14 Date Night Ideas In Cincinnati, Ohio

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Situated along Ohio River, Cincinnati makes an excellent place to get away from all the people in your life, except for your partner. The city is known for its 19th-century architecture that is dominant in a district called Over-the-Rhine. Enjoy a romantic walk along the district while holding each other’s hands and waiting for the sunset. There are many other activities to be enjoyed, for just the two of you. Whether it is something fun or something romantic, it is worth exploring when you get to do it together. Check out cozy cabin rentals in nearby Winton Woods and the best camper rentals where you can stay cozily. Keep reading to learn more about the best date night ideas in Cincinnati, Ohio. Enjoy them all if possible.

1. Join a classic brewery tour (from USD 60.0)

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Raise your glasses and yell cheers to all the things you’ve been through and the good and bad times you’ve shared with each other. There’s no better way to celebrate your romance than a good ol’ drinking spree. This Airbnb Experience hosted by Mike is a tour of a famed brewery in Cincinnati. You’ll get to taste different styles of beer while getting to know the city’s beer history. Soft pretzels will be served upon your arrival to awaken your appetite for the night. Make this tour your best date night yet!

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Cincinnati Brewery Tour

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2. Break a sweat at RockQuest Climbing Center

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Posted by RockQuest Climbing Center on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Who says you can’t get your exercise while on a date? Creative minds yield creative results! Shuffle things a bit and make rock climbing your coolest romantic outing yet. Head over to RockQuest Climbing Center and nudge your partner for some friendly competition in one (or several!) of their climbs. Complete beginners shouldn’t worry, all skill levels are welcomed here with open arms. If you’re prepared to make this a regular date night activity, the climbing facility has mentoring programs that will help improve your skills.

RockQuest Climbing Center

Address: 3475 E Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241, United States

Website: RockQuest Climbing Center

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat: 10am - 8pm; Sun: 10am - 6pm

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3. Leisure walk around Fountain Square

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The simplest way to take your partner out for a date in Cincinnati is to just walk along Fountain Square and enjoy each other’s company. On normal days, it’s an unassuming city square, but when Cincinnati holds major events, it’s usually hosted in the area. Locals and tourists alike frequent the square for its close proximity to all the hippest establishments in the city—restaurants, shops, cafes, and even hotels. You might chance upon events like Full Ice Bumper Cars, Piazza Bar Open, and Winter Wonder Lights.

Fountain Square

Address: 520 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States

Website: Fountain Square

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4. Spoil your sweet tooth at Macaron Bar

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Posted by Macaron Bar on Friday, February 7, 2020

Badly craving sweets on your date night in Cincinnati? Treat yourselves to some luxurious desserts and head over to Macaron Bar on Main Street. There’s also another branch at Hyde Park on Edwards Road. Aptly named after the famous French confection, the bakery exclusively sells decadent macarons, complete with classic and seasonal flavors. You can choose among staples like pistachio and salted caramel, although we highly recommend that you book a class with your special someone and learn to make your own tasty bites!

Macaron Bar

Address: 1206 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202

Website: Macaron Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 7pm; Sat: 11am - 7pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm

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5. Sip on fine wine at Meier's Wine Cellars

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One of the classic date ideas in Cincinnati is visiting its wineries. If you’d like to go somewhere less hip but is wise with old age, Meier’s Wine Cellars awaits your arrival. Established in 1890, it is the oldest and biggest producer of wine in all of Ohio. Meier’s Sweet Wine, white and red, are some of the bestsellers from their staples. The place isn’t anything fancy like the type you’d find in California’s Wine Country. If you’re an enthusiast of good wine, then a good wine is all you need and good wine is what you’ll be served with.

Meier's Wine Cellars

Address: 6955 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236, United States

Website: Meier’s Wine Cellars

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 9am - 5pm; Fri -Sat: 11am - 7pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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6. Indulge in solving a mystery game with your significant other in Breakout Games

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Have you ever solved a mystery before? You have to give this unique Cincinnati date idea a try. Indulge in tackling issues together. Whichever game you pick, it would be a test of your communication and collaboration skills. Will you make it out alive or will you be a victim? Be each other’s hero!

Breakout Games

Address: 3653 Michigan Ave Suite 205B, Cincinnati, OH 45208, USA

Website: Breakout Games

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 12am; Sun: 1pm - 10pm

Price: from 22 USD

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7. Embark on a unique dining experience at Summit at Cincinnati State

What a unique dining experience you will have as you and your partner will be served by well-trained students under the direction of an expert management team. Celebrate the art of fine dining as you experience the professionalism of the students and indulge in a delicious menu with items like pork belly and coconut fried shrimp. You may also learn a thing or two about food and wine.


Address: 3520 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45223, USA

Website: Summit

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (closed Sun - Wed)

Price: 30 USD

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8. Laugh your heart out with your partner at Go Bananas Comedy Club

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People who laugh together stick together. This is why you need to find your way to Go Bananas Comedy Club. Enjoy the comedy performances by some of the funniest people in Cincinnati. These people include amateurs and semi-professionals. Food and drink are also available in case you are hungry and want to share something tasty with one another.

Go Bananas Comedy Club

Address: 8410 Market Pl Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45242, USA

Website: Go Bananas Comedy Club

Opening hours:Wed - Thu: 7pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 6:30pm - 12am; Sun: 7pm - 10pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

Price: 20 USD

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9. Enjoy a movie at Starlite Drive-In Theater

Posted by Starlite Drive-In (Amelia, Oh) on Tuesday, 22 July 2014

We know that watching a movie together is not something new for you. You can do it anywhere. But when you are in Cincinnati, you need to try this theater, as you are going to enjoy your favorite movie from the comfort of your car. Check what is playing at this romantic date idea in Cincinnati and what comes next on their website and book your tickets in advance.

Starlite Drive-In Theater

Address: 2255 OH-125, Amelia, OH 45102, USA

Website: Starlite Drive-In Theater

Opening hours: depending on the show

Price: 9 USD

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10. Stargaze and learn about each other's constellation sign at Cincinnati Observatory

Cincinnati Observatory
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Do you know each other’s constellation sign? This will be a good topic to talk about after you stargaze at the Cincinnati Observatory. Nestled atop the beautiful hills of Mount Lookout, the observatory brings telescope viewing and programs to the public. You can even use the oldest public telescope in the country to watch the skies.

Cincinnati Observatory

Address: 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45208, USA

Website: Cincinnati Observatory

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 4pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

Price: Free

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11. Go on an ice-cream date at Hello Honey

What about an ice cream date? It sounds sweet, doesn’t it? Hello Honey guarantees a sweet ice cream date. Indulge in original ice cream flavors that are prepared from scratch using only fresh ingredients. You will not taste any artificial colors or flavors. Order different flavors and share the sweetness.

Hello Honey

Address: 633 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA

Website: Hello Honey

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 7pm; Fri: 12pm - 8pm; Sat: 2pm - 8pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm

Price: 10 USD

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12. Go gaming with your partner at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade

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It is game time with your partner and a must-visit place to enjoy the most fun time is at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade. There are more than 50 classics to choose from, from Burgertime and Donkey Kong to Big Buck Hunter and Mario Bros. A selection of booze is also served.

16-Bit Bar + Arcade

Address: 1331 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA

Website: 16-Bit Bar + Arcade

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 4pm - 1am; Thu - Fri: 4pm - 2:30am; Sat: 12pm - 2:30am; Sun: 12pm - 1am

Price: 20 USD

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13. Get awe-struck by watching the Cincinnati Ballet

Do you like ballet? What about your significant other? Well, whether you like ballet or not, you have to watch the Ballet Cincinnati when you are in the city. The ballet moves performed by the dancers are going to leave you stunned. This year’s options include The Wizard of OZ and The Nutcracker. Choose your favorite and prepare to be mesmerized.

Cincinnati Ballet

Address: 1555 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45214-2863, USA

Website: Cincinnati Ballet

Opening hours: depending on the performance

Price: from 186 USD

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14. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from Carew Tower

Carew Tower, downtown Cincinnati
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Last but not least, enjoy the panoramic views of Cincinnati from Carew Tower, the second highest building in the city. You and your partner need to go to the 49th floor, the place with the observation deck. Experience for yourself the different and amazing views of Cincinnati from high above.

Carew Tower

Address: 441 Vine St, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2821, USA

Website: Carew Tower

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9am - 5:30pm; Fri: 9am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 7pm

Price: 6 USD

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Leave Cincinnati even more in love

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Make sure to realize as many date night ideas as you can while in Cincinnati. It is a guarantee that you will leave Cincinnati even more in love.

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