Spend more time with your date than circling for parking on this Guadalupe Date Night itinerary.
Harry Ransom Center | Open until 5 PM | Nothing says “keeper” like an intellectually stimulating date. Check out what is on display at The Ransom Center, including a Gutenberg Bible and a constantly-rotating exhibit of its literature, photography, film, art, and performing arts collections. Free admission. You never know what you’ll find, but it will definitely be a conversation starter!
Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe | Open until 2 AM | One of Austin’s legendary hotspots since 1995, the Spider House offers a laid back environment for coffee, cocktails, conversation, and epic people-watching! The Outdoor Patio, romantically blanketed in fairy lights year-round, includes one-of-a-kind antiques and art installation pieces, a novelty collection of garden statues, and an abundance of booths, swings, and table tops. Around the corner, you can also visit the Spider House Ballroom, featuring a wide range of music, theater, comedy and film programming.
Vino Vino | A swanky yet cozy wine bar & restaurant that is perfect for romantic dates and small neighborhood gatherings alike over a glass or bottle of choice wine. This neighborhood haunt is one-of-a-kind because of the century-old wood floors and massive wooden bar, which glows with soft, warm light, highlighting the massive wall of wine categorized by weight and (of course) your date. See why Thrillist named them one of the “21 best wine bars in the U.S.”
Hyde Park Theatre | This neighborhood stalwart produces works by exciting new and established voices of the alternative theatre scene. Probably most widely known for producing FronteraFest — a five-week city-wide unjuried fringe festival featuring over 800 local and national artists annually — you can always expect an evening of theatre by local artists that confronts, challenges, and entertains.