When was the last time you and your partner had a romantic date? For some, possibly way too long! You deserve a memorable night in Austin with the one who means the most. It may seem like a pretty simple task to plan a date night, but in case you are out of ideas, we are here for support. To help you plan the perfect night with your loved one, we’ve created a date night itinerary with a sophisticated edge.
Begin the night by enjoying a romantic dinner with spectacular food and ambiance. Here are a few of our personal suggestions that make for an excellent restaurant experience. In addition, these restaurants are located in the heart of East Austin, only a couple of blocks from Blurred Vines.
Suerte is an award-winning restaurant known for traditional Mexican cuisine mixed with local Texas ingredients. Enjoy your meal in the open dining room curated with art and textiles from Mexico, or sit on the patio overlooking East 6th St.
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 5 pm – 10 pm, Thursday – Saturday 5 pm – 11 pm
Location: 1800 E 6th StParking: Suerte offers a limited parking lot and discounted garage parking across the street at 1801 E 6th St with validation.
Ramen Tatsu-ya is a collaboration between local chefs/DJs who aim to “educate people on what ramen truly is.” So, don’t go there and expect the 35-cent packaged ramen we all know too well. Instead, enjoy an authentic environment and interior decor with friendly service.
Hours: Everyday 11 am – 10 pm
Location: 1600 E 6th StParking: Ramen Tatsu-ya offers limited parking behind the building.
Canje is a modern, upscale restaurant pulling inspiration from Guyana, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. Here you can indulge in Caribbean cuisine from four extensive menus, including jerk chicken with ginger pineapple glaze.
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 5 pm – 10 pm, Friday – Saturday 5 pm – 12 am
Location: 1914 E 6th St Ste C
Parking: Canje offers free parking in their lot daily, and valet is available Thursday through Saturday.
Wine and romance go hand in hand. Next, visit the Blurred Vines tasting room and cozy up with a Napa Valley-inspired wine experience. Sip your way through various west coast wines as you learn from an expert sommelier. There are two wine tasting experiences to enhance your Austin date night.
The Classic Wine Tasting adds a bit of sophistication to your date night. With four hand-selected wine pours and a sommelier host, you and your partner will sip on specialty favorites and leave with a new love for wine. Brush up on the basics of proper tasting, food pairing, and more while enjoying incredible west coast wines.
Hours: Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday 1 pm – 8:30 pm, Sundays 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Location: 901 E 7th StParking: Blurred Vines offers limited parking at the venue and recommends using a taxi, rideshare service, or street parking for a small fee.
Planning date night on a Thursday? Wine 101 is the tasting for you! This discounted wine tasting offers three featured wine pours and a sommelier host. Relax and learn tasting notes, organ stories, and food pairing suggestions while spending quality time with your loved one.
Hours: Thursday 1 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: 901 E 7th StParking: Blurred Vines offers limited parking at the venue and suggests using a taxi, rideshare service, or street parking for a small fee.
The night doesn’t have to stop there. Over the past couple of years, East Austin has become a hotspot for nightlife, with a vast array of unique bars.
A romantic wine tasting date night could be the perfect solution when you want to reconnect and spend quality time with your partner. Who doesn’t love an excuse to get dressed up, enjoy incredible food, and sip west coast wines? We hope this guide helped take the work out of planning an unforgettable date night in Austin.