When the cold weather sets in, it’s pretty tempting to turn date night into just another evening of Netflix and chill. But sometimes you need to remember there’s a whole world outside your home. So if you’re looking for something fun to do with your significant other, we’ve got plenty of splendid ideas.
Drinks by the fireplace
Nothing says winter romance like a fireside cuddle, and the lovely old Hero of Waterloo is the perfect place to settle in for a drink and a bite. It’s all sandstone, rich timber and friendly vibes, and the food is classic warming pub fare. So order up some tapas to share, get a bottle of something tasty, and snuggle together by the fire for a thoroughly pleasant evening.
“Great pub! It’s still in its original condition, sandstone walls, timber bar.. Really nice place.” – rina.v
Cork & Chroma is an awesome choice for an indoors date. The idea is that you book a class, grab some wine and nibbles, and head down to paint something cool. The instructors are heaps of fun, and even if you haven’t painted since primary school you’re guaranteed a great time. Plus you can bond with your beloved over your artistic abilities. Think Ghost, but with less clay and more paint. And less ghosts.
“I absolutely love, love, LOVE this place! The atmosphere here is s detox from a stressful days work. Just so relaxing and chill. I absolutely love the idea of painting with a glass of wine and just creating a masterpiece. My favourite part of the night has to be our instructor. Fun, bubbly and very helpful. She just made the whole experience very positive. Cork and Chroma is my spirit animal.” – Missyarya
Laughter is a wonderful way to dispel the winter blues, and it’s even better if you share it with someone special. Sydney Comedy Store is a small, intimate venue that’s ideal for couples, and it gets in a wide range of acts from across Australia and around the world. See what’s on, grab some tickets, and prepare to giggle yourselves warm!
“I have been to the comedy store on several occasions now to see the live shows and I am never disappointed with the acts. The comedians are always funny and the venue is great. The staff are friendly and are quick to answer your requests for drinks throughout the night. If you are looking for a fund night out I would recommend giving this a try.” – Aims8888
The clear night sky is one of the most romantic sights that nature has to offer. And thanks to the Sydney Observatory, you don’t even need to stand around in the cold to enjoy it! They run night tours that let you snuggle up and take in the stars from the comfort of indoors, so give it a go if you’re looking for something a bit different. It really is a stellar night out (see what we did there?).
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Skyline Drive In has been a date night haven for decades, and recent renovations have made it nicer than ever without losing that sense of nostalgic charm. So why not grab some snacks and blankets and cosy up together to enjoy the film from the comfort of your own car? It’s definitely a step up from the old dinner-and-a-movie standby, and gives you plenty of opportunity to pull the sneaky yawn and stretch…
“Love the drive in – such a great date night. While it’s only $10 per person it is cheaper than a normal cinema, before the Reno it was two movies for $15. In saying that the renovation has improved the atmosphere.” – Sun and waves