For your next date night, break away from the traditional and maybe even step out of your comfort zone with these curated date night pairings that are uniquely Midland. Whether you want a stroll through an urban greenspace or if archery is more your speed — read on and choose the perfect evening for your next night out on the town.
1. Movie + Arcade Games + Snacks at Cinergy
If you haven’t checked out all Cinergy has to offer yet, now is the time. Rather than the usual dinner and drinks, why not get a little competitive and see who’s the natural and whose game can use some work? It’s a great way to build rapport in a fun, playful way.
Cinergy is an all-in-one date night spot with a full bar and an extensive menu of appetizers, main courses, desserts, and drinks once you and your date build up an appetite in the arcade.
2. Ally Outdoors Range + Cafe
In the market for an adrenaline boost with your date? Ally Outdoors offers walk-in options for shooting and archery, with everything you need to successfully break the ice and loosen any first-date jitters.
Once your blood is pumping and you’ve made it through plenty of rounds (or arrows!), ditch the ear protection and gear and make your way to Ally Cafe for conversation and great eats conveniently on location.
3. KD’s Bar-B-Q + Green Acres Mini Golf
Get a little messy with melt-in-your-mouth brisket at KD’s Bar-B-Q. A local favorite, KD’s has a delicious selection of barbecue options and can’t-miss sides prepared with a hometown feel. Try the potato salad, coleslaw, baked potatoes, and your choice of sauce.
Then, make your way to another Midland staple: Green Acres Mini Golf! A Midland landmark since 1955, this classic date night activity offers a historic, full 18-hole course. Get your tee time booked for your date night putting.
4. Midland Micro Market + The Basement at Opal’s Table
If a bit of window shopping is up your date’s alley, start off your evening by perusing the all-local Midland Micro Market. Right in the heart of downtown, Micro Market is a community of small businesses with unique boutiques where you’re sure to discover something for both you and your date.
Once you get some good shopping in, make your way to The Basement at Opal’s Table. Complete with unique cocktails, an extensive spirits list, and small plates, you and your date can choose the perfect seating nook to chat over craft cocktails, spirits, and small plates.
5. Centennial Park + The Buffalo Nickel
Get the full downtown Midland experience by starting your date night with a stroll through Centennial Park. Slow things down with a relaxing walk through the four-acre urban green space in the heart of Midland.
After your evening stroll, make your way to The Buffalo Nickel for a selection of craft cocktails, wine, craft beer, live music, and a selection of cigars in the humidor room for a unique and elegant way to close out the evening.