One of the best things about being in a relationship is the limitless amount of places you can hit up on date night. However, if you’re an outside the box kinda girl like me (with ridiculous date standards as a result of overexposure to rom com and chick flicks), the usual dinner and drinks fare can get a little tired. Here are a few creative date ideas (tested and approved by yours truly!) to live out your own rom com in the most romantic city in North America.
Drink illicitly by a park fountain
Square Saint Louis, La Joute, and Lafontaine Park all have some great fountains to canoodle at with your boo(ze)- just don’t get arrested or fined while doing so (or do, as it might be the perfect anecdotal way to end your rom com date night).
Order food you’ve never tried before at a random, hole-in-the-wall ethnic restaurant
Watch a double feature at the drive-in
Cine-parc Saint Eustache screens French language films every day of the week and English language screenings on Thursday nights.
Try a unique activity, game or sport
Tired of skating at the Atrium and Bixi’ing in the Plateau? Here are some other fun activities to check out around town:
- Archery tag at Combat d’Archers
- Laser tag at Laser Quest
- Karaoke and exercise with random folks on Velo Festin, Montreal’s multi-person party bike
- The “airplane” and other cool moves at AcroYoga class
- An escape room game at Amaze
- Axe-throwing at Maniax
- Hashing (a team activity referred to as a “drinking club with a running problem”) with the Montreal Hash House Harriers
Check out a midnight screening of The Room
Flying plastic cutlery, loud cursing from a drunken audience and mini football sessions abound at midnight screenings of this cult classic.
Test your wits at trivia night
Share a romantic picnic in Little Italy, courtesy of Dinette Triple Crown
In the warmer months, this tiny enclave on Clark Street packs your order of Southern comfort food in a wicker picnic basket, complete with mason jars, cutlery and a charming red-checkered tablecloth. Carry your order to nearby Martel Park, a quaint park with benches, towering trees and an adorable gazebo for a Snapchat- worthy lunch date.
Catch a different kind of movie at Cinema l’Amour
Adult films for adult relationships.
Serenade your loved one with a self-serve piano
Drink ouzo shots and dance to Greek music at Kalavrita
A septuagenarian DJ, cigarette butts in Coke cans and a transvestite bar owner who waxes philosophical make for an unforgettable date night out in Montreal.
What are some of your fave hidden spots and date night ideas around town?
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