15 Great Date Night Ideas In Colorado Springs, Colorado - Updated 2024

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Colorado Springs is tucked away at a high elevation on the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. This off-the-beaten-path city lies close to the glacier-carved Pikes Peak, which is known for its fantastic hiking trails in the region among locals. Its key features are the red-sandstone formations and outstanding mountain views. The place is also popular for its local breweries, wineries, exciting nightlife, and clubs. Visitors can stroll along Tejon Street and find myriad nightclubs, bookstores, bars, restaurants, and theaters. For your romantic getaway, we recommend staying at a bed and breakfast. If you want to know what you can do as a couple for a fun and romantic evening, then we have this helpful list below of great date night ideas in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1. Fall into The Rabbit Hole: fine dining with Alice in Wonderland theme

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Rabbit Hole Dinner and Drinks on Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Rabbit Hole is an upscale New American cuisine restaurant and bar featuring eclectic cuisine and exotic cocktails. The restaurant’s haunting decor adds to the gothic atmosphere, perfect for end-of-shift cocktails or late-night bites. To secure a spot, reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance.

The menu offers shareable nibbles, such as the Meat and Cheese Nosh Board, a 14-ounce ribeye, and the chef’s gluten-friendly dessert special. Seasonal cocktails like berries, Colorado beers like Avery White Rascal and Odell, and bubbly options like Freixenet Brut Cava and the exclusive Cask Strength Angel’s Envy whiskey/bourbon are also available. Explore this hidden gem and experience upscale cuisine and cocktails with a twist.

The Rabbit Hole

Address: 101 North Tejon Street. Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website: The Rabbit Hole

Opening hours: 4pm to 10:30pm (daily)

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2. Sip, snack, and learn in a thriving cocktail scene (from USD 94.0)

Experience the best of Colorado Springs’ cocktail scene with a small-group happy hour tour. Led by a local expert guide, the walking tour offers signature drinks and indulgent food pairings at each bar. A journey through time reveals secrets of the city’s Prohibition era and vibrant present through captivating historical narratives. The tour is perfect for food and drink lovers, offering a personalized experience.

Join an adventure where you can indulge in a plethora of mouth-watering delights. Savor the inventive flavors of Southwestern cuisine at Four by Brother Luck, or sip on premium spirits from Lee Spirits Co. at Brooklyn’s on Boulder Street. Get transported to another era at District Elleven, where you can relish delectable cocktails amidst a dimly lit, old-world ambiance. Wrap up your tour at Bell Brothers Brewing where you can experience the latest trend in beer cocktails.

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Colorado Springs Small-Group Cocktails and Food Tasting Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

38 reviews

3. Rent a beautiful studio at Cottonwood Center for the Arts

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Last day of class! Amazing student work from the March session of Intro to Oil & Limited Color with @jesspreble.artist...

Posted by Cottonwood Center for the Arts on Friday, March 29, 2019

Cottonwood Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization that fosters a thriving arts community in downtown Colorado Springs. With over 100 creatives in-house, the center offers 71 studio spaces in a variety of sizes. Step into the world of artistic brilliance with “Atelier,” an eclectic collection of masterpieces created by the brilliant minds of Cottonwood’s in-house studio artists.

For art enthusiasts, renting a studio here is a great indoor date idea in Colorado Springs. Experience a kaleidoscope of artistic inclusivity through immersion in a thriving community, vibrant First Friday events, and chances to connect with imaginative comrades. Your rental perks include 24/7 access, utilities, high-speed internet, free off-street parking, a 20% discount on all Cottonwood classes, shared kitchen spaces, and access for pets.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Address: 427 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States

Website: Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 10am - 6pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 5pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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4. Get artsy and go on a painting date (from USD 54.0)

Does painting sound like something you’re intimidated by? It may be time to conquer that fear and make it a Colorado Springs first date idea! After all, this fluid paint pouring class is beginner-friendly. Your host, Tracie, will acquaint you with paint medium and silicon and all the things you will encounter throughout. You and your loved one will have the opportunity to create your own and have something to remember the day by. Keep in mind that you should be wearing something you don’t mind getting paint on!

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Conquer the Art of Fluid Paint Pouring

Duration: 1.5 hours

46 reviews

5. Experience the olden pub days at Golden Bee Gastropub at The Broadmoor

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Do you ever fancy a brief trip to the United Kingdom? At Golden Bee Gastropub at The Broadmoor, you will be transported to an authentic British pub experience. The panels of the gastropub were actually transported from the UK. We’d say that’s commitment! Try British staples like fish and chips, and we’d bet you’re going to want to reach for seconds. Forget moderation for the night. Go crazy on your date night and chug some of the finest British beers!

Golden Bee Gastropub at The Broadmoor

Address: 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, United State

Website: Golden Bee Gastropub at The Broadmoor

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sun: 11:30am - 10pm

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6. Discover local talents at Kimball's Peak Three Theater

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Movie lovers will find Kimball’s Peak Three Theater one of the best places to hang out at night and one of the unique date ideas in Colorado Springs. Voted as the best theater for 24 years now by the readers of the Colorado Springs Independent, this theater has a very comfy and family-friendly feel and ambiance. Located right in the middle of downtown Colorado Springs, you will find everything from restaurants to bars close to the theater. You might be surprised to know that they serve liquor, such as draft beer and wine, right inside the complex. The theater favors showing indie and foreign movies more, but they do feature blockbuster movies on occasion.

Kimball's Peak Three Theater

Address: Colorado Springs, CO 80947, United States

Website: Kimball’s Peak Three Theater

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7. Play fun games at Supernova Bar and Arcade

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If you’re looking for an evening that’s both fun and unique, then we recommend heading to Supernova Bar and Arcade. The trippy lights and catchy tunes of the game machines inside will certainly trigger moments of nostalgia. From pinball machines to fast-paced joystick games, this retro arcade game complex has every old-school game you played and loved as a kid. This place serves yummy sandwiches, bar bites, favorites such as buffalo wings and tacos, as well as draft beer and cocktails. Happy hour is 3pm to 6pm.

Supernova Bar and Arcade

Address: 111 E Boulder St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website: Supernova Bar and Arcade

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 3pm - 1:30am; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 1:30am

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8. Enjoy an intimate dinner at Mackenzie’s Chop House

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For those looking for an intimate dinner while sampling local cuisine, it doesn’t get any better than Mackenzie’s Chop House. It is arguably one of the best date night restaurants in Colorado Springs. Conveniently located in the historic Alamo Building, Mackenzie’s is reputed for its extensive menu and has been a Colorado Springs crowd favorite since opening in 1997. Here you can experience a nice balance of upscale and contemporary chic ambiance. The interior is cozy and the staff is always welcoming and ready to help you with your order. Opt for their juicy shrimp cocktails and a martini or two during happy hour. We highly recommend you try their signature steak which is best paired with wine.

Mackenzie’s Chop House

Address: 128 S. Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, United States

Website: Mackenzie’s Chop House

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm; Fri: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 5pm - 8pm

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9. Explore Broadmoor's Seven Falls

Broadmoor Seven Falls
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You can’t leave Colorado Springs without visiting Broadmoor’s Seven Falls. Listed by National Geographic as the only international waterfall in Colorado, this spellbinding natural beauty has a series of seven cascading waterfalls located in the south of Cheyenne Creek. You will have to spare about two to three hours to explore everything the falls has to offer. More adventurous types will love to know there are plenty of hiking trails to choose from. You and your date could bring your favorite four-legged friend along provided they are always on a leash. On-site facilities include restaurants and a variety of food trucks.

Broadmoor Seven Falls

Address: 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80905, United States

Website: Broadmoor Seven Falls

Opening hours: Thu - Mon: 10am - 6pm (closed on Tue & Wed)

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10. Have a great night at Tejon Street

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Leave your inhibitions behind with a Tejon Street bar crawl. Have a blast dancing with your date, as local bands dictate the mood with great music. To top things off, you will have an extensive list of whiskey to choose from. If whiskey is not your thing, then you can opt for cocktails, beer, and other alcoholic drinks. This is, hands down, one of the best places to socialize, make memories, and grow closer with your date!

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11. Spend a laid-back night at Motif Jazz Cafe

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Dating in Colorado Springs could not be better than spending a night at an intimate jazz bar. If you enjoy live jazz music in a very hip setting with dim lights and an amazing ambiance, then you’ll love Motif Jazz Cafe. This cafe is well-known for its chilled-out setting and fancy cocktail drinks. This is a great place for couples that want to unwind after a long day with a drink or two while listening to live performances. Take five from your normal routine as you and your date groove to the good food, drinks, and smooth jazz beats.

Motif Jazz Cafe

Address: 182 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, United States

Website: Motif Jazz Cafe

Opening hours: Thu - Sun: 5pm - 12am (closed from Mon - Wed)

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12. Have a good one at Bristol Brewing's Headquarters

tasty beer
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Open since 1994, this rustic chic brewery is a wonderful place to learn how they make local craft beer. The family-run brewery knows how to combine creativity, food, ambiance, and beer to offer locals and visitors a unique experience. Some must-tries include their delicious mushroom sandwich, sweet potato fries, and of course, freshly crafted beer.

Bristol Brewing's Headquarters

Address: 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Co 80905

Website: Bristol Brewing’s Headquarters

Opening hours: 12pm - 9pm (daily)

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13. Laugh out loud at Loonees Comedy Corner

Comedy show
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Loones Comedy Corner, a spot for fun dates in Colorado Springs, is a place where you’re guaranteed to have an entertaining evening. This is a great place to bring your date and laugh your hearts out while watching some of the best stand-up comics in the area. They’ve got a lot of delicious food and drinks as well, which you can enjoy while watching the hilarious comedy acts. You will get to know the local talents, meet new people, and find out how wonderful the community is as well.

Loonees Comedy Corner

Address: 1305 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909, United States

Website: Loonees Comedy Corner

Opening hours: Thu: 6:15pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 6:15pm - 11pm (closed from Sun - Wed)

Price: Under 10 USD

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14. Spend a thrilling night at The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show (from USD 86.0)

Another fun place to bring a date is at The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show. This fancy dinner show is mysterious, fun, and of course, very entertaining. Indeed, you can find yourself solving a “murder mystery” while tucking into a scrumptious four-course dinner menu. However, you have to be very cautious as the “culprit” might just be sitting next to you. Which is what adds to the thrill and excitement of the game. This is, by far, one of the best ways to get out of your comfort zone and break the ice. Meet, eat, and socialize in a unique way.

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Colorado Springs Murder Mystery Interactive Dinner Theater

Duration: 3 hours

9 reviews

15. Soak in the breathtaking sunset view at Phantom Canyon

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Located in the midst of a breathtaking landscape, Phantom Canyon is a brewery like no other. With its chilled-out setting and rustic decor, part of you would never want to leave. It’s a pleasant hideaway where you can make your taste buds happy. Savor some of the best craft beer and mouth-watering dishes of the area and make some good memories along the way. This off-the-beaten-path attraction is a must if you’re visiting Colorado Springs.

Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

Address: 2 East Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website: Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 9pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 10pm

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Great date night ideas in Colorado Springs

Enjoy a memorable vacation with your friends or partner in Colorado Springs and while you’re on these dates, why not check out some great cabins in Colorado Springs, including cabins with hot tubs and secluded cabins. Choose from our list of fantastic places to hang out at night and have loads of fun. From stand-up comedy shows to intimate dinners, our list of great date night ideas will help you fall in love with each other, and also with Colorado Springs.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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