Snuggle Up with These Charming Winter Date Spots in Canberra

The cold never really deters the tough Canberrans, but it can still be a challenge to find just the right spot to go on a date when the weather is miserable. Luckily for you, we’ve found some of the best spots in and around Canberra that are perfect when you want to cuddle up to that special someone.

Image credit: Glasshouse
Image credit: Canberra Glassworks

Canberra Glassworks


When you’ve been dating for a while, it’s sometimes difficult to come up with new and unique date spots to check out. That’s where the Canberra Glassworks comes in. Imagine mind-blowing glass exhibitions and being able to watch master craftsmen at work shaping and moulding beautiful glass pieces. For a hands-on experience, you can even wield the power of hot molten glass and form your own glass paperweight or tumbler (although we wouldn’t recommend trying to recreate that scene from Ghost).

“This is an interesting place to visit. It’s right at the edge of the Kingston Art Precinct and easy to find. Entry is free, which is surprising. On the top level (up two short flights of stairs or take the lift) you can look down on the I fabulous craftsman at work in the HotBox studio. The red hot molten glass waits in the furnaces and the glass forms into shapes as you watch. Visitors are encouraged to have a go too – it’s great. There’s a gallery with items for sale and a cafe. It’s good.” – Ali-Hawk

Image credit: Soma Day Spa
Image credit: Soma Day Spa

Soma Day Spa


Some may consider day spas a bit girly, but those are just people who haven’t yet experienced the wonder of a relaxing and restorative couple’s body treatment! The spa has twin share bathing facilities, so you and your boo can enjoy the wonderful experience of being pampered head to toe while staying warm in the romantic and tranquil Soma Day Spa.

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Image credit: Zierholz Premium Brewery
Image credit: Zierholz Premium Brewery

Zierholz Premium Brewery


Sample some of Canberra’s finest ales at the region’s only commercial-scale microbrewery at Zierholz. You and your date can do a brewery tour or have a beer tasting with Zierholz’s master brewer. Alternatively, why not take fate into your own hands by trying a sample paddle of the German-inspired range of ales? While it’s a casual, lo-fi date option, the atmosphere is warm and relaxed and there’s little pressure on either of you to do more than just chill and be yourselves.

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Reload Bar & Games


Whether you’re into retro gaming, arcade games, PC and console games, or good old-fashioned card and board games, Reload Bar & Games is the best place to release your inner child. Warm yourselves with some tasty cocktails and compete for date supremacy, or team up and destroy any who dare to cross your path. Find out who you’re really dating with a lively round of Cards Against Humanity, try out a new indie game, or return to some of those old-school favourites. On special nights there are live bands and events to check out, and the atmosphere is always warm and friendly.

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Image credit: Molly
Image credit: Molly



Dim lighting, stylish décor, sophisticated speakeasy vibe, inventive cocktails, and tasty bar snacks… these are the ingredients for a hot and steamy winter date night in Canberra. With an exceptional selection of high-end whiskeys and fine spirits, as well as a handful of bar snacks and charcuterie boards to order, Molly is a sexy and seductive mistress that you and your date will fall in love with.

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