Escape to Hawaii in Houston at Lei Low
You and your date can channel tropics without even leaving the loop by popping into Lei Low for a few tiki drinks. Don’t be fooled by its unassuming strip center appearance; you’ll be shouting “Okole Maluna!" (bottoms up) after the first round of mai tais. When you’ve knocked that off the list, get another staycation in under the palapa at the tiki bar and restaurant, The Toasted Coconut.
Listen to live music
Test your date’s ability to rock by hitting local live music dives like White Oak Music Hall, Satellite Bar, The Continental Club, Warehouse Live, and The Rustic. Then, if you can still hear over the ringing in your ears, get to know each other over one of our picks for great late-night eats. If your date calls you back, they passed the test.
Take your dogs for a drink
Because if your dogs can’t get along, there wasn’t a chance to begin with.
Take a farmers market bike tour
You’ll be able to bond over locally made jams and fresh-picked produce as you hit two or three farmers markets over the course of a few hours. But be warned: you should be able to make it through a 15-mile ride (there are stops) without uncontrollably sweating before you attempt the Bayou City Outdoors ride.
Snuggle up in a hammock at Axelrad
Hit this neon-lit beer garden for its hammocks, beers and nextdoor pizza, but stay for the fun date night shenanigans, from outdoor movies nights and yoga sessions to DJ sets and live bands.