Dating in Houston can be great, especially during the winter.
River Oaks District’s i Pic Theaters, Downtown’s AMC Dine In 8, and the three local locations of Alamo Draft House (all of which have bars inside), pretty much beat every other alcohol-free movie theater in town -- not that it's even a fair fight.
Relive your youth/bruise your bum the Dairy Ashford Roller Rink, which is open for public skating Thursday-Sunday.
And while you’re going old-school suburbs with it, you may as well finish the night off with a sundae at Baskin Robbins. The coastal Mexican restaurant’s raw oysters on-the-half-shell are no joke (and are natural aphrodisiacs), but their wood-roasted oysters with chipotle butter are the real winners here. Pick up a B-Cycle at Spotts Park and make your way to Market Square, where you can refuel at one of many bars and restaurants.
We suggest sangria and tapas at Batanga or brews and falafel at Niko Niko’s in the square.
With powerhouses like Saint Arnold, Karbach, Buffalo Bayou, and 8th Wonder, plus promising neophytes like Platypus, Eureka and Under the Radar, the beer date choices are aplenty.
Most taprooms for are open for single pours or tasting tours for around -.
Each drink you get earns you a vote for that month’s winning charity. Sitting pretty next to the Shepherd School of Music at Rice U, James Turrell’s "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace rocks LED light sequences at sunrise and sunset (but who are we kidding, you’re going to the sunset showing).
Houston Axe Throwing offers a limited number of hour-and-a-half ax-throwing sessions for a person, including 30 minutes of lessons and practice and another hour of ax-throwing games. The trippy shows are 100% free, but you’ll have to make reservations first.
Then, if you can still hear over the ringing in your ears, get to know each other over one of our picks for great late-night eats. You’ll be able to bond over locally made jams and fresh-picked produce as you hit two or three farmers markets over the course of a few hours.