14 Great Date Night Ideas In St. Louis, Missouri - Updated 2022

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Melanie
Melanie 
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St. Louis may be the top tourist destination in Missouri, but it is not the city that usually strikes people when it comes to places ideal for a romantic night. Nonetheless, it has a multitude of choices to offer for couples who want to experience something other than the usual dinner and movie date. Whether you are on your first date or celebrating your 10th anniversary, there is plenty of options you can choose from for a night worth remembering with your significant other. This city is big enough to offer every possibility, from relaxed to blood-pumping activities. When it comes to accommodations, there are a number of amazing hotels with or near a casino as well as hotels with view of St. Louis Arch. After all, you need a great place to stay if you want more time for romantic things to do in the city. Check out this list for great date night ideas in St. Louis, Missouri.

1. Enjoy intimate conversations over drinks at Thaxton Speakeasy

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

Thaxton Speakeasy is an underground lounge bar located in the historic art deco Thaxton Building in downtown St. Louis. This cozy bar features 1930s design and decor, complete with a clandestine alleyway entrance and passwords to get in, providing that authentic Prohibition-era vibe. To go with that vintage underground feel, the bar offers a whole lot of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from a wide range of beers, wines, and spirits to Prohibition-era-inspired signature cocktails. Some nights also feature live music.

Thaxton Speakeasy

Address: 1009 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63101, United States

Website: Thaxton Speakeasy

Opening hours: Thu: 8am - 12am; Fri - Sat: 8pm - 1am (closed from Sun - Wed)

2. Have the most romantic dinner in St. Loius at Vin De Set

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

Vin De Set is the perfect date place in downtown St. Loius if you want to enjoy an intimate night with your significant other. The place features a simple and warm bistro-style ambiance and a wide selection of sumptuous food, the perfect pair to ensure the most amazing wining and dining experience.

This restaurant that serves Southern French cuisine also features a rooftop bar and lounge area, providing couples the perfect after-dinner spot to continue their romantic conversations over refreshing cocktails.

Vin De Set

Address: 2017 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, United States

Website: Vin De Set

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 3pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 3pm - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 9pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

3. Watch the latest films in a historic theatre at The Hi-Pointe Theatre

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

Another great idea for a fun evening with your partner is a movie date night—and The Hi-Pointe Theatre is the perfect spot in St. Louis to enjoy it! This historic cinema was built in 1922, right before the Golden Age of Cinema in the country started, which means the theatre has seen the best of the best when it comes to movies and continues to do so a hundred years later!

Of course, the theater has also seen a number of renovations and improvements to go with the times including cozy modern seats, a huge screen, and explosive Dolby Digital sounds—all while maintaining that classic 1920s vibe.

The Hi-Pointe Theatre

Address: 1005 McCausland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63117, United States

Website: The Hi-Pointe Theatre

Opening hours: Varying show times

Price: 10 USD

4. Celebrate special moments over tasty brews at Earthbound Beer

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

Earthbound Beer is a small yet warm and cozy spot located in a historic building on the vibrant Cherokee Street where you can enjoy a relaxing night out with your partner. This popular brewery and taproom feature an intimate atmosphere with comfortable seating and friendly service.

You can also avail your partner and yourself of a tour along the cellars underneath the place where all the tasty stouts, pilsners, lagers, IPAs, and other beer selections are brewed. Top it all off with some chill sounds and you’ll have a relaxing, not to mention interesting, date night out indeed!

Earthbound Beer

Address: 2724 Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118, United States

Website: Earthbound Beer

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri: 4pm - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm (closed on Mon)

5. Catch a show at The Fabulous Fox

Fox Theatre (St. Louis)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Paul Sableman used under CC BY 2.0

The Fabulous Fox, otherwise known as Fox Theater, is a performing arts center in St. Louis that hosts a variety of shows, ranging from theater performances to concerts. Seeing the facade and architecture of the building already makes the trip here worth it as it resembles buildings from days long gone. Despite its relatively small size, the audience will still have a good view of the stage wherever they are seated. Be sure to check what shows are being staged and make reservations before your big date.

The Fabulous Fox

Address: 527 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103, United States

Website: The Fabulous Fox

6. Enjoy a budget-friendly performance at The Muny

Meet Me in St. Louis 2018 at The Muny
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Meetmeatthemuny used under CC BY-SA 4.0

St. Louis Municipal Opera, also known as The Muny, is America’s largest and oldest outdoor musical theater. Since its opening in 1917, the said theater has served as a venue for local performers and up-and-coming celebrities to showcase their exceptional talents. The entire amphitheater consists of 11,000 seats with free 1,500 free seats in the last 9 rows available on a first-come, first-served basis. This option is perfect for theater and music lovers who are on a tight budget. Make sure to check the website beforehand to see what the scheduled show is and come as early as possible to reserve seats for you and your date.

The Muny

Address: 1 Theatre Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112, United States

Website: The Muny

7. Spend the night listening to classical music at Powell Hall

Powell Symphony Hall
Source: Photo by Flickr user Reading Tom used under CC BY 2.0

This date option is perfect for fans of classical music. Formerly known as Powell Symphony Hall and St. Louis Theater, Power Hall exudes a lovely atmosphere for a classy date night due to its century-old orchestral halls and magnificent staircases. The building, which used to be a stage for live vaudeville performances in 1925, is now considered one of the finest music venues in the world after its renovation. While here, you and your date can spend the night listening to St. Louis Symphony Orchestra or order drinks at a minibar within the premises.

Powell Hall

Address: 718 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103, United States

Website: Powell Hall

8. Reach for the sky from The St. Louis Wheel

St. Louis Rope Course at Union Station
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Retrodells used under CC BY-SA 4.0

A list of first date ideas in St. Louis would not be complete without including The St. Louis Wheel. Often referred to by locals as the “giant observation wheel,” this 42-gondola Ferris wheel will surely give you and your loved one a magnificent view of St. Louis skyline. If you want to make your date night extra special, book a VIP gondola that offers glass floors, leather bucket seats, and other amenities. Regardless of what seats you get, you and your date will receive the same level of comfort as each gondola is climate-controlled. Book tickets for the sunset for some romantic things to do.

The St. Louis Wheel

Address: 201 S 18th St, St. Louis, MO 63103, United States

Website: The St. Louis Wheel

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

Price: From 15 USD

9. Keep yourselves entertained at River City Casino

River City Casino
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user RamblingGambler used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Even couples who are not into games of chance should check out River City Casino. Besides table games and slot machines, this establishment is also located near a number of restaurants, in case you and your partner decide to go on a food trip. You can also watch concerts here as this building also hosts a variety of events. The lounge area is perfect for chilling out while listening to feel-good music.

River City Casino

Address: 777 River City Casino Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63125, United States

Website: River City Casino

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

10. Indulge in chocolate and alcohol at Bailey's Chocolate Bar

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

If you’re running out of places to go on a date in St. Louis, just go back to the basics and have enjoy some sweet treats at Bailey’s Chocolate Bar. This establishment is the best place for couples who have a sweet tooth and both love alcohol. Located in historic Lafayette Square, Bailey’s Chocolate Bar is the go-to place if you just want to have a relaxed Friday night with your significant other. Aside from the lovely atmosphere. another thing that you will like about this place is the minibar that serves up decadent desserts, sparkling wines, and chocolate martinis.

Bailey's Chocolate Bar

Address: 1915 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104, United States

Website: Bailey’s Chocolate Bar

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 4pm - 11pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

11. Satisfy your palette at Eleven Eleven

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

This restaurant is a must for couples who want to have a romantic dinner while in St. Louis. This farm-to-table restaurant doesn’t just have a one-of-a-kind ambiance but also offers a wide menu, ranging from Tuscan to Northern California cuisine. While here, satisfy your palette by trying out their best-sellers such as wild boar ravioli, stuffed mushrooms, and cheese panini.

Eleven Eleven

Address: 1111 Mississippi Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104, United States

Website: Eleven Eleven

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Sun)

12. Check out different kinds of art at The Ready Room

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed.

The Ready Room is an event venue that hosts a variety of events, including musical performances, stand-up comedy, burlesque shows, and art shows. There is an on-site bar so you don’t have to go to another location just to enjoy a few drinks with your date. If you want to grab some snacks, you can take your loved one to a number of restaurants and bars nearby.

Ready Room

Address: 4195 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States

Website: Ready Room

13. Watch a burlesque show at The Boom Boom Room

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Aiming for a fun-filled date night? Check out The Boom Boom Room, the only burlesque show club in St. Louis and a uniquely fun date idea in St. Louis. The shows here feature a combination of circus-level performances, dances, comedy, and music. There is a bar where you can grab drinks while enjoying the show. If you are up for it, you can even participate in interactive performances.

The Boom Boom Room

Address: 1229 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, United States

Website: The Boom Boom Room

14. Take your partner to a romantic date on Skyline Dinner Cruise

Gateway Arch & St. Louis MO Riverfront at Dawn
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Parker Botanical used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Another intimately romantic date idea in St. Louis is the Skyline Dinner Cruise. Views help create a romantic atmosphere, and this date option will never disappoint. This two-hour cruise provides guests with fantastic views of St. Louis skyline as well as Gateway Arch. While onboard, treat your date to a dinner buffet which includes a chef-inspired menu. Live music is being played throughout the night to enhance your cruise experience.

Skyline Dinner Cruise

Address: 50 South Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard Saint Louis, MO 63102

Website: Skyline Dinner Cruise

Opening hours: 7pm - 9:30pm (daily)

Price: From 48 USD

Plan the perfect date night

If you want to have a more romantic date night with your partner, take your partner to St. Louis, Missouri, and explore the city’s diverse dining scene and entertainment options together. Be sure to pop in one of the seafood restaurants or piano bars for a memorable night. Use this list as a guide and feast your eyes on The Gateway to the West’s incomparable charm.

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Melanie is a freelance travel writer. She considers freelancing for Trip 101 to be a combination of two of the things she loves: writing and traveling.

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