Bowl your group over
St. Louis Park
A great spot for group gatherings, Punch Bowl Social has something to please every type of couple. The space is 25,000 square feet of fun including bowling lanes, arcade and table games, giant Scrabble and Jenga, and karaoke. They also serve craft cocktails and a delicious menu of bar bites like chorizo fries, crab rangoon dip, and cauliflower nachos.
Get cultured at the Guthrie
Impress your sweetie with a swanky date at the Guthrie Theater -- there’s a reason why people fly from all over the country to see the gorgeously staged productions. This year, late fall/early winter brings Steel Magnolias to the stage. Also, the theater itself is an architectural landmark with majorly Insta-worthy views of the beautiful Mississippi River. Combined with delicious on-site dining at Sea Change, the Guthrie is a great one-stop date shop.
Pull a Houdini at an escape room
Intentionally locking yourself and your partner into an escape room for an hour might not sound like your idea of fun, but it is truly a blast. With varying themes and locations, there are a ton of spots around the metro to choose from -- some of the best are Escape The Room, Mission Manor, and Trapped Puzzle Rooms. (Trapped even has a Harry Potter-themed room, if you’re into that.) Like many other aspects of a relationship, communication is key to solving the challenge.