In our Date Ideas series, we shine a curated light on Houston’s multi-faceted neighborhoods to bring you two to three thoughtfully paired romantic activities worth checking out, no matter the depth of your wallet or tone of your relationship.
Stroll along The Boardwalk Towne Lake
Couples can shop the boardwalk’s many boutiques, be health conscious together at Orange Theory Fitness, or satisfy their taste buds while overlooking the lake at Sam’s Boat, which offers fresh seafood and Tex-Mex favorites.
Music lovers can relax under the stars while enjoying the sound waves of live R&B, soul, indie-folk, and country music with monthly events on the Boardwalk.
- Location: 9945 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433
- Hours: Hours vary by establishment. Click here for a complete list of businesses.
- Price: Prices vary by establishment.
Say cheers at the 21st Amendment Lounge
For the couples looking to loosen up over a stiff drink, try the world-class whiskeys, handcrafted cocktails, locally brewed beers on tap, and wide-selection of wines at 21st Amendment Lounge.
Inspired by the the eponymous amendment, which when passed ended national Prohibition, the bar pays playful homage to the era with its cocktail tour of the past for guest’s tastebuds.
For couples looking to learn together, the lounge offers Corkscrew U classes which offer a fun and educational opportunity to learn about wine and while sipping on it, too.
If you’re in the need to dine while you wine, try the charcuterie/cheese plates and tasty thin crust pizzas. Guests should note: 21st Amendment Lounge is strictly 21 and up, so have your IDs ready.
- Location: 12810 Telge Rd, Cypress, TX 77429
- Hours: Monday to Thursday 4pm to midnight; Friday to Saturday 4pm to 2am; Sunday closed
- Price: $$
Sip on a drink at Painting with a Twist
Creative couples grab your favorite wine or beer and get twisted together while painting your own masterpiece at Painting with a Twist.
What is sure to be an icebreaker for couples, local artists walk you step by step to the completion of a masterpiece such as a scene from Star Wars: Rogue One, a lighthouse amongst a sunset, a rustic Texas flag, an oak tree entangled with fireflies and more.
Don’t worry about bringing the paint brushes, Painting with a Twist provides the art tools while you focus on bringing your favorite drinks –yes, you heard right. This fun spot is BYOB, so you can bring anything you want to drink.
Couples can keep their date night outfits crisp and clean, thanks to the complimentary aprons provided by Painting with a Twist. What’s more, you can even take your masterpieces home after the class, so you and your date can talk about each other’s surprisingly good or bad art skills.
Painting with a Twist encourages fun art rather than fine art and welcomes anyone with any level of artistic skills. Pre-planning is strongly suggested for this date night with reservations required. Click here to make your reservations online.
- Location: 12344 Barker Cypress Rd, Ste 200, Cypress, TX 77429
- Hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
- Price: $35 per person for a 2-hour class; $45 per person for a 3-hour class.
Price Tag Categories
- $ = under $10
- $$ = $11 to $30
- $$$ = $31 to $60
- $$$$ = above $61