It’s time to pencil in a date night — or date day.
Now that people are slowly and cautiously getting out (even traveling more), we can’t wait to rediscover our city all over again. Whether it is a date with your partner or your best gal pals or meeting work buddies, check out this curated list of local spots for fun activities and yummy food.
Best Brunch Spots
I am a mom who is in bed by 8:30 p.m., so day dates are super fun for me. I absolutely love brunch. Here are some great brunch restaurants for you and your love to check out.
Located in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, The Biscuit Bar serves buttery biscuits in all shapes, sizes, and flavors in sweet and savory varieties, and then they are accompanied by tater tots that can be smothered in your favorite toppings! It’s a must try!
First Watch is an amazing brunch spot that prides itself on fresh food. Everything is cooked to order and served hot to your table. It serves the most delicious fresh-squeezed juices sure to quench your thirst. You can find First Watch locations throughout the metroplex.
If you’re looking for a more upscale option, Fixe Southern House is the place to be. Located in the Clearfork area of Fort Worth, this restaurant offers all your southern favorites such as shrimp and grits, fried catfish, and eggs.
In Grapevine, The Main Street Bakery & Bistro is a favorite spot for brunch, but keep it in mind for date nights as well. The small, French bakery specializes in pastries, croissants, and galettes.
Craft and Vine in Roanoke serves farm-to-table dishes and shared plates, perfect for date night cuisine.
Hot Picks for a Dinner Date
For couples who enjoy a later bedtime or are looking for a great spot to enjoy with friends, here are some amazing dinner options.
The new Fort Worth eatery, Maria’s Mexican Kitchen, takes a very modern twist on traditional, family recipes and makes them into works of art. The ambiance is beautiful, and the food is great!
Another new restaurant to the Fort Worth area is Delucca Gaucho Pizza and Wine, a neighborhood pizzeria with an open kitchen concept, so you can see your pizzas being made. Stop by for happy hour — Monday through Friday, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. — for $5 cocktails and $7 pizzas.
Burleson has an awesome restaurant called American Revelry that offers 100 percent American wines and spirits. Every three months, the chef creates a feature menu that honors a specific North American region.
The Stone House in Colleyville serves up fresh, locally sourced dishes in a — you guessed it — stone house built in the 1940s.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub in Euless has rave-worthy drinks and appetizers. From salads and soups to burgers and sandwiches, this place doesn’t disappoint. Plus, it features several gluten-free options.
Mia Dia from Scratch, in Grapevine, blends traditional Mexico City recipes with modern Santa Fe and Tex Mex flavors.
With two locations — Decatur and North Richland Hills, Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes offers everything from steak and seafood to chicken and pork. This landmark has something for everyone.
Mac’s Bar and Grill is an American chophouse located in Arlington that has a cajun and southwestern influence.
Date Night Activities
After probably the most insane year we will ever see in our lifetime, you and your partner may want to blow off some steam and hit up Smoking Axes, a axe throwing facility in Fort Worth. They are only open Friday and Saturday, so grab a drink and an axe and have some weekend fun!
For those who love to shop local, check out the Clearfork Farmer’s Market every Saturday. Each week it features local vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and more.
There is also walking/biking trail right on the Trinity River. Rent a bike from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop after purchasing all your goodies and hit the trail. It’s a great activity any time of day.
Any wine lovers out there? Lost Oak Winery in Burleson is a great getaway to have some fabulous wine and enjoy some live music on specific dates. Its tasting room is open every day except for Mondays. Hang out with your love or have a guys/girls night out with friends.
For adventurous drinkers, you’ll love Atheneum Cidery, which features a lineup of traditional and unique flavors to taste. It is located in northeast Fort Worth and is open Friday through Sunday.
Be wine and dined while watching a feature-length film at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in North Richland Hills. There are 8 screens, an open-air patio, a curated craft drink menu, and a large selection of local and regional craft beers.
Brand new to the Aledo/Willow Park area is Parker County Ice House. It has a huge outdoor seating area, locally-sourced comfort food on the menu, and a wide selection of beer and cocktails. And the outdoor area is pet-friendly!
We are so ecstatic to experience life as we once knew it. Find something fun to get in to and tell us all about it in the comments below.