5 Innovative date ideas that aren’t dinner and a movie



Are you single and been at the same bar for what feels like the same Bumble date for the 5th time in a row?

Or, are you and bae stuck in same dinner and movie date night routine?

Dating can sometimes feel like Groundhog Day, it’s time to shake it up, and do something out of the box – Here are some creative date ideas:

  1. Spirit Tasting


Archie Rose Distillery

In case anyone’s mind wandered to something more spiritual, we’re talking about the vodka, gin and whiskey kind of spirit. Archie Rose Distillery in Rosebery offer heaps of really cool experiences, from tours of the distillery that walk you through the history of gin making, tasting tours and ‘Blend Your Own Gin’ classes. The good people over at Archie Rose are passionate and knowledgeable about their spirits, and host a really great evening for you to enjoy, taste and learn as a couple.

Archie Rose Distillery – 85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018

  1. Play a round of putt putt in a bar


Holey Moley Newtown

Holey Moley is the jazzy cocktail bar with the craziest, most unique mini golf course you’ll surely ever play on. If you and your date don’t mind mixing your booze with a little competitive spirit then this joint is the perfect date spot for you. Good food, good drinks and a whole lot of fun is guaranteed at Holey Moley.

Holey Moley – 387 King St, Newtown NSW 2042

  1. Kayak around the harbour


Kayak Centre Point Piper

This date is for the couple forever in their active wear.  Point Piper Kayak Centre is only a 15-minute walk from Bondi and you can hire Kayaks as well as stand up paddle boards by the hour. Exploring the beautiful Sydney harbour is the perfect Sunday morning date.

Point Piper Kayak Centre – New South Head Rd & Wunulla Rd, Point Piper NSW 2029

  1. Do an escape room


The Cipher Room

Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test and go on a date to the The Cipher Room in Newtown. The concept is simple: solve a variety of puzzles placed in and around the room before your time runs out. The backstory, concepts and room add to a really great atmosphere, and you will be sure to have some serious fun together.

The Cipher Room Newtown – 640 King St, Newtown NSW 2042

  1. Art After Hours


Art After Hours

Are you a couple who enjoys immersing yourself in culture and stimulating conversation? Every Wednesday, the Art Gallery of NSW stays open late for Art After Hours. The program is always changing, and can feature talks, workshops, live music or screenings, so check the website to see what’s on the agenda for that month. Best part? The majority of the time Art After Hours is free, which makes it great date without breaking the bank.

Art After Hours – Art Gallery Rd, Sydney NSW 2000

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Milly Haddrick


Milly is passionate about the issues and concerns of women navigating their way through the world of sex, dating and relationships, with a side passion for brie, dark chocolate and red wine.

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