The days are slowly warming up and the nights are longer. Why not plan some exciting date ideas for you and your significant other that will be sure to propel you into the new season with style? 

Bikes & Beers

Start with a two hour beer crawl around the city...

Beercycle | 103 Customs St W

Hop aboard the 15 seater Beercycle and be transported around the city, getting dropped off at the best bars with exclusive drink deals. Whether you fancy going on a group date or meeting some fun couples along the way, the beercycle is a memorable experience which allows you to see the city in a new light. 

Paintvine

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Try your hand at some painting

Paintvine | Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen 

There is nothing like painting and a little bit of wine to get into the romantic spirit. Enter the lively atmosphere of Paintvine and immerse yourself into a creative activity, generating some one of a kind art with your partner. Leave with a tangible and colourful memory of the date that you can hang up for everyone to see.

Dumplings

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Grab dumplings, bubbles and beer  

Bottomless Beer, Bubbles and Dumplings at The Lula Inn | 149 Quay St 

If it so happens to be a Thursday evening, make your way to The Lula Inn and say hello to bottomless beer, bubbles, and dumplings. To make things even more romantic, try out Lula’s Jukebox Live, where you can request your favourite song to play. They say there is nothing better than fried food, but maybe the only thing better is drinking a glass of bubbles with your favourite person. 

Talulah

Grab a cocktail at a tropical oasis 

Cocktails at Talulah | 120 Quay St 

The perfect date night spot, Talulah is filled with neon lights, tiki decor, and an enviable drinks list. To top it off, the bar overlooks the glistening Auckland harbour, adding to the tropical and oceanic themes. Why not choose a special cocktail for your partner and have them choose one for you as a fun surprise. 

The Sugar Club

Dine out in style

Fine dining at The Sugar Club | 72 Victoria St W 

Sitting high above the bustling city on the 53rd floor, The Sugar Club is one of The Sky Tower’s best features. Get your glam on and soar up to the restaurant, where you will experience thoughtful service, stunning views, and mouth-watering seasonal delicacies. The romance will be burning brightly over a candlelit dinner. 

Huami Bar

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Or grab a casual bite at Huami Bar | Federal Street  

Tucked behind a bamboo screen on Federal Street, Huami Bar offers a sanctuary in the heart of the bustling inner city precinct, and makes for a great spot for a quiet drink and bite to eat, or to start that big night ahead. Cosy up in a booth out back or take in the view at a table in front, all while enjoying a specialty cocktail or two. 

basement theatre

Share a laugh over a comedy show 

Comedy at The Basement Theatre | Lower Greys Avenue 

After a delicious dinner, head over to The Basement Theatre and catch a show. Brimming full of talent, The Basement Theatre is home to an eccentric cluster of comedians, artists, and performers. Grab a drink at the bar and make yourself comfortable while enjoying a lively show that will be sure to draw out some laughs.

Cabinet of food

Finish the night off with something sweet 

Dessert at Miann | 57 Fort St 

Miann is the place to go to share an indulgent chocolate dessert and finish off a delightful date night. Oozing decadence and allure, the Chocolate Factory is the ideal end to your spring evening, where you can choose from an array of 8 bespoke hot chocolates and finish on a sweet high. 

Last updated: 30 November 2020

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