Top 12 Date Night Ideas In San Antonio, Texas - Updated 2023

date night ideas in san antonio
Elah Angelica
Elah Angelica 
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Known as one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, San Antonio is famous for its number of points of interest. Located at the southwestern corner of the Texas Triangle, San Antonio welcomes travelers from all over the world, with fun activities to do. With its rich culture and vibrant streets, it’s no wonder that a lot of tourists who already visited the place wish to come back for the second time. Of course, great accommodation options like vacation rentals and hotels with rooftop pools are contributing factors. Although the city is continuously undergoing industrialization because of its growing economy, San Antonio still boasts some natural wonders that you’ll want to witness. To get to know what this beautiful place has to offer, check out our list below of some date night ideas in San Antonio, Texas, for a memorable time with your special someone.

1. Dine with a stunning city view at Paramour

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Take your dating game to new heights by visiting Paramour at the Phipps, a soaring rooftop bar and restaurant in San Antonio’s Museum district. Enjoy a spread of Mexican food choices and a list of over 1,300 spirits from their menu. This rooftop spot boasts outdoor brunch and dining spaces, the Standard and Skyline Section, which are overlooking downtown San Antonio and River Walk. The indoor dining option is made more exciting through eclectic decors in their Grand Lounge. While a popular dining destination, Paramour keeps things interesting for the guests by offering various shows and themed parties during weekends.

Since the establishment can get extremely busy, guests are encouraged to book a reservation through their website. Spend a San Antonio date night on this rooftop space and feast your eyes on the stunning view of the city.

Paramour at the Phipps

Address: 102 9th Street San Antonio, TX 78215

Website: Paramour at The Phipps

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 12am; Fri: 12pm - 2am; Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 11am - 3pm

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2. Groove on music and food at Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio

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Posted by Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio on Monday, September 10, 2018

Giving an extra rhythm to the list of best date night options in San Antonio is Hard Rock Cafe. This establishment brings live music, gourmet meals, and ideal dining spots altogether. The stylish three-story cafe sits along the famous River Walk and features outdoor patios and balconies that are perfect for a relaxing eat-out under charming Texas weather. Their gratifying menu takes steak burgers to the center stage along with other specialties from their brand.

Being home to legendary music memorabilia, its interiors are adorned with key items such as Ozzy Osbourne’s black velvet jacket and Eddie Van Halen’s Charvel guitar. Spice up your connection to that special someone with some rock and roll around good food and a love of music at Hard Rock.

Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio

Address: 111 W Crockett Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Website: Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio

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

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3. Revisit your childhood experiences at The DoSeum

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The DoSeum is a museum sure to shape up a fun date idea in San Antonio. One of the experiences you shouldn’t miss, especially if you’re bringing a special someone with you, is The DoSeum’s ReDo adult night. The concept of this is for adults to let go and redo by bringing out the kid in them. By enjoying taking selfies with epic lighting, taking a swing at giant piñatas filled with candies, joining a fiesta hat contest, and relishing a variety of food options and alcohol the entire night, you’ll have a fun time ahead.

Guests of the age of 21 years and above are the only ones allowed inside. With just 35 USD, you’re not only helping scholars of The DoSeum, but you’ll also get to experience the best date night.

The Doseum

Address: 2800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States

Website: The Doseum

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm; Sat: 9am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm

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4. Spend some quality time with your special someone at Ocho Lounge

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One of the most loved venues in town, Ocho Lounge is famous among locals and tourists alike for its retro-inspired cozy retreat. Boasting eclectic artwork and quirky decor next to large vintage sofas and old-school benches, it surely gives the best ambiance for romantic and intimate dining. If you’re planning to take your special someone on a delightful dinner date, consider dining at Ocho Lounge. They serve authentic tapas, burgers, packed paninis, as well as mac and cheese. For vegetarians, Ocho Lounge also serves vegan and gluten-free meals.

Ocho Lounge

Address: 1015 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Website: Ocho Lounge

Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 4pm - 9pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm: Sun: 7am - 10pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

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5. Take a sunset walk along Mission Reach

Mission Reach, San Antonio
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Are you thinking of a romantic gesture that doesn’t involve money? Well, we know just the right place for you. A sunset walk around Mission Reach will do the trick. After all, nothing’s more romantic than walking hand in hand, while watching the sun descending on the horizon, with your special someone. Mission Reach features breathtaking landscapes that you need to see for yourself. With 16 miles ((25.74 km) of trail along the San Antonio River Walk, there are a lot of fun activities in and around the vicinity, including bicycling, canoeing, and kayaking.

Mission Reach

Address: 8510 Mission Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78214, United States

Website: Mission Reach

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6. Enjoy good music and great food at Jazz TX

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Posted by Jazz, TX on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Created by a local bandleader, Doc Watkins, Jazz TX is an ideal destination for people looking for fun things to do at night. Combining the class of an upscale Jazz club with the grit of a Texas dance room, it’s a perfect venue to bring your special someone to. Live music, dancing, and a cozy atmosphere set the stage for an exciting evening in San Antonio’s hottest music venue. Jazz TX offers an extensive menu featuring South Texas cuisine, craft cocktails, classic wines, and a variety of Texas beers on tap. Whether you’re after a good drink or the music, Jazz TX makes sure to give you the best of both.

Jazz TX

Address: 312 Pearl Pkwy Building 6, Suite 6001, San Antonio, TX 78215, United States

Website: Jazz TX

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 2am (closed on Sun & Mon)

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7. Watch an outdoor movie at Slab Cinema

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Experience movie viewing like never before only at Slab Cinema. Located just half a mile from Mission Concepcion, Slab Cinema allows both locals and visitors to enjoy films for free, including the classic and new ones. With showings across the city, from Mission Marquee Plaza to Schertz Soccer Complex, Slab Cinema will allow you to enjoy up to four films every Friday. The best thing about this experience is that, unlike the ordinary movie theatre, you’ll get to experience it on the outside. Make sure to grab your blankets and snacks and head out for an evening under the starry sky.

Slab Cinema

Address: San Antonio, TX, USA

Website: Slab Cinema

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8. Enjoy live music at Paper Tiger

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Posted by Paper Tiger on Friday, February 28, 2020

Paper Tiger features a cool venue concept where there is an open space for live music shows and a bar at the back. It has a small garage stage area where the DJ does his magic. The best time to visit is during the fall, winter, and spring, when the weather is on the colder side. And if you’re not a big fan of the crowd but want to listen to some music, you can choose to sit at one of the picnic tables in its beautiful open courtyard where the live mix is still amazingly loud. The best part? The food and drinks are affordable and won’t disappoint.

Paper Tiger

Address: 2410 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States

Website: Paper Tiger

Opening hours: 6pm - 12am (daily)

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9. Food and games at Southtown 101

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Join an exciting drinking game while enjoying tasty snacks at Southtown 101. Famous for its greasy snacks including burgers, tacos, fries’ n dips, Southtown 101 is a great dating venue for couples who want to experience something new. One of the fun indoor activities at this food house and club is its trivia night. A lot of locals and tourists visit this part of town because of its trivia games. Provided questions range from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. Each quiz features two audio rounds: a “Name that Tune” style round, and soundbites from movies round. Winning teams get bar cash and other prizes. Not only will you get to enjoy excellent food and drinks, but you’ll also have a lot of fun when you visit Southtown 101.

Southtown 101

Address: 101 Pereida St, San Antonio, TX 78210, United States

Website: Southtown 101

Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)

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10. Take part in the interactive Battle for Texas: The Experience

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Museum tours are also considered romantic, especially if both of you are big fans of arts and crafts. Experience an interactive adventure that will transport you back to the past only at Battle for Texas: The Experience. Guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in Texas’ history as they learn the tales behind some of the never-before-seen collections of rare artifacts. Since it’s an interactive museum, you’ll get the chance to design your flag, claim your land, prepare to enter battle, and celebrate your win the same way the brave armies did during the epic battle over the Alamo.

Battle for Texas: The Experience

Address: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Website: Battle for Texas: The Experience

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 5pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm

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11. Enjoy a meal with a view at Tower of the Americas

The Tower of the Americas
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One of the most popular destinations in all of San Antonio, the Tower of the Americas is a hotspot for couples’ dinner dates. Located conveniently in downtown San Antonio, this restaurant is a 750-foot (228-meter) icon that has an observation deck, ideal to view the city with your partner. Apart from that, you can choose to indulge in the exciting 4D Theater Ride, which is on the same level as the restaurant.

Have a glimpse of something magical and take a flight to Tower of the Americas, one of the best date spots in San Antonio. Make sure to try out its sweet treats and pair them with one of the classic wines available on the menu.

Tower of the Americas

Address: 739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Website: Tower of the Americas

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12. Learn a trick or two at The Magicians Agency Theatre (from USD 36.0)

Home of world-class magic and a variety of entertainment in San Antonio, The Magicians Agency Theatre offers tourists award-winning magic and illusion shows that will surely captivate you. Bring out the kid in you and enter a whole new world of magic and adventure. Apart from magic shows, there are also comedy shows that you can attend, if you want to have good laughs and learn some new jokes. Popcorn and sodas are free. If you finally have your fill of magic tricks, you can get signed autographs and even take a picture with the magicians.

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San Antonio Magicians Agency Theatre Magic Show

Duration: 1 hour

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Date nights in San Antonio

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In San Antonio, everything can be romantic. Whether it is a candle-lit dinner at a fancy restaurant or trying out non-touristy things to do with your special someone, this charming city certainly has something in store for both of you. Make the most of your visit by trying out some of our recommendations above.

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Elah Angelica Casallos, a Psychology student, aspires to explore the world in the future. Currently, she immerses herself in writing to discover and share the world around her. In addition to her...Read more

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