I had my share of the good, the bad and the ugly dates before meeting my partner. My only advice is to skip the standard small talk over brewery pints and try out some of these fun options for date nights.
On one of my first Tinder dates in Bend, the guy took me to see live comedy at what was then Summit Saloon. Bend Comedy hosts stand-up comedy nights around town each week.
They usually take place at Seven Nightclub downtown. Grab drinks at a bar downtown first, then settle in to laugh. Bend has a ton of options for trivia nights at bars and breweries.
Get a group of friends together to make a team, or try it out as a duo. Craft beer gets all the attention in Bend, but the town has its share of intimate wine bars where you can try out some nice pours in a quiet atmosphere without emptying your wallet. Both have a small section for outdoor seating, so you can enjoy sipping wine al fresco. And in NorthWest Crossing, Portello has a great food menu with snacks to enjoy on while you share a sip.
50 first dates: commence operation get laid!
Impress your partner with your cultured side by grabbing tickets to see a new film at the independent theater tucked away in the alley. Downtown Bend also has some fun bars where you can play games and drink, which is always a good way to pass the time on a new date without having to make too much small talk.
Around the corner, Vector Volcano has old-school video games, offering endless replay of the classics that claimed so many of our quarter dollars as kids. Still got more game? Head over to J. Of course, there is always the old standby: happy hour.
Less of a commitment than dinner, but a bit more formal than a round of beers, happy hour is a classic first date for good reason. Share some drinks, share some bites, and when the check comes you can either keep the night going with one of the ideas above, or part ways and make it back home in time for your favorite shows which is what you really want to be doing anyways, right?
Six ideas for a date night in bend
Photo by Alex Jordan. Share This Article.
We also recommend. Facebook Instagram Twitter. Close this module.