5 Date Night Ideas in Grand Rapids

Plan the Perfect Date Night in Grand Rapids

Looking for a weekly adventure or weekend activity to share with that special person in your life?  Maybe searching for some wow-worthy first date ideas?

We polled GR residents to put together some awesome date night options around the Greater Grand Rapids area.

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Heartside Date Night

Start your evening off at Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge for a coffee and conversation. Then make your way to The Listening Room at Studio Park for a live music experience. Finish up the evening with drinks and dessert at Bistro Bella Vita

A Night of Live Music

First things first, grab a cocktail with your significant other at Sidebar GR and then catch a show or concert at one of the many concert/show venues around the city! (Pyramid Scheme, The Intersection, and GLC Live at 20 Monroe are all great options!)

A Night out at Studio Park

First head to One Twenty Three Tavern in Studio Park (we recommend the deviled egg appetizer or the rad chicken sandwich) and then catch a movie for a relaxing night at the theatre there!

Tacos + The Grand River

Take a beautiful walk along the river with a bridge view at Sixth St Park and then enjoy the best tacos in GR at City Built Brewing!

A Night on the Town


Start off your evening with a coffee from Roots Brew Shop! Then walk through the GR Skywalk that connects from Van Andel Arena to the Amway Grand Plaza to see the city from above. (We recommend doing this in the winter so you can see all the pretty lights scattered throughout the city!) Grab a delicious Mexican dinner at Luna and then go to a show or a Griffins Game at Van Andel Arena!

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