Cook dinner at home with some souped-up groceries
Make this a fun, interactive, and team-oriented date. Plan what you two would like to eat, go shopping together -- whether it’s a locally sourced grocery store like Green Grocer or Local Foods or a trusty farmers market (Green City, Logan Square, Andersonville) -- and get to cooking.
Invest and go to a more upscale restaurant
Some call the third date the, “decision-making date.” It determines if the two of you want to continue talking or if it’s time to go your separate ways. Equally or more importantly, the third date translates to the, I might get lucky date. Grease the wheels with a trip to Gilt Bar, The Gage, Le Colonial, Sepia, or The Bedford.
Go to a burlesque show
Check out sexy scenes, crazy costumes, luring music, and hot dance moves at spots like Kiss Kiss Cabaret, Gorilla Tango Theatre, Wiggle Room, Untitled, or The Drifter Chicago.
Get jazzy with it
Kingston Mines is known for its epic Thursday jazz nights. It’s also open until 4am, so, timing is key for this one. Grab dinner at Barrelhouse Flat, have some drinks at its speakeasy upstairs, venture to aliveOne to taste one of its 16 beers on tap, and then once it’s late night, head to Kingston Mines for some relaxation and let that sexy sax do all the talking.