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. 

Up Down Arcade


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 |



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 |



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 |

Boulevard Drive In

Boulevard Drive-In

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 |

date in the park

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.

Photographer, social media guru, and blogger — this Chicago native has grown to love her new home of Kansas City. She loves to shop and dine local and share her experience with the brands she loves on her collaborative blog, Prettyography

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