Best Triangle Area Date Night Ideas [2022 Edition]

Best Date Night Spots Triangle Area NC

From arcade games to live music, couples painting to a food hall, here are some of the best date night ideas in the Triangle area:

Boxcar Bar + Arcade

330 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601 | Website 

If you want to feel like a kid again, you can always get your game on at Boxcar Bar + Arcade. The venue has locations in Raleigh and Durham, with dozens of old school games to choose from, including pinball, air hockey and arcade games that start at just a quarter. The business also has a seasonal cocktail menu, a full liquor bar and two dozen rotating American craft beers on tap.  

Videri Chocolate Factory

327 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601 | Website 

Videri Chocolate Factory sits just across the street from the Raleigh arcade. The shop offers a sweet way to end any date, with ice cream and all the toppings, or hot chocolate to help warm you up on a cold winter night. You can even take a factory tour and taste-test some chocolate samples.

Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre

3336 Raleigh Rd, Henderson, NC 27537 | Website 

The Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre is one of just a handful of drive-in theatres in the state. The drive-in is open year-round, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. You can stay in your car or bring some lawn chairs or a blanket and watch the big screen by the light of the moon. 

American Tobacco Campus Amphitheater

300 Blackwell St #104, Durham, NC 27701 | Website

Speaking of enjoying time under the stars, you can always head out to a live concert at Durham’s American Tobacco Campus Amphitheater. The open-air concerts are free to attend, and a good way to spend an evening before or after grabbing a bite to eat in the area.

Wine & Design

510 W Martin St 3rd Floor, Raleigh, NC 27601 | Website 

Wine & Design in Raleigh offers open studio nights for grownups to paint in a fun setting. The venue allows you to bring in your own wine, beer or snacks for two-hours of a truly unique and creative night out on the town. 

Morgan Street Food Hall

510 W Martin St 3rd Floor, Raleigh, NC 27601 | Website 

Morgan Street Food Hall in Raleigh’s Warehouse District is a great place to sample everything from lobster rolls to tacos and curry, all in one convenient location. Top off your main meal with dessert, as the food hall serves up everything from macarons to rolled ice cream and crepes.

First Friday Gallery Walk


Plan your date night for the first Friday of the month to experience Downtown Raleigh’s Gallery Walk. It’s a night of music, food and artwork as you take your own self-guided tour of area studios, venues and art galleries.

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