It’s finally Friday and we are gearing up for the weekend and the closing of KC Local Week. To kick off the weekend, we’ve got five of the best places in KC for the perfect date night. We have considered all types of couples and pulled together a few options for you and your loved ones.
In the heart of the Crossroads Art District is the newest arcade bar, UpDown. This is the perfect date for any gameloving duo. Here you'll find an amazing selection of old-school arcade games from the ‘80s and ‘90s like PacMan, Mario, and Paperboy. If you're not a fan of the arcade games, don't worry. They have have several pinball games, three classic skeeball alleys, Nintendo and Sega console gaming, and lifesize jenga and connect four. The best part? You can play each game for only a quarter and if you're there during one of Up-Down’s happy hours, you'll likely score some two for one or .10 token specials.
101 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO | updownkc.com
If you're looking for a quieter adult setting, we highly recommend Manifesto. Tucked away in the dark basement of the The Rieger, you'll find a speakeasy bar where bright lights and loud noises are prohibited. This place is perfect for any couple looking to enjoy one another while sipping some unique and upscale cocktails crafted by the city's most talented bartenders.
1924 Main St, Kansas City, MO | theriegerkc.com/manifesto
If you're the couple that wants to keep things classy but not too fancy, we highly recommend Pizzabella because you simply can’t go wrong with the a little wine and pizza combo. If you’re an early eater, we highly recommend their amazing happy hour specials from 36 Monday through Friday. Their menu is packed with a full bar featuring a wide selection of drinks and delicious woodfired artisan pizzas.
1819 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO and 4000 Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, KS | pizzabellakc.com
If you're the couple that loves to catch a great flick, we suggest mixing it up at the Boulevard Drive-In. It’s a little off the beaten path, on the south end of Southwest Boulevard but this amazing city secret is a guaranteed makeout spot for any couple.
1051 Merriam Ln, Kansas City, KS 66103 | boulevarddrivein.com
Picnic in the Park
Kansas City is home to some of the most beautiful parks including the lawns of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The National World War I Musuem and Memorial, as well as Gillham Park and Loose Park. If you're looking for an inexpensive evening with that special someone, you simply can't go wrong with packing a picnic for two and enjoying the beautiful scenery of our amazing city. Check out our tips for planning the perfect picnic on Prettyography.