Top 20 Date Night Ideas In Memphis, Tennessee - Updated 2021

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Being the hometown of Elvis Presley, the city of Memphis is known for its passion for music and for many other fun activities that can be done alone, with friends, or even with loved ones. With many cultures blending in the city, it’s no wonder that Memphis provides a number of exciting cultural attractions all year round. When you’re in Memphis with your loved one, you won’t run out of activities to be done together. Here you’ll find attractions that will make you laugh or venues for a romantic night together. So, when you’re in the city of Elvis with your romantic partner and you’re looking for some romantic ideas that will make your vacation even more memorable, then you’re in luck. Begin your romantic getaway by selecting among the top hotels with Jacuzzi or Airbnbs in Memphis. Read on to find our top date night ideas in Memphis, Tennessee.

1. Join the haunted Memphis walking tour (from USD 21.0)

We bet that the least you’d expect to feel on a date is a fright. So, why not surprise your loved one with a ghost walking tour in downtown Memphis? The session, hosted by an expert storyteller, begins on the iconic Beale Street and includes an exploration of the dark side of the city and its haunted past. One of the cursed attractions you’ll get to visit is Earnestine and Hazel’s, a bar that is believed to be the most haunted place in the city. Make this date your most memorable yet!

Memphis Ghost Tour

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2. Go on a distillery tour at WISEACRE Brewing Company HQ

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Posted by Wiseacre Brewing Company on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Are you the type of couple who can appreciate a good beer, especially locally made ones? If so, arrange a date night at WISEACRE Brewing Company HQ in downtown Memphis. The brewery promises tasty beers that will suit any palate. Try their signature lager, Memphis Sands, or their classic American pilsner called Tiny Bomb. If you’re feeling more adventurous, we recommended trying Gotta Get Up To Get Down, a coffee milk stout. Either way, these beers are freshly made and may be nothing like you’ve ever had before!

Wiseacre Brewing Co.

Address: 398 S B.B. King Blvd, Memphis, TN 38126

Website: Wiseacre Brewing Co.

Opening hours: 1pm - 10pm (daily)

3. Overload on comfort food at Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill

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Posted by Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Truly one of the best things to do on a date is to pig out! Nothing beats the comfort of good food, especially when shared with your loved one. For lighter meals, Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill’s frontrunner is the Tournament Burger. That’s Angus beef patty, smoked bacon, and other mouth-watering goodies all in one. Another highly recommended “main course” food at the restaurant is their signature fish and chips, which is a flaky cod in beer batter served with a delicate tartar sauce. Come hungry!

Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill

Address: 1 Bass Pro Dr, Memphis, TN 38105, United States

Website: Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill

Opening hours: 11am - 7pm (daily)

4. Dare to race at Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events

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Posted by Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events - Memphis, TN on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Do you think you could be the couple who does adventurous activities on their date nights? If so, make your way and race go-karts at Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events! Challenge your partner to some friendly racing and get addicted to adrenaline even just this one time. This Memphis indoor karting track is the biggest one yet in Tennessee. These Italian karts modeled after F1 cars can go up to 50 mph (80 kph), so we say don’t knock it ’til you try it!

Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events

Address: 6399 Shelby View Dr, Memphis, TN 38134, United States

Website: Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events

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

5. Dinner cruise with Memphis Riverboats

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Going out on a fancy dinner is such a classic date night move, and quite possibly the most romantic. The simplicity of dining and talking cannot be beat. When in Memphis, level up your date and join the dinner cruise at Memphis Riverboats. You’ll be going down the Mississippi River while you enjoy your delicious fare for the night. Of course, there’s entertainment. The riverboat has a house band that has an extensive experience on their belt, from groovy R&B to classic jazz and blues. Be on the lookout for the next cruise; you might get lucky and chance upon their much-awaited Valentine’s Cruise!

Memphis Riverboats

Address: 45 Riverside Dr, Memphis, TN 38103, United States

Website: Memphis Riverboats

Opening hours: Sat: 11am - 7:30pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm

6. Go on a night picnic at Martyrs Park

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The simplest, but definitely romantic, way to spend the day with your special someone is to just go on a picnic with them at a park and cozy up under the stars. Martyrs Park in Memphis could be your next date night destination. The waterfront park is a memorial for the people who unconditionally helped their fellow men and offered their unwavering hand during the yellow fever epidemic in 1878. Entrance to the park is free, which makes Martys Park one of the local favorites when it comes to budget-friendly attractions in Memphis!

Martyrs Park

Address: Channel 3 Dr, Memphis, TN 38103, United States

Opening hours: 6am - 10pm (daily)

7. Get your adrenaline pumping at Memphis Escape Rooms

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Posted by Memphis Escape Rooms on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Escape rooms have taken the recreation industry by storm. If you haven’t done of these before, now’s your chance! Better yet, make an oddly romantic night out of it and spend your date at Memphis Escape Rooms on June Road. Now if that isn’t a unique date idea, we don’t know what is. You get to be with your loved one, make your partnership work, and maybe win the game. It’s a great way to get to know someone outside the confines of both your comfort zones. Who knows, you might come out a victor and be closer than ever!

Memphis Escape Rooms

Address: 1010 June Rd #100, Memphis, TN 38119, United States

Website: Memphis Escape Rooms

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3pm - 10pm; Fri: 3pm - 12am; Sat: 10am - 12am; Sun: 1pm - 8pm

8. Dine and geek out at Libro - Novel Memphis

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Geek couples out there may find this the best out of the entire list yet. For avid readers (and diners!), you may want to try out Libro, the in-house restaurant at Novel Memphis, which is one of the hippest bookshops in the city. Libro provides a relaxed and intimate ambiance, making a good balance with the busy nature of Memphis. If you’d like to go to dinner and then explore Novel, you are most welcome to do so! Eating good food and hunting for the next good book to read sounds like something that would bring you and your partner even closer together.

Libro - Novel Memphis

Address: 387 Perkins Extd, Memphis, TN 38117, United States

Website: Libro - Novel Memphis

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm; Sun: 11am - 2pm

9. Never-ending fun at Golf and Games Family Park

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Posted by Golf and Games Family Park on Saturday, November 21, 2020

If amusement parks cross your mind when thinking of where to go next for your Memphis date night, don’t bat your eye on Golf and Games Family Park. This amusement park is definitely not your typical theme park where only toddlers and other children will enjoy. Do mini-golf, go-karts, and batting cages sound like something up your alley? Then you’re on the right track! There’s even a laser tag on-site. With the abundance of adventure at the park, you’d be sure to get your money’s worth.

Golf and Games Family Park

Address: 5484 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38134, United States

Website: Golf and Games Family Park

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

10. Strike and spare at Billy Hardwick's All Star Lanes

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Feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of date night choices in Memphis? Try a new adventure that’s equally easy and enjoyable. Arguably, one of the exciting date ideas even for beginners is bowling at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes. This bowling alley features 40 formidable lanes and a snack bar with a good selection of food. The establishment was owned by William Bruce Hardwick, one of the biggest names in professional bowling. It doesn’t matter if you down the pins or none at all. A day of laughter and good fun is always time well spent.

Billy Hardwick's All Star Lanes

Address: 1576 S White Station Rd, Memphis, TN 38117, United States

Opening hours: Mon: 10am - 10pm; Tue - Thu: 10am ; 12am; Fri - Sat: 10am - 2am; Sun: 12pm - 12am

11. Romantic dinner at the vintage Restaurant Iris

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Many people in Memphis would love to take their loved one for a pleasant night out at Restaurant Iris. The atmosphere is, and the interior has perfect lighting and an amazing ambience. It’s not hard to spot this charming little restaurant when you’re in town; Restaurant Iris is an old converted house with a strong character that will enchant you. They also serve delicious food that will make your visit even better and memorable, from presentation to taste.

Restaurant Iris

Address: 2146 Monroe Ave, Memphis, Tennessee

Website: Restaurant Iris

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 8pm (closed on Mon and Tue)

12. Pub crawl along the excitement at Overton Square

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Posted by Overton Square on Wednesday, 5 February 2020

If the idea of a date night for you and your partner is having a night out dancing in clubs or go for a pub crawl, then you definitely don’t want to miss visiting Overton Square. This area is the place where you can find exquisite restaurants, shops, and bars that are mostly Memphis local industry. Known for decades as the place where people can go for drinks and party, and also socialise with others in a friendly atmosphere, Overton Square is also popular among university students to blow off some steams after a long week of studying.

Overton Square

Address: 2101 Madison Ave Memphis, Tennessee

Website: Overton Square

Opening hours: 6am - 3am (daily)

Price: Ticket depends on the show

13. Nostalgic geeky romance at the Rec Room

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Geeky couples, rejoice! Rec Room is one of the fun date ideas in Memphis. It is the place where you both can spend all of your time playing video games for your date night. Play your favourite co-op games with other people while still maintaining enough space for you and your date. Rec Room has a concept of a living room couch that you can rent hourly to play games or watch a film. If you’re going on a double, triple, or big group dates, your and your companions will have a great time playing board games in the common area of Rec Room. In a way, this place might be one where kids from the 80s and 90s would feel nostalgia. Everything here will bring back childhood memories of playing games with friends in the living room of their house. If you’re planning to go to Rec Room with kids, do note that children have to be supervised by adults at all times and are welcome until 6pm only.

Rec Room

Address: 3000 Broad Avenue @ Tillman St, Memphis, Tennessee

Website: Rec Room

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5pm - 11pm; Fri: 4pm - 2am; Sat: 12pm - 2am; Sun: 12pm - 11pm

Price: 20 USD per hour

14. Be enchanted to a night of performing arts at Orpheum Theatre

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Posted by The Orpheum Theatre-Memphis on Friday, 6 March 2020

Orpheum Theatre is one of many great places to have a date night in Memphis. The building itself has an interesting background. It was built in 1928, and thousands of performances already taken place here to entertain a lot of people. From various familiar and popular plays to classic films that you can enjoy, this theatre is definitely a place you must visit at least once. So, pick a perfect seat for you and your partner, and experience the performance of talented artists that accompanied with excellent acoustics in the room.

Orpheum Theatre

Address: 203 S. Main St., Memphis, Tennessee

Website: Orpheum Theatre

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sat and Sun)

15. Experience romantic summer nights at Malco Summer Drive-In


It’s a sweet summer romance trope: going for a date night to a drive-in and watching a film in the comfort of your own car or while laying back on the picnic blanket under the starry night sky. Who wouldn’t love to give this a try? Malco Summer Drive-In is one of the few remaining drive-ins in the United States. This place never fails to make its loyal customers nostalgic, including couples who had spent countless summer dates here. You can also take your family here to have a good time. Don’t forget to bring some of your own food that you and your partner can enjoy.

Malco Summer Drive-In

Address: 5310 Summer Ave, Memphis, Tennessee

Website: Malco Summer Drive-In

Opening hours: 9:30pm - 11pm (daily)

Price: 7.50 USD (adults); Children under 10 are free

16. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife at Trolley Night Memphis


When it’s the last Friday of the month, it’s time for you and your date to go and enjoy a lively time at the Trolley Night in Downtown Memphis. It’s where you can find a lot of exciting and fun activities related to music, food, and arts. Since it opened in 2000, Trolley Night Memphis had become one of the most popular attractions in the city. This monthly event has also been a host to thousands of people from around the neighbourhood and from other parts of the world.

Trolley Night Memphis

Address: South Main to North Main, Memphis, Tennessee

Website: Trolley Night Memphis

Opening hours: 6pm - late (every last Friday of the month)

17. Salsa up the passion at Rumba Room

Posted by Rumba Room Memphis on Friday, 7 February 2020

There’s a reason why salsa dance is considered one of the sexiest dances out there. If you’re not convinced, then you might want to go for a date night to Rumba Room and see it for yourself. Being the first salsa nightclub in Downtown Memphis, Memphis Rumba Room comes with a mission to introduce authentic Latin culture to the community by serving food, playing music and dancing. So, have a good time learning how to salsa and experience an exciting passionate dance art form with your partner.

Rumba Room

Address: 303 South Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Website: Rumba Room

Opening hours: Mon: 7:30pm - 11:30pm; Thu: 6pm - 2am; Fri: 6:30pm - 3am; Sat: 8pm - 3am; Sun: 8pm - 1am (closed on Tue and Wed for rental)

Price: 5 USD

18. Take a relaxing night stroll at Tom Lee Park


Going for a night walk with your loved one is no doubt one of the most simple romantic things to do together. You can take your own pace in enjoying the night, and you can even stop by to admire your surroundings together while chatting. In Downtown Memphis, Tom Lee Park is among many places where people love to have a night walk. Many take a stroll with their lovers, family, or friends. Here, you can watch music performances, admire the beautiful view of the Mississippi River, or take photos of interesting artworks and sculptures.

Tom Lee Park

Address: Riverside Dr, Memphis, Tennessee

Website: Tom Lee Park

Opening hours: 6am - 8pm (daily)

19. Explore the universe together at AutoZone Dome at The Sharpe Planetarium

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Memphis provides many attractions that are suitable for everyone. For adorable, nerdy couples in Memphis, you will love having an educational date night at the AutoZone Dome at the Sharpe Planetarium. Watch a variety of shows in the updated CTI 3D Giant theatre. It’s time to go to the farthest corner of the universe and find out what is out there.

AutoZone Dome At The Sharpe Planetarium

Address: Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee

Website: AutoZone Dome At The Sharpe Planetarium

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 9am - 5pm; Fri: 9am - 9pm; Sat: 9am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm

Price: Starts from 6 USD

20. Enjoy a romantic dinner at the balcony of Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar

Posted by Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar on Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Nothing beats a romantic dinner date at a fancy restaurant, and you don’t have to look anywhere else than Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar. Reserve a table there, and choose for a booth or a table that has a nice view of Main Street for. The ambience here is perfect, the service is also excellent, and the staff will gladly help you with your food and wine, making your dinner even better.

Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar

Address: 39 S Main St, Memphis, Tennessee

Website: Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar

Opening hours: Mon. -Thu: 4pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 1pm, 4am - 9pm

Get ready to experience the best date night in Memphis

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There are more than Elvis Presley and Graceland in Memphis, especially when you visited with your romantic partner. Here you can choose one (or more!) that will make you both comfortable and relaxed, of even trying something that’s out of your comfort zone to feel excited and having a fun time together. We hope that these suggestions of date night activities in Memphis will keep your love burning!

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