a great after dinner stop for live entertainment.
Live Entertainment Hours: 8-10pm. Fridays, open mic. Saturdays, local musical acts.
AMF Sportsman Lanes
Need to throw back a few beers and bowl?
616 W. Trenton Ave., Findlay
419-422-9757 | amf.com
AMF Sportsman Lanes has not only a super fun way to stay in your own lane, but their Laneside Menu is extraordinary! The Monster Burger, house Moscow Mule, great number of craft beers and super delicious wings, there’s a great chance you’ll need to pop a few buttons! That’s ok, though. It IS date night, after all. 😉