The first rule of date night is – you do not talk about date night.
- $ – Free or relatively easy on the budget.
- $$ – Average date night costs. (In-line with your typical dinner and a movie evening.)
- $$$ – Higher investment, but can make for an extra special night out.
Heat Things Up
- The Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s (primarily Fairfield location) $$$
- The Learning Kitchen (events around major holidays, such as Valentine’s Day sell out quickly) $$$
The Couple That Plays Together, Stays Together
- Trivial Pursuit
- I’ve Never
- Forbidden Island
- Naughty Bingo
OR if you have a venue and the interest in sharing your game /date night with other couples, the CMB team recommends:
- Cards Against Humanity
- Loaded Questions
- Murder Mystery Dinner (Fairfield) $$$
For the Incurable Romantic
To warm up on the cheap following a stroll around Eden Park, duck into Krohn Conservatory $ for a dose of color and natural beauty no matter the weather.
Get Your Arts On
The Carnegie is the largest and only multidisciplinary arts venue in Northern Kentucky. $$
For the Judicious Imbibers
- Cincinnati Brewery Tours – Check out the CMC guide to Local Breweries to get you started! $
- The Cincinnati Pedal Wagon – This is a fun way to get a personalized tour of breweries and see some Cincinnati art and history at the same time. $$
- Craft Connection Brewery Tours This is a bus tour that departs from Half Cut in Over-the-Rhine and will whisk you to four breweries in four hours. $$$
- Cincy Brew Bus Another bus tour with several location/brewery options. $$$
Hit up a dive bar – but please know that when I say “dive” – I mean it. The bathrooms at Stanley’s Pub (Columbia-Tusculum) are . . . not for the faint of heart, but the live music is as real as it gets, and the drink prices are easy on the wallet. Or try the Pilot Inn (Hyde Park) for possibly the most potent Long Island Iced Tea you’ll ever consume. On the West side (actually Northside, but west of the I-75 divide) check out The Comet – perhaps the least dive-y of these three taverns, but still plenty genuine and featuring some of the best bluegrass you’ll ever hear. $
If you rather drink some Bourbon you can visit the New Riff Distillery in Newport or the Boone County Distilling Company. Both distilleries offer tours, tastings and a variety of events throughout the year. $$