Grown-Ups-Only Ideas for a Great Date Night

Parents love their children, but sometimes it’s nice to have a kid-free date night. If you’re seeking an adults-only evening, look no further than the nine options below. Some are family venues with specific events for adults, and some are always restricted to those over 21.   

Retro Retreats 

Pleasant Ridge is a fun town for a date night with great restaurants like Lonely Pine Steakhouse, Nine Giant Brewery, Hello Honey Ice Cream, and Café Alma’s five star brunch and gourmet coffee bar. Get together with three of your favorite couples for an overnight date night at Retro Retreats before exploring Pleasant Ridge. Retro Retreats rents out the entire building with four separate retro-themed rooms under one roof. Guests can choose to stay in one-of-a-kind suites designed after the classics like Golden Girls and Schitt’s Creek. The aesthetics are everything and bring so much joy to the classics-lover. 5904 Ridge Ave., Cincinnati | 

dEcORa Eatery and Drinkery 

Eclectic art, greenery, craft cocktails, and photo-ops in every corner are the highlight of Covington’s newest experience. The bright colors and creative menu showcase local art for sale, great food like the prime rib sliders trio, pulled pork tater tots, mixed berry cheesecake, and handcrafted cocktails. Order a French Kiss with passion fruit, Love the Cov gin + lemon or Staycation rum + pineapple while having your own staycation across the river. 333 Scott St., Suite 700, Covington, KY | IG: @experience.decora  

Ziegler Pool Adult Swim 

No kids allowed at Ziegler’s adult swim! We love our children so dearly, but every now and then it’s nice to go to the pool without splashing around and lugging a beach bag full of toys. Ziegler Pool hosts a DJ, drinks and all the summer vibes! Guests must be over the age of 21 and register online for the July 3, 25, August 8, 29 swim sessions from 7-10 p.m. 216 Woodward St., Cincinnati | 

Oakley Wines Wine Club 

On the first Saturday of the month, the Wine Club at Oakley Wines offers a deeper look and taste into not-so-common wines. You and your partner will enjoy a relaxing Saturday afternoon at the Pick-Up Party Tasting where you’ll expand your knowledge with open bottles and bites from the kitchen for purchase. 4011 Allston St., Cincinnati |  

Phi-Nest Game Nights at Fibonacci Brewing Company 

The only urban farm brewery around invites Christopher High of Board Again Games to teach and inspire party style and traditional board games while sipping on a Fibonacci brew. On the Second Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m-close, enjoy a date night out with craft beers, goats, and an Airbnb on the farm. Fibonacci offers classes like DIY beeswax wraps and live music nights in Mt. Healthy. 1445 Compton Rd., Cincinnati | IG: @fibbrewing 

Silent Disco at Yellow Cab Tavern 

The Yellow Cab Tavern is known for its variety of awesome events, including the new Silent Disco! In the Oregon district on the last Friday of the month, take your date to experience three DJs on three stations for an epic dance party. From EDM, modern hip-hop, and 70s, 80s & 90s, attendees age 21+ are wild over these epic raves. 700 E. 4th St., Dayton | 

On Par Entertainment 

Every day after 8 p.m., On Par Entertainment in Beavercreek transforms into a 21+ premier venue with a goal to escape reality through a fun night out. This date night is for the couple who loves mini golf, duckpin bowling, darts, karaoke, self pour suds, and elevated bar food. The space has cozy lounge chairs, giant games, and reservable VIP sections. 4464 Indian Ripple Rd, Beavercreek | 

Pete Davidson Live 

He’s made the headlines with his hilarious SNL skits and very public relationships. On July 13 at Mead Theatre, laugh the night away with brand new material from Pete Davidson: Prehab Tour. Shows are selling out across the country as Pete jokes about past flings and living life in the spotlight. 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton | 

After Dark: Space Camp  

On September 7 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, adults age 21+ are invited to explore the museum after hours with light bites, artifacts not usually on display, trivia, and a space-themed evening out. Guests are encouraged to dress the part while sipping on beverages and benefitting the Air Force Museum Foundation. These events tend to sell out so mark your calendar for future After Dark Events like Bombers & Brews on November 2. 5135 Pearson Rd., Wright-Patterson AFB |  

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